Do you ever watch home remodeling shows and wonder if they are real or fake? It's a common question, and the answer may surprise you. The DIY projects shown on TV are largely monitored and executed by professionals behind the scenes.
First, the house search at the beginning of the show is for show only. According to David Ridley, who appeared in season 3 of Fixer Upper, HGTV wants people who already have a contract for a house.
They show you other houses, but you already have one, Ridley told Fox News. After they select you, they send your home to Chip and Joanna and their design team.
Love It or List Itis one of the programs that has attracted attention because in each different situation it follows the same format. If you have ever questioned the legitimacy of House Hunters, you should know that you are not alone and for many it is common knowledge now that the program is written.
Viewers who are skeptical about Beachfront Bargain Hunt being real have had good reason to be, as it is another HGTV show that is absolutely 100% fake. The guys we see in that series aren't really looking for a good deal on a beachfront property because they too have found and bought their house. Like many of the other shows on the network, Property Brothers also works with couples who have already bought their home. So if you already have a house, why are you going to different places with Drew? Well, it's all set up because it has to look like it's doing something, right? As for Jonathan, he's not that involved in the demolition either.
Scenarios such as finally finding the perfect home or getting an incredible renovation are the dream of any potential homeowner. HGTV shows transform these fantasies into reality for a lot of people, or at least that's what it looks like when they're all edited together. You might not want to be on one of the network's most popular shows. By hiring faulty contractors and completely ignoring your design choices, HGTV can take your dream home and turn it into a nightmare behind the scenes.
So while some of these shows may appear to be real, they are actually heavily scripted and manipulated by professionals behind the scenes. If you're looking for an authentic experience when it comes to remodeling your home, it's best to do your own research and hire reliable contractors.