A little parody for anyone who might appreciate it. All in good fun.
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Thank you! Hilarious, and only a little sad because it's true.
Why are the hosts exasperated and annoyed throughout the show with each other and their guests? I like the concept of the show but each time I give it another chance I find myself turning it off.It's very uncomfortable to watch.This message has been edited. Last edited by: bostonviewer,
I was watching Love It or List it tonight and couldn't believe my ears when Fergus was telling Hillary that installing a newel post and railing was going to be a major expense. He obviously has never heard of installing a key lock in the floor to attach a newel post to it. It is quite simple and inexpensive and does not require going through the floor to the ceiling below like he said in the show. I am convinced now that he is not a very good contractor. I have been questioning all along some of the remodeling solutions comes up with and if they are required to the extent that he insists they be done. Now I know my instincts are right on the money.
Please, please, PLEASE take this show off the air. Hilary's work, David(?)'s personality and the nasty homeowners are not fun to watch. I am a huge HGTV fan, but I'm hardly watching at all now, because it seems like either Love It or List It or Property Brothers is playing ALL the time. I can't take it any more! I signed up for these message boards just to express how sick of this show I am. It's not one of those "love to hate it" shows... I just hate it. Please make it go away - or at least stop playing it every frickin' night!
Hello all, I do not know what stores are in Canada, but maybe Hillary could stick to the budget's given to her if she stops shopping at all the designer stores she usually goes too. One show the couple was at the limit of their budget than they show the contractor putting up crown moulding ?? I'm sure the room would have looked as good
Minus the expense of that moulding. Do they not have Home Depot or similar stores
In Canada ? Hillary is always buying "the best" materials than something comes up unexpected and oops, sorry a kitchen make over is Theron thing you wanted done, nope not in the budget!!
Why do they always use blue wood on the shows. The builder of my home told me, when I asked him why he didn't use it in my new house, that it costs twice as much. So if their budget is so limited, why do they use this expensive blue wood?
The truth is out there
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WRT the overall budget, I believe projects to be completed are predetermined; ever notice (with 1 notable exception over the entire life of the series) that they only demo the rooms/spaces ultimately completed?
Is this the best you can do? I'm so sick of this show and it seems to take up a good part of HGTV time lately. I hate all the bickering - it's so annoying and uncomfortable.
On almost every show David goes way over budget, but Hillary never gets another penny. David should have to deliver on the budget he is given as Hillary has to. I think that is so unfair.
Yes, I am also fed up with the negative process that seems to go on and on and on with this show. Especially with Hilary. She never fully completes what she is supposed to do. Why is that! Has she never heard of the word "contingent" and keep some money in case of problems. I doubt I have seen one show where she has successfully completed all her tasks on the "do list. And the negative drama they constantly bring up with the reno process is tedious!
I have to say that I used to like this show, but about half way thru, I just can't bear it anymore, and now I rarely see the end result which is the payoff. This show needs some retuning and some reno work!!
I, too, am fed-up with LOVE IT OR LIST IT. Surely one night on HGTV can occur without having to view it. Besides the Canadian housing market is different from the American. Why is this show hogging the network.
Keep PROPERTY BROTHERS!! It does come to America.
Are all the houses in Toronto? The prices are absurb!
The truth is out there
I think the remodel projects are a scam. Yes you could spend the budgets on the amount of work done if you are ignorant and naive and let contractors rip you off. I think half of the money is being either overspent or pocketed. On one project their was a structural problem that was shown to the designer, and she told them it was going to cost $2000 for a beam, and they just said "ooook". The designer just tells the homeowners about an unexpected problem and says "it's going to be veeeeeeerry expensive...and I can't do blah blah blah blah." Ok HOW MUCH is EACH PROJECT???? Sorry but I know they are probably spending double what a GOOD contractor could have done. If I'm wrong then they need a better designer/contractor. I would love a contractors opinion.
By the way I love the show and don't think the homeowners are to rude. They should be concerned about their money because they never get everything done. Out of the 4 shows I've seen, they have listed every time. Seems like the designer could care less. Who would care if they pocket $10,000 plus the money from the show, plus the realtor gets commission. Seems to me the whole show is banking off of the homeowners. Wow I'm accusing big time....but I'm probably right.
this show is so freaking ridiculous. I hate the fact that HDTV is putting the show on probably 45 hours a week it is most worthless show ever.if Hillary was my contractor I fire her after the first episode. This woman has no clue as to how to stick to a budget I watched one show and I saw her put a $4,000 toilet in a bathroom who in their right mind needs to put a $4,000 toilet in a rehab what she has a budget of $50,000 that is almost 10 percent of one budget. If she had kept it to a simple toilet say around a hundred and twenty five dollars she would have had the extra $3500 to do what the homeowners wanted. I see now that they have fired Hilary and David, the two most obnoxious people in real estate today. Get rid of the show or make it more realistic somebody comes in with a $50,000 budget cut corners and do what they want to do what they need wanted
this show really ***** I can't believe the HGTV has enough Watchers to keep the show on. Maybe it's because they get rid of all the good shows and they get this show so cheap the day limit all the other good shows. Maybe I should just go to another station like DIY Network that has some more substantive shows than this stupid one
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