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---This is DEFINITELY the BEST show on HGTV---hands down. Why? The hosts (David and Hilary) have EXCELLENT chemistry, their talent is well established and on display, and the shows (though of course following a certain "script"), do not have the "feel" of the hyper-rehearsed (and many times silly) "Property Brothers," or "House Hunters."

---David is my particular favorite. I LOVE his personality, sense of humor and wit. The entire ensemble (including regular workmen) make such an enjoyable "team" to watch. I am a university professor, and have little time for television---I will confess to having subscribed to DirecTV (after having no TV service for 5 years) SOLELY for the ability to see "LI or LI," after seeing an episode at my sister's house...I enjoy design, and to have new renovation/design ideas presented in such an enjoyable manner, by such an amusing pair, has been such a treat ----In a side note, the network might wish to consider increasing the salary of some of the show's regulars (I recently viewed an episode in which Desta--Hilary's assistant---confessed how low her salary was--inadvertently--when revealing her finances for a "makeover" on her home). I would hope the producers realize the success of this show hinges on the chemistry of the entire cast---and are careful to keep the cast intact....

---I hope this program remains on the air for a very long time---I find myself agreeing with another Hilary (Clinton) who recently named it her "favorite" show on TV.........

---In a side note, I can't, for the life of me, understand WHY "Love it or Leave it Too" is STILL being filmed---a more horrific contrast with the original series would be difficult to find...While the male realtor isn't bad, he is nowhere near as good as David. As for Jillian Harris....I feel she is just simply awful (and is the major "loose link" in the program). She has nowhere near Hilary's stature, has a very "rough" way of speaking, has no "sparkle," and is so small, she appears dwarfed by everyone around her. I watched 3 episodes of it---and turned it off 10 minutes into each, finding Ms. Harris just too grating to continue (I have heard the same comments about her and "LI or LI TOO" from many other people)....Just keep on making the original!
 
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this show drives me up the wall. enough already! it seems like its all the time,i change the channel.is this we got? what happen to show Candice? the show with with jamie gardens awsome. king of dirt.
 
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This is a great example of taste being subjective. There have to be plenty of people watching this show or it wouldn't be on. I don't get it, I think everything about this show is awful. I'm only adding to this thread because my opinions are the polar opposite of the original poster, and their praise is cracking me up.
 
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I became aware of this show when the hosts were guests on a talk show - and I do have a major problem of what do I do next with my townhouse - I added a powder room downstairs as I moved downstairs due to ski knee - I have no chest of drawers or shelves - but the location is no more than 30 minutes from everything I do. Friends and family want me to move - thinking at one time of new carpeting - dishwasher - but room - I sure wish I was one of those people who can find a space for anything -
 
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With any renovation you will need either a good contractor or an architect to guide you and see that what you want can be done to begin with.
In a condo, I imagine the you can remove or put walls, but the square footage will remain the same.
Sometimes renovations don't make sense, they are costly, and that is money that you can use to buy a new condo or house.
Regarding Love it or List it, I find it that it insults my intelligence.
I actually wrote to HGTV asking if they were paying enough money to Hillary to appear stupid on national TV.
I realize that what we see, is not what it is on this program. First of all we are seeing the after and not what it was discuss before outside the program of what they would be able to do or not do.
So, just for that, it makes this program in my mind not credible.
And also the fact, that if they decide to list it. we really don't see the result.
Let's say they list it. how much money did they get for the house that they spent so much money renovating, and in reality which house if any did they buy.

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I was happy to have it open one door to the many questions I have in some decisions I will have to make.
 
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I was happy to have it open one door to the many questions I have in some decisions I will have to make.
 
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Not sure if message went out on my iPad mini. But I liked it because I do have decisions to make - and kind of gave me a refresher. I am not interested in all of that real estate end product but do I want to put more money into my place to rent out or just sell as is. Then where would I live. Daughters place is too far for me. I just retired so checking out any and every idea. Thanks for your response.
 
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I am glad that I have contributed to you thinking and your decision, whichever it may be.
TV renovations are in many way not realistic. I know a contractor that always say, when you renovate always add to your budget at least 20% of what you thought you were going to spend. And I feel that is good advise, but renovate to sell, that to me, makes no sense at all.

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I was desperate to get a small bathroom put in downstairs - it took two years - - what this man did in the storage room under under the stairs still is amazing. First of all we got a short fat water heater to fit in corner - I was a little disappointed when he did not extend the wall but how he fit the toilet into the wall is something that he studied and studied - and the one flat wall he painted a matte beautiful blue - oh if there was only room for a shower - - I even thought of a chair lift - so I am keeping my eyes open -
 
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I am glad that you have been able to have a solution but out of curiosity, why a water heater in that area,?
 
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The standard size water heater was in the storage room under the stairs - but when they added a sink, and commode, the water heater had to be pushed back as the ceiling under the stairs is slanted. never would have fit anything in without doing it. I had asked for a ADA commode - fine in height - but a small seat - GRR
 
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