Actually, I have to admit my favorite part of the show comes right in the beginning when the "Real Estate Critic" comes in and picks the whole place apart...everything they say is so true and it's pretty entertaining to watch, especially since it is not MY HOUSE that they are critiquing!
Donna Freeman, is hand's down my favorite critic on Designed to Sell, go, Donna!!!
Some of the things I have learned from watching Designed to Sell are:
- White walls are never a good thing, ever
- Taupe is the new neutral color
- Painting kitchen cupboards & slapping some granite on those counters can add so much value to your home (and your bottom line)
- Demolition is fun
- Labor is apparently free
That last one always makes me laugh. They do the recap of what they spent on the home's projects and labor is never part of the equation. I guess if I want to do these remodeling projects in my home, I will just be able to find young, attractive carpenters walking down my street, who will more than happy to come into my home and complete my 'Honey Do List' for free, and with a smile, too! That's OK, though, I still love this show and learn a lot from it, so I will let them slide on their fuzzy math.
Don't you just wish they would show up at your house and transform it in a week for you? Yeah, me, too! It's funny how your wild and crazy fantasies evolve over the years! I've gone from:
to John Stamos...
Which reminds me, I need to enter to win that gorgeous HGTV Dream Home 2009 again! It's mine, mine, all mine!!! ;)
PS: Don't forget about the Blog Party on Wednesday at Southern Hospitality. And on Friday, Hooked on Houses will have a Hooked on Fridays blog party!