In a world where modern cable consists primarily of reality shows of one form or another, odds are we’ve all seen or heard about our fair share of home remodeling programs. There’s certainly more than one, and they’re quite popular. But which one is the best one to watch? Especially if you’re interested in home design, decoration, or remodeling tips. Truthfully picking out which home makeover show to watch depends on your overall state of mind.
For instance, shows like “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”, “This Old House” and “Freestyle” are all about construction and design, usually stemming from helping to build and decorate houses for families whose circumstances make it impossible for them to do it themselves, while shows like ‘Dream House’ show you the process and troubles that are possible when building houses in odd locations. Other programs like “Flipping Out” cover the issues one must deal with when
interacting with contractors, while shows like “Trading Spaces” leave the decoration up to families who swap houses with one another. “Designed to Sell” and “Flip this House” focus on prepping a house for the market.
Some shows focus more so on the program host, rather than the families. “Toolbelt Diva”, for example, follows Norma Vally as she installs shelves, puts in new floors, and offers great advice for aspiring do-it-yourselfers.
“Curb Appeal” focuses on the potential of a house’s front yard and offers a variety of straight-forward landscaping advice, which makes it easy for even a first time viewer to pick up useful tips on how to transform their average garden into an amazing one. BBC America even airs a program called “How Clean is Your House?” which is specifically designed to help homeowners spot and clean the dirtiest parts of a house.
Each of these shows has elements of quirky team members, helpful hosts, and of course, the family’s reaction to their new house (which can range from tearfully overjoyed to tearfully horrified). Most home makeover shows are meant to be helpful and, although they’re on television for the purposes of entertainment, they can still serve as an excellent resource. If you haven’t managed to watch one yet you may want to set some time a side and see what’s there to explore.
If you don’t find anything useful regarding your own home decor wants and needs watching reality shows, there are smaller ways to cost effective redecorate, many of which are fairly simple to achieve. For example, a new rug over your old tiles and a new dinnerware set can make a tired kitchen seem refreshed again. A variety of wholesale dinnerware plates and bowls, silverware and flatware, ceramic coffee mugs, wine glasses and other glassware and fine stemware sets, even wholesale shot glasses can be found at Splendids.com in both classic and modern design.