The Worst Thing About Getting Picked for an HGTV Home Renovation

For most people, the idea of getting picked for an HGTV home renovation seems like a dream come true. Not only would it secure you a television appearance on a popular network, but the life-changing results of the renovation last long after the cameras stop rolling. What could possibly go wrong?

As it turns out, plenty. For all the happy homeowners who appear on HGTV shows, there are plenty who aren’t quite pleased with the process or the results. Ahead, find out what it’s really like to have HGTV remodel your home — and why it might not be so wonderful after all.

1. You probably won’t get picked

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Getting cast onto an HGTV home remodeling show comes down to luck and location. But as one Redditor pointed out, sometimes the system is rigged.

“My good friend growing up was chosen to be on Yard Crashers. The premise of the show is that the host will walk through a Home Depot or Lowes and “randomly” chose someone shopping and then surprise them with a remodel of their backyard. Well, my friend was chosen but definitely wasn’t random. My friend’s sister knew the producer so they set it up where my friend would be at Lowes and then the host would surprise he and his wife. Far from random coincidence encounter.”

Next: Not every host is Joanna Gaines.

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