I don't what Alison was thinking there. Buyers would much prefer quality hardwood floors than a ridiculously expensive toilet and cheap laminate flooring. She should have known better.
This hadn't occurred to me, but you are probably right. The other competitors, judges, and HGTV were probably not pleased. I noticed Drew's reaction to the rooms that Leanne didn't redesign was "uh."
Thinking about it Jasmine turned her house into a four bedroom, three bath with a half bath house. That would improve the value of most homes regardless of the neighborhood. However, it surely would have brought the house up to to highest value in the neighborhood or might even been over improving the house. It is possible that no one would be willing to buy any of the houses in that neighborhood for over a million dollars.