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On 10/22/2019 at 8:57 AM, LittleIggy said:

So I was right about her personality! 😏

yes her show "windy city rehab"   she is annoying always having problems....many houses had work stopped  they couldn't get the permits and she blamed everything on her partner donovan who I think might be be suing her now...just google her AND  her show or got to the forum on this link!  

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Good point.     It looks like between the kitchen storage, and the laundry room huge number of cabinets, that all of the storage in the house is in those two rooms.    The kitchen would have looked better to me, if the pantry door was one flat surface, and not just look like the rest of the wall of cabinets.     They should have made the side of the kitchen on the dining room side shorter, so there was more dining space.   That's a small dining room for the size of the house.   

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On 4/14/2021 at 9:07 AM, Madding crowd said:

I used to really like the design shows because they gave me ideas I could use for my own home but then they changed to all house flipping all the time. These flipping shows don’t appeal as much because they are all staged with temporary furniture and art and we never see houses that show what the home owner really has, perhaps mixed with some new pieces.

I did like Design Star but Trading Spaces was mostly how ugly you could make a space IMO.

hildie  was the WORST on trading spaces...straw on the wall....million flowers  stapled to the bathroom wall...a whole room made with cardboard (yes even the furniture was cardboard)   she struck fear in the hearts of the homeowners that she would be the designer their neighbors would get   to deign the room in their house

 

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23 minutes ago, sue450 said:

hildie  was the WORST on trading spaces...straw on the wall....million flowers  stapled to the bathroom wall...a whole room made with cardboard (yes even the furniture was cardboard)   she struck fear in the hearts of the homeowners that she would be the designer their neighbors would get   to deign the room in their house

 

Didn’t one of the male designers paint everything in someone’s living room white (or was it black.) I mean EVERYTHING....lighting, furniture, walls, etc. Not one bit of relief in sight. The homeowners were two guys and I thought one of them was going to cry (rightly so.) The neighbors who they traded places with who were teamed up with guy designer told the homeowners that they’d help them repaint. The designer was a supreme jerk about the whole thing. That was the last episode of that show that I ever watched. It was so rude and mean. 

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I remember that episode and think that was Doug. I always thought I could do a way better job of redecorating a room and I have zero training in interior design. Of course the show was looking for crazy stuff not what I would do which might be paint a reasonable color, rearrange existing furniture , find cute art work and accessories, add colorful throws and pillows etc. It would never occur to me to glue anything on a wall!

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K, you got me. I’d choose Alison over Hilde for my house.

Was re-watching five minutes of the basement ep. Just enough to see a medium shot of Mike murmuring, “make it right” like a hostage. 

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47 minutes ago, Madding crowd said:

I remember that episode and think that was Doug.

Not a bad guess. I remember Doug doing things for the lulz mostly. For his IRL work, he wasn't bad, but TP wanted PERSONALITIES!!!!!

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On 4/18/2021 at 2:44 PM, Spunkygal said:

Didn’t one of the male designers paint everything in someone’s living room white (or was it black.) I mean EVERYTHING....lighting, furniture, walls, etc. Not one bit of relief in sight. The homeowners were two guys and I thought one of them was going to cry (rightly so.) The neighbors who they traded places with who were teamed up with guy designer told the homeowners that they’d help them repaint. The designer was a supreme jerk about the whole thing. That was the last episode of that show that I ever watched. It was so rude and mean. 

yes it actually  involved doug and of course hildie!!  one did the entire room in white and the the other did the entire room in black on the same episode!!   

 

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Ha, looks like N&J was the first house to close (B&M's place is pending). So maybe we should again ask realtor Anita (of the HGTV stable) whose house had the highest value?

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I'm not getting this. All the houses were listed for the same price and they all had the same budget so this whole premise of "who improves the value of the home the most" is bonkers. Since time is money when it comes to real estate, shouldn't the ones who sell the house the quickest win?

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Yes, the entire storyline of who added the most value was ridiculous, considering that they put all of the them on the market for the same price.    I think the winner should have been which house had a completed sale first.   

Nate and Jeremiah's sold (or about to), I bet the screened front porch helped a lot.

Alison and Mike's is still listed as Pending.

David & Tiffany's is active, not pending. 

Brian and Mika's is pending.

All are still listed for $635,000.     It will be interesting to see if the pending sales close.    

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8 hours ago, CrazyInAlabama said:

Yes, the entire storyline of who added the most value was ridiculous, considering that they put all of the them on the market for the same price.    I think the winner should have been which house had a completed sale first.   

Or wait until at least two sell and see which was for the highest price.

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On 4/19/2021 at 11:27 PM, sue450 said:

yes it actually  involved doug and of course hildie!!  one did the entire room in white and the the other did the entire room in black on the same episode!!   

 

I remembered that, it was a bad episode, I remembered that the guys who got the black room was happy with it but the guys who got the white room was very upset

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oh and god help you if the room hildie had to redo had a ceiling fan....she hates ceiling fans and removed them from every room she ever did that had them!

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Of course she did. They'd interfere with the paper or straw or whatever TF she'd stapled to the walls. Sociopathic hack.

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On 4/21/2021 at 4:39 AM, CrazyInAlabama said:

Yes, the entire storyline of who added the most value was ridiculous, considering that they put all of the them on the market for the same price.    I think the winner should have been which house had a completed sale first.   

Nate and Jeremiah's sold (or about to), I bet the screened front porch helped a lot.

Alison and Mike's is still listed as Pending.

David & Tiffany's is active, not pending. 

Brian and Mika's is pending.

All are still listed for $635,000.     It will be interesting to see if the pending sales close.    

I just looked at an update.  N&J sold, M&B now sold, A&M still pending and T&D still for sale.  Both say they sold for 635,000.

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I was mindlessly following GPS directions on my way home from a family reunion yesterday and noticed 4 out-of-place looking houses along a long, narrow road in rural Georgia.  Just as we passed, I told my sister "I think those are the Rock the Block houses!" We turned around and yes - they were!

D&T's house looked unoccupied; windows are covered from the inside with what looks like black paper, and a note of some kind was stuck on the front door.  N&J & A&M's houses definitely looked occupied; B&M's appears empty but it's hard to tell.

The houses are big but closer together than I'd thought.  The RtB "road" is more like a half-circle shared driveway off the main road, with the 4 driveways branching off it.  N&J's still had the front yard rectangle design thing but the plants look to be planted, not potted.  I did not see a Kleinschmidt street sign, but a realtor sign is posted out front.

D&T's is still my favorite on the outside and, of the 4, the one I'd most want to own (after re-painting and de-wallpapering), but the overall location just seems very random.  Everything surrounding this "block" seems more... stately, so these, to me, look McMansion-ish in comparison.  I think they'd look be more impressive in another setting, if that makes any sense.

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