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Your place to discuss Unspouse My House. Per HGTV:

Unspouse My House isn’t just about overhauling homes — it’s about helping heal the lonely hearts of newly-single and recently-divorced homeowners through the power of interior design.

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I think this might be the saddest idea for a show on television ever. Please don’t make this show.

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IDK. It doesn’t feel sad to me.

Most of us who just finished up getting a divorce are the opposite of sad. Using myself as an example, I’m rather enjoying turning my house into MY house. When I put new bedding and new decorations in my bedroom, it made me happy. I took pictures. 

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On 6/9/2019 at 2:15 PM, JTMacc99 said:

IDK. It doesn’t feel sad to me.

Most of us who just finished up getting a divorce are the opposite of sad. Using myself as an example, I’m rather enjoying turning my house into MY house. When I put new bedding and new decorations in my bedroom, it made me happy. I took pictures. 

Exactly. The episode that I saw treated the divorce and former spouse in a very matter-of-fact way. No bashing, just readiness to move on and relief that there’s no need to make compromises on what the person wants. IIRC, the only negative remark had to do with a big recliner the husband had used to sit in while the wife was cooking and so forth, and while it was obvious she resented his sense of entitlement, the focus was much more on creating her own space to her own specifications. This episode came off as uplifting, not depressing. Marriages end, and people need to adjust. I’d be much more depressed or concerned by a show about a divorced spouse who insisted on keeping everything the way it was while the former spouse was still there. 

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Just now, sheetmoss said:

I initially  rolled my eyes over the show's concept - but  after viewing, I  found the show very upbeat-- and liked his design-work,  particularly using the area under the raised fireplace hearth space for  yards of found storage space

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We get it, you're gay.  But the flipping in and out of the affected voice isn't entertaining distracts focus from the design.  Just stick with your normal voice used during narrations between shots.

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Just watched the second episode and I enjoyed it! Does anyone else think that the designer looks a bit like Doug Wilson? He made some great changes in that house and made it great for the homeowner! I loved the spice "rack" he designed. I liked the green he tested for the bedroom but I knew he would go with one of the pinks...and pink is not my color but she liked it so that is what counts! So far, so good for me and this show.

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We get it, you're gay.  But the flipping in and out of the affected voice isn't entertaining distracts focus from the design.  Just stick with your normal voice used during narrations between shots.

If Orlando would just stand there and not say anything, he would actually be quite attractive. But the minute he opens his mouth to speak, it's all over. And it's not that he's gay. It feels like a put-on. You can catch him in moments where he isn't playing up the persona. It doesn't feel genuine.

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Does anyone else think that the designer looks a bit like Doug Wilson? 

A little bit, now that you mention it.

I do like his designs though. What's interesting is that he's able to do three rooms, including a kitchen (!) on a modest budget of 30K. I've never seen a reno done as cheaply. And that spice rack was really clever and really nice.

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We missed the first episode, I hope we catch a rerun.

Enjoyed the second episode a lot... particularly that he got a lot done on a minimal budget. The budgets for some of these shows are ridiculous. 

The host did not bother us... I liked that he helped her purge all her closets and then gave her 2 good size dressers. 

It bashes the ex just enough lol. 

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10 hours ago, ShellyD said:

It bashes the ex just enough lol.

I kept an eye out for it this time. He asked a question like “tell me what about your ex’a style you didn’t like.”  Which is a legitimate and good question for what they’re doing here. 

Then the animation shows some lazy schlub sprawled out on the couch. Heh. 

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I really liked the designs he did tonight...really made the rooms look bigger and definitely more stylish. Again, they did not trash the ex-spouse; in fact, he was quite complimentary! I had to laugh at his "layered" tvs....I could actually see him having two sets if he wanted to watch several games at once, but I don't think a living room is the place for that. I also liked how they saved the pantry door with all of the kids heights that had been saved throughout the years(even including the pet marking🤣. All in all I am enjoying this show.

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The host is growing on me on episode 3.  I loved the guy went along with everything. He thought everything was a good idea what an easy going guy.  Then the current girlfriend shows up. I thought he did a great job. 

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OMG the girlfriend. Anyone else immediately think "Gold digger?" Not that everyone you meet on the internet is a gold digger but . . . she was a bit much. Interesting the home owner didn't even mention her. 

I really didn't care for the mint green. That seemed far more feminine than the color that was there before. I also didn't think there was enough seating facing the TV. Clearly it's the focal point of the room. 

I did like the accent color on the fireplace though. And I liked the master bedroom.

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