I’ve heard similar stories from people who were on .I always assumed that the constantly complaining homeowners were being “encouraged” by producers to act up a bit.But the designer on the show Hilary Farr insisted in an interview that the tension is all real:“The show is not at all scripted and the reactions of the homeowners to renovation realities and bad news is very real.
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If she’s right, then it would make sense for the producers to choose how each episode ends.
Otherwise most homeowners would end up loving their newly remodeled houses and staying put, and poor David would never get to “win.”I live in the area and know a couple who were on the show.
So…if that’s true, then the outcome has nothing to do with what happened in real life. Many people that appear on the show have no intentions of actually moving, but signed up for the show so they could get their renovations done at a discount.
I’m not sure what the actual discount is, perhaps lower labor costs, but it’s cheaper than if they had hired an independent contractor to do the work.