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Thursday, 13 Things I’ve Learned from HGTV

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I catch myself watching a lot of HGTV, especially late at night when nothing else is on.  So without further ado 13 Things I’ve Learned from HGTV.

  1. I wish Candice Olson and myself were BFF’s so I can put her creativity to good use.
  2. It is possible to over improve your home with renovations.
  3. More bathrooms equal more money in the bank on resale.
  4. If you have a rental unit in your home you need a fire barrier between units.
  5. It’s never good when bad people happen to good houses.
  6. If you’re buying a new home, specifically a townhouse or condo think about how far your parking spot is from your front door.
  7. Sometimes new construction cost equal to or less then and older home.
  8. People are addicted to granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.
  9. Make sure to well educate yourself before doing a DIY before you end up on Renovation Realities.
  10. Not all of the people who are chosen as the next Design Star are stars.
  11. You can decorate a room on $300 worth of items from the $1.00 store.
  12. A lot of major renovations will go over budget.
  13. Paint can completely change the look of a room without changing anything else.

Of course I have learned so much more from all my many hours invested in watching HGTV, but there is only room for 13!

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Thursday, October 1, 2009 12:01 am

    Hello, my name is Lass; and I’m a home improvement show junkie!! I love Candice Olson. Almost as much as I love Verne Yip and Mike Holmes.

  2. Thursday, October 1, 2009 1:11 am

    Very good observations. We watch HGTV as well, and I know exactly what you mean. You can certainly a lot from this program.

  3. Thursday, October 1, 2009 6:53 am

    I never could figure that out about the number of bathrooms….when only two people live in the house….two is plenty…not five or more!!! ————-they all need scrubbing! Not me….mmmm, mmmm….no way! Two’s plenty.

    My 13 is a mixture of funny and fact this week! I also started my 3rd year of October Halloween Treat hand outs on my blog to all the ‘visitors’ [trick r treaters] who stop by! Come on over!!!! [You’ll need to scroll down a bit below my Thursday Thunks Meme entry to view my 13] Happy day to you….see you at my October Abode!

  4. Thursday, October 1, 2009 2:16 pm

    i love hgtv!!! i missed it when i didn’t have cable for a few years. happy tt!

  5. Thursday, October 1, 2009 2:18 pm

    Wow I didn’t know a lot of those… then again I don’t have cable so I don’t watch HGTV. Happy T13!

  6. Thursday, October 1, 2009 2:48 pm

    This is why we are HGTV addicts in our house, there is so much information. Admittedly some of it is better than others; but almost all of it is useful in one way or another.

  7. Saturday, October 3, 2009 2:04 am

    I watch a lot of late night HGTV too, and I have to agree with #8, for a while it was such a new, clean look….but now I am tired of it. Someone creative (not me!) needs to come up with something new for kitchens.

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