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Unread 10-18-2018, 03:09 PM   #1
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Does anyone else find TV reno shows ridiculous?

I was vegging out yesterday and has some house renovation or flipping show on in the background. They give the prices of what this and that is going to cost. I think they were on the west coast and said they were doing a 2400 sq ft house, so about the same size as mine. They were quoting prices like “$1200 - put in concrete driveway” and “$7000 - replace roof”. I had my driveway done 10 years ago and it was waaay more than that. Roof replacement was what started my house redo saga and was 3x that. Labor must be more expensive here in Richmond VA than LA (then why are houses so much more out there than here?).
From your areas’ perspective are they just making this stuff totally up to make it seem like something the viewers would want to join in on?
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Unread 10-18-2018, 04:14 PM   #2
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yeah the pricing seems totally unrealistic or cooked in some way.

My favorite HGTV/DIY minigame now is to really pay attention to the shower installation scenes and find and point out as many as I can that are being built improperly.
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Unread 10-19-2018, 10:51 AM   #3
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I haven not lived in California for decades, but I can guarantee you prices there are not cheap.

As to what happens on TV, when I see bozos going into a house carrying sledge hammers I'm out of there.
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