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Old 10-03-2009, 07:48 AM
 
Location: In a happy place
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That's TV... Everything is meant to look just perfect and fine and easy...
I really enjoy Extreme makeover Home edition but dear oh dear, huge houses entirely built in under a week... It really makes me wonder...
Extreme Makeover Home Edition does complete the actual on-site construction in a week. There was one of the last season's houses built within 15 miles of our sons. we watched the progress in the local paper. I don't know how much of the planning is done before, but I do know there are some modifications to building materials that are used. Manufactured wall panels with exterior sheathing, insulation, and interior drywall (possibly) really speed construction time, and the suppliers really expedite delivery of components. (Cabinets, plumbing fixtures, lighting, etc.)

My question is, "Why do those houses have to be so LARGE?"
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:30 AM
 
Location: I never said I was perfect so no refunds here sorry!
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Home remodeling shows that make whole house renovation look like child's play that can be all done in an afternoon.
This is all done with lots of planning and design way before the first worker shows up on the job. Just like anything else, this has been done over and over again until they have a process that works for them that produces a finished product. You are watchig an edited version with a time line that is designed to show you what they want you to see in the time allowed.
Really no different than watching any other TV program, there's a start time and an end time with commercial breaks in between.....

Go pee, grab the popcorn and enjoy
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Home remodeling shows that make whole house renovation look like child's play that can be all done in an afternoon.
You have to buy one of those "Do it Yourself" books at the bigbox stores that sells everything you need for the job.
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:31 PM
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Status: "Stored at 72 degrees Fahrenheit" (set 9 days ago)
 
Location: Memphis - home of the king
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The way the walk through every room and say OMG, OMG over and over.
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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House Hunters or any house show where the people pick the one they want.....then the ending comes in, .......and here they are "5" months later............and "poof" the whole entire house is completely done and the happy husband and wife are happily entertaining thier 100 guests...........and not one thing is out of place......

----or better yet, after the house or apt is "staged" the open house all the people that wander in, ooh, and ahhh! over the crapiest crap some of the designers do to make it look, **cough, cough** prettier...................oh how I hate myself already.............
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