53 lessons learned from home renovation TV, Buzzfeed article

This is the reality of home renovation, and this was just when we were doing the laundry room.

Happy Friday everyone! With the time change I feel like this week kicked my booty. It was only an hour, but this week was the slowest week ever. I thought it was Thursday all week long. With it being a rough week, it is a somewhat slow week here for things to share. So I am leaving you here, getting you ready for the weekend by making you giggle. At least I did when I read this article. It is originally from Buzzfeed written by Adam Davis. It is a gem of truths when watching home renovation shows. I have had the same thoughts, sarcastic comments, and truths when watching them. Have fun, have a wonderful weekend!

How have we managed with laminate counters?!!!!


1. Home renos WILL lead to arguments.
2. And possibly divorce.
3. Or, at least, some of those couples should definitely break up…
4. Basically, happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. 
5. Countertops can only be made from two materials: granite or marble.
6. Counter space is ESSENTIAL, even if you know you don’t ever cook.
7. And you better banish the thought of renovating a kitchen without adding an island.
8. The larger your kitchen cabinets are, the better a person you are. It’s a fact.

Dale and I throw down here on the daily, I am surprised you cannot see the blood spatter. I mean, one sink!!!!!

9. There are no two people in the world who can successfully share a bathroom in the morning.
10. Literally, EVERY time two people attempt to gather over one sink, the world threatens to implode.
11. If only every bathroom had double sinks, world peace would be achievable. 
12. Showers that can fit multiple people are totally necessary.
13. Even though no one will acknowledge the only situation in which that would even matter.
14. Sex. I mean sex.
15. Although, again — some of these couples are clearly not ~getting it on~.

Truth is, I do kind of fall more and more in love with our hardwood floors. The carpet was not bad… this is just better

16. No matter your budget, the only option is to renovate a fixer-upper.
17. No matter your budget, there is a 0% chance that it will cover everything you hope to do.
18. Computerized renderings of interior design are way more exciting than they should be. 
19. Carpet is the devil.
20. Hardwood floors are an angel sent from heaven to rectify our sins.
21. Tile floors are kind of in between, like the purgatory of flooring options.
22. The only word that can be used to describe floors is “flowing,” as in “Let’s install some beautiful hardwoods flowing throughout the open-concept first floor.”

Dale and I have crazy chemistry, obviously! Watch it sizzle….

23. Any time there is more than one person working on something at once, there will be heavy sexual tension between those people.
24. Literally, no matter who the people are, it will be there.
25. To specify: Love It or List It is actually not a show about home renovation, but is the slowly developing tale of the greatest love story of all between Hilary and David.
26. And you know what, Hilary and lead contractor Eddie have some chemistry going on as well.

Look at the shenanigans that happen because of a non open concept house! I mean, craziness, insanity, this boy is up top no good when left un attended!

27. No one in the world is able to monitor their children successfully without an open-concept floor plan.
28. For real, before the idea of the open concept took hold, 99% of children died due to their parents being unable to care for them properly.
29. Knob and tube electrical wiring is the worst atrocity that has ever occurred.
30. Structural changes are actually wicked expensive.
31. And apparently no one has ever built a home up to code unless the process was televised. 
32. Essentially, your home is probably a death trap just waiting for you to fall prey to its merciless, murderous ways.
33. YOUR PLUMBING CANNOT BE TRUSTED.

Does a fort count as a guest bedroom?

34. If you don’t have a patio outside, it is impossible to enjoy your backyard. 
35. Only men are able to mow the lawn. It’s just science.
36. Only women have enough clothing to fill an entire closet. Again, science.
37. If a home doesn’t have an entire room to do laundry in, you might as well just smear mud on all of your clothing and wear it like that. 
38. And having laundry in the basement is perhaps worse than having no laundry room at all.
39. Unfinished basements are where the ghosts live, you know?
40. Every single person in the world needs a home office.
41. And also a guest bedroom.
42. But those two rooms may NEVER be one and the same.

Banging into a wall is pretty freakin cool, just sayin.

43. The wooden framing that’s used to create walls is sometimes blue, and that’s actually pretty damn cool.
44. That foam insulation that you spray on seems like it would make a fun toy.
45. You have a previously undiscovered desire to take a sledgehammer and just pound it against whatever surfaces you can find.
46. You have a previously undiscovered desire to simply watch the Property Brothers take a sledgehammer to whatever surfaces they can find.
47. No one likes both Property Brothers equally. Even their parents definitely have a favorite.

The shows are crazy, but I love them!

48. At least once during every home renovation, one of the homeowners must express dismay over the designer’s choice of wall color.
49. Because, as we all know, wall color is an irreversible decision.
50. Children are able to vanish into thin air during the entire renovation period and then return once the renovation is over.
51. And no one will question where the children have been this entire time.
52. You physically can’t watch a home renovation show without spending the entire time planning out your own imaginary reno that will likely never happen.
53. No matter how annoying they can get, you’ll never be able to stop watching home renovation TV.

So what did you think? Did you laugh, cringe because you have said it? Did you enjoy it? I know some of them are over the top, and some I agree with so much. Strained carpet, that look like a crime scene was committed, I agree it is time to replace. The two sink thing I don’t get at all. Our bathroom is the size of a average shower, and we make it work. I mean, compromise, planning, and only one of us caring what our hair looks like. That person is the one in the mirror, putting product on it, and taking up the bathroom. I stand around doing the pee dance for Dale to get done with his grooming. Have you seen his curls? Those things are a afro/frizz mess without some gel.  My high maintenance hubby. Compromise! Head on over to see the original article at Buzzfeed, all of these awesomely funny observations came from there. I just added my own pictures. 

Do you watch home renovation TV shows? What is your favorite? Also, what is going on for you all this weekend?

22 Comment

  1. This cracked me up – and those pictures: what a happy home! I don't watch any of those shows, only because my husband is more of the over-all design guy. I'm the filler go-to-gal: knick-knacks, pillows, accents, etc.

    I'm actually sending this over to my husband – we share a bathroom and the only time he ever wants to primp in front of the mirror is when I am dancing around with the fullest bladder known to man! 🙂

    1. HA HA, Sarah, you are funny. Husbands and their hair primping. I am glad you enjoyed it and found it funny. Have a great weekend!

  2. oh my this is so funny. Was cracking up about the men and the women things. Of course, it all boils down to science!!

    1. It always does! 😉

  3. How fun is it that your kids got to help take down the wall!! My son would love that way too much!!

    1. They loved taking down the wall, the problem is now they walk around with their toy hammers asking what else they can knock down. I created home renovation monsters!

  4. Haha so funny! Having a sense of humor is the most important thing and it looks like you've got that down :).

    1. Humor and laughter is the best parts of life!

  5. OH SO FUNNY! This is great, true and hilarious. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I am glad you enjoyed it!

  6. So true! I definitely agree about men only being able to mow the lawn. It's science after all. 🙂

    1. It is, my Husband is just a much better lawn cutter then me. Same with taking out the trash, he is a pro at that too 😉

  7. Jennie says: Reply

    I've never personally done a home renovation project but have had front row seats (per se) with my friends and family. This list cracked me up. Those same friends and family love home improvement shows and they (the shows) completely stress me out, haha…Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. I love home improvement shoes, it is my kind of reality TV! I am glad you enjoyed this!

  8. These are great!

    1. I thought they were really funny too!

  9. Too funny!! And #9 is true, separate bathrooms keep the peace 😉

    1. ha ha, glad you enjoyed it!

  10. Lololol this list made me crack up!

    1. It made me lol a few times!

  11. This looks like so much fun!

    1. Redoing your home with kids can be an adventure!

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