H is for HGTV!

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The other day I came across an article about the cast of Trading Spaces (A TLC show) and what they are doing now. I was obsessed with that show, and loved most of the designers. Once I moved from an apartment to a house, my TV always stayed tuned onto HGTV. Now, two houses later, I still watch it. We didn’t have it for quite awhile since we got rid of Satellite TV, but, now we have Sling TV and I can watch it again! (Why don’t I have cable or satellite? Because I got tired of paying $1,200 a year for TV!)

These days, my favorite is still House Hunters as it was when my husband and I were first looking at houses. I love watching these first time homeowners argue over what they want. They “need” a huge backyard, granite countertops, perfectly picked out wall colors (ever hear of painting?), and a media room. Really? I find it amusing when they realize all that really isn’t in their budget. Property Virgins also is great at that. It’s also interesting to compare the cost of living from one city to another. What buys $200K in Wisconsin is much different than the same price in Texas.


The renovation shows are also great. Lately we have been watching Flip or Flop on the weekends. The couple buys homes sight unseen and flips them. It’s amazing to see how they envision a property and pull it off. Hats off to designers because … wow.

There are a few shows I don’t quite understand, like Love It or List It. Maybe I’ve never caught it from the beginning to understand the concept. Other shows I don’t care for the cast, and those I won’t name!

Do you watch HGTV? What are your favorites? Let me know in the comments!

  • I am such an HGTV nerd and can get soaked in to that channel for hours. My boyfriend and I scream at the TV like we’re watching sports and judge the participants like we’re on a dance show. It’s so much fun!

  • I still have not watched a single show on HGTV, but my husband and I watch This Old House religiously. I think the difference is that HGTV can sometimes concentrate on the stupidity of humanity whereas I almost never get that with TOH. It’s always about the houses. (This is also why I don’t watch reality TV).

    • I probably could watch TOH … I think I’ve seen a few as an adult …. but as a kid, I think my dad ruined that show by watching it all the time. As a kid, that was pretty damn boring show!

  • Virginia Allain

    I’m a huge HGTV fan and particularly like the budget decorating shows.

    • I am too, but, I always feel their budgets are still way beyond what I can spend!

  • HGTV is not usually my thing but I did love Trading Spaces. I still remember when Hildi (maybe?) did a dot painting of her own face in one of the houses. Super weird!

    • They did some VERY strange things in some of those houses. Doug, too.

  • Helen Holshouser

    I love HGTV and have to limit it , because I’d never blog or read! LOL I expecially love the gardening shows and regularly tape as many series as I can. I loved trading spaces also! I loved “Back Yard Crashers” .

    • I just went to turn it on and it’s on Paid Programming. Such disappointment!