You know you are getting older when your favorite television channel is HGTV. I have become addicted to many shows on HGTV in the past year. I don’t know if I am growing up or just fulfilling my dream of being a house flipper through television. Either way, there are some really great shows. Here are, in my opinion, the top five shows on HGTV:
1. Property Brothers
One of my favorite parts about this show are the hosts. Twin brothers, one a real-estate agent and the other a contractor help seeking homeowners buy a fixer-upper and turn in into their dream home. Drew and Jonathan are two of my favorite people to watch on television. They are entertaining, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. A dream of mine is to have these two come help me create my dream house one day.
2. Flip or Flop
This show is about a real-estate agent and a decorator who have fallen in love and gotten married, and decided to flip houses for a living. They attend auctions to purchase houses that need a lot to a ton of work. However, these two redesign and renovate properties into dream homes and put them back on the market. It is an amazing process to watch. It is also amazing how much money they can make in such a little amount of time…
3. House Hunters
This classic HGTV show simply gives viewers a behind the scenes look as individuals, couples, or sometimes even families begin their search for the perfect house. This show definitely has a greater focus on the experience of finding and buying a home more so than designing and renovating a home.
4. Beachfront Bargain Hunt
This is one of the more recent shows I have discovered on HGTV. The show brings us along for the ride with a family searching for the perfect beachfront living we are dream of. The catch? It’s affordable. This show discovers surprisingly affordable beachfront homes that make us all want to move to a more tropical location.
5. Love It or List It, Too
This show takes a problem a lot of viewers have. Sometimes a home no longer fits a family’s needs, and the homeowners need to decide to renovate it or move into a new house. Realtor Todd helps the homeowners find a new place while designer Jillian renovates their current home to help fit their changing needs. This is an entertaining home for both buyers and renovators, you seem to get the best of both worlds watching this one.