Scenarios like finally finding the perfect house or getting an amazing renovation are any prospective homeowner's dream. HGTV shows transform these fantasies into reality for so many people - or at least that's what it looks like when it's all edited together. You might not actually want to be on one of the network's popular shows. By hiring faulty contractors and completely disregarding your design choices, HGTV can take a dream home and turn it into a nightmare behind the scenes.
Admit it: you've binged on shows like House Hunters and House Hunters International. The locations are magical, the homes are amazing, and the prices defy belief. But one of the things HGTV doesn't want you to know is that pretty much nothing on screen is actually happening in real life. If it seems too good to be true, that's because it was crafted by a team of production professionals - no wonder HGTV shows are full of cliches.
HGTV behind the scenes is a place where people are left with empty houses and actors play realtor. These HGTV facts about the network's home makeover shows are disillusioning, but it's time to burst the reality TV bubble.
House Hunters Is Totally FakePhoto: HGTV
HGTV Can Leave Homeowners In Half-Finished Homes On Love It Or List ItPhoto: HGTV
You Don't Get To Keep The Furniture On Fixer UpperPhoto: HGTV
Some Homes On House Hunters Aren't Even On The MarketPhoto: HGTV
The Contractors HGTV Hires Aren't Necessarily Good At Their JobsPhoto: HGTV
Beachfont Bargain Hunt Is Completely StagedPhoto: HGTV