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HGTV Room Crashers and Remodelling

Updated on February 8, 2016

Home and Garden TV - Room Crashers

Do you watch HGTV? Have you ever seen (or heard of) Room Crashers? Well, I just received a flyer saying that parking is not allowed for a few days in my immediate neighborhood and traffic will be blocked off for a few days because the HGTV Room Crashers crew will be remodeling a room my neighbors home.

The truth is, I only watch HGTV when I'm on an airplane. I have never heard of the TV show called Room Crashers. In fact, I looked them up to see what they do and found out that they are now in their second season. This piqued my interest, especially since I had remodeled my own home a few years ago and I was planning on creating a Home and Garden lens.

Tow Away Zone - No Parking
Tow Away Zone - No Parking

Another reality show?

I'm not crazy about reality shows, but this one can be pretty useful. Just imagine walking around a store trying to figure out how to change a room from bare or cluttered to a room you want to show off. That would be amazing.

I have no idea which room my neighbors will have redone. I do know that there will be a crowd in the neighborhood watching what happens.

When I got home from work a few days before the shooting of the show, I was greeted by many of these Tow Away signs. I have no idea which room my neighbors will have redone, but I do know that there will be a crowd in the neighborhood watching what happens.

The Work Begins

Room Crashers
Room Crashers

I spoke with people from the TV crew as they were preparing for the filming tomorrow. They were very friendly and seemed happy to speak to me after I told them I lived in the neighborhood. told them I was writing this lens and would they allow me to take pictures and film them. They gave me permission to do so. They said that Todd, the host, had been at a Pier One store in the area.

I also spoke to the owner of the house. I asked him about the project. He said he had a friend who had work done by Yard Crashers and the friend was happy with the work. He was looking forward to the remodel. I asked him if it was going to cost him any money. He said he would have to pay tax - in this area it is close to 10% - but still better then paying the whole bill. He also said that his bedroom was the room that was going to be remodeled and he had no idea what Room Crashers was going to do. He wouldn't know until tomorrow morning.

Preparation - Watch the TV and lumber crew

Watch some of the episodes

Todd Davis, a designer and contractor, was a finalist on Design Star. He looks for people in furniture stores who would be willing to take him home to have him transform one room in their home. When someone does agree to take a chance with him, he redesigns and transforms the room with his crew.

My Remodel

I wonder where was this show when I was re-modelling my house a few years ago? I would have loved to have someone come over and do some work on my house. But we remodeled the whole house and I would have needed a crew from House Crashers (which is another show on HGTV). There was often a crowd of people wondering what we were doing.

We hired an architect who sat with us and helped us meet our goals. He then suggested a few contractors who he thought would be able to do the job and stay within our budget. We raised the house to double the living space. We added another bedroom, family room, office space and two bathrooms.

Other HGTV "Crasher" Shows - Transformations in 3 days

Room Crashers is based on similar formats as two other HGTV shows - Yard Crashers and Home Crashers.

  • Yard Crashers is hosted by landscaper Ahmed Hassan. He waits at stores looking for people who are buying items such as patio furniture or garden products. He then tries to convince them that he and his crew should go home with them to completely transform their yards.
  • Josh Temple is the Home Crashers host and contractor. He hangs around big-box home improvement stores and approaches people to convince them that he and his large crew should remodel part of their home.

Would you trust someone who came up to you in a store and suggest you take him to your house so he can remodel one of your rooms? I guess I'm skeptical of a home remodel being sponsored by a TV show. I think you would have less control of the outcome, even though the results on this (and other) HGTV shows seem awesome. I'd be afraid that there would be more flash than practical for my family. But maybe just one room .... ?

Would you want Room Crashers to remodel your room?

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      while my daughter and son and law lived w/ us,(they now have their own home) some work was done but the kitchen was left alone / we really need to update and open up the area / would love the help/ please come an surprise us before I have my other hip replaced

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I have a 30 year old sunroom that came with the house It leaks its cold damp and smells moldy would like help replacing it.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Natalie ferguson

      yes please help any room or yard

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Yes in a hot second, in need of some major home repairs right "NOW " floors dropping due to water under house, husband is on disability and I'm unemployed

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      Debra Lobel 

      5 years ago from Oakland, CA

      @anonymous: I hope they find you.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      yes ,i would trust them if they were from HGTV..my favorite station !! I look for them when i,m out and about shopping...because i really need help,I have a small condo..

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      WriterJanis2 

      5 years ago

      I would love it. How cool the crew allowed you to take pictures.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      @dlobel: Thanks it would be ideal, the best part is I'm doing this hoping to surprise her she has no idea :)

    • dlobel profile imageAUTHOR

      Debra Lobel 

      5 years ago from Oakland, CA

      @anonymous: I hope you can get your mom her dream kitchen and fix the deck stairs. Wouldn't it be nice if someone from HGTV picked you out?

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Well my mother & I always watch these shows I love them they give me great ideas I was actually trying to get on the show and surprise my mom & give her an amazing accessible kitchen & back deck the home she's in is her dream home I just would love to give her a dream kitchen & a safe deck the stairs are so steep & dangerous when winter comes I've been saving up just for this

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I would trust someone from any one of the crashers shows to come up with a plan to remodel or makeover any room and/or the yard. I think they do a tremendous job each and every time. I think they listen to the homeowner and get a feel for their tastes and do an awesome job.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Yes

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      yes

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I would love for HGTV to come in and remodel a room in my house I love that show and every time I go to the hardware store I look around to see if they are there trying to get their targets so let me know when they will be in Concord NH area and I 'll be there so you can pick me LOL

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      How do I enter to win to have a room in my house done? I love the shows and everything they do. I am an avid watcher of HGTV, I love all the shows.

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      Pmoreno 

      6 years ago

      AAAABBBBSOLUTELY!!! I would love it. im a terrible decorator, but i love well decorated spaces. How would i do that. Room Crashers - come on down! Given what some of the rooms in my house look like, what do i have to lose.

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      Beverly Rodriguez 

      6 years ago from Albany New York

      Very interesting. I want my kitchen done!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I haven't seen this one but we have every imaginable reno show in Australia

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      SophiaStar LM 

      6 years ago

      I actually had a friend who had her kitchen remodeled from a show on HGTV (cannot remember the name now) she lives in LA. In truth she had to do an enormous amount of work herself in a very short period of time. It came out great but am not sure it was any easier or better than doing it yourself - perhaps a bit cheaper? Great lens:)

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      Debra Lobel 

      6 years ago from Oakland, CA

      @TreasuresBrenda: I'm going to be interested to see what is going to happen. I know my neighbors will be getting the scoop as to the "requirements" of having a "free" remodel actually costs and how much say they have in the remodel.

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      6 years ago from Canada

      The idea of a free reno is intriguing but you'd have to be willing to let all those people into your house...and sometimes you don't have any say in what they do...and sometimes you have to pay for the work or the products anyway.

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