Ok y'all, having read all these posts, I had to watch. I've set the DVR to catch as many as possible. So far, I've seen two.
First one was the couple adding the bedroom/bathroom in the attic. I have to give them props for at least knowing when they ran into a problem to call for help. It could have been a lot worse. I still don't understand why they would have disconnected their toilet early. As others have said, why would they move it? And if you are going to move it, why not wait until it could be reconnected upstairs? And what did they put in the downstairs bath? I just do not understand that whole thing.
Now, I LOVED the look that she gave him when she wanted to delay the drywall guy. Boy, if looks could kill. I had to roll that back and watch it again.
But I do have to say that the upstairs bathroom was underwhelming once it was done. For all the work they did, and all the money they spent, it was not much more than a strictly utilitarian space. Not much style.
The second one was the two girls who haven't learned to housebreak their pets. Good lord, some people just should not be allowed to own pets. It's really not that hard to housebreak a pet. It just takes consistency.
They were actually a ton of fun to watch. All you have to do when removing carpet is cut it into 2-3 foot wide strips, roll each strip up and tie them with rope or strips of cloth, like an old sheet. That way they are easy to carry. Trying to remove that whole carpet would be nearly impossible...and watching them drag it to the street was a hoot.
I was ASTOUNDED at what they had to put down as a deposit. Good god, in Ohio that is a house downpayment. Here we just had to put down one month's rent. I don't think I'll be moving to CA anytime soon. I'd have to sell a kidney.
The rest of the ep was fun, but what killed me was the tag at the end when the card said they spent $3000 to save $6000. And then informed us that they could have had carpet laid for $500. Installed. I laughed so hard my sides hurt. Because when they said that they had spent $2500 on the laminate flooring, I looked at my SO and said, "Why not just have new carpet laid? Wouldn't that be a lot cheaper?". So when the show put that card up, I died.
I still have one recorded, The Lee Project, where a couple guts and remodels their kitchen. This one looks like a good time. I need to see the rest of these. They are fun!
Edited by Jeaux35, Jan 30, 2009 @ 3:20 PM.