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Bad Home Advice That Was Dished Out On Fixer Upper
The first season of Fixer Upper was filled with design highs and lows, and Episode 6 exemplifies this fact. While hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines were able to fully renovate a run-down 1913 house, they also installed a faux fireplace mantle with what appears to be a bird’s nest inside, which felt strange and out of place.
The Fake Fireplace
Chip Gaines seems to knock down many walls in "Fixer Upper," and after watching him do so even while sitting on a toilet, some fans may conclude that this is an easy task. In reality, tearing down walls is dangerous, difficult, and sometimes not worth it, so it’s best to consult with a remodeling company before deciding.
Knocking Down Walls
In Season 3, Episode 1, Chip and Joanna Gaines renovated a historic home once visited by Eleanor Roosevelt into a 21st-century space. However, Joanna's decision to install tables suspended from the ceiling with wire rope was less than practical, as balancing items on the surface proved difficult.
Floating Bedside Tables
While she usually creates a homey effect in the houses she renovates, Joanna Gaines' home staging went overboard in Season 2, Episode 8 of "Fixer Upper." Her use of a vintage book as a coaster for tulips and stacked wooden frames at crooked angles proved that too much staging can just look plain awkward.
Home Staging
Some phrases that have appeared on signs in "Fixer Upper" just don’t feel right. In Season 1, Episode 7, the phrase "Today is a good day for a good day" is awkwardly hung on the wall facing the entryway, and in Season 1, Episode 11, a bold, black sign that simply reads "Home" felt impersonal and off-putting.
Weird Signage