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HGTV Confirms What We Suspected All Along About Home Renovation Shows
HGTV hosts some of the most popular home renovation shows and is listed by Variety as the ninth most-watched network of 2021. However, questions around new property taxes, furnishing costs, and long-term sustainability are often raised by audience members, and HGTV has finally revealed truths about the logistics of how these shows really work for homeowners.
The network confessed, "We do not cover the cost of the homeowners' temporary living arrangements." They also do not cover the cost of renovations and decor pieces, however, HGTV said homeowners are "given the opportunity to purchase the furnishings and décor used for the staging. What they don’t purchase is removed from the home."
It is slightly disappointing to hear that much of the show isn’t real. The good news is the permanent renovations remain intact after filming and the homeowner can live happily in their dream home.