When we first see the house, it’s usually crammed with evidence of family life…tons of toys, not enough storage space and too many furniture items. So the idea is that two “professionals” will come in; one of them promises to redo the home to make it “work” and make the owners fall in love with it again and the other professional is a real estate agent who promises to find them the perfect house to meet their growing needs.
In the end, they will either “Love it” or “List it” for sale.
Okay, this is my peeve about today’s episode. A family of four, Mom, Dad and two kids live in this house that they’ve obviously out grew and it’s a mess. Toys are everywhere. Launder and some folded clothes are on almost every available surface on the lower level, Kitchen table included….well, and you get my point.
The professional added a top and bottom washer and dryer with a couple of extra cabinets for storage space in their already tiny laundry room and made it appear like an open and functioning laundry room. She also gave the entire house a fresh brand new coat of bright paint and stored all of the toys elsewhere with some added cabinets for storage space. Meanwhile the real estate agent showed the parents some really beautiful spacious homes, with both outside and inside beauty.
Once the old home has, basically been CLEANED, the owners must decide what to do.
Why-oh-why, would anyone choose to stay in a house that we, the viewers know the house may look nicer, because it’s been cleaned and stuff actually put away, but it’s still too freaking small for that family. We also know that they’ve proved to us that they are just a messy family (which to some of us happens when you have kids). Don’t they know they will never be able to keep it looking that way? Lifestyle will simply put them back to where they were before the “Love it or List show” came to town.
Am I right? Let’s face it, other than my sister in law whose home ALWAYS look like Better Homes and Garden no matter the time of day, who lives in the same model house they moved into that looked like the day they moved into the day they bought it 3 years later?
But wait! There’s more! The owners put in $25,000 of their own money to help renovate and improve the home. After all was said and done, the house appraised for $60,000 more than the original listing price. Why on earth wouldn’t you sell that small house and purchase a new one for everything you want in a house?
Clearly, I don’t get it.