TV and film writers may decide to strike, and if they do, I’d like to do my part by coming up with ideas for new home shows.
Here are new home shows I’d like to see:
• Contractors’ Challenge: This show would be like Designers’ Challenge, but with contractors. I mean, it’s finding a contractor that is so difficult, right? During the show, the homeowners start out with some ideas for the remodel they’d like to do, or complete plans, and get presentations from three contractors on how each company would go about creating that remodel. The homeowners choose the contractor they like best and who is most competent, and we follow along to see how the job goes.
• Cheapskate Remodeling: In this show, homeowners try to do their remodels for the very least amount of money possible. They might have a "cheapskate coach" to help them find salvaged, discontinued, slightly damaged and free items from Ebay, Craigslist, the Recycler and the side of the road to put together their remodel. Based on what I’ve discovered from reporting on remodeling for 17 years, I believe this show would be a monumental hit!
Any more ideas? What new home show would you like to see?