How Reality Television Has Made Its Mark In Your Kitchen

How Reality Television Has Made Its Mark in Your Kitchen

There is little doubt that reality television shows have changed the way that many individuals view life. Whether it be a show about romance, survival or home improvement, many viewers tune into reality TV every week. In addition to watching interesting programs with real people, many individuals also learn new facts and ideas from reality TV shows. Perhaps the most educational of these shows are focused on home improvements, illustrating techniques from landscaping to cabinet re facing. If you’re getting ready to remodel your kitchen, consider the inspiration offered by these three popular shows.

“Trading Spaces”
While on the air, “Trading Spaces” gave two sets of homeowners $1000 and one weekend to transform a room. The show is packed with great tips for homeowners who enjoy completing do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. Professional designers demonstrate the basics of painting, interior design and cabinet re facing. Many episodes of “Trading Spaces” feature kitchen remodeling projects, which almost always add to the overall value of a house.

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”
In this inspiring show, Ty Pennington travels around the country to build homes for deserving families. During its tenure on-air, the show focused on remodeling and improving homes for individuals who were dedicated to community works, had served in the military or who retained an inspiring outlook on life despite a serious disability.

Viewers can learn many simple, effective techniques for kitchen makeovers from “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” All work on the show is completed in a short amount of time. Homeowners who need quick improvement ideas will definitely be inspired by this fast-paced program.

“Designed to Sell”
On “Designed to Sell,” hopeful house sellers are given $2000 and a work crew to transform worn-out homes into hot properties. If you are looking to sell your house, you’ll find that this show offers many great DIY tips. Many episodes of the show focus on kitchen remodels. The kitchen is generally considered the most important room in the house, so give it extra weight when evaluating what remodeling projects you will undertake.

Reality TV has changed how Americans view themselves and their homes. Thanks to popular shows such as “Trading Spaces,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and “Designed to Sell,” TV viewers can learn crucial remodeling skills. Even the simplest DIY projects can add big value to any home. Remember to focus remodeling efforts in the most popular room in your home, the kitchen.

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Nick Walz loves writing and getting involved with DIY and home improvement projects . You can contact him on Twitter @Nick_Walz.