At some point or another, I'm sure we all wished our house could undergo a renovation at the hands of HGTV's biggest stars. However, getting your house featured on the network is no easy task. Hidden Potential's Jasmine Roth recently took to her blog to explain what boxes a home renovation project must check off to be considered. She teased her newly-published blog post on Instagram yesterday.
In a post titled Why Your House Can’t Be on HGTV on JasmineRoth.com, she highlights the key reasons why certain properties don't stand a chance. Here are her top reasons as to why your home won't make the cut.
There isn't a production company "casting" in your area
Roth explains that properties are only considered when a production company is in the area and actively looking. Or as she refers to it "the stars have to align." Even if you live in an area where a major HGTV show is based, you can't just submit your story to the network unless it’s in response to a specific casting call in which you meet all the parameters.
Your project/renovation has too long of a timeline
"Because we’re making a TV show, we have to follow all the construction and progress on camera," Roth explains. Therefore, if the project can't be completed in a couple of weeks like most HGTV shows allot, it's won't be considered for TV.
You have too big of a budget
Roth explains that if a homeowner has a huge budget to invest in their home, it might be too complex of a project. "Similar to the timeline, if a project has too many moving parts, it’s impossible to follow it in a half-hour or 1-hour show," she writes, adding that projects with budgets over $150,000 tend to not make the cut." Leave it to TV to make you feel bad about saving your money and investing it into your house."
Your expectations are too high
From personal experience, Roth says she's rejected clients for her show because they had unrealistic expectations. While she's all for ambitious clients, she notes that " if I tell a family that something isn’t going to be possible and they don’t seem to believe me, that’s a big red flag that they’re going to be problem clients."
She ends the blog post thanking all her fans that have ever applied to be her show. For those whose submissions were rejected, she encourages them to keep trying.
Next month, Roth will return in a new series titled Help! I Wrecked My House, where she and her team will rescue various homeowners from their DIY disasters. Not only will they bring success to these failed reno projects, but provide clients a job with impeccable style.
Help! I Wrecked My House premieres on HGTV on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 8|7c.
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