Bargain Mansions (DIY Network)

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Bargain Mansions (DIY Network) – Premieres 7th November

Property renovation shenanigans where Tamara Day buys up large houses on the cheap, then after some quick renovating sells on the property for a profit.

Like similar shows such as Mark and Derek’s Excellent Flip and Renovation Realities: Ben And Ginger this shares the format of following certain parts of the house being renovated in each episode. Though with this it’s doesn’t go into the details of what and how the restyling is achieved, but more with Tamara explaining her plans, a brief couple of shots of her team working on the house, then ending with Tamara showing her friends around the house explain what she has done.

For a renovation show it’s on the basic side of the genre and pretty forgettable.

2.3/10

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Vintage Rehab (DIY Network)

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Vintage Rehab (DIY Network) – Premieres 6th September

Renovation show where Pittsburgh native Ally Mahon helps out folks whose period homes are in of a spruce up. It starts off with Ally meeting up with the owners of the house and being shown the areas that need renovating, and the budget they have for the job.

From there Ally draws up plans she has on reworking the areas, and then gets her team of builders in to start on the renovation. Like other similar shows such as Stone House Revival and Rustic Renovations, there’s the usual unexpected discoveries that occur which have implementations on the designs, the rectifying of such problems and the reveal to the delighted owners.

If you like property renovation shows then this is more of the same.

2.3/10

Ultimate Retreat (DIY Network)

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Ultimate Retreat (DIY Network) – Premieres 7th August

Renovation show where DIY Network hosts take on a lakeside retreat room by room as they remodel the house in preparation for it to become a prize for one of the channels viewers.

The set up for the show is similar to Welcome Back Potter and Mark and Derek’s Excellent Flip as each episode focuses of a certain section of the house. During the episode the hosts go through explaining on a couple of the techniques they use in the construction and and other general DIY show type tips.

All-in-all it’s another run-of-mill property show

2.2/10

Amazing Space (DIY Network)

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Amazing Space (DIY Network) – Premieres 12th July

Renovation show where builder Eric Griffin heads off to a property where the owner is in need of their home being a little more spacious. After checking out the building Eric and his team then go about remodelling the place, freeing up the space and delighting the owner when they see the results.

It’s a 20 minute show does exactly what you’d expect.

2.5/10

Rustic Renovations (DIY Network)

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Rustic Renovations (DIY Network) – Premieres 11th July

Builder brothers Chase and Brock go about renovating old homes and cabins to modernise them with keeping the old features and the like intact.

The show goes through the usual set up where after being shown around the property, come up with a plan for the renovation, then go about their business while occasionally tormenting one of their crew. At the end the clients are show their new and improved property with much ooohhhing and ahhhing.

It’s pretty much identical to another renovation show you can think of though the two brothers make it more interesting watch to something like the Flip or Flop shows.

3.1/10

Docked Out (DIY Network)

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Docked Out (DIY Network) – Premieres 1st May

Riverside construction shenanigans where a husband and wife run firm meet up with a client, who they give their requirements for what they want in a dock and waterside living space.

After getting the brief the show follows the construction of the dock, where it first shows the plan on what they want to achieve. It then follows the construction where they run into some unique problems that need to be dealt with, as well as modifying the plan on the fly to bring in some custom features.

Like the usual building show, after everything it finished the clients are shown around, where they ooh and ahh at their new dock and are generally pleased as punch. in the end it’s a bog standard property development programme.

2.2/10

Renovation Realities: Ben And Ginger (DIY Network)

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Renovation Realities: Ben And Ginger (DIY Network) – Premieres 6th May

Renovations show where Ginger a TV meteorologist, and her husband Ben a daytime TV reporter, have decided to move out of New York and buy a house in the suburbs.

To work in their budget they buy a place that’s in need of a complete renovation, so along with occasional help from their folks, get a team of builders in who do the majority of the work while Ginger and Ben do a couple of small pieces of DIY.

As the programme focuses on the dealing with once area of the house at a time it’s reminiscent to Holmes + Holmes and Welcome Back Potter, but with the hosts having an almost complete lack of building skills.

2.8/10