Aloha Builds (DIY Network)

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Aloha Builds (DIY Network) – Premieres 10th September

Property renovation show that’s fronted by the brother and sister team of David and Michelle Jaime, who get hired to do up some homes in their native Hawaii.

In the episode the pair start by heading off to meet their new clients who are in need of help sprucing up their home. And after David and Michelle are shown around the property, they walk through what they plan to do, then crack on with the renovation.

During the build the duo explain how some items are fabricated there to save money on the heavy import costs of getting stuff in from the US, and follows them sourcing some reclaimed materials as they go through the usual renovation show gubbins. Then at the end of the show David and Michelle show the owners around the finished build and there is much oohing and ahhing.

For a renovation show is does exactly what you expect, and doesn’t really have anything that makes it stand out from similar programmes. Altogether this would only be of interest to those that really like this type of programming.

2.2/10

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Stay Here (Netflix)

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Stay Here (Netflix) – Premieres 17th August

A renovation show that features folks who own a second property and are having trouble in renting it out. Hosted by interior designer Genevieve Gorder and estate agent expert Peter Lorimer, the pair head out to help the owners restyle their property and help improve the advertising to attract more business.

The show kicks off with the pair meeting the owners, where they are taken around the place they are looking out rent out. And after highlighting what needs to be changed, they find out what amount they are wanting to make and how it compares to other places in the area.

The duo then begin with the renovation, where after taking the owners to a few places to by custom fittings, they finish off a problem free build before presenting it to the clients.

As the build is going on, Genevieve and Peter take the owners to various locations near the property to highlight the things they should be recommending that their building is near. Along with teaching them the basic rules of being a successful rentor, as well as showing them the best ways to increase interest via the internet.

The show is similar to Backyard Goldmine in the way it helps the owners get a property ready for rental. Those with this it does go into slightly more detail regarding the the online sides and the tips to help increase business. While the show does give a different angle to the usual renovation shows it’s still one that would only be of interest to those that like that sort of programming.

2.7/10

 

Rustic Rehab (HGTV)

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Rustic Rehab (HGTV) – Premieres 16th August

Based in Paradise, California, this is renovation show that follows the married team of David and Chenoa Rivera as they buy, renovate and sell a property.

Kicking off with the pair heading to a new property they’ve purchased, David and Chenoa go through the house highlighting what needs to be done, while pricing up the cost. Then at the end of the survey work out the totals, how much they could sell it for and the estimate cost.

The show then moves on the duo starting the renovation with their construction team, and as they go through the build discover hidden problems that add to the bill. And as well as the problems occurred, shows the pair changing their plan mid-build to get the rooms in the best shape for a quick sell.

At the end of the renovation David and Chenoa go through the pricing, highlighting how much over budget they went and working out a new price where they can come out with a decent profit. Then the couple show prospective buyers around the property, where they show off how the house now looks compared to how it was at the beginning. And after it finishes off by showing the final costs and how much they finally sold the house for.

The show is similar to other renovation programmes such as Rustic Renovations, with it keeping to the tried and tested format. Overall it does what you expect, and if you enjoy these types of show then it’s more of the same.

2.5/10

 

Music City Fix (HGTV)

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Music City Fix (HGTV) – Premieres 7th June

Standard house flipping shenanigans where married couple and business partners, Kortney and Dave Wilson, buy up a run down house in a desirable part of Nashville, do it up, then sell it on.

It starts off with the pair turning up to the house that’s up for sale, where they go through the property, listing what needs to be done and their initial plans on the remodelling. And after buying the home the pair do the sums of the renovation, listing how much it cost, their predicted expenses for the job and what they aim to sell it for.

Before Kortney, Dave and their team begin work on the property, they go through the new place of the house and what work they will be doing. It then goes into the usual property show stuff, where they find unexpected problems with the building or that the items they purchased need to be customised on the fly to fit where they need to go.

After the renovation is finished the pair then go through each room, highlighting the work that has been carried out, and showing a before and after. Then it cuts away showing how much that was spent and the price they managed to sell it for.

For this type of show it’s the usual run-of-the-mill format. So it you like programmes like Carolina Reno, Flip or Flop: Nashville, & Northwest Revival, this is more of the same.

2.2/10

Renovation Realities: Dale Jr & Amy (DIY Network)

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Renovation Realities: Dale Jr & Amy (DIY Network) – Premieres 2nd June

A property renovation show, where after announcing retirement from NASCAR, Dale Earnhart Jr and his interior designer wife Amy purchased a rundown property in Key West for them to renovate.

After finding out the building regulations they have to work within, the pair reveal the plans they have in modernising the house. Then after going through how the layout will be changed, the show begins to follow them and they start working on the property.

As soon as they start the demo, the pair begin to find a multitude of problems that they didn’t expect but are quickly sorted. And by the end of the programme it has the couple standing in front of the fully complete house even though the show has barely shown then doing anything but tearing down the old interior.

The programme then gives brief highlights of the series which will be following them has they work on the house. Where you assume it’ll cover the finished rooms they were strolling through. The show is basically the same as Renovation Realities: Ben And Ginger but with a new couple, and while the random reveals do come across as confusing, format wise it’s along the same tracks as Mark and Derek’s Excellent Flip.

2.4/10

Hidden Potential (HGTV)

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Hidden Potential (HGTV) – Premieres 15th May – Renewed

A home renovation show where builder/designer Jasmine Roth specialises on working on generic new build homes, as she customises the building to the owners needs.

It begins with Jasmine meeting up with her new clients, where they show her around the house, pointing out what they’d like to be included. Then Jasmine runs through her plans on how she’ll implement the changes.

After the design is shown Jasmine and her team then set about renovating the building. Where along with what she had planed, Jasmine adds some additional design elements. All the while dishing out some hints and tips on the various things they are working on.Then when everything is finished the owners are shown their new and improved home to much rejoicing.

As home improvement shows goes, it’s pretty much more of the same.

2.1/10

Lawn & Order (DIY Network)

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Lawn & Order (DIY Network) – Premieres 12th May

A home renovation show where landscapers Sara Bendrick and Chris Lambton cold call people selling their house, and offer to help increase the value of their home by doing up the front of their property.

It starts off with Sara and Chris stalking a residential area for homes that are up for sale, where they then settle on a property that needs its exterior sprucing up. Where the show then puts up the average house price along with what the owners are looking for.

After talking the occupants into accepting their help, they go through what they would want to do to improve the look of the property with the promise that it will increase the value.

The show then follows the pair as they landscape the front garden and repair the external aspects of the house. Where along the way they give out tips and the design reasoning behind what they are carrying out. Then when their work is complete the owners give their verdict before the show reveals the new property valuation.

As DIY shows go it is one of the more unique premises, and it does end up showing more tips than other similar shows, making more interesting watch. Though while it does have a top notch pun as a title, it’s still one for those who really like home improvement shows.

2.8/10