Several Home Owners Sound Off On Renovation Nightmares from TV Show Couple (VIDEO)
This is something that my wife actually told me about just a few days ago.
I don’t watch a lot of TV so I’m not familiar with a lot of shows that are on, but I do know the names Chip and Joanna Gaines. The couple launched their own TV network called Magnolia Network and one of the shows on the network was called “Home Work”.
The show featured Andy and Candis Meredith, a couple that renovates homes. But there is more than meets the eye here.
Three participants on the show have come forward with allegations of a poor working experience with the couple and detailed the entire process. In separate, lengthy posts on Instagram, they shared their frustration, hardship and financial burdens with the public.
Aubry Bennion told her story about working with Andy, Candis and the Magnolia Network in a series of 17 Instagram posts, complete with photo evidence and screen caps of text exchanges, where she outlined what was promised to her and all the ways that those promises were allegedly broken.
Bennion explained that she met with everyone from the show and described what she wanted for her kitchen, estimating that it would cost $40,000 to $50,000. However, she said Candis argued it could all be done for $20,000. By the time cameras rolled, Bennion was happy to bump that up to $25,000 for a renovation she was told would take three to four weeks.
“I had a week to box up and clear out my entire kitchen and utility room and be prepared to live without a kitchen and laundry room for three weeks,” she wrote on Instagram.
Honestly, it sort of reminds me of Ty Pennington and the show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition back when that show was still on TV.
If you’re don’t remember, Pennington and his crew would show up at someone’s house and offer to make it amazing in an extremely short amount of time. I don’t recall exactly how long, but if I recall correctly, it would be days or maybe a week that they would work on the house.
Now granted, they did have a ton of people out there working on the project, but still, there had to be some shortcuts taken in order to get it accomplished in time.
I used to work in new construction as a real estate agent and I’m very familiar with the building process and how much time it takes to do various things and how there is an order to what can be done.
As it turned out, there were several people who did complain about their homes afterward.
Andy and Candis have since responded to the accusations in a joint statement shared on social media, claiming there are “two sides to every story” while denying the allegations, but when you have several people accusing you of the same thing, it’s more difficult to say that this didn’t happen. The work can speak for itself.