A House Blogger Puts the Real Back in “Reality” on HGTV’s House Hunters

hgtv house hunters fake A House Blogger Puts the Real Back in Reality on HGTVs House Hunters
We get swept up in the drama of reality shows which are anything but real and for many of us we take the skepticism of what might not be “real” and tuck it away so we can revel in the joy of a good story that might not be totally accurate. It’s entertainment and as established news networks and media tend to shape the news to make a great story so do these shows which never claim to be “real” in the first place.
The house blog Hooked on Houses has shared a readers experience on the HGTV show House Hunters and everyone is shocked! Yes, many of the situations are staged but it’s not harming anyone unless you think that we are damaged by really believing you would buy the small one bedroom that is 20k over your budget.
I appreciate the expose that the house blogger Bobi from Western Warmth has offered but unless you’ve never watched a reality television show before it should be hardly shocking that a different narrative to your story was told and that elements of your story had to be recreated.
Are you surprised that the reality shows on HGTV or the DIY Network aren’t always telling the truth? Does it matter to you?

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Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
  • dimyselfer

    It doesn’t look like the cross bars were utilized. Are they not necessary?

  • dimyselfer

    Also, no vapor barrier -? – is this also not necessary with this type of insulation?

    • http://www.charlesandhudson.com Charles & Hudson

      We aren’t sure. Best to shoot an email to the houseblogger and ask. This photo isn’t the final product.

  • Dan79102

    To make this insulation more efficient you need to put some type of backing like thin ply wood or even a cardboard type material. To encapsulate the cavity and will enhance the R factor of the material.

  • Dan79102

    Most places no longer use vapor barrier. After years of installing it they opended old walls and found moisture/condensation had formed in the wall. Places like Alaska still use it but Washington State, California and Texas I know for sure no longer use it nor require it.

  • Dan79102

    The cross bars or stay rods or tiger teeth can be used but normally they have a kraft facing that is adhered to it on the sheet rock side. But if you wanted to put tiger teeth behind thats fine. But the sheeting to encapsulate it is the way International code/LEEDS is recommending now