Am I the only one who thinks that some of the houses are too "Extreme".
Some of the houses are way to big and the rooms to "themey". The houses are nice and all but lets face it some of the houses do not match the area they are built in. Ie: the epsidoe that aired on 3/25/07 for the Wilson family. It looks like the house was built in a trailer park. I know if one of my neighbors got a "home edition" house and they built the typical house, it would lookbe out of place.
Also the rooms for most of the kids are way overdone. Kids grow and a Spiderman room will not be right anymore, or a firetruck bed will get outgrown, what then?? Do they come back and redo the rooms for a preteen, then later for a teenager??
I would rather see the rooms nicely decorated and timeless. They can make a bedroom that would take the small child through the teen years without having to do a major redecorating. Maybe it is my frugal upbringing, but I was taught to reuse/recyle well before it became policitally correct. Why don't they reuse more of the family's furniture/belongings.
One last thing, does anyone know if there is anything from stoping the family from selling the house and buying something else?? I have seen some episodes that show that the builders buy off the mortgage, and due fund raisers to help the family, however,who pays for the utilities,property tax and up keep, on these huge houses. Some of the families can barely keep food on the table how are they going to pay for all the expenses related to owning a large house.
I would like to see them do a nice modern ranch or 2 floor colonial for a change. Why don't they ever pick an average American family who already owns a house, but like most are just making ends meet, and don't have the extra money needed to remodel/ repair the houses. ie: add a second floor to a small house with a growing family living in it, or remodel an older house updating the plumbing and electrical. etc. That is what I thought the concept was when it first aired years ago.
Well enough ranting I guess. I do like the show, but find it to be a little to overdone at times.