Former Participants On Home Makeover Shows Are Revealing What Their Houses Looked Like After The Cameras Left, And It’s Shocking

Everyone loves a good home renovation show…but have you ever wondered what happens to those families after the credits roll? Do those houses that were miraculously constructed overnight actually last, or do they immediately fall apart when the camera crew leaves?

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Well last year, a Reddit thread by user u/akumamatata8080 asked: “People who’ve been on home renovation shows, how’s the house holding up?”

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Bobby Bank / WireImage / Getty Images

The thread quickly went viral, as people who have participated in TV home makeovers (or know someone who has) started sharing their experiences. And as it turns out, some of those homeowners don’t actually get the happy ending you see on screen.

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Fred Watkins / Walt Disney Television via Getty

Here are some of the top-voted answers from the thread:

1.This person received a backyard makeover that was, quite literally, shitty:

We were on a backyard

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