I live in a rural area 50 miles from any home improvement store so I don't see that I will ever get a chance to be on any of the great shows unless I write to you. We live in the country outside of a small town. I love living up here and would love to have a place to entertain friends. Our "backyard" is a flat area that has a hill on the north side and a view of the mountains on the west side. It is a beautiful view if you get past the "backyard". So, I would love to give any of your Crasher teams a real challenge if they are up to it.
Aug 21, 2012, 03:30 PM
the only host I have ever seen on the boards was John DeSilvia, and that for a brief time a couple years ago. if there are any producer types visiting, they hide well. Scripps TV is not paying them to prowl here, it's a chat island for DIYers.
you will need to migrate to the "be on DIY" tab on the home page, see if any show you're interested in is remote in your general area, and apply per those instructions.
generally, if one in ten thousand folks get a chance to be part of a TV set in their home with a couple dozen trades and their equipment dodging and weaving around the 6 to 12 TV types doing their own thing, caterers poking in briefly a couple times a day, and the whole neighborhood a snarl of trucks and materials, them's is favorable odds on the casino board. the upside is for several years, your smiling faces and sweatstained shirts will be on TV, and you'll have a nice remodel for your forbearance.
I sure didn't pass the review, so wifey and I got to gut to the block, rebuild and upgrade, and do all the lifting ourselves in the basement as a result. 2-6 months turned into 1-1/2 years as a result, but we like it.
now, the flip side... DIY and other networks doing these shows mean for them to be your inspiration as well as entertainment, and their friendly sponsors would love to sell you fine stuff for it. many will even offer design assistance.
there are really three choices... do nothing and growl... spend a ton of money and get a job done... or spend some money and put a lot of sweat and effort into the project yourself, and have done it yourself at the end. around these boards, the residents have gone DIY or are currently doing it themselves.This message has been edited. Last edited by: swschrad,
sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?