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Dec 04, 2013, 09:29 AM
Sparky617
Fun if implausible poll
Traffic is slow here at DIY so here is a poll to generate a little traffic for our overlords at DIY.<BR><BR>Which, if any, Home Improvement host would you most like to work with on your home if given the chance? Discuss in the comments.<BR><BR>With so many options maybe we need a bracket system.Which TV show host would you most like to work with on a project at your own house? Discuss in comments.Bryan - Leave it to Bryan, Disaster DIY and othersMike HolmesThe This Old House CrewAhmed Hassan - Yard CrashersAmy Matthews - Renovation Raiders and othersJason Cameron - Man Caves and othersMatt Muenster - Bath Crashers and othersJosh Temple - Disaster House and othersJonathan and Drew Scott - The Property BrothersScott McGillivray - Income Property and othersHilary and Crew - LIOLIJillian and Crew - LIOLI 2


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Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.

My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Dec 04, 2013, 09:36 AM
Sparky617
I'll start. I'd love to work with Bryan. Mike Holmes would be high on the list, though he thinks a little to highly of himself for my tastes. Both do nice work. I'd love to spend a week with Norm in the New Yankee Workshop building some furniture. Towards the end the show became so implausible for the average home hobbyist because he must have had a quarter million dollars worth of power tools in the NYW. I'd love to see him do it with a table saw, jointer, drill press, power miter, lathe and a normal stationary belt sander not the 3' wide one. Stuff a normal home hobbyist would have in their shop. Towards the end it was like he was running a commercial production shop.

I wouldn't let any of the crasher shows come within 100 yards of my house. The work is rushed to meet a deadline and corners are cut.

My wife would opt for Drew and Jonathan or Scott.


General Disclaimer

Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.

My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Dec 04, 2013, 11:47 AM
redoverfarm
I would second Bryan. Common approach to projects. Mike likes to Sub out every aspect so I doubt that I could afford him.
Dec 04, 2013, 02:54 PM
swschrad
and you don't see subs with Bryan?

what are the percentages that host would be in your area? based on that, I'd go with Amy Matthews. both Bryan and Mike are too far Up Nort', eh, to be knocking on my door. no donut place nearby, either.


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Dec 04, 2013, 03:06 PM
Sparky617
SWS,
The whole Renovations Realities ruins Amy for me. She does win the hotness award at DIY though.

Bryan seems like a fun guy. And the poll was which one would you like to have work on YOUR house. So they'd come to you in this hypothetical project.


General Disclaimer

Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.

My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Dec 04, 2013, 03:46 PM
nona
The "This old house "crew does good work, and I would love to have them come in and work on my home, with me alongside, to learn, but only if they leave "pretty boy " O'Conner ' in Mass.
Holmes would be OK, but like someone said, " He would be way too expensive. But , if I had major problems, he might be the man to go to
Everyone else can stay where they are. I could never understand why their primary tool is a sledge hammer. Removing a cabinet is more easily accomplished with a screw driver than with a sledge. And the cabinet can be used in a garage or sold

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Dec 04, 2013, 07:25 PM
Jaybee
Well, I listed Ahmed, but only because he's the only one on the list that I've actually worked with. That, plus my house doesn't need much work, but my yard sure could use some help. And Ahmed does know landscaping.

But my real answer would be whichever one has the best build crew.


Jaybee
Dec 04, 2013, 09:27 PM
SturdyNail
Bryan gets my top vote because I think I could actually learn from him. He's a funny guy with impressive skills and experience without being excessive in his approaches.

There are a few that were not on the list that I would have considered. I like John DeSilvia from "Rescue My Renovation", because, although he doesn't have Bryan's humor, he seems to have a similar, realistic, approach.
Also, I like Kayleen McCabe. She's a little goofy and fun, but does good work and has a good eye.

Feel free to send Amy Matthews, Anitra Mecadon, or Nicole Curtis over.
My wife would be rooting for Bryan, Matt Muenster, and Ahmed Hassan.

Actually, I've got work for any and all of them :-)

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Dec 04, 2013, 11:33 PM
GardenSprite
I'd go for John DeSilvia as well; I like his style. Holmes would be a candidate, but he seems less personable and jovial, and a bit too rigid.

The TOH crew would be exhaustively thorough and could work as long as the landscaper didn't come. We'd definitely clash on landscaping issues.

Surprisingly, I would also enjoy working with Nicole because of her interest in renovation. At least she wouldn't bring in a lot of sterile modern applicances that I would dislike.

But she'd probably cause a traffic jam as I'm sure the guys who zoom back and forth on my street would have trouble keeping their eyes on the road if she wore one of her tank tops.

However, I'd wouldn't let her bring her chain saw.

I've never watched Bryan - somehow I must have missed that show.

But everyone could leave the sledge hammers and smash it up attitudes at home. I prefer to save and repurpose if at all possible. My garage is begging for cabinets.
Dec 05, 2013, 10:13 AM
mruffruff
I'd love to work with Nicole Curtis! I especially like the attitude of "repurpose everything", buy used and street pick ups. My kind of gal.
Dec 05, 2013, 10:42 AM
GardenSprite
As long as this is an implausible topic, I'd refocus the high end nonessential yard additions to something more practical and usable.
Dec 05, 2013, 11:24 AM
swschrad
you don't want a rusty wall of holes in the middle of your koi pond/waterfall/spa/water polo course?

upsize the koi so you play water polo on dolphins (an old Photoshop from contributor "SirRobin" on somethingawful.com), and I'd invite the whole network talent pool over.


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Dec 05, 2013, 12:23 PM
Frodo
norm hands down,, then mike holmes, if he promises to keep his arm in a sling, he pats himself on the back so much i would be afraid of having to pay workmens comp
norm is a respected craftsmen
mike knows what hes doing,

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