Home remodeling

I enjoy watching home improvement shows but one concern I have are shows that want to strip a home down or in many cases say we need to rip this or that out when a simpler solution would suffice. For awhile on “this old House” that was the solution it seemed rather than trying to save what was there.

Currently I have been watching “Holmes on Homes” and it seems his solution is to rip everything out and start fresh Now I am not ragging on Holmes but here is a video of an actual home inspector and his view of the show…

I was reading about Holmes on another site and the question arose of who pays for stripping the house totally down? Do the home owners pick up the tab or does the show because usually this runs into many thousands of dollars