Desperate for a new HGTV show to enjoy during your time at home? Worried about how the quarantine might get in the way of any new renovation content? Want to be on HGTV yourself? We’ve got exciting news that addresses all three.
HGTV is about to launch a new show inspired by the coronavirus pandemic. “With a stay-at-home state of mind redefining our lives at this moment in history, HGTV is bringing design home — literally — in a groundbreaking self-shot TV series, Design at Your Door,” said the network. “Casting starts now.”
The crux of the show is this: Homeowners will present their home improvement needs, and HGTV designers will address them. Just like so many current shows. But this one has a twist.
“Working completely remotely, our design pros will guide participants on how to make a huge improvement in one room, in just a few days — with some satisfying surprises along the way,” they said.
Said Jane Latman, president of HGTV: “We’re all looking for ways to stay happy and connected, and a series like this feels right, right now. We’re spending a lot of time at home and all around us are those ‘to-do’s’ that we can no longer ignore. The great news is that if you want help, HGTV is ready with the trusted experts who can guide you from start to finish. Through technology, you can invite them into your home, show them your challenge, and we will send the solution to your front door.”
How it works
“The network is looking to cast individuals who are comfortable with working remotely and are tech-savvy, as they will have to communicate via video chats with the HGTV expert,” said House Beautiful. “This person must be willing to share their journey on video, too. HGTV will provide the homeowner with a device to record as well as a surprise package of personalized design elements to help them on their journey. Lastly, this person has to be motivated, as they will only have a few days to tackle this project.”
Possible projects could include everything from “overhauling a boring kid’s bedroom to transforming an unused screened porch into a functional homework space,” according to The Futon Critic. “Throughout the season, eager homeowners will follow the expert’s advice to make over their spaces one step at a time. The families include a firefighter, an ER nurse, a cafeteria worker and several parents who are simultaneously remote working and homeschooling their children. Now the families must navigate the added challenges of spouses working together on home projects, kids acting as camera operators and pets vying for attention.”
Participating designers include:
• David Bromstad (My Lottery Dream Home and the first Deign Star winner
• Tiffany Brooks (HGTV Smart Home 2020)
• Tamara Day (Bargain Mansions)
• Dave and Jenny Marrs (Fixer to Fabulous)
• Alison Victoria (Windy City Rehab
• Grace Mitchell (One of a Kind)
• Orlando Soria (Build Me Up)
In addition, Maureen McCormick and Eve Plumb from The Brady Bunch and A Very Brady Renovation will participate.
How to get on the show
Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? “If you’ve got a room in your home that just isn’t working for your family and needs a little love, we want to hear about it,” they said. Interested homeowners can send an email with their story and photos of the room they wish to transform to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit HGTV.com/beonhgtv for more info.