- The products that go into such reality TV remodels are often provided for free, so even if they don't fit with the style of the homes, tough.
- The rooms are designed by the shows/hosts which puts limitations on the homeowners input.
- Their timelines are generally way off. For example, a host might say a bathroom remodel can be completed in 3 to 7 days. Legally, that's not feasible. (Ever try getting an inspection done?)
- Costs are way out of whack because labor is provided by the homeowners, their friends and contractors looking for free advertising.
As I see it, #4 is the big eye-opener for DIYer's inspired to take on such a job. So, how long does a REAL bathroom remodel take? Twenty to 30 days, and that's done by professionals. To see the entire process (in this case 24 days) compacted into just 6:31 minutes, watch this video: