Home TV: Week in Review

Interested in relieving basement and bonus-room boredom? Or averting disastrous bathrooms?

We pick up your home-improvement TV-watching slack to bring you up-to-speed on this week's episodes of "Designed to Sell," "Holmes on Homes," "Divine Design" and more.

Here's what you missed....

"Designed to Sell"(HGTV Weeknights 6/5c)
You've got to spend money to make money, especially in the real estate world. The "Designed to Sell" team gives home owners a mere $2,000 budget to transform their tired house into a hot property. The team takes to Los Angeles and partners with designer Lisa LaPorta in order to add value to a boring bonus room.

"Divine Design" (HGTV Saturdays 8/7c)
Guess what? Designer Candice Olson and crew transform a neglected basement into a cozy family room. Their goal is to turn the room intoa comfortable spot where they could hang out with friends, play their musical instruments, and spend quality time together. Know what? It happens -- it really happens. Better yet, the room is transformed beyond their expectations. Much rejoicing.

"Holmes on Homes" (HGTV Sundays 9/8c)
Toxic bathroom troubles! A couple moved into a brand new subdivision two years ago. In the duration they've had four bathtubs replaced. (Sounds like the making of an elaborate algebra problem.) The builder stands by the conclusion that
the tubs were installed correctly, though each time the tubs were replaced they were installed in the same way. Eight tubs later, the homeowners get fed up and call Mike Holmes to get to the bottom of the problem. Holmes comes to the rescue.

"My First Place" (HGTV Tuesdays and Thursdays 8/7c)
A couple looks for a first place in the trendy Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. Conflict: They can't find a place large enough for under $220,000. When they finally find something in their price range they're horrified when the inspector discovers a hot water heater perched above the bathroom ceiling. Trouble! All is resolved when their realtor comes up with an innovative solution at the last minute. Thank god!

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home TV updates or episode reviews of HGTV's "Selling New York" and "Tough as Nails."

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