Things HGTV Lied to Us About

By Staff Writer

The HGTV network is designed for both hopeful future homeowners and existing homeowners alike. Whether you are shopping around for a new home and want to know what you can get for your money, or already own a home and are looking for some help in terms of décor or renovation tips, HGTV has a show for you. And sure, sometimes these shows can be helpful for finding ideas or if you just want to live vicariously through someone else – but that’s where it ends.

What if we told you that everything HGTV has told us was a lie? Okay, maybe not everything, but there are certain misconceptions and outright lies that HGTV has been telling its viewers again and again. It’s one thing to watch HGTV for its entertainment value, but don’t sit in front of your television expected to be educated. The only fact is that HGTV is just as fake as any other reality show. It’s storytelling in another form.

Suffice to say, many of HGTV’s lies can be downright harmful to DIYers, and for those on the market to buy or sell their home. Some of these lies may shock you, given the number of times they’ve been repeated but it’s time you were aware. Here are 15 things HGTV lied to us about. Take the red pill and discover the truth for yourself.