Trading Spaces site writer says “about 25 percent hate it or can’t live with it.”

Trading Spaces site writer says “about 25 percent hate it or can’t live with it.”
Homeowners who loathed the work the Trading Spaces designers did in their rooms bitch to the Washington Post. Kim Riggles, a homeowner turned writer for the Homeowner Updates section of the show’s site, says that “only about 25 percent hate it or can’t live with.” She says she hears that “designers are working with cheaper products, cheaper fabrics to stay within budgets.” The Post talks to homeowners who either hated their rooms or changed them back or both, including the woman whose fireplace Hildi glued glass beads to.
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Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.