The HGTV'd series is a show produced by the Home & Garden Television cable television network that operates out of the United States and Canada. The series features remodels with an aim to improve the homes of those who enter to win a visit from an HGTV design star.
Each episode features a designer traveling across the country to surprise fans with an over-the-top makeover. Participants apply to be on the show by sending in a 3 to 4 minute video featuring themselves and the space they would like redone.
Participants are chosen after every application is reviewed for a specific region. However, the location could be changed if the producers choose to select a particularly interesting fan. They usually feature elements like large rooms that could be transformed within a limited time frame and always deal with design, as opposed to infrastructure remodeling.
Known for being a family-oriented show, each episode aims to make big, bold statements, like great rooms where families can gather. A typical episode might include a Design Star show winner uncluttering a family room so that the family can better use it as it was intended. For example, a boy's nursery was changed into a more appropriate multipurpose room, where everyone in the family could enjoy the space. The existing nursery's potential was lost as a room overflowing with toys, books and mismatched, uncomfortable furniture. Because of this, the space was treated more like a storage room than a living space.
The room also did not reflect the occupant's eclectic taste. Using a stylist's eye, a designer transformed the space using bold, bright colors, comfortable furnishings and other artistic touches. A vibrant wallpaper might be added to create a gallery style artful statement.
The show features instructive ideas such as distributing clutter in useful ways by stylishly organizing and carving out spaces for designated activities. For example, a workspace corner, media center and children's play area may be created. Separately, these areas could be used by individuals, while the media centerpiece is a great place for the family to gather.
There are also unique and unexpected designs created, such as transforming an at-home coffee bar into a creative, karaoke-style entertainment and living space.
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- First Aired: December 14, 2011
HGTV'd joins forces with talented designer Antonio Ballatore in scenic Salt Lake City to help engaged couple, Ana and Todd transform their 1950s living room and kitchen into an updated kitchen with a great room.
- First Aired: October 08, 2011
A Texas-sized bonus space gets a big city makeover, transforming into a Chic, Indoor/Outdoor Lounge.
- First Aired: October 01, 2011
HGTV'D and landscape designer Ahmed Hassan take on a daunting task to overhaul the Clegg family's big and barren backyard in the middle of Texas. The challenge is how to turn this oversized blank slate into a stylish, functional outdoor oasis that works for the entire family.
- First Aired: September 24, 2011
After neglecting their boring bonus room for years, Chris Zozaski and Amanda Bailey are ready for a change. This hip young couple's wish is to transform this unused space into an entertainment hub and home movie theater. Carter combines the glamour of Old Hollywood with modern, high-tech amenities. This way, he can capture their cool, fun style, while giving them state of the art functionality.