Love It or List It

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  • TV-G
  • 2011
  • 19 Seasons
  • 6.4  (2,485)

Love It or List It is a home renovation and real estate show, originally aired on HGTV in 2008. Starring Hilary Farr and David Visentin, the show follows homeowners who are struggling with the decision to either renovate their current home or leave it and find a new one.

Each episode begins with the homeowners explaining the problems they have with their current home, whether it's a lack of space, outdated features, or a poorly designed layout. They then meet with Hilary Farr, an interior designer, and David Visentin, a real estate agent, who present two options for the homeowners: Hilary will renovate their existing home to meet their needs, or David will show them new properties that fit their criteria.

Throughout the episode, viewers witness the different approaches both Hilary and David take to convince the homeowners to either 'love it,' meaning to stay and renovate, or 'list it,' meaning to put their home on the market and move. Hilary works with a team of contractors to redesign and renovate the home, while David takes the homeowners to different properties, showing them the potential of a new home.

The show consists of different segments in which both Hilary and David meet separately with the homeowners to evaluate their preferences and showcase their respective plans. They then work together to manage the budget, as they try to come up with the best solution to satisfy the homeowners' needs. The show plays on the tension caused by having two different opinions about whether to renovate or leave the home.

Hilary Farr presents the homeowners with beautifully designed spaces, showcasing a positive vision for the future. She combines her design aesthetic with the homeowners' preferences, selecting materials, furniture, and décor pieces that suit the homeowners' tastes. Hilary often faces challenges in her renovations, such as finding room to expand, working on a tight timeline and staying within the homeowners' budget. Despite these obstacles, she always manages to create a space that meets the needs of her clients.

David Visentin takes a more pragmatic approach, evaluating the market value of the home and the potential of finding a better property. He takes the time to get to know the homeowners and understand their needs, presenting them with both new and renovated homes that could satisfy their wants. David is very knowledgeable about the real estate market, and uses that to his advantage when helping the homeowners find the perfect new property.

The show features homes of all types, ages, and sizes, ranging from cozy family homes to luxurious estates. Each episode is unique, as viewers are taken on a journey through the renovation process and are given an insight into David and Hilary's working styles.

What sets Love It or List It apart from other home renovation and real estate shows is the friendly competition between the two hosts. At the end of each episode, the homeowners in question must decide whether they prefer Hilary's renovations or opt to take one of David's properties. If the homeowners choose to 'Love It,' then Hilary wins the competition, and if they choose to 'List It,' David comes out on top.

The show has become famous for its 'reveal' segments, in which the homeowners return to their homes to view the completed renovations, with Hilary and David there to witness their reactions. These moments are often emotional and heart-warming, as the homeowners see the transformation of their house into their dream home.

Overall, Love It or List It is an engaging and entertaining show that captures the essence of home renovation and real estate. The two hosts, Hilary Farr and David Visentin, bring their unique skills and personalities to each episode, enabling the show to keep viewers hooked week after week. Each episode is full of drama, anticipation, and creative design solutions that make it a must-watch for anyone interested in home renovation or real estate.

Love It or List It is a series that is currently running and has 19 seasons (338 episodes). The series first aired on June 11, 2011.

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Intersection of Loud and Dated
13. Intersection of Loud and Dated
May 8, 2023
After nearly two decades, a family's house has grown dated, dysfunctional, and now resides on a busy street intersection. She thinks David can find a better layout in a quieter location, but he wants Hilary to work her magic and create an updated space.
Basement Blues
12. Basement Blues
May 1, 2023
With three children and new dog, a couple is ready to turn their dungeon of a basement into an inviting space for their kids. She thinks Hilary can deliver their dream home with a reno, but he believes David can find a better place for their family.
Storage Wars
11. Storage Wars
April 24, 2023
A couple outgrows their home and the lack of storage space but he is hopeful that things can be renovated, while she's already looking forward to a new property.
A Sunroom with a View
10. A Sunroom with a View
April 17, 2023
After purchasing their house sight unseen 11 years ago, a couple is finally tired of the dated bathrooms and tight galley kitchen. She can't wait to see the places David has in store, but he thinks Hilary can redo their home.
The Old Crooked House
9. The Old Crooked House
November 7, 2022
Mark works from home as a graphic designer and Heiwete works at a busy downtown hospital. With their two young children, and their full-time jobs, they have been too busy to fix up their 100 year old house. And it needs fixing! From the awkward main floor layout, to the crooked floors, to the dangerous tub in their only bathroom, the house is begging for an overhaul. Heiwete wants to stay because she loves the neighbourhood and her entire extended family is just blocks way.
Builder Grade Boring
8. Builder Grade Boring
October 24, 2022
Busy parents purchased their home just two years ago, but now they're concerned with their kids' safety in a three-story house; she wants David to find a new forever home, but he thinks Hilary can renovate their place to make it work.
Third Floor Charmer
7. Third Floor Charmer
October 18, 2022
Years after updating their main living area, a couple looks to remedy their dysfunctional space with a third-floor renovation. With Hilary's expertise, one feels their dream home is within reach, but the other wants David to find the new, perfect place.
A Crowded House
6. A Crowded House
October 10, 2022
Newly married couple Arthur and Stephanie managed to buy a house in a super-hot real estate market. Problem is, it's the home she grew up in, and there are plenty of things wrong with it. It has an old kitchen, old bathrooms, old carpeting, and old everything throughout.
Midcentury Modern Makeover
5. Midcentury Modern Makeover
October 3, 2022
Nina and Earl have spent most of their 25 years together raising two active sons and building their careers. Now that their boys are grown, Nina and Earl are ready to make a decision, do they renovate their dated, split-level home or do they find a better option that suits their love of mid-century modern design. Nina wants to prove to Earl that with Hilary's help, their house can go from awkward and drab to mid-century fabulous.
Old Home, New Tricks
4. Old Home, New Tricks
September 26, 2022
Dong and Mona have lived in their dated house with their 3 teenage boys for almost 20 years. Now that their boys are older, Mona is ready to take on a major renovation and finally turn their house into a dream home. She believes that if Hilary can get it right, they will all fall in love with their house again.
Kitchen Crisis
3. Kitchen Crisis
September 19, 2022
A traditional Jewish family has outgrown their starter house and need more room for a kosher home. She's ready for David to find a new place with a larger kitchen, but he thinks Hilary can turn their small space into the perfect place for their family.
Hilary Loves It or Lists It
2. Hilary Loves It or Lists It
September 12, 2022
Hilary Farr pulls back the curtain as she reveals the creative process and obstacles of renovating her own home! David is by her side as a supportive friend, but that doesn't stop him from trying to woo her away with the other amazing homes in the area.
Moms at Odds
1. Moms at Odds
September 6, 2022
A married couple with twin teen sons are in a home that's been causing tension and stress for a long time. One has a sentimental attachment and thinks Hilary can transform the space, but the other can't wait for David to find them the new, perfect place.
Where to Watch Love It or List It
Love It or List It is available for streaming on the HGTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Love It or List It on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, HGTV, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 11, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (2,485)