Moving Up

Moving Up is a show on TLC where a family moves out of their home and comes back to see how their old home looks after the new people have moved in and remodeled it. I love this show. I realize that some people have the worst taste and just don't like change, even if the change is a vast improvement.

Is anyone else a fan of this show?
I don't watch it much but I do like it.
I love Doug Wilson.
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I like watching it,but the people annoy me.
Why would you care what people think of your home-it's not theirs anymore!
I'd be like-"hey-enjoy,hope you have a good life here"
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I am surprised at how some people react to improvments that are clearly just better. Yes, you called it a "kitchen" even though all you had in there was a microwave and a hot plate, now it's a real kitchen, no i has not lost any "rustic charm." Idiot. Did you really think the next people would keep your cat mural? In the living room? Made of real cats? REALLY?

Also, DOUG! WTF! What has HAPPENED to him! He used to be such a good looking guy and now he looks like a freak. WORST plastic surgery. WORST.
I haven't seen this show in a long time but I like it. I would be interested to see how my old condo looks since we sold it. The people who bought it were planning to do everything I talked about doing but never got around to. I don't think I would be horrified or angry if people came in to this house and ripped out a bunch of stuff and remodeled. I might be disappointed if I spent a lot of time on something like designing, crafting, firing and installing my own tile in the bathroom, only to have it ripped out. However, if it was that important, I wouldn't have moved. Also, taste is taste. I'd love to throw out some of the junk around here that my husband loves and I can't stand.

I'm sure most of the people aren't as up in arms as they appear in the show. They encourage that to make it more dramatic.
I'm sure most of the people aren't as up in arms as they appear in the show. They encourage that to make it more dramatic.
Originally Posted by mrspoppers

I can believe they are really upset.

In our last house, right after we moved in, we got right to work getting rid of some things...we tore out an overgrown bush near the front walk that kept slapping us in the face when we walked by, and we disassembled (with a sledge hammer) the "custom" yellow formica wall unit in the family room and threw it away. The previous owner showed up to deliver a replacement globe for a chandelier that got broken while they were moving, and saw both the bush and the wall unit at the curb for trash. He was quite upset, asking us why why WHY would we do such a thing?!?!? It was ridiculous. Yeah, cause everyone wants YELLOW FORMICA in their family room. Oy vey...

I'll have to look for that Moving Up show. Maybe I'll see an old house of mine sometime.
I would love to go back and see what the new owners of our old houses have done. My good buddy from my most recent old street keeps me up with what the new owners are doing: they painted my daughter's room blue. (well, the room was cotton candy pink, and they did have a baby boy) and my bathroom, which I had done green, is now something else, the livingroom, too. My red dining room is stil red, though. (I loved that color.) It's funny, but I don't care, but my friend is offended for me. I do envy the new patio they put in the back, which I always wanted.

What I would really like to see is my childhood home. After my father died, sold it to a girl we went to school with. He'd let it get really run down. I recently drove by and it looks wonderful from the front. I'm sure the inside is great, too, I just don't have the nerve to knock on the door and ask to come in!
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on one of today's shows had a woman that had lived in her home her whole life. her father decorated it. it was all 70's style. she changed nothing as she got older. the kitchen was orange and brown. there was wood paneling. the bathroom was robin's egg blue. she had a shag rug in the bedroom that was orange. she had 2 older daughters that also loved the home as it was.

the new owners decorated the completely modern, kind of metropolitan home.

the old owner and her daughters walked through the home and HATED IT. they had nothing nice to say. as a matter of fact the daughters refused to look through the home completely because they were so devastated. one of the girls cried and suggested that the home be burned down.

rating it from 1 to 10, the daughters gave the new look a negative number and the mother said she gave it a 2 for effort.

i was in shock.

one home had a backyard that had nothing in it but tree stumps and weeds, that's it. the new owner took up the tree stumps and added a pool and a patio deck, it was beautiful. the older owner didn't like it at all. i'm thinking, how do you prefer nothing over something? it wasn't even like the nothing was useful, like an area with trees, it was just a badly taken care of back yard.

it just made me realize that some people just don't like change even if it's for the better.
I agree-Doug looks BAD.
I like his gray hair,though
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When I do catch this show I really enjoy it and sometimes I'm so shocked at the reactions of previous owners. I think they feel like they're personally being attacked by the changes to a home they no longer own.

Last time I saw it Doug looked like he was wearing eyeliner and his face looked super tight. He used to be a handsome guy.




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When I do catch this show I really enjoy it and sometimes I'm so shocked at the reactions of previous owners. I think they feel like they're personally being attacked by the changes to a home they no longer own.

Last time I saw it Doug looked like he was wearing eyeliner and his face looked super tight. He used to be a handsome guy.
Originally Posted by spring1onu
I agree. I don't get the meanness. It's not your home anymore!! But if no one cared-there would not be a show. I really want someone to come to my house and help us decorate. Neither of us like knick knacky stuff and we have struggled with wall stuff. And we have not painted any of the rooms yet (they are painted - but just in the off white we asked for when the house was built-we were on overload at that point and just said do it all off white!!). I think sometimes our house looks like a staged house that is on the market-probably not good when you do have people actually living in the house.

I love all the home shows on TV...sell this house, house hunters, income property, new home buyers, etc. I can watch that channel for hours.
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on one of today's shows had a woman that had lived in her home her whole life. her father decorated it. it was all 70's style. she changed nothing as she got older. the kitchen was orange and brown. there was wood paneling. the bathroom was robin's egg blue. she had a shag rug in the bedroom that was orange. she had 2 older daughters that also loved the home as it was.

the new owners decorated the completely modern, kind of metropolitan home.

the old owner and her daughters walked through the home and HATED IT. they had nothing nice to say. as a matter of fact the daughters refused to look through the home completely because they were so devastated. one of the girls cried and suggested that the home be burned down.

rating it from 1 to 10, the daughters gave the new look a negative number and the mother said she gave it a 2 for effort.

i was in shock.

one home had a backyard that had nothing in it but tree stumps and weeds, that's it. the new owner took up the tree stumps and added a pool and a patio deck, it was beautiful. the older owner didn't like it at all. i'm thinking, how do you prefer nothing over something? it wasn't even like the nothing was useful, like an area with trees, it was just a badly taken care of back yard.

it just made me realize that some people just don't like change even if it's for the better.
Originally Posted by frau
I saw that one! That was some really bad decor. I can somewhat see how they might be a little upset over the changes because no one likes to see their stuff changed (memories and all). But all the changes that were done were a huge improvement.

We actually drive by our old house from time to time (we did alot of work to that house) but I have no desire to see the inside. From what I have seen of what they have done to the outside, I think I would cry at what was done to the inside. They have absolutely trashed the outside of the house. It's sad but then I just have to remind myself that it isn't my house anymore and move on.
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on one of today's shows had a woman that had lived in her home her whole life. her father decorated it. it was all 70's style. she changed nothing as she got older. the kitchen was orange and brown. there was wood paneling. the bathroom was robin's egg blue. she had a shag rug in the bedroom that was orange. she had 2 older daughters that also loved the home as it was.

the new owners decorated the completely modern, kind of metropolitan home.

the old owner and her daughters walked through the home and HATED IT. they had nothing nice to say. as a matter of fact the daughters refused to look through the home completely because they were so devastated. one of the girls cried and suggested that the home be burned down.

rating it from 1 to 10, the daughters gave the new look a negative number and the mother said she gave it a 2 for effort.

i was in shock.

one home had a backyard that had nothing in it but tree stumps and weeds, that's it. the new owner took up the tree stumps and added a pool and a patio deck, it was beautiful. the older owner didn't like it at all. i'm thinking, how do you prefer nothing over something? it wasn't even like the nothing was useful, like an area with trees, it was just a badly taken care of back yard.

it just made me realize that some people just don't like change even if it's for the better.
Originally Posted by frau
I saw that one! That was some really bad decor. I can somewhat see how they might be a little upset over the changes because no one likes to see their stuff changed (memories and all). But all the changes that were done were a huge improvement.

We actually drive by our old house from time to time (we did alot of work to that house) but I have no desire to see the inside. From what I have seen of what they have done to the outside, I think I would cry at what was done to the inside. They have absolutely trashed the outside of the house. It's sad but then I just have to remind myself that it isn't my house anymore and move on.
Originally Posted by Rednaturalcurls
Same here. My house I grew up just seems run down-not horrible but not taken care of the way I wish I was.
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I love all the home shows on TV...sell this house, house hunters, income property, new home buyers, etc. I can watch that channel for hours.
Originally Posted by xcptnl
This is me for sure! I love getting ideas from those shows and just seeing the way someone else puts a space together or changes it. I wish I had that vision.




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I have driven by some of my former homes occasionally, and even looked at them via Google Earth. Just for curiousity's sake. I'm not offended by either improvements or neglect. The people who own them now paid their own hard-earned money to buy them. They can do whatever they want.
i like this show and have been enjoying the new episodes...i like doug's hair...and he sort of looks the same to me...
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I haven't even heard of the show! it sounds great though! We had a kid that grew up here stop by to take a peek after we bought our home. He was joining the military & wanted to check it out before he "left town" His name is written in the concrete slab in our shed
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I like the show. A couple of weeks ago, apartments in Harlem were featured. One guy - who was a real easy to look at - was assisted by his elderly aunt who gave Doug a run for his money.
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My previous house looks pretty much the same from the outside, but they painted the barn red shutters black, how blah. (House has white siding.)

It goes on the market from time to time and I like to check the pics on the realtor's website. I see someone painted the dark wood cabinets white -- probably a good move, I think it would lighten up the kitchen.

Now, if someone tore off the incredible deck I designed myself, I would be upset!
I like the show. A couple of weeks ago, apartments in Harlem were featured. One guy - who was a real easy to look at - was assisted by his elderly aunt who gave Doug a run for his money.
Originally Posted by Myradella3
I've seen that one and I know exactly which guy you're talking about. He did a great job on that place.

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