Poll results: Reality TV decor
While Yourhomers may love Colin and Justin (this week they tackle what they describe as a "tartan trauma"), less than half would be willing to put their home's decor decisions in the hands of a reality TV show host.
Our last weekly poll, which, I apologize, stretched on for two weeks thanks to the long weekend, was inspired by a story about a Markham couple who weren't totally stoked on their Colour Confidential makeover.
Readers were pretty evenly divided on this one. Forty-three per cent said they would be happy to hand over their keys to a TV host, while an almost equal 40 per cent said they wouldn't be willing to put their decor decisions in a TV personality's hands.
About 15 per cent were unsure, saying they might (maybe depending on the host?) while the remaining two per cent responded that they didn't know what they'd do.
Personally, I'm very excited about decorating my first home, and, as a bit of a control freak anyway, would have a hard time handing over the keys, and the decisions, to anyone. I'd be a nervous wreck throughout the process.
But, at the same time, I think I'd also appreciate having the guidance, and resources, of a TV show designer. It's a tough call — but even if I hated the end results, wouldn't it still be worth it to meet Colin and Justin?
This week, we're shifting gears and looking at the market. Recent reports have said that homes have become more affordable and found positive signs in the spring market. Check out our buying and selling a home special section, and let me know: Do you think the market has hit bottom? Vote on the front page.