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"Page Turner and DeRon Jenkins are busy house flippers in Nashville and Atlanta — and, they also happen to be exes."

Didn't expect to see this show, but there it was on OnDemand. Page Turner, cute, huh?

Pretty routine flip. I didn't care for the dark "wood" tile surrounding the standard white bathtub or the garage conversion. I can see, as a family grows, the need for more rooms, but I wouldn't purchase a home with a converted garage. I like my car housed

I was thinking, while I watched the show and they made a crack about their marital status,, that a kind of humorous schtick for these two is every so often come up with some new reason why they're not together anymore. 

 

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No we don’t.  De Ron seems to be a good casting choice, but hyper PAge is just annoying.  She sound like another woman I can’t be bothered to look up, also on HGTV. 

Bleh.  

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I finally watched this version of Flip or Flop and I surprising liked it. That was a tiny house when they started but when they finished, it seemed so much bigger. Moving the laundry was a great move and vaulting the ceiling made such an impact! I loved adding the porch(and I hated that they had to take the tree down, but it was for safety so I understood.) 

One thing I was wondering about was the remediation of the siding. I thought if you didn't chop it up, it was safe or did cutting around the windows make it unsafe? One nice thing tho', when Ron got the bad news, he accepted it and just had it fixed and then went on with the renovation. All in all, not a bad version of Flip or Flop and I do love the houses they are doing.

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I watched the first two episodes of Nashville and I don't think I can do another.  The wife (ex?) was just too much!  She was too loud, too annoying, too everything!!  She needs to tone it down A LOT!!  The husband was cool.  For the most part, I liked their designs - no crazy colors or accent walls (looking at you F or F LV).  I liked the vaulted ceilings, I liked that they didn't remove EVERY wall (looking at you F or F Ft W).  I didn't care for the master bedroom in the garage, but the rest of the house was very nice.  I noticed that they don't show every room like the other shows.  I think the first ep was the main area (kitchen, LR) and the master bed/bath, but none of the secondary bedrooms or the bath were shown on the "after".  I would like to see those transformations as well.

I would have much rather had Lex and Alana (from Listed Sisters) do this show instead.  They have their own design company and their personalities are much better suited for TV.

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I like this show just fine. I think the FW couple came up with more daring touches with their home interiors, and I liked the Atlanta couple's touch of wood on the exterior on some of their homes, All couples are  likable enough . Location-wise, I prefer Fort Worth and Nashville because they're bigger unknowns to me and probably most viewers. I'm pretty desert and Atlanta-weary.

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I've watched a couple of episodes and liked it ok.  My issue is the editing.  OMG, they showed the final product so fast, you could barely see it..  They did a lot of before and after, but, too many before shots.  I barely got a chance to see the new look.  That annoyed me. Other shows do a better job of letting you see the renovation.  What are they trying to hide? 

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This is the fourth spin-off of FoF OG. IMO the best has been Flip or Flop Atlanta with Ken and Anita. They seem to be the most genuine. Bristol and Aubrey, of FoF Las Vegas, the least genuine. 

I'm meh on both Forth Worth and now Nashville. In both cases it feels like the couple has been shoehorned into the desired formula. Neither Ashley of Fort Worth, nor Page of Nashville are truly "designers." It's clear they really only do real estate and the couple has a regular contractor/designer for all their projects. With Tarek and Christina, and with Ken and Anita, you get the sense that they really do the work (at least, they did at one time, in the case of Tarek and Christina). The Fort Worth and Nashville couples do seem to be house flippers but neither does the sort of work they purport to do on this show. That makes it feel very staged, fake, and unnecessary. 

It's too bad HGTV is so married to a specific formula. I'm sure I would enjoy these spin-offs more if they were more forthright about their actual work. I think it would be just as interesting - more so - if we got a look inside how this all really works and what these people really do instead of watching the same dumb "money shots" every single week of the man swinging a sledge hammer and the woman picking out tiles.

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I'm meh on both Forth Worth and now Nashville. In both cases it feels like the couple has been shoehorned into the desired formula. Neither Ashley of Fort Worth, nor Page of Nashville are truly "designers." It's clear they really only do real estate and the couple has a regular contractor/designer for all their projects. With Tarek and Christina, and with Ken and Anita, you get the sense that they really do the work (at least, they did at one time, in the case of Tarek and Christina). The Fort Worth and Nashville couples do seem to be house flippers but neither does the sort of work they purport to do on this show. That makes it feel very staged, fake, and unnecessary. 

On Nashville, Deron is the designer and Page is the realtor who finds houses for their flipping business. Deron is a general contractor/designer, and I think the gig with Page is his side business (probably for TV).

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It was nice to see the return of DeRon and Page.

The thing that I didn't like about this flip was the exterior of the house. I didn't think the brick needed painting. It was in good shape and not at all drab and washed out looking like some older bricks are. I thought the money would've been better spent going towards building out the front porch a little more and beefing up the dinky columns, the bases of which extended beyond the porch. 

The choice of floors in the kitchen was kind of a bold move and though a little busy, I thought would be something that could easily grow on me and I would end up loving. The basement floors were similar, but darker, so less busy. It was a small house, and one in which the opening up of the living room into the kitchen was fine by me. I liked the upstairs bathroom.

I liked seeing a modest renovation for a change.

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The one thing I questioned in this renovation was the lack of a hand rail on the basement stairs! Even if I was steady on my feet like the old days, I still like a handrail. One other thing I learned from this episode is that even tho' Deron and Page live in Nashville, singing is not in their future!!

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The 790 square foot home was converted from 3 to 2 bedrooms and the ceilings opened to maximize visual and real space very well. But then all the interior trim and kitchen cabinets were black which only outlined every angle and door and called attention to the minute size of the kitchen,

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Interesting flip with filling in a 2 story living room to make a bonus room. I liked it, my wife didn't. I love high ceilings but I've been in houses like that where that height is just wasted and doesn't really add much. Didn't like the other rooms though and that tiny island looked ridiculous. 

Not surprised to see it didn't sell. I bet it drops to $350k before selling.

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