THE PORCH HOUSE
Sorry for the radio silence around here. It’s been a busy (and exciting) couple of weeks. In case you’ve forgotten, we’ve been working away on the Porch House renovation under the watchful eyes of HGTV cameras.
Renovating a house – well the majority of it, at least – in 16 days, is crazy. Renovating a house in 16 days and filming the process for HGTV is pure insanity. We have put in some looong, hard days at the Porch House over the past 2 weeks. We’re renovating, landscaping, and staging this house at light speed all while filming scenes and interviews in front of the cameras. Yup, insanity!
Luckily, this whole experience has been as fun and rewarding, as it has been exhausting. We’re fortunate to have a great show runner and crew behind us, who keep things moving smoothly and the mood light and fun. We also have a great contractor on board who knows old houses and does amazing work. Lots of family and friends have stopped by to lend a hand, which always makes the job site more fun. Oh and did I mention that the Porch House itself is really amazing and full of hidden gems?! We found a 5-foot-wide pocket door hidden in a wall two days ago, and I’m not sure I’ve ever been more excited in my entire life. Garrett may even have referred to the door as my unborn child :0
Thankfully, we’re in the final stretch now. Construction and staging wrap up on Wednesday (or more likely, early Thursday morning) and the reveal will be filmed on Thursday. I’m really looking forward to seeing how this renovation turns out (and finally getting some sleep!!). But I’ll definitely miss the folks that we’ve shared this journey with and the excitement this pilot has brought to our community. I’ll share tons more about this renovation and the whole HGTV pilot experience later this month, but in the meantime check out my Instagram Stories for daily updates. And wish us luck in this final stretch…we’re going to need it!