Fixer Upper was a very popular show on HGTV. Chip and Joanna Gaines and their family were so lovable that people couldn’t help but watch. While they seemed to get along with just about everyone, Chip and Joanna have revealed that they didn’t exactly like every homeowner they worked with.
While Chip and Joanna have never outright admitted who they liked and who they didn’t, they did reveal that sometimes things went wrong. Chip did a Facebook Live interview where he said, according to Cheat Sheet, “I’ve got a lot of examples of projects that didn’t go as expected.” He went on to explain that those frustrations led to “inappropriate thoughts about the homeowners.”
The Gaines did not want homeowners to rent out the home on Airbnb
The Gaines also admitted they were very upset if they found out that a Fixer Upper participant was now renting out the house. They expressed their dislike for those who would rent out their newly renovated home on Airbnb. Some people use the Fixer Upper name to try to get more people to stay in their home, therefore making more money.
They actually put out an official statement about those remodeling to use for Airbnb. The couple said, “We want to honor our national viewing audience. We want to do remodels for clients’ homes. That’s the true intent of our show, and we want to ensure that does not get lost in this new vacation rental trend.”
‘Fixer Upper’ had some complaining clients over the years
Before Fixer Upper‘s end, they also updated the show’s policy to ensure people won’t rent out the remodeled property. They just want to make sure that their clients are remodeling a home to use themselves. It helped with the show’s integrity.
One of their clients on the show actually spoke out about how they felt the Gaines deceived them. Kelly Downs from season three of Fixer Upper said that someone crashed into the front of her home. She said, “It’s like the Wild West here. There’s been a lot of commotion coming from the bars and the store across the street. We feel deceived by the city of Waco and [Chip and Joanna Gaines’s firm] Magnolia Realty.”
Chip and Joanna are working on their new network
However, as many fans now know, people only appeared on Fixer Upper after they are under contract on a house. So, it doesn’t seem possible that Chip and Joanna deceived someone who already had a house. But, who knows!
If you’re missing Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna announced that they will have a new TV network. It should launch next summer. Stay tuned for more updates on their new network.
David Peters says
No skin off their back what a homeowner does with their own property. Really? None of their business if someone wants to offset some of the cost as a homeowner by renting part or all of it out at time.
Are/Chip & Joanna Gaines in couples therapy? I had to stop watching this show because the sugary never ending kissy complements and comments from Joanna to Chipper were too much to deal with. He talks too much, everything is “bucks” instead of dollars, and his lack of anything of any importance to say is bad enough. But then there’s her know it all attitude. What a ridiculous couple. Yikes. AND going back to clients for thousands of dollars more because they didn’t check the properties thoroughly before committing to renovate? How did this show stay on the air.
Renee Blum says
Do you prefer fighting, irritable, cussing, angry couples? Chip and Joanna are a breath of fresh air! I hope they never change! Keep up the good work. I’m just trying to find a good reason to move to Waco just to work with them.
I prefer normal people – especially women who don’t feel the need to DEMONSTRATE and DOCUMENT their beyond obvious couples therapy exercises. You should DEFINITELY move to Waco – so you can see what they’re really like. And ps: they DO NOT like every homeowner. All you’ll have to do is break out if the nodding spell and disagree with Joanna, OR better yet, call them BOTH out for not checking the property thoroughly before calling you for payment of additional thousands of dollars MORE than you budgeted for. These two will not be your besties, but you can dream, I guess.