They were given two very different homes with very different needs.
Team Jonathan with 4 people on his team tackled a sun room renovation with new cork flooring, new furniture and work out equipment. The sun rooms looks great and was very well decorated with defined spaces. Team Jonathan also created a larger master bedroom by removing a wall from an adjoining room and created and overly large master. The new wall in the bedroom was poorly constructed and needed to be redone. That newly constructed wall was suppose to have a fireplace installed but the fireplace that was chosen was deemed unfit and unbecoming and was not installed. The new bedroom looks much improved and well decorated.
So the point of this show is to increase the value of a home through renovation. What home appears to have the most renovation and which home do you think would have the most increase in value? Well....I think the second home renovation with the 5 people would have the most increased value with a renovated kitchen, renovated bath, new paint in two living space, new wallpaper in eating area and new furniture throughout these spaces. As opposed to Jonathan's team with their updated sun room and an overly large master space without a fireplace. Hey, but that is just my opinion and as they say we all have an opinion.
However, can you imagine if Jonathan's team had lost again then it would have been 5 team members against 3 team members - well now that wouldn't be much of a competition would it, as they would clearly be outnumbered and I guess we could go ahead and eliminate Team Jonathan, but then there wouldn't be a show. Do I think this was done on purpose? Yes, I do and what choice did they really have.
Next week the show will start with 4 against 4 BUT then they will eliminate one person from BOTH of the teams and the remaining contestants will have to complete the renovation. So at the end of the show we should have teams with 2 vs 3 contestants.
I am a bit confused about this show. I built homes for years and as a successful home builder I never once laid tile, painted walls, installed carpet, demolished existing walls, poured concrete, or framed a house. A home renovation expert needs to know about the existing price of a home and whether he can get that home for a low enough price that he can make the necessary changes that will bring about a profit when he goes to sell that home, and that the changes he has made are very marketable and that there will be a nice return on his investment. It is critical that he makes excellent choices and that he keeps his cost low and sells quickly. However, this show seems more about speed than quality workmanship. You can not sell a poorly constructed house and poor workmanship greatly decreases the value of a property.
Are you watching HGTV Brother vs Brother? What is your opinion?