This Couple Had The Most Cringe-Worthy Reaction When Their "Trading Spaces" Makeover Went Hilariously Wrong

This may just be our favorite #TBT of all time.


As loyal watchers of home renovation television shows throughout the years, we're often , when not every show had to do with buying and selling real estate. One thing that's definitely changed over time? Just how "real" reality television actually is.

Case in point: of filming two different endings for each episode. (Homeowners likely don't sell their homes on the show.) Meanwhile, whenever we post about , in with rumors (which we have not yet been able to confirm) that couples actually appear on the show after they've already chosen a home.

That's what makes the reveal, above, one of our all-time favorite moments in reality television: The homeowners reaction shows a type of authenticity you just don't see anymore. The TLC series, which premiered in 2000, had neighbors renovate a room with the help of designer Paige Davis and carpenter Doug Wilson in just two days. Homeowners had absolutely no say in their room's fate, which made things a lot more interesting.

The fireplace was apparently a big debate during the episode and the designers ultimately decided to go against the homeowners wishes, covering up its original brick. This leads to off-screen crying—something that would likely be edited out today. The video is both cringe-worthy and hilarious, all at once.

See more times people absolutely hated their Trading Spaces makeovers in the video below:

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