If you told us we could only watch one channel for the rest of our lives, it would be HGTV, hands down. Flipping on the addictive network is like a falling down a rabbit hole filled with home renovation wishes and real estate dreams — and we wouldn't want it any other way. We all have our favorite shows and personalities, but there's a lot more to know about the network's fascinating history. Here, we've dug up some lesser-known facts that will make you love HGTV even more than you already do.
Radio executive Kenneth Lowe had the idea to , and subsequently purchased a video production company in Knoxville, Tennessee, to get things off the ground.
On December 30, 1994, HGTV officially hit the air waves, .
Obviously, it was later shortened to the HGTV we all know and love today.
Like this one, from 2010, where a faux show called Dream Home Extreme tries to give away a $2 million home makeover to a less-than-enthused contestant, played by Emma Stone. .
In , Hillary said she finds the remodeling show "very calming."
HGTV's home design director Nancy Fire is in charge of curating products that fit into the themes of the network's most popular shows. Retailers include , and .
The reality series aired for eight seasons before signing off in in 2013.