HGTV’s “Rock the Block” season four is in full swing. In week two, the four teams of HGTV stars — Bryan and Sarah Baeumler from “Renovation Island,” Michel Smith Boyd and Anthony Elle from “Luxe for Less,” Mitch Glew and Page Turner from “Fix My Flip,” and Jonathan Knight and Kristina Crestin from “Farmhouse Fixer” — were asked to renovate the living rooms and entryways of their identical $1.9 million homes in Berthoud, Colorado.
SPOILER ALERT: This post contains spoilers for “Rock the Block” season 4 episode 2, “Living Room Face-Off” (March 13, 2023). Do not read ahead if you do not want the winner of this episode spoiled.
Mitch Glew Made a Last-Minute Design Change Without His Partner
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When they first laid out their plan for the living room and entryway design, Mitch and Page wanted to include a statement fireplace and library in the living area. They also planned to include a full bathroom for the first-floor bedrooms, complete with a dark tile shower, vanity, and stone sink.
“No risk, no reward,” Turner said of their ambitious plan, which they planned on using $30,000 of their total $250,000 budget to complete.
Later, when Page went to check on the full bathroom, however, Mitch surprised her with the news that they would only be completing a half-bathroom. “We just couldn’t do the shower. We’re out of time… it’s a lot of space to handle. Tile, plumbing, and the electrical, we don’t have the time to add a full bath,” Mitch said.
“This was a big decision made without me,” Page said in confessional, though she chose to not let this roadblock keep her down, “I don’t like surprises, but as house flippers, we know that even a half-bath shows up on an appraisal.”
Mitch and Page weren’t the only team to have to make changes on the fly. Jonathan and Kristina’s living room design plan included a fireplace covered in black brick, however as they started tiling the brick, they realized it was a dark brown, and took a risk by painting the brick black to make sure it matched the rest of the rooms in their house. Michel and Anthony also had a slight change in their bathroom, as they ran out of wallpaper before they were able to apply any to the …read more