Property Brothers: 10 Behind-The-Scenes Secrets
8. The “Crazy Cat Lady”
It is very rare to see the brothers clash with any of the home-buyers, and most episodes follow a basic format and ease when it comes to Jonathan and Drew working with people to create their dream homes. There have been a few “difficult” cases, however, and Jonathan spoke out about one person in particular that made it hard for them, it was for an episode of Property Brothers: Buying and Selling, but it was too good to not include! “We discovered part way through an episode of Property Brothers: Buying and Selling that one of the homeowners was a crazy cat lady,” Jonathan explained. “She came in after we started the reno – and we already didn’t have enough time to do everything that we needed to do – and she told me that if her cat walked into the room of the house that we were working on, all work has to stop until the cat decides on its own that it’s going to leave.” She insisted that the workers couldn’t try to shoo the cat or encourage it to leave, he added.
7. Not The Whole House
Given constricted time limits and the inevitable unexpected problems, it isn’t surprising to learn that 4-7 weeks is definitely not enough time to renovate an entire house. Although they make it seem like they have worked on the whole house, the truth is they ask participants to choose the four rooms they want the renovation budget to cover. Unfortunately, the houseowners also have to choose between two of the most often renovated spots of the house – the kitchen or the bathroom – they can’t renovate them both! This is because they are the two most expensive and time-consuming rooms when it comes to renovating, according to Jonathan and Drew.