Parents' Guide to

$100 Makeover

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Penny-pinching design series pushes creativity.

TV A&E Reality TV 2010
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Good for Every Day People

A show that everyday PEOPLE can relate to,and can afford.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Compared with the overblown excess of design shows like Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, $100 Makeover is like a breath of fresh air and comes off as both relatable and inspirational. Sure, the designers and carpenters are professionals, but the things they're doing to improve these families' spaces are essentially things that anyone could do -- and it might just motivate you to get organized.

That said, the show could definitely do more to educate the families (and viewers) about staying organized so that they'll be able to keep things orderly when the cameras leave. But it's still nice to see a show promoting a little creativity when it comes to problem-solving and reusing items that people already have, rather than feeding America's addiction to fancy new chotchkies and furnishings.

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