HGTV’s popular No Demo Reno seeks Dallas owners willing to redo
Cable channel HGTV has given us plenty of horrors — shiplap, sliding barn doors, painted brick — but hopefully a Dallas-Fort Worth-focused home improvement show chooses a wiser path.
Called No Reno demo, the series debuted in March 2021 and was renewed for a second season. They are now recruiting homeowners in Dallas-Fort Worth who are willing to trade their freelance in exchange for a home overhaul.
The series is hosted by Jenn Todryk, aka “Rambling Redhead”, whose highly relatable blog, “Life as a Rambling Redhead”, and her passion for renovation have earned her over a million followers on Instagram. She is originally from Burleson; she and her husband Mike own Armor Coffee, a cafe in Allen, and they have three children.
She also wrote a book, published in 2017, titled W(h)ine: 50 perfect wines to accompany your child’s rotten behaviorwhich she says has sold three times.
Here are some of his trademark ramblings:
“I’d just be a stay-at-home mom with a print paper complexion, never leaving the house, posting on Instagram, and having conversations with myself all day. I’m not even kidding about the conversations – i never knew i did this until i started being a mic for the show i’m filming i talk to myself all the time and the audio guy and the producer can hear the conversation and it’s quite embarrassing and I may be mentally unstable but that’s quite a different post in itself… Actually, NO. Let’s discuss this – are you talking to yourself?! Like, a conversation at full of 2-3 people?! IS THIS “MOTHER’S DISEASE”?! Please tell me I’m not alone.* I mean, even if I’m alone in this , that’s cool. I’m just gonna talk to myself. Totes comfortable with that.
The show follows her as she combines design solutions and cost-saving ideas to create transformations on homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area – often without removing walls. That’s a positive aspect of the show: it rejects demolition as a path to renovation, meaning there’s no removal of walls and instead it retains the existing floor plan.
While Todryk is the host, the renovations are being carried out by general contractor Tony Taveras and master carpenter David Piper.
The show just put out a call, looking for owners in North Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Allen, Fairview, Lucas, Prosper, Richardson, Frisco and Lucas. “An amazing home designer and his team will transform your outdated spaces into a home that meets your needs,” he says.
Although the design is free, the homeowner should pay between $10,000 and $100,000, depending on the extent of the renovation.
They are looking for :
- Owners in need of a cosmetic renovation ranging from 2 to 4 spaces
- Owners must have an existing budget between $50,000-100,000 (3-4 spaces) and $10,000-20,000 for (2 spaces)
- 3-4 space renovations will focus on kitchens, bathrooms, living areas, master bedrooms and a bonus space
- 2 space refreshes will focus on outdoor areas, kitchen, laundry room, office, bathroom, In-law suites, living areas
Additionally, landlords must be willing and able to vacate the unit during the renovation, which takes 6-8 weeks. There is a online form for candidates to apply.