Why Your House Can’t Be on HGTV

Why Your House Can’t Be on HGTV

That’s right, you just got the news: your house didn’t get picked to be on HGTV.  But why?! I get asked all the time what it would take to get a house on an HGTV show and the answer might surprise you.




What I usually tell people when asked in person, is that figuratively speaking, the stars have to align. There has to be a production company “casting” (aka looking for houses) in your area and then you have to check off all the boxes for whatever the parameters that particular show has set.


But as a general rule, here are things that might disqualify you:


Because we’re making a TV show, we have to follow all the construction and progress on camera. So if your project is a multi-year project (like many of my @builtcustomhomes projects are) it won’t work for TV. Sorry!




But hey, look on the bright side – chances are you’ll have a beautiful new house at the end of your project!



Leave it to TV to make you feel bad about saving your money and investing it into your house. Ha! Similar to the timeline, if a project has too many moving parts, it’s impossible to follow it in a half-hour or 1-hour show. So if your renovation budget is over $150,000, chances are your house can’t be on TV.



Other than that, generally speaking, if you check off the needs for whatever show is casting in your area, you could be picked! And just so you know, another reason I’ve turned down families for my show is unrealistic expectations. I love ambition and I love a good pie-in-the-sky plan, but if I tell a family that something isn’t going to be possible and they don’t seem to believe me, that’s a big red flag that they’re going to be problem clients. And to all of you that have applied to be on my show – thank you! It means the world to me that you would consider me and my team. Keep applying!



  • Your shovel is probably my favorite on HGTV… Thank you

    Jeff Embury

    on January 31, 2024

  • Do you ever just do yard renovations in South OC ? Example: front walkway, yard, driveway then Backyards? We have lived in our house 23 years- we renovated back when we bought it, now it needs more modernization and we have gotten older, making it tough to go in our hill anymore. Viewing deck, she shack, yard, driveway are in desperate need of a re-do! Thx for your time! Terri 949-500-6556

    Terri Bruno

    on January 31, 2024

  • Hello Jasmine!
    We live in the Carmel valley area, in Monterey county, ca. we bought our dream home almost 4 years ago. A beautiful hacienda style fixer with amazing bones & land! You & your crew would love it here! The home is 34 years old with the original kitchen still the same😩 I love hgtv, I’m an addict & it would be so fun to work with you!! I know it’s probably not a possibility but we would have a great time if you did come here!
    Love your show & your vibe. I’ll keep dreaming. I’ll get my kitchen done someday! Live your best life & I wish you success, always.
    Kind regards,
    Louise filighera

    Louise Filighera

    on January 31, 2024

  • I would love to have you do my kitchen, I love your work.

    Penny Miller

    on January 31, 2024

  • I would love to have you do my kitchen, I love your work l.


    on January 31, 2024

  • Jasmine I would love to have you do our house, we live in NJ. I am praying that you will be coming to us soon I LOVE your designs.

    Nancy Romano

    on January 31, 2024

  • My Daughters house has hurricane damage and their contractor took their $75000 and ran! They found out after the mold mitigation people demanded that they pay them because he ripped them off too. They are in Rockledge Florida.

    Carol Abramchik

    on January 31, 2024

  • Do you ever come to Cleveland, Oh? I have a townhouse with a horrible main bedroom with walk-in closet & bath! Also, need help utilizing kitchen space & overall flow! Help! I wrecked my house! :-(

    Lynn Accorti

    on January 31, 2024

  • I love her ! I want to be here me and my husband live with my son and his wife and my beautiful grandson Oliver but anyway there bathroom upstairs is in need of a new one I’m scared one day the bathtub is coming the the first floor! Its scary and expensive but love you Jasmine!

    Diane Giardini

    on January 31, 2024

  • Soy tu fan,veo tus programas desde Chihuahua, México ❤️


    on January 31, 2024

  • Mine wont be, because I love all my knotty pine wood, cabinets and flooring, and my builder basic bathrooms are fine by me. I also have carpet in my living room and bedrooms that I want to keep carpeted… LOL

    Donna Evans

    on January 31, 2024

  • Converting a small office building into private primary residence
    In Beaufort SC with view of the intracoastal waterway, just across Bay Street. Great location only 4 blocks (small) to downtown shops
    Have been living in structure for 1 year. Dont currently have a indoor shower. Have been showering outside.
    Our view is live oak trees with spanish moss.
    We need help.

    nello edward marchetti

    on January 31, 2024

  • Please come and do the project in my house Jasmine!!! I am in Maryville, TN right outside of Knoxville!!

    Cindy Ellender

    on January 31, 2024

  • I am in the process of the application process and my payment was accepted and verified. Now I’m doing a video showing why my 1964 Brady Bunch oven and shades of BEIGE need help, I am so excited to meet you and the crew here in Michigan and to see the transformation of my home.

    Karen Newell

    on November 04, 2022

  • Why was there not a on sweet Bathroom on the Arrowbear Master sweet house that Jasmine Bought was Beautiful after done but I was waiting for the Bathroom in the Master Room .

    Therese Jackson

    on October 14, 2022

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