Go on House Hunters With Your Love and We'll Guess Your Next Renovation Project

By: Jennifer Post
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Go on House Hunters With Your Love and We'll Guess Your Next Renovation Project
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About This Quiz

To know "House Hunters" is to love it. When that signature jingle plays and you hear that high-pitched, inquisitive voice of the unseen host, you know you're about to have a good time. Watching the show is like stepping into a weird dream where people have extremely high budgets with obscure jobs you didn't even know existed and desire things in a home that no one in their right mind would put in a house. But that's what makes it so addicting. We all like to think we would act differently on the show but in reality, you know you'd be asking your significant other where they're going to put all their clothes because you'll take up all the closets. (There are the rare occasions where the couple is super down-to-earth and just wants a nice home to share together. Maybe they plan on having kids there, or perhaps they just have a couple of fur babies to take care of. But, honestly, those are the least interesting episodes!)

Really thinking about how you would handle being on "House Hunters" can tell a lot about what kinds of projects you're ready to take on in your own life. Pretend to be on the show and we'll guess your next renovation project!

Maybe the most important decision to make: Who is your realtor?
My mom
My love's aunt
A family friend
Someone recommended by friends.

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For your new home together, what's your budget?
$200,000
$300,00
$500,000
$1,000,000

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Do you have a long list of must-haves?
It's reasonable.
Probably way too long
I'm going in open-minded.
My love's is way longer than mine.

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Do you care about having a big yard?
Not now, but I'm sure we will later.
That's very important.
Big enough for a garden
However much my love feels like mowing

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Is there anything that's a total deal breaker for you and your partner?
Popcorn ceiling
For me, no central air. For my love, not enough outlets.
Small kitchen
Too few windows

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What kind of area are you looking to buy a home in?
In a neighborhood near good schools
Close to a city
Near a cute downtown
By my parents

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What is your ideal number of bedrooms?
Three
Two is good for now.
Four. This is our forever home.
As many as we can afford

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Agreeing on things is tough, but what's the most important thing the house must include that you have agreed on?
A dishwasher
A garage
Solar ready
At least two bathrooms

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Do either of you work from home and need a home office?
I do!
We both work from home, so an office is a must.
I want a whole studio.
It's not needed but we'll do it if we have the space.

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Are you planning on adding kids to the mix in this house?
Not planning on it
Definitely
It's possible.
If we're lucky.

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It can be hard to see yourself in a house when you hate the wall colors. Is that a sticking point for you?
People have the worst taste in paint colors.
I'll just paint them.
Is that a serious question?
Paint colors can be changed more easily than anything else.

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How many dogs do you need to account for with this new house?
None yet
Just one
We have two dogs.
No dogs, but two cats

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Does your love ever tell you your dreams are too big for the house you can afford?
Every day
They wouldn't dare.
We're on the same page.
If anything, I tell them that.

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How much carpet will make you walk into a house and say "ew"?
Any amount
If it's in any bathroom.
Carpet in the living room
W're fine with carpet.

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Where is the most ideal place for the powder room?
Off of the kitchen
In a downstairs hallway
Off the formal living room
Next to a closet

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Does each bedroom need to have its own bathroom?
It doesn't need it, but it would be nice.
Yes
Definitely not
I don't think that's in our budget.

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What are your most dire needs when it comes to kitchen space?
Space big enough for a large table
A big island
Tons of counter space
Storage!

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Are you someone who thinks ahead, space-wise?
I'm living in the now.
I do like to plan ahead.
Not necessarily.
My partner is better at that.

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Is an unfinished basement a negative for you?
We can finish it later.
I would love it to be finished.
It's just going to be storage, anyway.
I don't even know if we need a basement.

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When you walk into a potential new home, how will you know if it's the right home?
If I can picture my stuff in there.
If it feels like home.
If I could see myself raising kids there.
If it checks off everything on my list.

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Does your love require a man cave/she shed?
If there's an extra room.
We don't care about that.
We would each love our own space.
Definitely not

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Do you need two closets because one of you has waaaay too many clothes?
I do have a lot of clothes.
We've shared one closet before.
Two closets is ideal.
We need three closets so I have somewhere for my shoes.

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Would you want an outdoor living space already at the house, or do you want to build your own?
Build our own
Already there
Doesn't matter
We can add that later.

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Do you look at light fixtures in a potential home and count down the days until you can replace them?
I don't pay attention to that stuff.
Light fixtures can make or break a home.
My love does more than I do.
Only if they're big ones that draw the eye

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Would you sacrifice on location to get a bigger house?
No way
I think I would.
I'm looking for space not location.
Depends on the house

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Is this the first home you and your love will be living in together?
Yes, we're moving in together after the wedding.
We're upgrading from an apartment.
It's the first home we'll own together.
Nope!

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Are you bringing a friend house-hunting with you so they can tell you their personal thoughts on every house you look at?
If my partner is unavailable.
Their opinion doesn't matter.
I trust my friends with my life.
I don't think my partner would like that too much.

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Which style of home are you searching for, and is it the same as your love's?
We want a colonial.
I want a new build, my partner wants a fixer-upper.
We don't have a preference.
Craftsman style

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Are there any unique extras you expect your future home to have?
Bird cages
Doggy doors
A rooftop terrace
A driveway

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Do you guys want to live near a city, but also not too close to loud noises and lots of people?
Yeah, so?
That would be ideal.
I don't mind the noise.
We don't care either way.

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