Monday, November 14, 2005

Zero Budget Equals Zero Tears For Host Of Home Makeover Show

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The host of HGTV’s new design makeover series FreeStyle gives renters and homeowners a fresh new look for free, but he hasn’t has seen any tears of joy a la Extreme Makeover: Home Edition yet.

FreeStyle host Aaron Foster calls his show “the complete opposite of Extreme Makeover” because each week he is challenged to transform spaces with absolutely no budget.

Though the show’s concept is a makeover without a price tag, Foster says, “I asked, ‘Can we spend a little bit of money?’ The answer was, ‘No. You can’t even paint or change the carpet.’”

Instead, he scours attics, basements, closets and garages and “repurposes” items. In other words, he says, “I basically move stuff around.”

Asked if anyone has cried at the results of their newly rearranged place, Foster laughs and replies, “What do you think?”

Still, the LA designer is not giving up hope, saying, “Someday I’ll get someone to cry...hopefully out of happiness.”

FreeStyle premieres Nov. 18 on HGTV.

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