'Renovation Island': Fans worried that Bryan and Sarah might not stay married after the show
Fans think that Bryan and Sarah Baeumler's marriage might not survive by the time they are done with their ambitious renovation project
There is no denying that Sarah and Bryan Baeumler are in a high-stress situation. The couple shelled out all their savings to buy an abandoned resort in the Bahamas for a whopping $10M. Their grand plan was to buy the resort and renovate it, and turn it into a tourist hotspot. But along the way, they face a lot of setbacks, ranging from termites to tight deadlines. While Bryan manages the operations part of the renovation such as hiring the staff, overseeing the day-to-day construction work, managing the finances, etc, Sarah lends her expert designing aesthetics to the table. On the paper, the couple comes across as a force to be reckoned with when it comes to renovation and redesigning.
Unfortunately, in reality, the couple seems to be having a lot of trouble when it comes to communicating with each other. Bryan is under a lot of stress to ensure that their family doesn't go bankrupt halfway through the renovations. Bryan makes every decision based on how much it will pay off eventually. He wants to open the resort for business as soon as the renovation of a few villas are done, rather than waiting to complete the renovation of the entire 10-acres of the sprawling property.
Sarah, on the other hand, looks at the whole renovation from the customer satisfaction and aesthetics perspective. She feels that the renovation should be centered around ensuring the comfort of their guests and be pleasing to the eye. Since Sarah handles the interior designing aspect, whenever she comes up with any suggestions and ideas, Bryan's instinctive reaction is to shoot her down. He just pointedly brings up their budgetary restrictions and shoots her down. Although, Sarah doesn't give up that easy and continues trying to convince Bryan to at least hear out her ideas.
After watching the couple's dynamics and the way they communicated with each other, fans began worrying that by the time the renovation is completed, they might end up divorcing each other. A fan tweeted, "I don’t like how he talks to her #renovationisland." Another fan wrote, "Oh em gee. I'm watching #RenovationIsland on @hgtv. The stress!!!!!! Are these two going to be married by the time this is over? Are they going to be broke? Is this actually entertainment?!?! Jeebus..." One more said, "Yikes if it’s not fun, don’t divorce in the process. Communication respectfully is key. #RenovationIsland." Another fan declared, "Ha yeah not sure this couple on #RenovationIsland is going to make it."
'Renovation Island' airs every Sunday, at 8 pm only on HGTV.