'Windy City Rehab': Fans diss Alison Victoria's designs, wonder if HGTV show is 'satirical'
The long-awaited 'Windy City Rehab' Season 3 finally premiered on HGTV and fans are already having some strong feelings about it. After watching the drama and chaos that followed the show's hostess Alison Victoria and former co-host Donovan Eckhardt in the previous season, fans were eager to see what fresh drama awaited them on the latest season.
While there's no more embezzling and legal drama for Alison, as she returned solo determined to earn the trust of her investors back, she sadly failed to impress the show's fans with her renovation and design work. The premiere episode kicked off with Alison taking on an ambitious project of renovating a historic property in Chicago. She was tasked with the challenge of turning the old, dilapidated house into a lucrative rental property. The HGTV hostess eagerly began working on the renovations by adding her signature black walls and accents, brass units, and more.
On tonight's #WindyCityRehab, Alison Victoria succeeded in updating each part of a historical apartment building to feel bright, distinct, and uniquely Chicago. Which unit is your favorite?! pic.twitter.com/NZuys14dZk— HGTV (@hgtv) April 22, 2022
Since she was working on a tight budget, Alison had to get creative with the renovation work to drive up the property's value and thereby the rental prices for a modest two-bedroom housing unit. After hunting antique stores and scouring for interesting artworks, Alison was finally ready to start off her work. From painting the previously brown exposed brick exterior of the building to matte black with brass units to changing the flooring to vinyl flooring, Alison did everything she could to spruce up the space. She even got the kitchen island, countertops, and cabinets custom-made, within the budget of $657,425. While the investor was impressed and happy with the final output, sadly the show's fans didn't share the same feelings.
Fans took to Twitter to critique Alison's renovation work. A fan tweeted, "The pedestal sinks are cute, but I need some countertop to put all my stuff. #WindyCityRehab." "You can’t set a curling iron on that sink. Or a brush. Or a toothbrush. Or soap. #windycityrehab," wrote a fan. "Not much of a living room. #WindyCityRehab," declared a fan. "Wow do I hate those cabinets. #WindyCityRehab," continued the fan in a follow-up tweet.
The pedestal sinks are cute, but I need some countertop to put all my stuff. 😂#WindyCityRehab— 🍀 Dawn 🍀 (@waywyrd) April 22, 2022
You can’t set a curling iron on that sink. Or a brush. Or a toothbrush. Or soap. #windycityrehab— 🖤~~SallyB~~🖤 (@SallyBalsamo) April 22, 2022
Wow do I hate those cabinets. #WindyCityRehab— 🖤~~SallyB~~🖤 (@SallyBalsamo) April 22, 2022
Another fan shared, "#windycityrehab has to be a satirical show right? There is no way this lady is excited about the renovations she is signing off on. Those islands are crazy." "And black front doors, too?! Jeez. #WindyCityRehab," pointed out a fan.
#windycityrehab has to be a satirical show right? There is no way this lady is excited about the renovations she is signing off on. Those islands are crazy— Tylor Key Carr (@tylorkc) April 22, 2022
And black front doors, too?! Jeez. #WindyCityRehab— Carolyn Gordon (@CarolyngordonMo) April 22, 2022
'Windy City Rehab' Season 3 airs every Thursday at 9/8c on HGTV.
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