'Renovation Island': How much did HGTV pay for the virtual Caribbean adventure?
The new season of 'Renovation Island' is out and many viewers have already tuned in to join Bryan and Sarah Baeumler on their Island adventures
DRIGGS HILL SETTLEMENT, THE BAHAMAS: Season 4 of HGTV's 'Renovation Island' has returned with a new set of episodes. The new season of the property flipping program premiered on Sunday, July 24, and many viewers have already tuned in to join Bryan and Sarah Baeumler on their Island adventures.
Sarah and Bryan had amassed considerable wealth before becoming television stars. The couple invested a considerable chunk of their fortune in renovating the dilapidated and derelict Emerald Palms resort into the Caerula Mar Club. After acquiring the resort for $2 million with the goal of investing roughly $4 million in renovations, the Baeumlers quickly discovered that getting Caerula Mar Club up and running would cost substantially more. Bryan told the Wrap, that they "more than doubled that before we opened the doors," bringing their total expenditure to an eye-watering $10 million. Nevertheless, Hurricane Dorian slammed the shore of San Andros island shortly after the club opened, and Covid followed. The couple had financial difficulties as a result of both of these downturns.
What was HGTV's investment in 'Renovation Island?'
Despite encountering various obstacles with the establishment of their resort, the Baeumler family seemed to be able to remain afloat thanks to their sizable HGTV paychecks. Neither the pair nor the HGTV producers have disclosed the amounts on their paychecks. One thing to remember about 'Renovation Island' is that it is produced by Bryland Entertainment, which is owned and controlled by Bryan himself. This implies that the Baeumlers will be able to negotiate the price with HGTV.
According to Distractify, Tarek El Moussa of 'Flip or Flop' makes at least $10,000 in appearance fees for the show. However, because Bryan is in charge of all production expenditures for 'Renovation Island', it is feasible that his overall earnings are far greater. The remuneration of the HGTV hosts is also determined by the cost of production. According to the outlet, the cost of producing each episode of 'House Hunters' ranges between $45,000 and $50,000. As a result, it's quite likely that HGTV paid at least $50,000 for each episode of 'Renovation Island', but it could be much more. Given that season one had 13 episodes, Distractify determined that the network must have compensated the Baeumlers at least $650,000 for a season.
The Baeumlers are worth a total of $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. They operate their own company and have numerous successful reality series under their belts, so it's uncertain how much of their success can be attributed to 'Renovation Island', but the duo is doing well with HGTV in any case.
The new season of HGTV's 'Renovation Island' premieres every Sunday at 9/8c and is available for viewing on the Discovery+ app.