Renovation shows like Flip or Flop have featured some notoriously nasty homes filled with garbage, cat hair and even livestock. But scarily daunting flips are not exclusive to Tarek and Christina. In honor of our favorite spooky holiday, here are a few other scary “before” rooms seen on HGTV’s renovation favorites.
Creepy Carpet Sunroom – Welcome Back Potter
Monica Potter and her sisters dove into a restoration of their long-abandoned family home after recently buying it back. They were pleasantly surprised to find many of their family belongings still in the house, after 30 years, in good shape. They can’t say the same for this sunroom’s questionable carpet, which the sisters said was buried under a layer of pet hair.
Check Out the Renovated Sunroom
Litter-Box Living Room – Flip or Flop
Cat hair and feces are nothing when it comes to things found in a Flip or Flop house, but the amount of it in this particular project was hair-raising.
See the Hair-Free Finished Room
Bottomless Trash Can Backyard – Flip or Flop
If mystery is your thing, a house with a backyard straight out of Texas Chainsaw Massacre might be for you.
See More Flip or Flop Before-and-Afters
Guest House of Horrors –Vintage Flip
Good luck listing this one on Airbnb.
See What Jessie and Tina Were Able to Salvage of the Guest House
There are no creepy finds in here aside from its ’70s murder hotel decor, which is more than enough to scare buyers and guests away.
Check Out the Modernized Red Room
The Black Lagoon –The Vanilla Ice Project, DIY Network
The enclosure over this backyard pool is actually a very large cage for containing the “creature.”
See the Incredible Updates to the Pool
Nightmare Reno Room – Restoring Charleston, DIY Network
Though much of the house’s original features (door casings, fireplaces) were in decent shape, this 1895 Charleston Craftsman had some not-so-fun surprises in each of its rooms.
Funhouse Foyer – Restoring Charleston, DIY Network
The same house had plenty of otherworldly portals (holes) in its walls, including in the entryway. Please tell me you see that floating orb, too? Definitely not just dust.
See the Restored Entryway
Galliart, Jessica. “8 Of the Scariest HGTV Renovation ‘Before’ Rooms.” HGTV, HGTV, 15 Sept. 2018, www.hgtv.com/design-blog/shows/scariest-hgtv-renovation-before-rooms.