Ballard family wants to be HGTV’d

Stephanie Worley and her family want their yard to be “HGTV’d.”

“We love our house – it was built in 1949 and leans toward a contemporary design.” Worley says. “We bought it about 4 years ago, and since it’s an older home there are many projects needed to get it updated.”

One of the biggest projects is to tackle is the back yard. “When we saw the introduction of the new show, HGTV’d, we thought it would be amazing to have part of our home transformed,” Worley tells us. “Our yard has so much potential, and we would love to see the impact the HGTV design team could make by transforming our back yard into a sophisticated, contemporary yard with both entertaining and play space.” So the family submitted a video and write up of their vision (see video and write-up here.)

“We are thrilled at the opportunity to try for a spot on the show and hopeful that if they venture up to Seattle, they will take on the challenge of our tired, dated, ivy filled back yard, and transform it into an HGTV showcase,” Worley says.

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Boardbrown
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Boardbrown

If you don’t get the spot, there are plenty of talented professionals here in Ballard that could help you with the project. You’d probably get a better result going with someone local.

Curtis
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Curtis

I think the big deal with this is that it is FREE!

TV-is-a-lie
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TV-is-a-lie

Yeah, and I’d love to be Oprahed.

You want a nice yard? Quit waiting for the world to hand you stuff for free, turn off the TV, get off your but, and make it happen. Like everybody else does.

Peeholeon
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Peeholeon

I think its “butt”

Anonymous
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Anonymous

…or “bud” or even “Bud” depending on your motivational impediment.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I absolutely cringe at what they do on some of those HGTV shows. There are some things that need to be done properly and take time so that the “improvement” is not temporary. That can be hard to do when you have a day or two to shoot your show.

Snoopy
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Snoopy

I agree. also, they should remove all of that paving because its flooding the new rain gardens.

kim
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kim

to me it looks like they might have a killer view. if so, i would think they could afford the expense of a professional. correct me if i’m wrong…..

Cat
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Cat

I’d think that’d be the reason they couldn’t afford the expense of a professional.

KF
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KF

but whatever the expense, it’s all worth it to be another piece of irrelevant TV, “I got mine” culture. Let ’em have it; really who gives a $hit

other side of the tracks
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other side of the tracks

From PUBLIC RECORDS it appears it is in 2300 block of “Blue Ridge Drive” and they bought it 6/07 for 1.050 million. It seems to be 5 BR, 2.5 baths and get this….3952 sq ft. Best of luck….maybe the project will be good for you, but it won’t show up on MY TV!

jetcitymom
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jetcitymom

we would love to see the impact the HGTV design team could make by transforming our back yard into a sophisticated, contemporary yard with both entertaining and play space.”

Isn’t that ” special”.

I wanted to get rid of our sod in the yard 110 yr old home, to improve runoff & to grow food/native plants.
I did it single handedly & despite arthritis, fibromyalgia & osteoporosis.

The Blue Ridge home is buttugly, so I can see why they would want to change it, but I think that people should take responsibility for their own purchases, & not expect others to give them an “upgrade”

( Incidentally, English Ivy is easy to remove- our detached garage used to be covered with it)

jetcitymom
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jetcitymom

This is hilarious.
According to public records Worley sold the home at 6734 34th Avenue NW for $700,000, in 2003. Perhaps she should have purchased something more in her budget instead of a view home in Blue Ridge and expected others to pay for her landscaping.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Most of these comments sound like loser/sour grapes. What a bunch of self rightous negative babies. Go cry somewhere else losers, I thought their video was great and if HGTV selects them, good for them.

cdpenne
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cdpenne

I’d like someone to give me a bunch of free remodeling services for my house too! In fact, there are a whole lot of things I can’t afford to do, and won’t be able to to afford for many years. But am I news? Even small neighborhood blog news?

I think not.

Something stinks here. Will a little attention on a successful award winning neighborhood blog help this family get on HGTV?

Well maybe its just a slow news day.

jetcitymom
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jetcitymom

Calm down Michele, for a teacher, I would expect a better vocabulary.

ballardmama33
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ballardmama33

seriously? these guys are in fricken blue ridge (not ballard) and asking for free design work? give me a break, no way!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Someone’s home value declining is funny to you? You don’t sound like a nice person. I guess you didn’t know that home values have declined nationwide during the last 3 years but then I’m guessing you don’t own a home.

jetcitymom
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jetcitymom

My home actually has increased in value about 5x what I paid for it. Of course I have stayed put & worked to put sweat equity into my home & the neighborhood, instead of flipping one every few years to keep ” moving up”.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Great, you bought a dump 30 years ago. The reality is your home has decreased in value during the last 3 years just like everyone else’s.

jetcitymom
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jetcitymom

I suppose someone who defines their worth by sq footage, might be as illbred as to call it a dump, but it is much better built by craftsman using old growth timbers, than the condos that already look like trash that you live in.
Our neighbors are proud to live here & when you plan to stay in a neighborhood, it isn’t a waste of money to spend 200K remodeling even if the sale price goes up and down, because you couldn’t be tempted to sell.