Anyone who’s ever done the smallest home reno or construction project involving the building industry is going to need to take a moment. The idea of building a house from scratch to inspection perfection in just 100 days seems absurd. There are a million fiddly little details that can lead to month-long delays. But the new reality series 100 Day Dream Home is taking project management and construction to a whole new level on HGTV (177) in mid-May.
Series hosts and project leaders, married couple Mika and Brian KleinSchmidt, will guide us through this impossible dream over eight separate building projects (you might recognise Brian from S15 of The Amazing Race, which aired in 2009. He has since divorced his race partner Erika Dunlap and married his high school sweetheart, Mika). Mika’s focus is on the design side, the detailing, the real estate deals, and getting clients to make up their minds on all the details, while Brian gets his hands dirty with the work crews.
In each build, the clock starts ticking on day 1 of construction – breaking ground – and it stops on the day of the big reveal 100 days later. When Mika and Brian open the front door for their clients, the house will already be fully furnished and decorated, even if the final chandelier has to be hung at midnight. The gardens will also be fully landscaped.
And don’t think that there are shipping container homes or kit homes. Each home is custom made for a different client, and the projects we’ll see range from bungalows to craftsman-style dwellings, to seaside mansions.