If you watched Trading Spaces when it was on the air, you probably already know TLC is launching a reboot of the series in 2018. We know: Dreams really do come true. Even though we have awhile until the first episode airs, details are already being revealed, so we gathered everything we know to help keep you informed about this makeover show miracle.
1. The reboot will premiere on April 7.
Set your DVR for 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST to catch the first episode of the highly-anticipated season.
2. The first trailer promises tons of laughter — and drama.
Watch to get a peek of all of your favorites from the original series, like host Paige Davis, carpenter Ty Pennington, and designers Vern Yip and Genevieve Gorder in action — and get to know the new cast members too!
3. TLC is airing reruns every Friday leading up to the premiere.
Meaning you don't have to wait until April 7th to start your watch parties!
4. A reunion special will run on TLC before the premiere.
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5. Paige Davis will be back to host.
On July 19, TLC announced what everyone was anxiously waiting to hear: Paige Davis will be back. The beloved host will indeed narrate the weekend-long renovation process. "I'm back at TLC, back home, back where I belong, and I am so thrilled," Paige said in a video for TLC.
6. As will our other favorite cast members.
Designers Doug Wilson, Genevieve Gorder, Hildi Santo-Tomas, Vern Yip, Frank Bielec, and Laurie Smith will all be making an appearance on the remake. Even better: Carpenters Ty Pennington and Carter Oosterhouse have signed on, too.
7. And the designers are thrilled.
In fact, several of them just released videos on Trading Spaces' Facebook page sharing what they've been up to since the show ended and their thoughts on bringing the gang back together again.
We found out Heidi has been living in Paris, France.
And Frank has been doing just about everything, including hosting wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, and ... napping.
8. There will be new cast members to fall in love with, too.
Along with your favorites, the network also plans to introduce new talent to the show, including designers Sabrina Soto, John Gidding, and Kahi Lee, who all have experience in the home design world and on television. Brett Tutor and Joanie Sprague have also signed on as carpenters for the show.
9. Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent will make an appearance.
The famous interior design couple, and stars of Nate and Jeremiah By Design, will appear on Trading Spaces as guest designers.
10. Designers will have a budget of $2,000 per room.
Which is twice as much as they had when the show originally aired, but is still extremely tight. "Viewers have become so accustomed to seeing designs done for $50,000 or $100,000. I think this will be inspiring," TLC executive Howard Lee told TV Insider.
11. Davis says some of her favorite rooms are from the upcoming season.
"Our designers are still pushing themselves to design with the same core principles," Davis told E! News. The results? Some of her "most favorite rooms of all time." Consider our interests piqued.
12. Dozens of eggshells were used in one room.
"What one of our designers does with eggshells is shocking,” Howard Lee told TV Insider. He also confirms to expect the very thing that makes this show so exciting, and so hard, to watch: "Not every episode has a happy ending."
13. You can try out for the show.
If you live in Atlanta, Baltimore or Los Angeles, we have good news: TLC is casting for the show, and is starting out in those three cities. The TLC casting site says you must be neighbors (next-door neighbors are preferred) and you have to know each other well and have a real relationship with them. Check out TLC's official casting website for more information.
14. The season is already done filming.
Davis shared this first photo on set, where she's hanging off of the iconic Trading Spaces truck that rolls into town before a swap. "The truck is back too!!! Just like old times. Woohoo!" Davis wrote on Instagram.
15. The cast is standing beside Carter Oosterhouse amid sexual misconduct allegations.
Several of Oosterhouse's Trading Spaces costars (he was on the original show from 2004 to 2007 and is appearing in the reboot) are defending him, including host Paige Davis who told Us Weekly, "What I can tell you from my experience with Carter is that he is an absolute professional. I've never had any experience with him where I haven't just had the best time ever. He's down to earth. He's very good at what he does. And I enjoyed working these episodes with him. And I'm really excited for them to air."
16. Davis says her iconic hairstyle won't be back.
Some referred to her pixie cut as the "Paige" and Davis says the crew used to joke that it was the new "Rachel." "At first, it was this wispy cute haircut and then it turned into a Carol Brady helmet flip-do," Davis told E! News. Which is why she'll be sporting a longer bob style in the new season.
17. The show will return 10 years after it went off the air.
We're not crying, you're crying. Back then, it was the most successful show ever on TLC and was the first show to start the home show phenomenon that people still can't get enough of today. So, you know who to thank, Chip and Joanna.
18. People are beyond excited.
And who can blame them? We're already itching to set our DVR to record.
From: Good Housekeeping US