HGTV’s reality series ‘Bargain Block’ instantly gained massive popularity by season 1. ‘Bargain Block’ is a home renovation reality series consisting of eight episodes. On April 14th, 2021, HGTV aired the very first episode on TV. Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas are the two hosts of the show. The show focuses on buying worn-out or abandoned houses or complexes to renovate them into liveable, comfy homes. The hosts live in those houses to assure comfort and sustainability and move to the next one after all the work is completed. They then sell the houses to potential new buyers at a reasonable cost. This series stands as one of its kind despite many other reality shows similar to ‘Bargain Block’. Shea Hicks Whitfield paired up with the hosts Keith and Evan in the show. She is a professional realtor with experience of 15 years.
One particular reason that made the show ‘Bargain Block’ one of a kind is the fact that the materials used are usually of low cost or even second-hand products. They used a lot of D-I-Y items in construction and decoration as well. The fact that they build innovative houses at a pocket-friendly cost, makes them stand out in home renovation shows. The main aim was to help out those people with little or no experience in buying houses. Season 1 came to an end after running for eight episodes. Despite being a television show, ‘Bargain Block’ is available on OTT platforms as well.
Where was ‘Bargain Block’ shot? Location revealed
The reality series being a successful TV show raises curiousness among the viewers. Where was ‘Bargain Block’ shot or filmed? The question was later answered by the HGTV official website to be the city of Detroit of Michigan. Michigan is a region of midwestern United States. The hosts Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas stroll around the local neighborhoods of Detroit city. They were constantly in search of a preferable house to buy. They refurbished the house for further selling, after acquiring the ownership. Though now we know where ‘Bargain Block’ was shot but it only brings out another question. Why did they select Detroit as the location for the shooting of ‘Bargain Block’?
The fact that the hosts Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas are not residents of that state. They never lived there for educational or professional purposes. Then what can the possible reason behind choosing Detroit city as a suitable location? The hosts of the show disclose in one of their interviews that Detroit city has the potential for a successful business. After going through several states and cities and suggestions from a friend of Keith Bynum, Detroit stands out as an ideal location for their show. Detroit is a city of creativity and artworks that eventually let them select Detroit. The houses they renovate cost less than 100,000 dollars, one of the best deals one can get.
Knowing our friendly hosts and upcoming season news
We recognize Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas as the hosts of the HGTV’s ‘Bargain Block’ show. But, apart from this recognition of hosting TV shows together, they belong to two very different professions. Keith Bynum is a designer, whereas, Evan Thomas is a carpenter. They met through a dating app and instantly started dating. They the show ‘Bargain Block’ as a couple. Keith Bynum holds a prestigious doctoral degree, as well as Evan Thomas, is an honorary degree holder in Physics. Evan Thomas always longed for starting a business with his partner Keith Bynum.
HGTV announced the news of ‘Bargain Block Season 2, released in the year 2022. Unlike season 1 which had eight episodes, the second installation of the show will have a total of ten episodes, each an hour long. Again, Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas are hosts the second season and on a spree to find and renovate houses, similar to season 1. However, HGTV did not reveal the location yet.