Have an "Emotional Attachment" to Your Basement? HGTV Wants You
|You don't have to love your basement as much as serial killer Jame Gumb -- but it helps.|
The cable show is filming in St. Louis beginning September 8, and looking for three local homeowners who've renovated their basement in the last three years, and are willing to appear on TV to show off their improvements.
Why basements, you ask?
Here in St. Louis, we just happened to get stuck with basements.
But Boste swears that's not a bad thing. With the proper renovation, a basements can kick ass, too.
"I think the best ones are really cool," she says. "You see them from cobwebs and storage spaces to really special spaces. ... We've seen people add wet bars, or cool entertainment centers, or an extra bedroom."
The show is looking for all price points, so don't assume that if your new basement isn't outre, they won't be interested. The main casting criteria, apparently, is someone who really cares about the lowest floor of their home, Boste says. "We want a personality, but we don't need a crazy reality TV character. We do want people who love their basement -- who spend a lot of time in it, or have an emotional attachment to it."
For the record, serial killers with old cisterns in their basements -- as "attached" to their space as they may be -- need not apply. Casting agents are looking for the "after" part of the renovation equation.
So if you've done the work and want to show off, contact Boste at email@example.com or (303) 712-3129 to begin the application process.