One of the best parts of Fixer Upper is, of course, the design. Joanna fills the participants’ homes with furniture and arranges everything flawlessly. But, there’s a catch: the contestants don’t actually get to keep the furniture. At least not for free.
Former contestant Rachel Whyte revealed to Country Living that all of the staged furniture and decorations — aside from custom pieces — are taken out of the home after cameras stop rolling. That is, unless you have the means to pay for it.
“They give you an itemized list of how much everything costs at the end to see if you want to purchase things at a discounted price,” Whyte revealed. Still, the former contestant said, “I wasn’t really sad to see the staged decorations go. We did buy some of the decor, but I was excited to fill our home with our things and make it ours.”