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Wardens at Home on HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’

August 7, 2015


House Hunters: Becca and Bob Warden shared their house searching with the audience of HGTV’s House Hunters.

How do engineers shop for a house? That’s what the HGTV cable network wanted to showcase while following Bob and Becca Warden, both 2009 mechanical engineering graduates, on an episode of the popular “House Hunters” television show on August 9 (11-11:30 a.m. ET) and August 10 (2-2:30 a.m. ET), and rebroadcast throughout the fall. (Check’s listings for the “Engineers Search for a Fixer in San Antonio” episode.)

The couple lives in San Antonio, Texas, work at the Southwest Research Institute, and was looking to buy a new home. Because they enjoy making home improvements, they wanted a fixer-upper.

The show seemed to be a natural fit for the engineers.

“We’re not afraid to get our hands dirty,” Becca says. “We like to dive into major projects.”

Cameras followed them throughout their search. Their final choice is a secret until the program airs, but one hint might be that the house they selected was “definitely stuck in the 80s,” according to Becca.

The Wardens have not watched the episode as HGTV does not allow its house hunters to see a preview before broadcast.

“We’ll be watching it with the rest of the world,” says Becca, adding with a laugh that she may find herself cast as “the bad guy.”

Now, they have moved into their new home with their two Labrador Retrievers, and have already undertaken some major renovations. Most of the remaining projects represent “small, fun stuff,” Becca states. These improvements were featured in the show.