Top TV Shows for Remodeling Your Home

Posted by Laine Smith on 3/14/15 8:00 AM

Topics: Home Ownership

The desire to buy a fixer-upper, transform your current space, or start a new part of your home from scratch all have one thing in common: inspiration. If you’re thinking of making upgrades in your home, you can find motivation and creative design with the click of your remote. Here are some of the top TV program picks for home remodeling and renovation.


Fixer Upper


HGTV’s hit series follows Chip and Joanna Gaines, owners and operators of Magnolia Homes, who team up to remodel and design homes throughout central Texas. The pair show potential buyers dilapidated homes with extreme potential. After the buyers make a decision on the home purchase, Chip gets to work on the construction/remodel and Joanna leads the design aspect. The show’s premise is seeing past a home’s structural blemishes and revealing homes in the state they were intended to be in.

Design on a Dime

Many homeowners don’t attack remodeling projects simply because they believe they can’t afford it. Design on a Dime follows a design team as they complete makeover projects on a budget of $1,000. Watch the team incorporate time and money efficient strategies to transform spaces without breaking the bank.

Love It or List It


This show showcases friendly competition as designer Hilary Farr and real estate agent David Visentin vie for the attention of homeowners who are fed up with their current home. As Hilary sets to work on transforming areas of the home the homeowners dislike (on a budget), David shows homeowners properties they might be interested in on the market. At the end, the homeowners have to decide if Hilary’s transformation is worth staying or if they’ll buy a different home with David.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

This show not only gives viewers remodeling and renovation ideas but pulls at their heartstrings. Designers and volunteers are given one week to complete home improvements for a deserving family who have been victims to an unfortunate.  Extreme Makeover: Home Edition takes you through the entire design process, from demolition to completion, giving you tips for your own home and landscaping from top to bottom.

House Hunters Renovation


Fixer-uppers are on the docket for homebuyers in this renovation series. Homebuyers view three homes with great potential and choose their ultimate pick. Cameras capture what happens throughout the process of remodeling as homebuyers turn their fixer-upper into home sweet home.

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