Favorite Home Improvement Shows Ranked
Where does your favorite home improvement show rank?
23. Amazing Interiors
You don’t need to be a millionaire to create an extraordinary home. All you need is some creativity to make your home a work of art. The people featured on Amazing Interiors have transformed the inside of their seemingly normal looking homes into spectacular labors of love. These homeowners have made their interior design dreams come true with designs like the Chicago Cubs Cave, the Aquarium House and more.
22. Stay Here
Stay Here is a Netflix home improvement show hosted by Peter Lorimer and Genevieve Gorder (shown here) who help homeowners transform their short-term vacation rentals into must-stay tiny hotels. Lorimer and Gorder show property owners how to increase their rental property income by giving their interior design and amenities a much-needed boost.
This is a must-see show for people who rent properties on Airbnb. Lorimer told TV Insider that he gets lots of feedback from people saying that the show has helped them to rake in lots of new income. Don’t rent on Airbnb without knowing these 14 tips first.
21. Cabins in the Wild with Dick Strawbridge
Have you always dreamed of building yourself a quaint little cabin in the woods? Well, the builders who compete on the home improvement show Cabins in the Wild with Dick Strawbridge will give you the inspiration to go for it. The show follows eight teams who compete to create cabins that are anything but quaint. These structures will serve as the county of Wales’ first luxury pop-up glamping hotel. It gives us proof that we can turn our homes, or our vacation homes, into the ones of our wildest fantasies. Get started planning the cabin of your dreams with these 10 DIY cabin project designs.
20. How to Live Mortgage Free with Sarah Beeny
Spending your entire life working just to put a roof over your head probably doesn’t sound appealing to most people. That’s why so many people are looking for alternative living arrangements so they can have the financial freedom to live without being chained to a mortgage.
Neflix’s home improvement show How to Live Mortgage Free with Sarah Beeny follows individuals who are building their own homes and finding interesting ways to cut down on housing costs. The show features one woman who refurbished a barge and is living on the water and another person who decided to turn a double-decker bus into a home.
19. Fix It & Finish It
Most American homes likely have at least one project that needs fixing or finishing. Netflix home improvement show Fix It & Finish It travels around the country helping families tackle these projects. Anthony Sabato Jr. and his Fix It & Finish It crew are sure to help inspire you to tie up that loose end in your own home.
18. To Build or Not to Build
Sometimes the only way to find your dream home is to build it yourself. To Build or Not to Build is a home improvement show that follows the brave souls who embark on the journey of building their own dream home. This show will take you through all of the ups and downs of building your own home which can help you make the personal decision of whether to build or not to build. Don’t start building your own home without asking a contractor these 12 things first.
17. Tiny Luxury
Tyson and Michelle Spiess, along with her brothers and sisters-in-law create gorgeous tiny homes for people who want to downsize. It’s extraordinary what they can do in small spaces and it’s been a hit on HGTV. Find out what the coolest tiny house in your state looks like.
15. Desert Flippers
Desert Flippers has drawn more than 1 million viewers for a while now as people have tuned into to see what Eric and Lindsey Bennett are flipping now out in Palm Springs, California. Eric and Lindsey often have to get homes up to code. Do you know what the 8 most common electrical code violations are?
14. Tidying Up With Marie Kondo
Do you want everything in your home to spark joy within you? Then you’ll want to watch Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. The decluttering queen’s home organization tips are taking the world by storm. This home improvement show follows Kondo as she meets with families and helps them to regain control of their homes through the art of tidying.
13. Grand Designs
The British design show by Kevin McCloud averaged 3.286 million viewers at one point. The series is available domestically via Netflix. The homes McCloud and his crew have redesigned have varied from underground homes to even a water tower. Many of his designs incorporate sustainable architecture.
12. Vintage Flip
Vintage Flip has drawn 1.291 million viewers at one time and is a fun show for those who enjoy vintage house features. Not every vintage home feature is always useful, like these 19 old home features.
11. Good Bones
Good Bones is pretty good at drawing viewers — 1.606 million people tune in, according to The Wrap. The mother-daughter duo of Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak Hawk find houses around Indianapolis. They do much of the renovation work and tackle some huge house problems. These are 100 home repairs you can do on your own.
10. Love It Or List It
Love It or List It reportedly has around 1.479 million viewers who like to see what Hilary Farr and David Visentin are up to now. They’ve got a unique dynamic that keeps the show moving. The show’s premise stands out among home improvement shows so it feels like you’re not watching the same old show. These are 20 signs it’s time to move.
9. Maine Cabin Masters
Maine Cabin Masters has become DIY Network’s top program and drew 3.5 million total viewers since its season three premiere. Chase Morrill, along with his brother, sister and best friend travel around Maine to revamp old cabins. If you ever feel like you need a vacation this show will help you feel like you’ve gone to a lakeside retreat. These 16 cabins will make you start thinking about a getaway as well.
8. Flipping Out
Flipping Out has brought in more than a million viewers for a long time as Jeff, Zoila and Jenny have bickered back and forth about this and that. Zoila left at the end of season 10 and some might say it was a little Jeff-related. Of course, it’s some of Jeff’s antics that have kept people watching. If you hire some work out for your home, these are 10 things to do when you have contractor problems.
7. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition reached 15.8 million viewers at its zenith. Did you hear it’s coming back in 2020? Ty Pennington and the crew transformed lives for families and provided a feel-good story for viewers. Who can forget, “Move That Bus!” The original show ran from 2003 to 2012 on ABC but it will move to HGTV in 2020. The home remodels always floored viewers like these 100 before and after home makeovers.
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6. Queer Eye
When Netflix rebooted the former Bravo show came back in droves. The series got renewed for a fourth and fifth season and though it doesn’t always center on home improvement, there is enough throughout each season. The first season has a 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Find out the three décor trends Bobby Berk is over with.
5. This Old House
The venerable show continues to draw 2.3 million weekly viewers and helped forge the DIY home improvement TV market. It started airing in 1979 and has won 17 Emmys since then. It brought Bob Vila into peoples’ homes until he left in 1989. Since then Steve Thomas hosted until 2003 and then Kevin O’Connor took over.
Not everything you see on home improvement shows is always practical, like these 10 ridiculous things seen on home improvement shows.
4. Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces routinely tops 2 million viewers and almost reaches 3 million viewers. It was the world’s first introduction to Ty Pennington and asked home owners to put their trust in designers. It aired on TLC from 2000 to 2008 and got revived back in 2018. It usually fun to see what redesigns people come up with. These 12 remodeling ideas will always pay off.
3. Property Brothers
A lot of people like the property brothers — Drew and Jonathan Scott — because the show draws about 2.015 million viewers. Their other show Brother vs. Brother drew in 2.694 million viewers. The brothers had dreams of becoming entertainers before entering real estate and remodeling but they’ve been entertaining viewers for years now. The Scotts receive a share of criticism for some of their outlandish renovations but the show remains among the best home improvement shows.
If you’d rather listen to home improvement tips, you ought to start adding these podcasts to your queue.
2. Flip or Flop
Flip or Flop comes the closest to rivaling Fixer Upper but it’s not that close. Flip or Flop brought in 19 million viewers total in its last season. Tarek and Christina split but they’re back together for another season starting in August. Tarek is getting his spinoff show called Tarek’s Flip Side, which will also premier in August.
1. Fixer Upper
Chip and Joanna enter the homes of 4.373 million people with their program and reached more than 5 million people with their season four finale in 2017. As you might have heard, they’re getting their own network since their numbers are so huge. They’re so big, Time included them on its top 100 influential people list.