Renovation television has been around for decades, starting with originals like “This Old House,” which kicked off in 1979, and exploding into an entire cable TV network full of flips, refurbishing and not just a little domestic drama.
Today, you can find a dizzying array of home renovation shows just about everywhere. So which ones are worth the watch? Here is a mix of oldies but goodies and new home series to satisfy your hunger for home improvement.
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Austinite Brett Lewis decided he didn’t want to pay rent anymore, so he decided to live out of his van while running his business that focuses on… tricking out vans to serve as homes for people wanting to downsize. You have to see it to believe it. The Season 2 trailer is out, but episodes are still on the way. — Watch on Discovery+
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Ever wonder what New Kids on the Block’s Jonathan Knight is up to these days? Well, if you are an HGTV fan, you probably are already aware! Knight is hangin’ tough, having traded the stage for a set on “Farmhouse Fixer.” Knight and his designer, Kristina Crestin, restore an old New England farmhouse over the six episodes of the show, which originally aired in 2021. Season 2 will be coming in late 2022. — Watch on Discovery+, fuboTV, and Vudu
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Husband and wife team Ben and Erin Napier have been renovating and upgrading homes in their actual hometown of Laurel, Miss. The show, in its sixth season, has been a fan favorite since its first episode, not just for the skills of woodworker Ben and designer Erin, but also for the Napiers’ obvious love for one another. It’s a sweetheart of a show! — Watch on fuboTV, Discovery+, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, and iTunes
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Twins Drew and Jonathan Scott use their skills in real estate (Drew) and renovation (Jonathan) to help families find and then create their perfect home. The very popular show has run for 14 seasons and though there is cancellation talk officially, the pair have a lot of other irons in the fire right now so either way, these brothers aren’t going anywhere! — Watch on Discovery+, fuboTV, Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, and VuduContinue to 5 of 12 below.
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Steve and Leanne Ford, a brother-sister team, renovate older homes in the Pittsburgh area using interior designer Leanne’s somewhat unconventional designs and licensed contractor Steve’s top carpentry skills for some jaw-dropping results. — Watch on Discovery+, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu
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Four pairs of HGTV home experts face off to design identical homes with the same budget, with the winner getting a street in the neighborhood named for them. Plus bragging rights forever, of course. Season 3 of the show kicked off Feb. 28, 2021, with each of the two people in a team related to one another. — Watch on Discovery+, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, fubotv, Vudu, and Google Play
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Speaking of the Scott brothers... the dynamic duo join celebrities on this show to help them surprise someone who helped the star’s life shine brighter. Together, the brothers and celebrity of the week—we are talking A-listers like Brad Pitt, Melissa McCarthy and Viola Davis—renovate a home with heart. — Watch on Discovery+, fuboTV, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu
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A designer (Hilary Farr) and a real estate agent (David Visentin) square off to win homeowners’ hearts on this long-running and beloved show. Farr works with a budget to renovate the clients’ current troublesome home, and Visentin tempts them with properties that already have what they seek. At the end of each episode, the clients decide if they will, that’s right, love it or list it. All seasons of the show are on frequent HGTV rotation — Watch on Discovery+, Fubotv, Hulu, Sling TV, and YouTube TVContinue to 9 of 12 below.
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Husband and wife Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt, a real estate developer and a real estate agent, work with clients to build their home in 100 days. Brian is often the problem solver, and Mika handles the design aspect. We aren’t talking cookie-cutter homes here. The Kleinschmidts customize each home to the client’s desires. — Watch on Discovery+, fuboTV, Sling TV, DIRECTV, Spectrum On Demand, Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, and Amazon Video
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This show,as the title suggests, follows homeowners on their first foray into big renovations with all the highs and lows such a job entails. Chip and Joanna Gaines pop up here and there to give advice and lend a hand. — Watch on Magnolia Network and Discovery+
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California designer and builder Jasmine Roth, who was also a contestant on the above-mentioned “Rock the Block,” swoops in to save homeowners who have taken on a bit too much DIY and are living in homes that aren’t functioning in some way. Season 3 kicks off in fall 2022 on HGTV. — Watch on Discovery+
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We all know taming clutter can help turn your abode from a disorganized disaster to an oasis of calm. Professional organizer Cassandra Aarrssen, of Clutterbug fame, and craftsman Wendall Holland tackle all manner of mess in client homes and take us all along for the ride. The show premiered in 2020 on HGTV and currently has two seasons under its belt. A third season seems highly likely, but a date hasn’t yet been announced. — Watch on Discovery+, Vudu or Spectrum TV, Prime Video, and Apple TV