15 Best Home Improvement Shows

We’ve all been there: You look around your home and can’t help but notice all the little—or big—things that need to be fixed, renovated, or refreshed. Maybe you’d like some new kitchen decor, or you still need to make those bathroom organization ideas a reality. Or perhaps you’d love to add value to your home with a DIY coffee station or home library.

Well, if you need a little extra motivation to take that first step, look no further than the best home improvement shows on TV. The friendly hosts and genius tips will inspire you to finally tackle that DIY project you’ve been daydreaming about (but putting off) for months.

Many of the series on this list are HGTV classics like Flip or Flop and Good Bones. But there are plenty of other shows out there making a name for themselves. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo took social media by storm when it first aired on Netflix in 2019.

Even if you aren’t ready to demo a wall or refurbish furniture on your own, these home renovation shows are still wildly entertaining and, honestly, downright soothing, too. Take a look at the list below, and then tell us which one is your favorite in the comments!

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This mother-daughter duo has taken the world of home renovation by storm with their super popular HGTV show. Their ability to remodel rundown homes into jaw-dropping works of art is unmatched.


This show brings a whole new meaning to the phrase cabin fever! It follows a handy group as they travel around Maine to revamp old and abandoned cabins.


Tidying Up with Marie Kondo


Marie Kondo just might be the queen of organization. Watch her as she helps homeowners reclaim their spaces through the art of tidying up!


This show had millions of viewers everywhere daydreaming of downsizing their homes. Who knows, you too might be swayed.


What do you think it takes to create an extraordinary home? Hint: It’s not loads of money. These homeowners have proved that all you need is an eye for design and the motivation to make it happen! Their homes are full of surprises.

Home Town stars Erin and Ben Napier have done more than just transform houses—they’ve transformed their whole town of Laurel, Mississippi. Fans watch this show as much for the adorable marital moments between Erin and Ben as they do for the historic home makeovers.

This hit HGTV home makeover show made stars out of Chip and Joanna Gaines—and made shiplap lovers out of us all. Fixer Upper focuses on the design and transformation of homes in the Waco, Texas area while highlighting the power couple’s built-to-last love.

When it comes to transforming fixer uppers into forever homes, few are as skilled and savvy as twins Drew and Jonathan Scott. The Property Brothers are on a mission to help couples find, buy, and transform houses into the homes of their dreams—and they do it all on a strict timeline and budget.


How much do you trust your neighbors? If you’re guest starring on Trading Spaces, the answer better be a lot! In this unique home improvement show, two sets of neighbors redecorate a room in each-others home with only a $2,000 budget 🤯. Trading Spaces originally aired from 2000 to 2008 but returned in 2018 for a reboot. Lucky us!

The Property Brothers aren’t the only siblings in the home renovation game! Brother-sister duo Leanne and Steve Ford specialize in transforming quirky spaces with unusual layouts into cool and contemporary homes. With Leanne’s interior design expertise and Steve’s experience as a carpenter and licensed contractor, there’s no stopping this dream team.

On this long-running show, homeowners get to choose between keeping their newly renovated home, or selling it and moving to a brand-new pad. Come for the makeovers and stay for the hilarious banter between co-hosts Hilary Farr and David Visentin.

The Property Brothers are back! In their latest HGTV series, Drew and Jonathan Scott help celebrities like Brad Pitt and Melissa McCarthy surprise their loved ones with amazing home renovations.

It’s the show that started it all! This groundbreaking home improvement series premiered in 1979 with Bob Vila as host. It’s been through a lot of changes since then, but the Emmy-winning PBS hit still stands out as one of the most trusted and beloved home renovation shows ever made.


Flip or Flop follows real estate agents (and former husband and wife) Tarek El Moussa and Christina Haack as they buy, renovate, and sell properties in sunny Southern California. Even after the couple split, they decided to keep doing the show together—it’s that special!


This Netflix hit follows interior designer Shea McGee as she and her husband help real families turn their houses into dream homes. Their design taste can’t be beat, but it’s the sweet moments with the McGees that make it one of the best.

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