Breaking Down the 5 Most Popular Fixer Upper Shows on Netflix

by Alex ThatcherMay 24, 2016

Getting Ready to Binge-Watch Some Home Improvement Shows

Wondering what to binge-watch next when you’re obsessed with home improvement shows? These fixer upper shows on Netflix truly have something for everybody. Whether you are itching to watch a totally decrepit house be pulled back from the brink by a lively couple, or you’re eager to see a variety of homes you’d tremble to live in, these shows are ready for you to stream in your very own living room.

There are many home improvement shows on TV right now — think Flip or Flop, Listed SistersProperty Brothers – the list goes on and on. And most of the shows focus on houses that need some tender loving care from their new owners (or the wit of the television producers calling the shots.) Each of the shows on our list has a slightly different take on fixing the almost unfixable house, and different knacks for turning a formerly shabby money pit into a beautiful home.
new foundation for home at a construction site with roof of two story home on foundation.

Property Brothers

Property Brothers features twin brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott, who are both charismatic and highly capable of convincing couples to buy the house that needs the most TLC. Clocking in at about 45 minutes each, the shows offer a lot of information for the aspiring homeowner. Each brother has his specialty, with Drew acting as the realtor and Jonathan as the contractor, together turning fixer-uppers into dream homes.

In each episode, they sell a home to a luck couple, and then re-imagine the property in the style of the couple’s dream home, later renovating the property to exacting standards. The trick is that the buyers have to buy the house before Jonathan and Drew renovate things — so it’s a practical risk they are taking.

The Property Brothers HGTVPhoto courtesy of HGTV

Luckily, the twins have wild imaginations when it comes to design, and tightly controlled budgets to get the job done. They really are great at what they do, and super fun to watch too, with a knack for entertainment and a great sense of when to pull out the brotherly rival card. Property Brothers is the show to watch if you think you’d like two talented and charming guys convincing wary families to buy a home — and then surprising them beyond all expectations.

Fixer Upper With Chip and Joanna Gaines

Helmed by the entirely likable Chip and Joanna Gaines, a friendly and engaging duo, this home improvement show personifies the idea of the happy, wholesome and hard-working couple. On the show, the pair helps clients find the home of their dreams, even if it doesn’t seem like it at first. Chip and Joanna have a knack for seeing the possibilities inherent in an old fixer-upper, and seeing past things like 90s wallpaper and odd carpeting.

The first episode of the opening season of Fixer Upper involves Chip and Joanna renovating a home in Waco, Texas that had been previously inhabited by hoarders. These two are fearless when it comes to envisioning the possibilities, and have a deeply reassuring attitude with clients. The show is perfect for those who like homes with architecturally inspiring Southern charm.

Fixer Upper Chip and Joanna GainesHGTV

In each episode, the couple’s own farm project Waco, Texas, sits at the edge of town and Chip and Joanna slowly reveal the personal renovation project that they’re working on, often showing the home buying couple some of their own handiwork. They also offer Magnolia Market, an outdoor space full of games for kids, unique and interesting silos, and all sorts of products that will enhance their project homes spaces. This one’s a blast for the whole family, and tons of inspiration if you’re planning to renovate a fixer-upper.

Tiny House Hunters

Tiny House Hunters is perfect for those who may be into the small, the compact, and anyone who regularly uses the term “capsule closet.” If you’re into minimalism, or downsizing your possessions and your lifestyle for any number of reasons, then Tiny House Hunters is the perfect show for you. Episodes of the show follow the adventures of various couples and singles who want to live in very close proximity to the walls of their home. The tiny homes range from 400 square feet to 600 square feet, give or take a little bit. Anything above that is nominally considered “gigantic” for these small-space loving homebuyers. Typically, the tiny houses have to be completely refurbished and remodeled.

Make Some Popcorn and Settle In for Some Shows

These fixer upper shows on Netflix are perfect if you’re looking for some light entertainment, or if you’re earnestly seeking to learn from the experience of others who may already be involved in a fixer-upper project. Happy house hunting, and good luck with your next renovation project!


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About The Author
Alex Thatcher
Alex is a home staging expert by day and a writer by night. She loves working in the home and interior design sphere, and is fascinated by what makes people light up when they walk into a room. When she isn't arranging flowers and making sure furniture looks appealing and cozy for prospective buyers, she loves to write about any and all things home and design related, from DIY to organization tips.
2 Comments
  • Mia
    July 31, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    I have looked for every single one of these on Netflix. And ALL of them have been removed from Netflix. Maybe it is time for an update on the website….?

    • Erin Viera
      August 1, 2017 at 7:44 am

      Thanks for your comment Mia… This post was originally published in May 2016, and Netflix has rotated their available shows numerous times since then, unfortunately. The article pertains to shows available at that time so this article won’t be updated, but we’re almost certainly going to be publishing a new set of shows when they announce their fall schedule. Check back!

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