10 Home Improvement Shows To Kickstart Your Creative Side

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Whether you're breathing new life into somewhere you've lived for a while or putting your stamp on a new home, these 10 home improvement shows are sure to inspire.

Renovating a home is no easy task and requires skill and expertise to achieve the best results. So, if you want to transform your property and lack inspiration, consider hiring an expert to help. 

However, if your budget won’t stretch that far, there are more shows than ever before where home improvement experts show off their skills. So, if you’re looking for some extra inspiration, you might want to try watching one of the 10 fantastic home improvement shows listed below.

1. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo’s Netflix show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, has become almost legendary, with her catchphrase, “This does not spark joy,” becoming a common pop culture reference. In the show, Marie uses her KonMari Method to encourage viewers to improve their homes by tidying objects according to category. 

You won’t find any tips for grand renovation or decoration in this show, just simple, easy-to-apply methods of rearranging things to make your home more pleasing.

You can watch Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix

2. Fixer Upper

The personalities of Chip and Joanna Gaines, the charming hosts of Fixer Upper, are what made this show a standout hit for HGTV. They take decaying and unloved houses and turn them into homes that their ecstatic owners can be proud of. 

Unfortunately, they announced in January 2022 that the show was to end, but you can still catch this adorable couple renovating homes on streaming services.

You can watch Fixer Upper on Discovery+

3. Property Brothers

Twins Drew, and Jonathan Scott put their renovation skills and expertise to the test on this entertaining and informative show. Two million viewers tune in weekly to watch them transform the most dilapidated of fixer-uppers into forever homes. 

Drew is the real estate expert and handles all the financial side, while Jonathan is a licensed contractor, and watching them partner their skills to achieve home miracles could be the ideal inspiration for your own project. 

And the best part? Guests of the show get to keep all the staging furniture shown at the end of each episode.

You can watch Property Brothers on Discovery+

4. Good Bones

Good Bones features Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak Hawk, a mother and daughter duo based in Indianapolis, Indiana, who have worked together on home renovations since 2007. 

Their top-rated show, originally known as Two Chicks and a Hammer, began in 2014 when High Noon Entertainment discovered the duo and commissioned a pilot. Although Karen officially retired from the business in 2019, she is still involved in the show, which remains as popular as ever.

You can watch Good Bones on Discovery+

5. Grand Designs

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Grand Designs is a British institution that has been on the air for over 22 years. Presenter Kevin McCloud tracks down interesting building sites and follows some unique and fabulous designs from blueprints to completion in a show that is totally compulsive viewing. 

Kevin was raised in a house his parents built, so he is immersed in the design and construction culture. This is the one for you if you’re looking for a show that features unusual and unique design ideas.

You can watch Grand Designs on Amazon Prime

6. Amazing Interiors

Since its debut in 2018, Amazing Interiors has featured some fabulous homes that look ordinary on the outside but have some quirky and unique interiors. Each episode follows three homeowners as they remodel their homes in their own fantastic style. 

Though most of the houses are just homes with unusual interiors, some have spaces that double as exhibits or museums, such as a backyard roller coaster or a hockey fan cave. And the best part? None of these are expensive remodels; they’re all done on a shoestring!

You can watch Amazing Interiors on Netflix

7. Farmhouse Fixer

The star of Farmhouse Fixer is Jonathan Knight, former New Kids on the Block member. Along with his designer, Kristina Crestin, he spent the six-episode run of the first season renovating a farmhouse in New England, breathing new life into the structure while keeping its historic external appearance intact. 

The trials and tribulations of such a complex renovation are compelling to view, and fans of the show will be happy to know that a second season is on its way in late 2022.  

You can watch Farmhouse Fixer on Discovery+, fuboTV, and Vudu

8. Home Town

The stars of Home Town are Ben and Erin Napier, husband and wife home renovation experts hailing from Laurel, MS. Aside from the gorgeous renovation ideas in this show, the obvious love that this cute couple has for each other will keep you watching. 

Luckily, there are currently five full seasons to watch and the first half of season six which aired at the end of 2021. More episodes are due to drop in late 2022.

You can watch Home Town on fuboTV, Discovery+, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu and iTunes

9. 100 Day Dream Home

100 Day Dream Home features another husband and wife team, Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt. Brian is a real estate developer, and Mika is a real estate agent and together they combine their considerable skills in customizing homes to their client’s unique requirements. 

While Mika supplies creativity and design, Brian is often hard at work solving any problems that come between them and achieving the conclusion of some ambitious projects. With tight deadlines and demanding clients, this show can be quite a thrill ride!

You can watch 100 Day Dream Home on Amazon Video or Discovery+

10. Maine Cabin Masters

Maine’s wild landscapes and forests are home to an extraordinary number of cabins. In fact, Maine has more vacation homes than any other state. So, of course, many of these little homes are left to decay and in need of renovation, which is a fantastic opportunity for Chase Morrill. 

Along with his sister, brother-in-law and best friend, Chase travels around the state performing some fantastic restoration work on neglected cabins. So if you’re looking for home improvement shows that focus on cabins and vacation homes, this could be the one for you.

You can watch Maine Cabin Masters on Hulu or Amazon Video.

If you are searching for a new shoe for home improvement inspiration these ten options will not disappoint. Remember renovating a house is no easy feat and you will make mistakes; even the professionals make mistakes from time to time! 

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