Steal the Look: Top Home Improvement Shows for Renovation Inspiration

Home improvement shows can be an excellent inspiration for your next home renovation project. Whether you are looking to remodel your kitchen or want some ideas for updating your home's decor, these shows will give you plenty of ideas to get started.

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Home improvement shows can be excellent sources of inspiration for your next home renovation project. Most of these shows focus on renovation, real estate, architecture, interior design and home improvements. Whether you are looking to remodel your kitchen or want some ideas for updating your home's decor, these shows will give you plenty of ideas to get started.

Many home improvement shows are available on Netflix and other streaming platforms like Hulu and Amazon Prime. Even YouTube can be an excellent resource for specific tips and tricks that you can use for your home renovation project. In this post, we highlight some of our favorite home improvement shows to inspire your next home renovation.

Home improvement shows on Netflix

Netflix has a great selection of home improvement and decorating shows that can inspire your next home renovation project or makeover. It is important to remember that these shows should be used as inspiration, not as a guidebook for home improvement. Every home is different, and what works for one home might not work for another. Be sure to use your judgment, and if in doubt, consult with a professional before starting your project. Here are some of our favorites:

Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo, the best-selling author and organization guru, helps disorganized homeowners declutter their homes. Her approach and methods are both inspiring and easy to follow. It's a great show to watch if you're looking for some inspiration to declutter your home for spring, need to downsize or simply want to get rid of unwanted stuff from your home.

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Watch it on Netflix.

Dream Home Makeover

Shea and Syd McGee, owners of the interior design firm Studio McGee, host this home makeover series as they help families update their homes to match their styles. In each episode, the couple works with the family's budget to bring their dreams to reality. Projects vary from a small room makeover to an entire house.

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Watch it on Netflix.

Get Organized With The Home Edit

Expert home organizers Clea and Joanna help celebrities and everyday clients edit, categorize and contain their clutter to create stunning spaces. Clea and Joanna make decluttering and home organization fun while offering great tips you can use in your own home. Each episode features two clients, and you see the project from start to finish. The best part is always the reveal.

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Watch it on Netflix.

Tiny House Nation

Many people are drawn to living in a tiny home, motivated by financial freedom, a simple lifestyle and a smaller environmental footprint. If the idea appeals to you, or you're curious about what it takes to live in such a small space, then this show is for you. Join renovations experts John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin as they travel across America designing and building tiny houses.

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Watch it on Netflix.

Stay Here Makeover Make Money

If you have some extra space in your house that you're thinking of renting out, then this show is for you. Follow designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate expert Peter Lorimer as they show property owners how to upgrade their properties and turn them into moneymaking showstoppers.

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Watch it on Netflix.

HGTV Home renovation shows

HGTV, mainly dedicated to home improvement and real estate, is a popular destination for viewers interested in renovations and home decor. The network offers a wide range of shows to keep you busy binge-watching and planning your own projects. Here are some of our favorite shows:

Home Town

The series follows Erin and Ben Napier as they renovate historic homes in Laurel, Mississippi. The couple focuses on preserving and celebrating the history of the homes they renovate and keeping true to their original character. They often use salvaged materials and add modern and affordable updates.

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Fixer Upper

In this show, home renovation experts Chip and Joanna Gaines help homebuyers find and transform fixer-uppers into dream homes in and around Waco, Texas. The couple helps families choose a fixer-upper to renovate and then fix it in Joanna's now-signature farmhouse style.

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Property Brothers

The show follows twins Drew (the real-estate expert) and Jonathan (the contractor) Scott as they help homeowners buy, sell and renovate properties. The brothers transform properties into dream homes on a strict budget and tight timeline.

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Love It or List It

The show addresses a common homeowner dilemma - to sell or to renovate? Enter a home designer to tackle a renovation and convince them to stay, while a real estate agent tries to find them a new home they can move into. The show has been on the air for over a decade and has spawned several spinoffs with the same concept but with a different cast.

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Restored by the Fords

Brother-sister duo Leanne and Steve Ford renovate older and unusual homes in rural Pennsylvania. They specialize in transforming quirky spaces into cool and contemporary homes. You're guaranteed a spectacular transformation with Leanne's interior design expertise and Steve's experience as a carpenter and licensed contractor.

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Flip or Flop

Formerly married real estate agents Tarek El Moussa and Christina Haack buy, renovate and sell properties in sunny Southern California. They specialize in buying distressed properties, either foreclosures, short sales, or bank-owned homes and flipping them for profit.

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Rehab Addict

Unlike many other shows on this list, Rehab Addict is dedicated to restoring old homes and preserving their architecture. Host Nicole Curtis is on a mission to save historic houses in Detroit and Minneapolis. She takes on ramshackle homes and saves them from the wrecking ball while returning them to their original glory.

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Watching renovation shows can be a fun and addictive pastime. Whether you’re looking for project inspiration or want to follow someone else’s renovation journey, the shows on this list are guaranteed to keep you entertained. Before you start renovating your home, we recommend designing your dream home with our Planner 5D software. Give it a try today.

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