There is something so satisfying about watching home renovation shows. Perhaps it's our constant desire for improvement. Or maybe it’s the dream of one day owning a home like the ones featured on the shows. Better yet, it might be all the fun drama you wouldn’t expect comes with picking out tile. Either way, home renovation and improvement shows have been around for decades and show no signs of decline in viewership.
Their popularity can also be attributed to several other reasons like the accessibility of DIY materials and tools, more homeowners being conscious about their property value, and the growing desire for personalization and unique design. All of these elements can be found in most home renovation shows today. Even shows that have nothing to do with renovation or construction like Kitchen Nightmares or Hotel Hell have elements of remodeling in them, as the producers know how much this garners viewers’ interests.
Several of these juicy home makeover shows really stand out among the crowd. Just be warned: renovation shows are really addictive and after watching one episode, you will be binge-watching entire seasons. But they’re also the perfect way to get the creative juices flowing for your own home projects.
1. House Hunters Renovation
With a whopping 200 seasons in, House Hunters is an HGTV classic and one of the most beloved home remodel shows on air today. Not only is it a long-time running, but it is also a franchise with 16 spinoff shows including House Hunters Renovation. The original House Hunters features 30-minute episodes, where host Suzanne Whang helps new homeowners find their ideal home by choosing from a number of candidates. The spinoff show House Hunters Renovations, however, has a slightly different format, with one-hour episodes where the first half is dedicated to picking a new house and the second to renovating and remodeling. Currently, in its 17th season, we are continuing to see an abundance of fun renovations and gorgeous design solutions on the show.
House Hunters Renovation will also give you a taste for the kind of interactions and conversations homeowners have with their contractors, construction managers, home inspectors, and all kinds of other renovation specialists that guide them through the process. You can also enjoy all the inevitable bickering amongst everyone involved in a home renovation project as they attempt to come to an agreement on stylistic and budgetary decisions. Each episode offers great insight into the intricacies of renovation and remodeling.