As Dorothy said, there’s no place like home, and if the homes in these amazing house makeover shows are anything to go by, she was absolutely right!
The beauty of home makeover shows is their ability to transport us to a world of fantasy, where dreams really can come true. Whether you’re looking to upcycle an old chest of drawers or you want to build a house from the ground up, you can find all the inspiration you need on HGTV.
There are lots of amazingly talented people to keep you entertained and take you through the trials, tears, tantrums and triumphs of doing up and selling homes. Let’s run through the best home improvement TV shows and we’ll also give you a home makeover shows list.
Keeping it in the Family
Some of the best HGTV home makeover shows keep it in the family. There’s husband and wife teams Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt in 100 Day Dream Home and Erin and Ben Napier who restore historic homes in their Home Town of Laurel, Mississippi.
Don’t forget Andy and Ashley Williams who rehab rundown homes in Flip or Flop Fort Worth and Ken and Anita Corsini who do the same in Flip or Flop Atlanta. They all manage to combine a happy home life with a busy work life.
But it’s not just husband and wife teams that are successful home renovators. Twins Jonathan and Drew Scott compete against each other to renovate and flip houses in Brother vs Brother, one of the most successful home renovation shows on HGTV. There’s also mother and daughter Karen Laine and Mina Starsiak who transform rundown houses in Indianapolis into spectacular urban homes in Good Bones. And there’s also the Holmes family. Father Mike, son Michael and daughter Sherry rescue homeowners from botched and unfinished construction projects in Holmes Family Rescue.
In The Sun
Given the choice, is there anyone who wouldn’t prefer to do the hard yards in the heat? In Renovation Island, Bryan and Sarah Baeumler restore a dilapidated beach resort in the Bahamas and in My Dream Derelict Home in the Sun, property expert Scarlett Douglas follows brave Brits to France and Spain as they transform wrecked hovels into wonderful homes.
In Battle on the Beach, three teams renovate identical beachfront homes to compete for a $50,000 top prize. If you’re gonna do it, do it in the sun!
House Makeover Shows, Celeb Style
At HGTV, we inject our home renovations shows with a little celeb sparkle from time to time!
Hollywood A-lister Melissa McCarthy and her first cousin, actress and interior designer Jenna Perusich, surprise deserving people, including a police officer, a selfless charity worker, a war veteran and a mum who feeds her community with amazing home makeovers in The Great Giveback.
British renovation royalty Sarah Beeny helps couples to re-imagine and redesign their homes in Sarah Beeny’s Renovate Don’t Relocate, and no channel dedicated to homes and gardens would be complete without the larger-than-life presence of Ty Pennington!
In Ty Breaker, tour-de-force Ty gives families the opportunity to reversion their homes into a dream property or move somewhere else.
The HGTV Classics
There are so many fantastic home makeover shows on HGTV including the amazing Flip or Flop franchise. It started out with Tarek and Christina and has grown to cover Atlanta, Nashville, Fort Worth and Las Vegas.
Jasmine Roth turns mishaps into mansions as she helps people who have made catastrophic DIY mistakes in Help! I Wrecked My House and architect Dean Poulton and designer Borja de Maqua renovate a 300-year old manor house that once belonged to King Henry VII in Saving the Manor. There are so many awe-inspiring house makeover shows on HGTV, it’s hard to know which one to watch first. Luckily, here’s an alphabetical list of the channel’s home improvement TV shows so you can be sure you won’t miss a thing!
Home Makeovers Shows List
You’ve read all about the best HGTV home makeover programmes, now here’s a list of what you can watch right now with a subscription to discovery+. There’s plenty to choose from!
- 100 Day Dream Home | Watch here.
- 60 Minute Makeover with Peter Andre | Watch here.
- Bargain Block | Watch here.
- Battle on the Beach | Watch here.
- Brother vs. Brother | Watch here.
- Christina in the Country | Watch here.
- Christina on the Coast | Watch here.
- Derelict Rescue | Watch here.
- Farmhouse Fixer | Watch here.
- Fixer to Fabulous | Watch here.
- Fixer to Fabulous: Welcome Inn | Watch here.
- Fixer to Fabulous: Holiday Surprise | Watch here.
- Flip or Flop | Watch here.
- Flip or Flop Atlanta | Watch here.
- Flip or Flop Fort Worth | Watch here.
- Flip or Flop Nashville | Watch here.
- Flip or Flop: The Final Flip | Watch here.
- Flip or Flop Vegas | Watch here.
- Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa | Watch here.
- Good Bones | Watch here.
- Help! I Wrecked My House | Watch here.
- Hidden Potential | Watch here.
- Holmes Family Rescue | Watch here.
- Home Again with the Fords | Watch here.
- Home Town | Watch here.
- Home Town Takeover | Watch here.
- Love the Place You’re In | Watch here.
- My Dream Derelict Home in the Sun | Watch here.
- Nate and Jeremiah By Design | Watch here.
- No Demo Reno | Watch here.
- Outrageous Holiday Houses | Watch here.
- Renovation Island | Watch here.
- Restored by the Fords | Watch here.
- Rock the Block | Watch here.
- Sarah Beeny’s Renovate Don’t Relocate | Watch here.
- Saving the Manor | Watch here.
- Surprising Santa Claus | Watch here.
- The Great Giveback with Melissa and Jenna | Watch here.
- The Nate and Jeremiah Home Project | Watch here.
- Tough Love with Hilary Farr | Watch here.
- Ty Breaker | Watch here.
- Unsellable Houses | Watch here.
- Windy City Rehab | watch here.