20 Best HGTV Shows That’ll Inspire You to Get Your House in Order

Living vicariously through couples who can afford to spend more than $100,000 on their homes is one of our favorite pastimes. And given the massive success of shows like House Hunters and Fixer Upper, it looks like we’re not the only ones.

Fortunately, the Home and Gardens Network (AKA HGTV) offers a wealth of binge-worthy options that won’t disappoint, whether you’re looking for DIY inspiration or a charming, feel-good series to keep you occupied. Keep reading for 20 of the best HGTV shows you can stream right now.

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  • Run time: 22 minutes

  • Number of seasons: 204

As the name suggests, House Hunters revolves around real-life buyers, ranging from couples to families, who are searching for a new home. By the end of each episode, buyers must select one of three homes to rent or purchase. The reality series spawned 204 (!!!) seasons and more than a dozen spin-offs, including ​​House Hunters on Vacation and House Hunters International.

Watch on Prime Video

  • Run time: 43 minutes

  • Number of seasons: 14

Our favorite twins, Jonathan and Drew Scott, have been using their real estate expertise to create dream homes for countless clients. Typically, they convince homebuyers to invest in a fixer-upper that has renovation potential. And for good measure, there’s usually a tight budget and very little time to complete the makeover. Talk about pressure.

Watch on Discovery+

  • Run time: 43 minutes

  • Number of seasons: 7

Speaking of the Scott brothers, their series inspired this fun spin-off, where the siblings compete to see who can create the highest-valued home with the same timeline and budget. Not surprisingly, the series brought in double-digit ratings and became one of the top shows on HGTV. Jane Latman, the network’s president, noted in a statement that it’s the brothers’ “friendly, yet fiercely competitive nature” that makes it so compelling.

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  • Run time: 43 minutes

  • Number of seasons: 5

Allow us to introduce the most charming couple ever, who also happen to have a knack for flipping the worst houses into dream homes. Chip, who specializes in home construction, teams up with Joanna, an experienced interior designer, to offer their best renovation tips and tricks, whether it be a farm-style home or a chic waterside retreat.

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  • Run time: 30 minutes

  • Number of seasons: 10

Formerly married real estate agents Tarek and Christina El Moussa are in the business of buying distressed properties and turning them into top-notch homes in Orange County, California. But their biggest challenge? Finding a buyer who’ll earn them some profit.

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  • Run time: 22 minutes

  • Number of seasons: 1

Parks and Rec’s Retta embarks on a rather odd adventure as she seeks out the ugliest properties in the country, complete with wacky designs. But only one of these homes will win a $150,000 makeover by famous interior designer Alison Victoria.

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  • Run time: 22 minutes

  • Number of seasons: 4

Not everyone will get the appeal of living in a 500-square-foot home, but it’s always fascinating to see others go through the process. If you’re into the tiny house movement, you’ll appreciate the added insight on how these little homes are built and how the buyers manage to simplify their lifestyle in smaller spaces.

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  • Run time: 43 minutes

  • Number of seasons: 17

It’s quite similar to the original show, following buyers who must choose between one of three fixer-uppers. But then, it goes on to show the home’s renovation process, leading up to the big reveal of their stunning new home.

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  • Run time: 22 minutes

  • Number of seasons: 3

Ever wondered what happens to certain buyers after they get their “happily ever after”? Well, loyal fans of the franchise can revisit some of their favorite episodes and catch up with these purchasers in the aftermath of finding their home.

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  • Run time: 43 minutes

  • Number of seasons: 6

Husband and wife duo Ben and Erin Napier never fail to mesmerize viewers with their Southern charm, but it’s especially rewarding to see them work their magic with flipping houses. The series follows the couple as they transform old homes in Laurel, Mississippi, making sure to preserve each house’s history as they make modern updates for prospective buyers.

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  • Run time: 22 minutes

  • Number of seasons: 175

Trying to find a new home is challenging enough, but when you’re moving to an entirely different country, it can get even more complicated and stressful. In this spin-off of House Hunters, home buyers and their real estate agents work together to find their dream homes in another country. And in the process, viewers get a glimpse of what it’s like to live abroad.

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  • Run time: 22 minutes

  • Number of seasons: 2

Looking for creative ideas to spruce up your kitchen? You’ll love this short series, which follows homeowners whose kitchens need a serious makeover. Enter John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino from HGTV’s The Cousins, who step up and save the day by giving these kitchens a complete overhaul.

Watch on Apple TV

  • Run time: 22 minutes

  • Number of seasons: 5

Think House Hunters, but in this case, each buyer is focused on purchasing or renting their dream home on an island. Expect an eyeful of picturesque scenery and stunning, unique houses.

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  • Run time: 22 minutes

  • Number of seasons: 14

If there’s one thing you’ll learn from this show, it’s that you don’t need to break the bank to live near the water. Throughout the series, several homebuyers on a small budget are taught how to find affordable lakefront properties.

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What kind of home would you buy if you won the lottery? A luxury NYC penthouse? Or maybe a two-story mansion, complete with a backyard patio and pool? In My Lottery Dream Home, several lottery winners embark on a mission to find a new property they never imagined they could afford, with the help of TV personality David Bromstad.

Watch on Discovery+

  • Run time: 25 minutes

  • Number of seasons: 1

Instead of flipping older properties for profit, married couple Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein are seeking to restore and preserve older homes that can be featured on their website. And the best part? Almost all of them are under $150,000.

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  • Run time: 40 minutes

  • Number of seasons: 3

Unstoppable couple Dave and Jenny Marrs spend each episode working together to restore historic properties in Arkansas. It’s always a treat to see how they maintain the character of each home while adding a modern, personalized touch.

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  • Run time: 43 minutes

  • Number of seasons: 18

If you prefer to watch a home renovation show that adds some drama and competition to the mix, try Love It or List It. Real estate agent David Visentin and interior designer Hilary Farr go head-to-head as they work with homeowners who are looking to either renovate or sell their home. By the end, these homeowners can choose between keeping their upgraded properties (courtesy of Farr) or buying a new home that Visentin found for them.

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  • Run time: 43 minutes

  • Number of seasons: 6

Good Bones focuses on lovable mother-daughter duo Karen Laine and Mina Starsiak Hawk as they work to restore old homes in their Indianapolis neighborhood. Since the show first aired back in 2016, they’ve renovated nearly 90 houses, and back in 2020, HGTV reported that Good Bones is the number one most-watched series on HGTV GO, generating more than 5.7 million video views across HGTV’s social accounts. Talk about impressive.

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  • Run time: 22 minutes

  • Number of seasons: 2

Marie Kondo fans, meet your new obsession. In Hot Mess House, Cas Aarssen, an organizing expert, is hired by several overwhelmed clients who need to declutter and organize their homes.

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