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The Best Home Improvement TV Shows

Updated May 18, 2021 5.6k votes 1.3k voters 116.7k views79 items

List RulesShows near the top must be only the best Home Improvement TV series.

The very best home improvement shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest home improvement shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular home improvement TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining home improvement show of all time is. Don't let your favorite home improvement television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of home improvement television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

Examples of shows on this list: Forever Summer with Nigella, Bath Crashers and many more.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best home improvement show of all time?" and "What are the greatest home improvement shows?"
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  • 1
    Bob Vila, Norm Abram
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    PremieredJanuary 1, 1979

    This Old House is an American home improvement media brand with television shows, a magazine and a website, ThisOldHouse.com. The television series airs on the American television station Public...  more

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    Mike Holmes, Frank Cozzolino
    197
    85

    Premiered2001

    Holmes on Homes is a Canadian television series featuring general contractor Mike Holmes visiting homeowners who are in need of help, mainly due to unsatisfactory home renovations performed by hired...  more
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    CRod addedChip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
    176
    76

    PremieredMay 23, 2013

    Fixer Upper (HGTV, 2013) is an American reality television series. Chip and Joanna Gaines work with clients on buying and remodeling homes....  more
  • 4
    Ben Napier, Erin Napier
    73
    6

    PremieredJanuary 24, 2016

    Home Town (HGTV, 2017) is an American reality television series. Husband and wife team Ben and Erin Napier restore Southern homes in Laurel, Mississippi....  more

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    Norm Abram, Kevin O'Connor
    142
    63

    PremieredOctober 12, 2002

    Ask This Old House is a tv program nominated in the 2014 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series....  more
  • 6
    Drew Scott, Jonathan Silver Scott
    239
    138

    PremieredJanuary 4, 2011

    Property Brothers is a Canadian reality television series that is produced by Cineflix. It airs on W Network and HGTV. It airs as My Dream Home in Australia on LifeStyle Home, in New Zealand on...  more
  • 7
    Norm Abram, Bill Wallick
    141
    66

    Premiered1989

    The New Yankee Workshop is a woodworking program produced by WGBH Boston, which aired on PBS. Created in 1989 by Russell Morash, the program is hosted by Norm Abram, a regular fixture on Morash's...  more
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  • 8
    Nicole Curtis, Jason Sanford
    164
    92

    PremieredOctober 14, 2010

    Nicole Curtis is a sweet-talking, hammer-swinging whirlwind. Working in Minneapolis and Detroit, Nikki discovers historic houses once the pride of the neighborhood that have fallen on hard times....  more
  • 9
    Hilary Farr, David Visentin
    149
    94

    PremieredSeptember 8, 2008

    Love It or List It is a Canadian home design TV show currently airing on the W Network and on OWN Canada. The show is produced by Big Coat Productions and is based in Toronto and other surrounding...  more
  • 10
    Roger Craig Smith, Ahmed Hassan
    94
    54

    Premiered2008

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    Judd Nelson, Dean Johnson
    110
    75

    Premiered1986

    Hometime is a PBS home improvement television show produced by Hometime Video Publishing of Chaska, Minnesota, in association with WHYY-TV of Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware, and broadcast on...  more
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  • 12
    Curb Appeal is a half-hour TV series that has aired on HGTV in the United States from 2002 to the present, exploring how a house's outside "curb appeal" will be updated. Various hosts over the years,...  more
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  • 13
    Karen E. Laine, Mina Starsiak Hawk
    20
    1

    Premiered2016

    Good Bones (HGTV, 2016) is an American reality television series. Mother-daughter duo Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak Hawk flip abandoned houses in Indianapolis....  more
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  • 14
    Divine Design was a Canadian interior design show which airs on W Network in Canada and HGTV in the United States. It is hosted by Candice Olson, one of Canada's top designers. In the show, Olson...  more
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    Grand Designs is a British television series produced by Boundless Productions and broadcast on Channel 4 which features unusual and often elaborate architectural homebuilding projects. The programme...  more
  • 16
    Genevieve Gorder, Ty Pennington
    83
    89

    PremieredOctober 6, 2000

    Trading Spaces is an hour-long American television reality program that aired from 2000 to 2008 on the cable channels TLC and Discovery Home. The format of the show was based on the BBC TV series...  more

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  • 18
    Roger Craig Smith, Josh Temple
    49
    52

    PremieredAugust 5, 2009

    HGTV and DIY Network build on the success of the hit show Yard Crashers by taking this series inside. House Crashers is ambush renovation at its best. Host and contractor Josh Temple stalks a big-box...  more
  • 19
    Kristan Cunningham
    56
    63

    Premiered2003

    Design on a Dime is a decorating television series on HGTV. It features people who want their living space redesigned. The Design on a Dime team uses a $1,000 budget to remake a room. There have been...  more
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  • 20
    Mike Holmes Jr., Mike Holmes
    10
    3

    PremieredFebruary 7, 2021

    Holmes Family Effect (CTV/Fox, 2021) is a Canadian reality home improvement series. Hosted by Mike Holmes with his children Mike Holmes Jr. and Sherry Holmes, the series features the trio working...  more

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  • 21
    Andy Williams, Ashley Williams
    9
    1

    Premiered2017

    Flip or Flop Fort Worth (HGTV, 2017) is an American reality television series. Married couple Andy and Ashley Williams flip houses in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex....  more
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    Ilov2sng addedTarek El Moussa, Christina El Moussa
    55
    63

    PremieredApril 16, 2013

    Flip or Flop (HGTV, 2013) is a reality television series. Real estate agents Tarek and Christina flip houses in Southern California by purchasing old homes in need of TLC and renovating them to...  more
  • 23
    Drew Scott, Jonathan Scott
    32
    39

    Premiered2019

    Property Brothers: Forever Home (HGTV, 2019) is an American home improvement reality television series. Hosts Drew and Jonathan Scott help families transform their homes into their dream, "forever"...  more
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  • 24
    Mike Holmes, Sherry Holmes
    4
    0

    Premiered2018

    Holmes: Next Generation (DIY Network, 2018) is an American home renovation reality show. Armed with their dad's strong work ethic, blunt construction advice and on-site manpower, Mike Holmes's...  more
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  • 25
    Grand Designs Australia is an Australian spin-off of British TV series, Grand Designs. The show documents people who attempt to build a custom-designed house and the challenges they face. It is aired...  more
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