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The Best Home Improvement TV Shows

Updated May 18, 2021 5.5k votes 1.3k voters 116.4k views78 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

    This Old House

    Bob Vila, Norm Abram
    281
    119

    PremieredOctober 1, 1980

    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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    Holmes on Homes

    Mike Holmes, Frank Cozzolino
    195
    86

    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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    Fixer Upper

    Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
    178
    75

    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

    Home Town

    Ben Napier, Erin Napier
    70
    5

    Premiered2017

    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
  • 5

    Ask This Old House

    Norm Abram, Kevin O'Connor
    143
    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
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    Property Brothers

    Drew Scott, Jonathan Silver Scott
    241
    137

    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
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    The New Yankee Workshop

    Norm Abram, Bill Wallick
    142
    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
  • 8

    Rehab Addict

    Nicole Curtis, Jason Sanford
    166
    91

    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
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    Love It or List It

    Hilary Farr, David Visentin
    149
    92

    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
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    Yard Crashers

    Roger Craig Smith, Ahmed Hassan
    94
    55

    Premiered2008

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    Hometime

    Judd Nelson, Dean Johnson
    111
    76

    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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    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
  • 13

    Good Bones

    Karen E. Laine, Mina Starsiak Hawk
    17
    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
  • 14

    Divine Design

    64
    58
    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

    65
    66
    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

    Trading Spaces

    Genevieve Gorder, Ty Pennington
    83
    90

    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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    Desperate Landscapes

    35
    32
  • 18

    House Crashers

    Roger Craig Smith, Josh Temple
    49
    53

    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

    Design on a Dime

    Kristan Cunningham
    56
    64

    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
  • 20

    Flip or Flop Fort Worth

    Andy Williams, Ashley Williams
    8
    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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    Flip or Flop

    Tarek El Moussa, Christina El Moussa
    55
    64

    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
  • 22

    Holmes Family Effect

    Mike Holmes Jr., Mike Holmes
    7
    2

    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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  • 23

    Property Brothers Forever Home

    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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    Desert Flippers

    37
    46
  • 25

    Grand Designs Australia

    7
    4
    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