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The Best Home Improvement TV Shows 

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Updated May 7, 2020 4.5k votes 1.1k voters 103.4k views 54 items

List Rules Shows 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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This Old House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
This Old House Bob Vila, Norm Abram, Kevin O'Connor

Premiered: 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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Property Brothers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
Drew Scott, Jonathan Silver Scott, Andria Barrett

Premiered: 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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Holmes on Homes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
Mike Holmes, Frank Cozzolino, Craig Lowe

Premiered: 2001

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 ...more
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Rehab Addict is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows

Premiered: 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 ...more
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The New Yankee Workshop ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
Norm Abram, Bill Wallick, Gary Sullivan

Premiered: 1989

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 ...more

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Ask This Old House is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
Norm Abram, Kevin O'Connor, Roger Cook

Premiered: 2002

Ask This Old House is a tv program nominated in the 2014 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series.
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Fixer Upper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
CRod added Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines

Premiered: 2013

Fixer Upper (HGTV, 2013) is an American reality television series. Chip and Joanna Gaines work with clients on buying and remodeling homes.
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Hometime is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
Hometime Judd Nelson, Dean Johnson

Premiered: 1986

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 ...more
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Love It or List It is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
Hilary Farr, David Visentin, Tina Morasco

Premiered: 2007

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 ...more

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Yard Crashers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
Roger Craig Smith, Ahmed Hassan, Matt Blashaw

Premiered: 2008

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Curb Appeal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows

Premiered: 1999

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 ...more

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Trading Spaces is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
Trading Spaces Genevieve Gorder, Ty Pennington, Paige Davis

Premiered: 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 ...more

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Grand Designs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
Grand Designs

Premiered: 1999

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 ...more
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Design on a Dime is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
Design on a Dime Kristan Cunningham

Premiered: 2003

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 ...more
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Divine Design is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
Divine Design

Premiered: 1999

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, ...more
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House Crashers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
Roger Craig Smith, Josh Temple, C.S. Lee

Premiered: 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 ...more
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Flip or Flop is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
Ilov2sng added Tarek El Moussa, Christina El Moussa
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
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The Vanilla Ice Project ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
The Vanilla Ice Project Vanilla Ice

Premiered: 2010

The Vanilla Ice Project is an American reality television series on the DIY Network. It is hosted by handyman and rapper Rob Van Winkle a.k.a. Vanilla Ice who has experience with home ...more
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Desperate Landscapes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
Ilov2sng added Desperate Landscapes

Premiered: 2007

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Desert Flippers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
CRod added Desert Flippers
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Renovation Realities is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
Renovation Realities

Premiered: 2009

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Property Brothers Foreve... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
Drew Scott, Jonathan Scott

Premiered: 2019

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, ...more
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Restored by the Fords is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
CRod added Leanne Ford, Steve Ford
Restored by the Fords (HGTV, 2016) is a reality television series. Brother and sister Steve and Leanne Ford work together to renovate older homes in Pittsburgh.
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Love Your Garden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
Love Your Garden

Premiered: 2011

Love Your Garden is a British lifestyle gardening programme that was first broadcast on ITV on 10 June 2011. The show is hosted by Alan Titchmarsh alongside co-presenters David Domoney, Katie ...more

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DIY SOS is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Home Improvement TV Shows
DIY SOS Nick Knowles, Lowri Turner, Kate McIntyre

Premiered: 1999

DIY SOS is a British DIY television series made for the BBC and presented by Nick Knowles. The first episode was broadcast on 7 October 1999 and has continued to air into 2014.