By offering quality lumber products and expert advice, we help homeowners and builders create dream homes every day. When we’re not working, we enjoy finding inspiration for our next home improvement projects—both in the real world and in the media.
To help you find some inspiration for your own projects, we’ve put together a list of our favorite home improvement TV shows. Set your DVR, organize your Netflix queue, or turn on the TV and check out any of the following the next time you’re looking for inspiration.
Airing on HGTV in the U.S. (or the W Network in Canada), Property Brothers is hosted by twin brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott. On each episode, the brothers help buyers find a new home and check off everything on their list—while remaining in their budget. The fun of this show is that the homes are fixer uppers with potential, rather than as-is dream homes. The brothers help the buyers to plan and transform less-than-perfect homes into exactly what they were looking for.
Rehab Addict airs on HGTV and the DIY Network and is hosted by Nicole Curtis. What makes this show unique, over other home improvement shows, is that Curtis works with old homes (think: pre-WWII) instead of newer, modern homes. And rather than modernizing these homes, she works to restore them to highlight the original architecture and characteristics.
Design on a Dime
Not an extreme home makeover show by any means, HGTV’s Design on a Dime features people who want to redesign their homes using a limited budget. The hosts and designers are pros at completely transforming a room or space using DIY projects and existing materials.
Similar to Property Brothers, HGTV’s Fixer Upper focuses on home buyers looking for houses to meet all of their needs. The buyers are aware that they will have to make improvements on whatever home they buy, and they’re given options with a range of different repairs or renovations needed.
This Old House
One of the earliest home improvement shows ever, PBS’s This Old House has been on the air since 1979. Each episode features how-tos, home improvement information, and inspiration for both professionals and DIYers.
Love It or List It
Now in its 10th season, HGTV/W Network’s Love It or List It features homeowners who are unhappy with their current home for any number of reasons. The show’s hosts listen to the homeowners’ concerns and take two approaches. The first approach is to remodel their current home to try and make it work. The second is to find them a new home that meets their needs and preferences. At the end of the show, the homeowners then have to decide whether to keep their current home (love it) or choose a new home (list it).
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