The BEST episodes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Every episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition!

The iconic home renovation series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition showcases great stories, inspired volunteers and incredible home renovations for families. Viewers get to follow the team and thousands of volunteers as they complete stunning home overhauls (including interior, exterior and landscaping) for deserving families, all completed in record time while the family is sent away.

Last Updated: 1/29/2023Network:HGTV
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Kadzis Family
star
9.73
30 votes

#1 - Kadzis Family

Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/5/2009

Ty takes his team down to Tallahassee, Florida where they are going to help George who is battling with brain cancer. His family have looked after many children with special needs and now he wants to provide his own family with a stable home.

Frisch Family
star
9.46
35 votes

#2 - Frisch Family

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/16/2008

Ty and his crew set to work on restoring a house that is home to 13 family members, but it can no longer cope with so many people.

Voisine Family
star
9.00
1 votes

#3 - Voisine Family

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/27/2008

Manchester, NH The Voisine family's home was destroyed by a flood in 2006. The crew build the family a new home.

For Home and Country
star
8.45
11 votes

#4 - For Home and Country

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/15/2020

In a show first, the team surprises two families with a duplex. The military families struggled to adjust to civilian life after active duty, so Jesse and the team enlist volunteers to construct the home in a community built just for veterans.

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The Cadigan-Scott Family
star
8.43
37 votes

#5 - The Cadigan-Scott Family

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/23/2004

Two parents pass away leaving eight kids behind ages 12-23. They have to share a single bathroom. The older ones are left to take care of the younger ones. This is in Livermore, California. In June 2003 Diane died as a result of heart problems. Mark died 16 days later of a heart attack. Their eight kids were left to grieve a double, unbelievable loss. The two oldest siblings moved back home and took legal guardianship of their brothers and sisters, which enabled the family to stay together. Otherwise the kids would have ended up in foster care. The family - Jennifer, 23, Janice, 21, Daniel, 20, Kelly, 20, Rachel, 18, Jackie, 16, Dolly, 14 and twelve-year-old Teresa spent a week at Disney World. On the day of the ""reveal,"" over 3000 people lined the streets to cheer on the Cadigan-Scotts.

Ray-Smith Family
star
8.33
3 votes

#6 - Ray-Smith Family

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/6/2008

Milbridge, ME The team renovate Brittany Ray and Ron Smith's home, which they claim is haunted.

Jackson Family
star
8.33
3 votes

#7 - Jackson Family

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/28/2008

The overall theme for this season is "Heroes". The beginning of the new season starts with a double episode. The Jackson Family live in Maryland. A single mother of four made a promise to keep her 10 nieces and nephews with her rather than see them go into the foster care system. The EM:HE have to build a home for 15 people to live in.

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Serving Those Who Serve Us
star
8.29
7 votes

#8 - Serving Those Who Serve Us

Season 10 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/22/2020

A family that dedicated their lives to serving the country now serves the less fortunate, but time has not been kind to their 100-year-old Craftsman. It's up to Jesse and the design team to help restore the historical home to its former glory.

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All in the Mosley Family
star
8.21
14 votes

#9 - All in the Mosley Family

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/16/2020

After welcoming three teens deemed "unadoptable" into her home, a single mom with two kids of her own is forced to move her family into her mom's cramped place. Jesse Tyler Ferguson and the team give them a fresh start in a new house with tons of space.

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The DeAeth Family
star
8.20
5 votes

#10 - The DeAeth Family

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/29/2006

A family who runs an animal rescue organization will have their own home redone by the team.

The Nick Family
star
8.11
9 votes

#11 - The Nick Family

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/14/2005

What started out one night as a beautiful, picture perfect summer evening for Colleen Nick and her children quickly spiraled into a horrible tragedy that would haunt the family and their community forever. Colleen and the kids had traveled to Alma, Arkansas, to watch their friend's son play in a little league game at a brand new ballpark. Several innings into the game, six-year-old Morgan was bored and asked her mom if she could join her friends in catching fireflies. Colleen remembered thinking how happy Morgan looked to be set free. That's the last memory she has of her eldest daughter; Morgan suddenly vanished. A massive manhunt got underway quickly, as this parent's worst nightmare came true.At the time, the Nick family was living 30 minutes away from Alma. When law enforcement officials advised Colleen to stay near the abduction site, she ended up first living out of a fire station and then, later, bought the only house in Alma that she could afford - going to all lengths to b

O'Donnell Family
star
8.00
2 votes

#12 - O'Donnell Family

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/18/2007

Austin, TX. The O'Donnell family are given an extreme makeover. The story of Patrick and Jeanette O'Donnell, the parents of six children, is a rare and heartbreaking one. Five out of their six children have been diagnosed with and suffer from multiple forms of autism that range from simple communication limitations to severe physical and social problems. The O'Donnell family's case is exceedingly rare, as national autism experts have not recorded a single other family in the United States with five autistic children. Classic autistics have problems talking, relating to people and playing. They can be hypersensitive to their environment and react strongly to certain sounds, colors and textures. Caitlin, the oldest at 15, and Kiernan, their youngest at 5, have the most severe form called classic autism, and are expected to live with their family their whole lives.

To Protect, Serve, and Move That Bus
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8.00
5 votes

#13 - To Protect, Serve, and Move That Bus

Season 10 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/5/2020

A Los Angeles police officer and his family work tirelessly to give back to the homeless population on Skid Row, and their home has become neglected. Jesse and the designers lead a team of volunteers to renovate their home to give them a spa-like retreat.

Martirez/Malek Families
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8.00
2 votes

#14 - Martirez/Malek Families

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/9/2008

Shrewsbury, Missouri (just outside St. Louis) is today's location as Ty makes a home safer for two twins that have birth defects, and they makeover a coffee shop for a man who has cerebral palsy. There are two heroes in this episode. The first is Dawn Martirez who was a much loved Pediactric nurse working with babies and children diagnosed with terminal illnesses. Now she cares for her twin boys. They both have extremely rare genetic conditions. One called 9P minus, and the other is Crouzon Syndrome. The other hero is Sam Malek who has cerebral palsy and employs differently abled individuals to help him in his coffee shop, from which a portion of the profits go to local charities. He hopes that the training will bring some confidence and independence to the people he employs

Lucas Family
star
8.00
2 votes

#15 - Lucas Family

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/2/2008

Cullen, VA -- The team build the Lucas family a new home.

Vitale Family
star
8.00
3 votes

#16 - Vitale Family

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/9/2007

Athens, VT The Vitale family have two sons. Their youngest son, Louie Angelo Jr., was diagnosed with multiple birth defects. The team transforms their home to make it handicap-accessible.

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The Leslie Family
star
8.00
9 votes

#17 - The Leslie Family

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/3/2005

After a car crash claims the life of her husband and oldest son, the team makes over the Louisiana home of a widow and her three surviving boys, including a backyard playground built with help from Mat ``the Condor'' Hoffman

The Leomiti-Higgins Family
star
8.00
9 votes

#18 - The Leomiti-Higgins Family

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/27/2005

In 2004 the mother of Charles, Michael, Sharis, Joshua og Jeremiah Higgins died of breast cancer. 2 months later their father died of heart complications. Then the Leomiti family, right next door, took them all in, but now they're eleven in total. Can the team give them more space?

The Harris Family
star
8.00
11 votes

#19 - The Harris Family

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/11/2004

""Sweet Alice"" Harris is known for her kindness and watchful eye on the neighborhood. Her house went through some floods though and desperately needed a makeover. But, with the show title being Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, they got a great one.

The Woslum Family
star
8.00
21 votes

#20 - The Woslum Family

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/22/2004

When Trent Woslum, a sergeant in the California National Guard, was finally able to buy his family their first fixer-upper home as a Christmas present in 2002, little did he know that by Valentine's Day he would have to leave the house, his wife and three sons behind to serve a tour of duty in Iraq. Unbeknownst to wife Dawna and the three sons — Steven, 12; Nicholas, 7; and Alex, 5, who were sent on vacation to Disneyland for seven days while the house was being transformed, Trent returned home from Iraq.

McPhail Family
star
7.97
35 votes

#21 - McPhail Family

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/28/2011

The “EM:HE” crew travels to Medford, Oregon to help the McPhail Family, who started a local nonprofit to help children with special needs, never dreaming that someday their own two children would be need its services after the boys were diagnosed with autism. Acclaimed author, professor and animal behaviorist Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the most visible spokespeople for those with autism, helps the “EM:HE” design team create a new home for the family with sensitivities to the needs of the boys.

Cowan Family
star
7.92
61 votes

#22 - Cowan Family

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/10/2010

Bunker Hill, IN is the destination for Ty's team where they are looking to makeover the home of Andy and Heather Cowan. Their daughter Kori became very ill and over time it has gotten worse - thought to be caused by the poor state of their home. Their son Adam has had to move out of the house due to him falling ill as well. Ty looks to put the family back together by giving them a new home.

The Cox Family
star
7.90
10 votes

#23 - The Cox Family

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/7/2004

For years John Cox traveled worldwide to help churches and organizations. Meanwhile, to support her dedicated husband's endeavors, his wife, Wendy, quit her job as a nurse to stay at home and care for their three young daughters. When he received a permanent position as a youth minister, John was able to buy his family their very first home. Now their humble abode has received a complete renovation and been transformed into a real dream house.

Girard Family
star
7.88
32 votes

#24 - Girard Family

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/9/2009

The Girards have always been a helpful family, volunteering whenever possible and both the father and their eldest son where working towards helping the community. Unfortunately they both drowned and their house were burned down in a fire so Ty and the team head down to help out the rest of the family.

Brown Family
star
7.88
32 votes

#25 - Brown Family

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/30/2011

The team heads to Texas to build a home for a family who lost a teenager in a car accident; singer Justin Bieber and actress Emma Roberts volunteer.

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