The Best Episodes of Fixer Upper
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2018
The first rule of real estate is location, location, location, but what happens when a buyer's only option in the right location is a house with dreadful design and a clunky layout? We say buy it — then fix it! "Fixer Upper" pairs renovation, design and real estate pros Chip and Joanna Gaines with Waco/Dallas, Texas-area buyers to renovate the wrong house that's in the right location.
#1 - Island Family Seeks Space
Season 2 - Episode 12
Chip and Joanna Gaines help a family find a spacious fixer upper for lakeside fun.
#2 - A Veteran Home Makeover
Season 4 - Episode 5
Cleveland Browns quarterback and former Baylor Heisman winner, Robert Griffin III, reaches out to Chip and Joanna for help renovating the home of a veteran in the Waco community. When Robert's Family of III Foundation learns that the home of Vietnam veteran Bill Graham and his wife is too small and not easily accessible, they want to help. Chip and Joanna are honored to be a part of the project, and with the help of RGIII, the US Army and the entire community, they're able to transform the lives of this sweet couple by giving them the home of their dreams.
#3 - The Best of Chip and Joanna
Season 3 - Episode 5
Chip and Jo reveal their favorite houses from past episodes and share some bloopers from the show.
#4 - Tiny House, Big Charm
Season 3 - Episode 15
Cameron and Jessie love the cozy charm of small-scale living, but want a place of their own. Chip and Joanna Gaines help adventurous first-time homebuyers save one of only two authentic original shotgun style houses still standing in the Waco area. In the end, they transform this vintage find into an amazing space with imaginative design, but rescuing and restoring the tiny 700-square-foot home turned out to be an epic adventure.
#5 - A New Home For Newlyweds
Season 3 - Episode 9
Jeff and Sara Jones are Baylor sweethearts and newlyweds, returning to Waco to find a house where they can settle down and one day raise a family.
#6 - Austin Couple Finds Waco Charm
Season 5 - Episode 1
Matt and Samantha Hardy are looking to move from Austin to Waco, Texas and buy their first house together.
#7 - A Home for Country Living
Season 3 - Episode 7
The rolling hills surrounding Waco, Texas are beckoning Todd and Lexia Meek. Todd grew up on a ranch and loves the idea of raising his kids in the same spirit of country living.
#8 - Family Seeks Spacious Upgrade
Season 5 - Episode 2
Bryce and Emily Sandvall want a new home for their family of five in the Woodway area that's not only right for their family but also has a traditional design style that they love.
#9 - Son Surprises Family with Reno
Season 4 - Episode 7
As Chip and Joanna Gaines help empty nesters Kelvin and Culetta Beachum find a new home, their son, Kelvin Beachum Jr. of the Jacksonville Jaguars, secretly teams up with the Gaineses to give his parents the home of their dreams.
#10 - Missionaries Retreat In Waco
Season 1 - Episode 9
Heather, Andrew and Steven McCall ask the Gaines to find a retreat for their missionary parents. Dr. Tim and Janice McCall run an orphanage in Uganda, living in a 160-sq-ft home. They need a refuge for their biannual visits.
#11 - New Chapter, New House
Season 5 - Episode 7
Chip and Jo meet with a client who just purchased a 1950s bungalow hoping to make it her forever home after losing her husband to cancer.
#12 - New Chapter for Family of Four
Season 5 - Episode 3
After looking at houses for months with no luck, Gayle and Tim Jackson need help to find a new place for their family of four that has four bedrooms and three bathrooms that, ideally, can be renovated within their budget.
#13 - The Ultimate Bachelor Pad
Season 3 - Episode 11
After living in New York for years, 37-year-old bachelor David Ridley is returning to his roots in Waco, Texas.
#14 - The Dog-Loving Dreamhouse
Season 4 - Episode 1
Andrew and Brittany are first-time buyers; they're looking for a home with plenty of space for their beloved pooches.
#15 - Young Family Takes On History
Season 1 - Episode 2
Joanna and Chip Gaines introduce clients Charmaine and Chuck to the historic Sanger Heights neighborhood. The family wants to be a part of the revitalization of this community of homes that are either vacant or dilapidated.
#16 - Family of Five Seeks Open Home
Season 3 - Episode 6
Chip and Joanna Gaines take Mike and Val McKenzie on a tour through three houses in nearby Woodway, Texas.
#17 - Close Academics Seek Acreage
Season 1 - Episode 12
Chip and Joanna Gaines seek a home in Waco for Devon and Hannah Jonklaas. The Jonklaases want a home with lots of acreage and lots of bedrooms. Devon, a biochem professor, wants to be close to work and to Hannah, who's expecting.
#18 - Old House, New Memories
Season 3 - Episode 8
Sterling and Casey inherited a 2,000-acre ranch with a house that has been abandoned for ten years. They hope Chip and Joanna can restore the house to its former glory.
#19 - A Home for Him and Her
Season 3 - Episode 13
Ken and Kelly are newlyweds looking for their first home together in Waco, Texas. Chip and Joanna find a rundown fixer-upper and customize it for the couple.
#20 - The Colossal Crawford Reno
Season 4 - Episode 16
A California couple looks for a three bedroom, two bathroom house with an open floor plan and big yard for their family in sleepy Crawford, Texas.
#21 - Nomad Family Seeks Final Home
Season 1 - Episode 3
Chip and Jo Gaines take Becky and Heath Ivy to Woodway, TX in search of a home for their growing family and Heath's thriving business. They tour three houses with three different styles and three unique construction challenges.
#22 - Homebuilders Seek Fixer Upper
Season 2 - Episode 3
Chip and Joanna Gaines take Genny and Russ Davis on a tour through three homes in Woodway, Texas. A desirable, established neighborhood tempts a new home builders to consider a fixer upper.
#23 - Craftsmen Crave Urban Feel
Season 1 - Episode 6
Chip and Joanna Gaines take a tour with clients Clint and Kelly Harp through the Brook Oaks neighborhood. The Harps are big city transplants looking for a house with an urban feel.
#24 - Sports Chaplain Tackles Fixer
Season 2 - Episode 7
A couple with conflicting taste compromises on a fixer-upper for their family.
#25 - Retiring to the Country
Season 4 - Episode 4
With two grown kids out of the house, John and Stephanie Eberle agree it's time to downsize and look for the perfect place to relax as they enter retirement. Chip and Johanna take them on a tour of vastly different homes in hopes of satisfying some of their priorities that include a large kitchen, a nice living space and a location that's near amenities while in a quiet neighborhood. They narrow their search to two homes with excellent views in peaceful surroundings but will one home's need of major renovations influence their decision?