The Best Episodes of Fixer Upper
Last Updated: May 20, 2019
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 - All-American Farmhouse
Season 5 - Episode 14
A wounded veteran and his girlfriend call on Chip and Jo to help them convert their house in Waco into a dreamy farmhouse. While the land is beautiful and majestic, the house is small and built inside an existing barn.
#2 - Chip and Jo's Family Garden Project
Season 5 - Episode 12
Chip and Jo decide to build a large garden at the farm with their children; the garden will contain fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers as well as a chicken coop, a chicken run and a cottage-style garden shed.
#4 - 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.
#6 - Parents of College Students Find Fixer Close to Campus
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.
#7 - A Family Searches a Small Town for the Ultimate Open Space
Season 3 - Episode 5
Chip and Jo reveal their favorite houses from past episodes and share some bloopers from the show.
#8 - Chip and Jo's Favorite Houses and Never-Before-Seen Outtakes
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.
#9 - Lackluster Fixer Changes to Contemporary Charm for Young Family
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.
#12 - A One-Of-A-Kind Fixer Upper Gets A Modern Makeover
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.
#13 - Son Surprises Family With a Major Renovation
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.
#14 - The Gaines' Carpenter and Family Seek Urban Environment
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.
#16 - A Dog-Loving Couple Searches for Their First Home
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.
#17 - Young Family Embraces Revitalization Efforts Making Their Own 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.
#19 - Chip and Jo Bring a Relaxing Coastal Feel to a Rural Fixer
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 - 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.
#22 - Professor and Family Crave Country Climate
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.
#23 - Big Budget for a Big House
Season 5 - Episode 11
A couple has narrowed down their search to three homes that would work for their family of five. They task Chip and Jo with determining which house has the most renovation potential for their all-in budget of $850,000. Once they pick their house, Chip and Jo get to work transforming the house into a French country-meets-traditional style retreat. But with two large living rooms, two dining areas, and a brand new sunroom, will they be able to reach the finish line on time?
#24 - Missionaries Enlist Kids to Find Retreat in Their Hometown of Waco, Texas
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.
#25 - Coffeehouse Owners Seek Home With Short Commute
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.