The BEST Episodes of Fixer Upper

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2021

Network: HGTV

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.

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All-American Farmhouse

#1 - All-American Farmhouse

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 27, 2018

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.

star 8.17
118 votes
Close to Water in Waco

#2 - Close to Water in Waco

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 24, 2015

A family that lived on an island in the Pacific Ocean for years is relocating to Woodway, TX, and wants a home close to the water. They hope Chip and Joanna can find a home with lots of indoor and outdoor space that's within walking distance to a lake.

star 8.06
89 votes
A Veteran Home Makeover

#3 - A Veteran Home Makeover

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 10, 2017

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.

star 8.04
357 votes
Chip and Jo's Family Garden Project

#4 - Chip and Jo's Family Garden Project

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 13, 2018

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.

star 8.04
109 votes
Family of Five Seeks Open Home

#5 - Family of Five Seeks Open Home

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 5, 2016

The McKenzies want a new place close to their church, the kids’ schools and a grocery store. Chip and Joanna Gaines help them find a promising house with an open concept and plenty of room for their three kids to play.

star 8.03
186 votes
New Nest for a Growing Family

#6 - New Nest for a Growing Family

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 2, 2016

A young couple with a baby girl is looking for a family-sized house with 3-4 bedrooms and a playroom/home office. With Chip and Johanna, they tour three homes near Waco, TX, and take one from lackluster to charming.

star 8.03
214 votes
Austin Couple Finds Waco Charm

#7 - Austin Couple Finds Waco Charm

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 21, 2017

Matt and Samantha Hardy are looking to move from Austin to Waco, Texas and buy their first house together.

star 7.99
256 votes
Foster Mom Finds Future Home

#8 - Foster Mom Finds Future Home

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 15, 2016

Chip and Jo create a charming, kid-friendly home for Kaley Eggers, a single foster mom.

star 7.97
197 votes
Creating Home Close to Campus

#9 - Creating Home Close to Campus

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 16, 2016

A California couple wants a charming fixer-upper in Waco to be near their kids at Baylor. They are looking for a three-bedroom, two-bath house full of original detailing and shiplap for under $175,000.

star 7.97
170 votes
Old House, New Memories

#10 - Old House, New Memories

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 19, 2016

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.

star 7.97
243 votes
Family Craves Urban Feel

#11 - Family Craves Urban Feel

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 22, 2014

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.

star 7.96
180 votes
New Chapter, New House

#12 - New Chapter, New House

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 9, 2018

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.

star 7.96
156 votes
Flip House To Family Project

#13 - Flip House To Family Project

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 2, 2018

Chip and Jo return to their roots and work to give a home a clean, new look, until Jo decides she wants her sister and brother-in-law to buy the house.

star 7.95
183 votes
Touchdown for a Family in Need

#14 - Touchdown for a Family in Need

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 30, 2018

Chip and Joanna team up with Tim Tebow and his foundation to create a wheelchair accessible home for the Copp Family.

star 7.94
126 votes
Son Surprises Family with Reno

#15 - Son Surprises Family with Reno

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 24, 2017

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.

star 7.94
318 votes
Rock Star Renovation

#16 - Rock Star Renovation

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 3, 2018

Musician Mike Herrera and his wife, Holli, are moving from Washington State to Waco, Texas, so they can be closer to Holli's family. They need a house with plenty of space for their two children and a large music studio for Mike. Chip and Jo find the perfect fixer upper, but when Chip comes across some serious structural problems, they realize they might not be able to finish in time for the family's big move.

star 7.93
113 votes
The Dog-Loving Dream Home

#17 - The Dog-Loving Dream Home

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 29, 2016

Andrew and Brittany Chapman are looking to buy their first home together with plenty of space for their two dogs. Chip and Joanna have big plans for the renovation and an even bigger surprise for the Chapman's pooches.

star 7.92
620 votes
Missionaries' Retreat In Waco

#18 - Missionaries' Retreat In Waco

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 12, 2014

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.

star 7.92
83 votes
The Colossal Crawford Reno

#19 - The Colossal Crawford Reno

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 28, 2017

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.

star 7.92
355 votes
Embracing Revitalization

#20 - Embracing Revitalization

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 24, 2014

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.

star 7.89
310 votes
Sports Chaplain Tackles Fixer

#21 - Sports Chaplain Tackles Fixer

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 17, 2015

A couple with conflicting taste compromises on a fixer-upper for their family.

star 7.89
123 votes
Big Budget for a Big House

#22 - Big Budget for a Big House

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 6, 2018

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?

star 7.89
140 votes
A Home for Country Living

#23 - A Home for Country Living

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 12, 2016

The Meeks are hoping to find a home on several acres of land so they can raise their kids in the spirit of country living. Will Chip and Jo surprise them with an outside-the-box rural renovation?

star 7.88
260 votes
Coastal Calm in the Country

#24 - Coastal Calm in the Country

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 1, 2016

Chip and Joanna convert a rural ranch to a breezy beach-style home for Chris and Lindy.

star 7.88
188 votes
Retiring to the Country

#25 - Retiring to the Country

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 3, 2017

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?

star 7.87
407 votes
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