The BEST Episodes of Fixer Upper

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 10, 2020

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.

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 8.10
111 votes
Chip and Jo's Family Garden Project

#2 - 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 8.07
106 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 8.03
352 votes
Island Family Seeks Space

#4 - Island Family Seeks Space

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 24, 2015

Chip and Joanna Gaines help a family find a spacious fixer upper for lakeside fun.

star 8.02
87 votes
Lackluster Fixer Changes to Contemporary Charm for Young Family

#5 - Lackluster Fixer Changes to Contemporary Charm for Young 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 8.02
211 votes
Convenience and Character are on the Wish List for a House Hunting Waco Couple

#6 - Convenience and Character are on the Wish List for a House Hunting Waco Couple

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 8.01
183 votes
Making New Family Memories in Rural Texas

#7 - Making New Family Memories in Rural Texas

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
238 votes
Single Foster Mom Finds Fixer for Future Family

#8 - Single Foster Mom Finds Fixer for Future Family

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 15, 2016

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

star 7.96
196 votes
Craftsmen Crave Urban Feel

#9 - Craftsmen Crave 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 7.95
177 votes
Parents of College Students Find Fixer Close to Campus

#10 - Parents of College Students Find Fixer 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 7.95
167 votes
Austin Couple Finds Waco Charm

#11 - 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 7.95
244 votes
Flip House To Family Project

#12 - 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 7.94
172 votes
Touchdown for a Family in Need

#13 - 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 7.93
118 votes
New Chapter, New House

#14 - 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 7.93
146 votes
Son Surprises Family With a Major Renovation

#15 - Son Surprises Family With a Major Renovation

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 7.93
315 votes
A Dog-Loving Couple Searches for Their First Home

#16 - A Dog-Loving Couple Searches for Their First 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 7.91
615 votes
Rock Star Renovation

#17 - 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 7.90
105 votes
The Colossal Crawford Reno

#18 - 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 7.90
352 votes
Chip and Jo Bring a Relaxing Coastal Feel to a Rural Fixer

#19 - Chip and Jo Bring a Relaxing Coastal Feel to a Rural Fixer

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 1, 2016

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

star 7.89
182 votes
Young Family Takes On History

#20 - Young Family Takes On History

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
306 votes
Missionaries Retreat In Waco

#21 - 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 7.87
77 votes
A One-Of-A-Kind Fixer Upper Gets A Modern Makeover

#22 - A One-Of-A-Kind Fixer Upper Gets A Modern Makeover

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 7.87
256 votes
Academics Seek Acreage

#23 - Academics Seek Acreage

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 3, 2014

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.

star 7.86
102 votes
Homebuilders Seek Fixer Upper

#24 - Homebuilders Seek Fixer Upper

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 20, 2015

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.

star 7.86
150 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 7.86
402 votes