The WORST episodes of Fixer Upper

Every episode of Fixer Upper ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Fixer Upper!

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.

Last Updated: 1/28/2024Network: HGTVStatus: Ended
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Country Life
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7.47
38 votes

#1 - Country Life

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/17/2015

A couple who likes small towns searches Hubbard, Texas for a large home.

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Rebuilding After Tragedy
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7.53
172 votes

#2 - Rebuilding After Tragedy

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/8/2014

Carolyn Muska is rebuilding her life after losing her West, TX, home and her husband to a devastating fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 and leveled many homes. The Gaines show Carolyn 3 fixer uppers in her hometown of West.

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New Life for Mom
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7.55
144 votes

#3 - New Life for Mom

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/5/2014

Chip and Jo take a tour with single mom Karla Griffis through the Castle Crest neighborhood of Waco, Texas. After a difficult divorce, Karla's ready to move on from the hardest time of her life to the happiest.

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Reaching for the Unreachable
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7.56
115 votes

#4 - Reaching for the Unreachable

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/19/2014

Rachel and Andrew Erwin are asking Chip and Jo Gaines to find them a home in the Viking Hills neighborhood where 'for sale' signs are rare. But the Gaines are determined to find the young family their dream home.

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Baby Boomers Seek Sanctuary
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7.59
91 votes

#5 - Baby Boomers Seek Sanctuary

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/10/2014

Chip and Joanna Gaines are helping client Dr. Marla Hendricks find a home in Waco for her and her new husband. These baby boomers fell in love later in life but are young at heart seeking a home that will fit their lifestyle.

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Rustic Italian Dream Home
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7.63
210 votes

#6 - Rustic Italian Dream Home

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/14/2017

Jenny and Ramil are moving to Waco, Texas, from California to be closer to Ramil's mother, and look for something that needs work despite initial concerns.

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Chip and Jo's Breakfast Joint
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7.64
102 votes

#7 - Chip and Jo's Breakfast Joint

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/27/2018

After hearing Chip's vision for a modern breakfast joint and inspecting an available property, Joanna jumps on board and agrees to help make Chip's dream a reality.

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Traditional Goes Ultra Modern
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7.64
273 votes

#8 - Traditional Goes Ultra Modern

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/17/2017

A family of three moving from Colorado to Texas wants a slower pace, big acreage and a home with modern flair unavailable where they're coming from.

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Three Generations, One Fixer
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7.65
79 votes

#9 - Three Generations, One Fixer

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/10/2015

A young mother searches for a fixer with wide-open spaces and room to share with her mom and son.

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Small Town Search for Space
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7.66
218 votes

#10 - Small Town Search for Space

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/15/2015

With two kids under the age of ten, Jaime and Kyle Ferguson are drawn to the good schools in McGregor, Texas. They're looking for a house with four bedrooms and an open kitchen, and hope that Chip and Joanna can help them find the perfect fit.

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Historic Tudor-Style Home for a New Family
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7.68
161 votes

#11 - Historic Tudor-Style Home for a New Family

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/12/2017

Chip and Joanna take on a historical project for Courtney and Joey Scrivano, who are ready to upgrade from their modest loft to a house where they can raise their new baby; the 1927 Tudor home is outdated and lacks a true master suite.

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From City Life to Farmhouse
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7.68
93 votes

#12 - From City Life to Farmhouse

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/20/2018

After 17 years of working and living abroad in Pakistan, a couple returns home to Waco and enlists Chip and Jo to help renovate an 1890's farmhouse they bought sight unseen. Chip and Jo implement the Moroccan and Scandinavian design styles.

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Looking Old But Feeling New
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7.68
361 votes

#13 - Looking Old But Feeling New

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/23/2013

Fixer-upper homes in the Castle Heights neighborhood of Waco, Texas, are toured by Doug and Lacy, a couple looking for a mix of old charm and modern amenities in the premiere of this series hosted by married real-estate experts Chip and Joanna Gaines, who guide people through the process of buying and renovating.

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Rush to Renovate
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7.69
102 votes

#14 - Rush to Renovate

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/3/2015

Chip and Jo race to finish renovations on a couple's new home before their second baby arrives.

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French Country Fixer
star
7.70
66 votes

#15 - French Country Fixer

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/31/2015

An attorney and his realtor wife, search for a sizable fixer upper for their young family.

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Extra Space for Blended Family
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7.72
134 votes

#16 - Extra Space for Blended Family

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/27/2015

Nearly empty nesters and boomer newlyweds search for a waterfront home for three, but with extra space when all the kids come home for their blended family of nine.

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Second Chance at a Country Home
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7.73
228 votes

#17 - Second Chance at a Country Home

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/7/2017

Jordan and Rachel dream of moving to the country with their three children, and enlist the help of Chip and Joanna after their contract falls through on another property in hopes of a second chance at country living.

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Tight Budgets and Big Dreams
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7.73
256 votes

#18 - Tight Budgets and Big Dreams

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/28/2017

After being away from Waco, Texas for six years, Will and Lauren return to raise their two daughters in the house of their dreams.

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Texan Family Returns to Roots
star
7.75
120 votes

#19 - Texan Family Returns to Roots

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/29/2014

Chip and Joanna Gaines are excited to return to Texas after leaving Oklahoma. They look at 3 homes with John and Margie Bowman in the McGregor neighborhood just outside of Waco. They want some Texas flair that's not too 'buckaroo’.

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School Spirit Spurs Home Search
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7.76
239 votes

#20 - School Spirit Spurs Home Search

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/8/2015

Baylor alumni Lori and Baron live in Houston, but want to purchase a second home in Waco with the hope that their 12-year-old son will continue the family’s legacy. They are looking for a house full of character, but on budget.

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French Country in Waco
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7.76
170 votes

#21 - French Country in Waco

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/15/2014

Dr. Jeff Sanders, wife Michelle and their two teens are a fun active family who enjoy entertaining, adventure, and travel. They want to downsize to a casual country home that offers European flair with easy access to Lake Waco.

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Ranch House Reimagined
star
7.77
162 votes

#22 - Ranch House Reimagined

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/19/2017

Chip and Joanna work with the Aguilar family to find a forever home that fits their family of four and reflects their personal style.

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Newlyweds Seek First Home
star
7.78
184 votes

#23 - Newlyweds Seek First Home

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/6/2015

Chip and Joanna Gaines take clients Kimberly and Blake Batson on a tour through three houses in Waco, TX. The young newlyweds run the “Common Grounds” coffee shop and are looking for a home close to their business.

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New Chapter for Family of Four
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7.78
179 votes

#24 - New Chapter for Family of Four

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/5/2017

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.

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First Home with Timeless Class
star
7.79
354 votes

#25 - First Home with Timeless Class

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/13/2016

Matt and Melissa look to buy their first house together in Waco, Texas. Local school districts and parks are big draws for the couple, but they need the vision of Chip and Jo to help them find the perfect home to put down roots.

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