The BEST Episodes of Good Bones
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021
Mother and daughter duo Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak are on a mission to revitalize their hometown of Indianapolis one property at a time. They’re buying up run down homes and transforming them into stunning urban remodels. With Mina’s real estate know-how and Karen’s no-nonsense legal background, these ladies are unstoppable in getting a property they want and enlisting their family’s help with demo and construction. When it comes to exciting new homes in the city of Indianapolis, it all comes down to the ladies of “Good Bones.”
#1 - Big Build, Big Risk
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 3, 2021
Mina and Karen return to Talbott Street for their largest project on the block! The abandoned build comes with big risks and bigger dollar signs, and they have to pull out every trick in the book to turn this giant into a modern lake house-style marvel.
#2 - A Condo Brings Family Together
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Aug 20, 2019
Mina and Karen are fixing up a condo building and Mina wants to remodel one of the units for her sister and her two girls, who want to be closer to downtown. They work to transform the total gut job into a dream home filled with personalized touches, including a special mural made by Mina, Karen and the kids.
#3 - Wide Open Spaces
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired May 24, 2016
The next home renovation project for Mina and Karen is far from a flip. They're venturing out of downtown Indianapolis and into the countryside to do a home renovation for new clients Mike and Karen. The couple has a big family but a house that feels very closed-off, and they want help opening it up. Part of Mina and Karen's plan is to add sliding glass doors and big windows to bring in more natural light. Just four weeks later, they're excited to invite the couple back into their new open concept home that feels far more spacious.
#4 - From Warehouse to Storefront
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 17, 2021
Mina and Karen have returned to the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood to turn an old warehouse into their first retail store; the rundown building needs an enormous amount of work, and they’ll need the entire team to reveal their biggest project to date.
#5 - The Greenwich Village Townhome
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 30, 2020
Mina and Karen renovate the right side of their duplex townhome.
#6 - New Babies and New Neighborhoods
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 27, 2021
Hosts Mina and Karen think their first project in the new Near Eastside neighborhood seems too good to be true, but a variety of issues ends up arising with their renovation plan for the property not long after the demolition process.
#7 - Decaying Duplex Gets a Transformation
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired May 30, 2017
Mina and Karen snag a four-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex for only $4,000. But with one of the worst foundations they've ever seen combined with unsafe floor joists on the second floor, Mina expects to spend upwards of $200,000 on the renovation. When Tad demos the chimney and puts a hole in the roof, the women grow more concerned about their budget. They hope that their attention to detail in the beautifully finished single-family home will pay off.
#8 - Starting From Scratch in the Old Southside
Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 7, 2021
Mina and Karen take on an abandoned fire-damaged home, but after a walkthrough, they realize the only way to fix it is to demolish the house and start from scratch. The duo pulls out all the stops to revitalize this rebuild with French-inspired design.
#9 - A Stately Home Full of Slithering Surprises
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 19, 2018
Karen and Mina team up with their friend Josh on a high-stakes property in Fountain Square. What looks promising at first glance quickly turns when during their initial walk-through they find some of the previous owner's pet snakes still slithering throughout the house. The news only goes downhill from there when half the foundation suddenly disappears, but once finished this Fountain Square beauty is worth all the trouble.
#10 - Tiny Condo, Big Reno
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 13, 2021
Hosts Mina and Karen need to renovate the final condominium in their Old Southside fourplex, so they do their best to maximize the space with a remarkable art deco style, a process that involves dealing with an extensive list of issues.
#11 - Budget-Busting Victorian
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 26, 2018
Mina and Karen purchase a home near the Northside neighborhood that's full of historical features. They do their best to design an open floor plan while preserving as many elements as possible, but structural slow-downs and permitting nightmares threaten their schedule and budget.
#12 - Claire's Crooked Cottage
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 10, 2021
A mother has called on Mina and Karen to help fix up a home that she purchased for her daughter. While the cottage is in better condition than most of the duo's projects, they're hoping to add more living space and straighten out its crooked exterior.
#13 - Townhome of Trouble
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 30, 2019
Mina and Karen take on the renovation of a century-old duplex in Indianapolis, Indiana. They decide to keep both units separate and begin the renovation with the North side townhome. The interior is in rough shape and demolition exposes several troublesome issues but the team can still see potential for a unique "Boho Industrial" vibe. With a budget of $150,000 they create an open-concept living space on the main floor and add a second full bathroom for maximum functionality. A bright white kitchen, sleek tile and exposed duct work completes the team's modern vision.
#14 - The Little Brick House
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 17, 2018
Mina and Karen are tackling their first renovation of a brick house, and although it has tons of charm and character, it also has problems that need to be fixed. Plus, it's in a new neighborhood for them, which adds to the risk. With the help of the demo crew, Mina and Karen plan to open up this little house and create 3.5 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. They give it a rustic, schoolhouse style by adding grayish wood flooring and two amazing antique farmhouse sinks. From the very beginning, Mina and Karen run into issues with this little brick house and are forced to constantly adjust their budget. But when a problem leads to an order from the city, the women worry that they won't be able to finish the house before their budget runs out.
#15 - Saddest Home on Sanders Street
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired May 1, 2018
Mina and Karen purchase a crumbling house in the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood, only to find out it's the first house they can't save. With a clean slate, Mina designs a white beauty with new buyers already in mind. Karen and Mina add unique features and lots of charm to hopefully help their longtime friends find a new home.
#16 - Chop and Pop
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 25, 2019
Mina and Karen are back in the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood and hoping to turn a profit this time around. Since the home is one of the smallest on the street, the ladies plan to chop off a poorly designed addition and pop up a new story addition, adding valuable square footage and opening up the living room and kitchen. Spending a little more money on landscaping and curb appeal rounds out Mina and Karen’s renovation plans but a whopper of a surprise sends the crew into a panic, maybe sending Karen home with a new pet.
#17 - A Structure Worth Saving
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 10, 2016
Mina and Karen bought their latest house in the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood of Indianapolis for only $4,500. When they see the inside, they realize why it was so inexpensive. From the termite-infested walls to the faulty foundation, the structure is barely standing on its own. Leave it to Mina and Karen to bring this abandoned wreck back to life as they strip the house down to the studs and then build it back up again to create an elegant and spacious home that's ready for new owners.
#18 - Small House, Big Problems
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 15, 2017
Mina and Karen find that "you get what you pay for" when they buy a bargain house for $5,000. At 730 square feet, it's their smallest home ever, but it's full of big challenges, including holes in the roof, holes in the floor and a rotting foundation supported by nothing more than a dirt pile and a car jack. Mina and Karen's goal is to create value but stay on budget while bringing this dilapidated little home back to a livable condition.
#19 - Nothin's Easy on East Street
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 17, 2019
After going underwater on previous East Street investments, Mina and Karen return to the area and hope their third flip is a charm. They plan to give a home more bathrooms and an open floor plan, but when Cory discovers a budget-busting water line issue, the ladies must get creative with their renovation.
#20 - Eclectic Artistry in Garfield Park
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 14, 2021
#21 - Risky Reno with Historic Charm
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired May 15, 2018
Despite its odd layout and decrepit state, Mina and Karen are taking on an old house with a ton of historic charm in the Old Southside neighborhood. As framing starts, the crew uncovers a major structural problem that hits the budget hard, and later, Mina gets some bad news that could threaten a huge selling point of the house. But when the renovation is complete, this charmer offers all the comforts of modern living blended with antique pieces like vintage front doors and a restored curved staircase.
#22 - The Brickyard Brick House
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 13, 2019
Mina and Karen revamp a historic brick house in a rising area of south Indianapolis. The house is in bad shape. Luckily, they have a healthy budget of $200,000 and they are going to need every dime. The ladies plan to increase the square footage with a two-story addition and create a whole new layout with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths.
#23 - Little White House on a Hill
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 20, 2017
Mina and Karen buy a little white house on a hill with potential to be a real charmer in the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood. The home has a great floor plan but it has serious foundation issues and is in desperate need of a facelift. During construction, a former owner of the house stops by to see how much her old home has changed. Will she be impressed with Mina and Karen's transformation?
#24 - A Charred Charmer for Cory
Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 6, 2021
Mina and Karen are tackling a 100-year-old home that’s endured a severe fire and foundational damage. Cory loves its potential and is interested in making this his permanent home, but the costly list of extreme challenges may cause him to get burned.
#25 - Big House, Big Potential
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 11, 2017
Mina and Karen are excited to be back on Sanders Street to check out an old house they got a bargain on. The house already has great charm and plenty of curb appeal, but its large size is intimidating. The already huge project then comes with age-related issues like rotten wood, antiquated windows and many hidden treasures that are common in older houses. Can Mina and Karen return this home to its full potential?