The BEST episodes of Good Bones

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

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.”

Last Updated: 1/24/2023Network:HGTV
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Big Build, Big Risk
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8.58
19 votes

#1 - Big Build, Big Risk

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/3/2021

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.

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Wide Open Spaces
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8.57
14 votes

#2 - Wide Open Spaces

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/24/2016

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.

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A Condo Brings Family Together
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8.50
6 votes

#3 - A Condo Brings Family Together

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 8/20/2019

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.

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Eclectic Artistry in Garfield Park
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8.44
18 votes

#4 - Eclectic Artistry in Garfield Park

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/14/2021

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From Warehouse to Storefront
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8.39
23 votes

#5 - From Warehouse to Storefront

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/17/2021

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.

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Budget-Busting Victorian
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8.38
8 votes

#6 - Budget-Busting Victorian

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/26/2018

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.

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Starting From Scratch in the Old Southside
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8.33
18 votes

#7 - Starting From Scratch in the Old Southside

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/7/2021

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.

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A Stately Home Full of Slithering Surprises
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8.24
33 votes

#8 - A Stately Home Full of Slithering Surprises

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/19/2018

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.

The Greenwich Village Townhome
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8.22
27 votes

#9 - The Greenwich Village Townhome

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/30/2020

Mina and Karen renovate the right side of their duplex townhome.

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Tiny Condo, Big Reno
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8.17
18 votes

#10 - Tiny Condo, Big Reno

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/13/2021

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.

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From Teardown to Italian Treasure
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8.15
20 votes

#11 - From Teardown to Italian Treasure

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/24/2021

After buying a home sight unseen in Old Southside, Mina and Karen soon realize they need to tear the whole building down. Then, the duo works to figure out how to make a new build on the tiny lot feel like a charming Italian villa that buyers will love.

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Risky Reno with Historic Charm
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8.15
27 votes

#12 - Risky Reno with Historic Charm

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/15/2018

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.

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New Babies and New Neighborhoods
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8.14
21 votes

#13 - New Babies and New Neighborhoods

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/27/2021

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.

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Claire's Crooked Cottage
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8.14
21 votes

#14 - Claire's Crooked Cottage

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/10/2021

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.

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Small House, Big Problems
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8.14
29 votes

#15 - Small House, Big Problems

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/15/2017

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.

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Chop and Pop
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8.13
39 votes

#16 - Chop and Pop

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/25/2019

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.

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The Little Brick House
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8.12
33 votes

#17 - The Little Brick House

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/17/2018

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.

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Saddest Home on Sanders Street
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8.11
38 votes

#18 - Saddest Home on Sanders Street

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/1/2018

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.

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Pricey Paradise with Big Problems
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8.11
19 votes

#19 - Pricey Paradise with Big Problems

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/31/2021

Mina and Karen tackle their last house on Talbott Street, but money is tight for this expensive project. They work to pack in as many cool design features as they can, but buyers in the neighborhood may not respond well to their French farmhouse theme.

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California Dreaming in Indy
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8.11
19 votes

#20 - California Dreaming in Indy

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/21/2021

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Townhome of Trouble
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8.08
37 votes

#21 - Townhome of Trouble

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 7/30/2019

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.

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Decaying Duplex Gets a Transformation
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8.06
66 votes

#22 - Decaying Duplex Gets a Transformation

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/30/2017

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.

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Bringing in the Buyers
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8.06
17 votes

#23 - Bringing in the Buyers

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/20/2021

Mina and Karen attempt to renovate their Palmer Street house, the majority of which is demolished, with a Cape Cod-style makeover, but a variety of unforeseen issues arise throughout the process, which threaten to derail the whole project.

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Two Chicks Forever Home
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8.06
18 votes

#24 - Two Chicks Forever Home

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/30/2022

The Two Chicks team is ready to break ground on their new headquarters, and Mina hopes the 6,000 square foot building will provide plenty of storage and office space. Now, the race is on to finish the new location before their current lease expires.

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Nothin's Easy on East Street
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8.05
39 votes

#25 - Nothin's Easy on East Street

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/17/2019

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.

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