Good Bones

The WORST episodes of Good Bones

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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: 6/24/2022Network: HGTV
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Old Biker Bar
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7.36
28 votes

#1 - Old Biker Bar

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/21/2020

Mina and Karen transform a motorcycle biker bar into a single-family home.

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Tiny Condo, Giant Upgrade
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7.41
34 votes

#2 - Tiny Condo, Giant Upgrade

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/16/2019

Mina and Karen purchase a building with multiple condos, and to test the market, they're starting with a unit on the ground floor. They plan to knock down some walls to create an open kitchen and tackle the entire building's exterior. However, the whole project hangs in the balance when Karen tries to shimmy down an HVAC exchange with hilarious consequences.

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Beautifying a Boring Boxy Home
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7.42
43 votes

#3 - Beautifying a Boring Boxy Home

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/8/2017

Mina has second thoughts that a charmless, boxy house bought from the city for $4,000 might have been a bad idea. But Karen sees the potential and convinces Mina that they'll be able to transform this 'giant cube' into an adorable single family home. Even though it's undesirable at first glance, Mina and Karen strip it down and turn this boring, rectangular house into a beautiful work of art, truly adding value to the neighborhood.

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MJ's Dream Home
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7.43
21 votes

#4 - MJ's Dream Home

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/4/2020

Two Chicks and a Hammer's design assistant, MJ, and his husband recently bought their first home, and Mina and Karen want to make MJ's dreams a reality. The duo works to blend traditional and modern styles, but MJ may have to compromise to stay in budget.

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Client Renovation Rescue
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7.44
54 votes

#5 - Client Renovation Rescue

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/25/2017

Mina and Karen take on a renovation project for an optimistic client who bought a duplex with intentions of renovating it himself. The home is in a historic and very established neighborhood that would mean easy profit if the job is done right, but challenges with the historical preservation commission and a possible voodoo curse threaten to slow things down. Will the ladies be able to overcome such strange obstacles?

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Shiplap Surprise in Fountain Square
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7.46
35 votes

#6 - Shiplap Surprise in Fountain Square

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/10/2019

Mina and Karen revamp a tiny but pricey two-bedroom home on a tight budget. They build additional bedrooms and reconfigure the floor plan to increase functionality. When their contractor mistakenly covers every wall in shiplap the team comes up with some innovative design solutions to create a unique industrial farmhouse style.

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Historical Hot Mess
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7.46
59 votes

#7 - Historical Hot Mess

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 8/29/2017

Mina and Karen splurge on a corner lot home in the historical neighborhood of Fletcher Place. While struggling to work within the guidelines of the Historical Preservation Commission, Mina and Karen face more problems than they could have ever anticipated. If they can persevere, the women think they can make up for the costs by the time the house goes on the market -- will they have gone too far over budget to make it all worth it?

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Chelsea Vibes in Old Southside
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7.47
32 votes

#8 - Chelsea Vibes in Old Southside

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/23/2020

Mina and Karen face issues as they tackle one side of a townhouse duplex.

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Restoring A Rundown Victorian
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7.56
107 votes

#9 - Restoring A Rundown Victorian

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/29/2016

Budgeting is a must when Mina and Karen splurge on an old house they've had their eyes on for a while. Inspired by its Victorian style, they have big plans for a massive makeover on this 2,100-square-foot home. But this house has plenty of surprises in store for this mother-daughter duo. Unlike their usual projects, the downstairs space is actually in decent shape, but it's the upstairs that poses a construction challenge. They want to turn a cramped attic space into a beautiful master suite, and faced with narrow stairs, missing woodwork and hours of wallpaper scraping, they hope their Victorian treasure proves in the end that she has something special worth saving.

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Tiny House Transformation
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7.57
123 votes

#10 - Tiny House Transformation

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/22/2016

After purchasing a very small house near downtown Indianapolis for only $25,000, Mina and Karen have their work cut out for them as they continue their mission of renovating the city one house at a time. Built in 1880 and totaling only 512 square feet, the tiny house is sure to come with big problems. After the demo team tears it down to the studs, Mina and Karen get to work building it back up again, but bigger and better. Because the house is located in their own neighborhood of Fountain Square, the mother-daughter team wants to ensure it's a solid buy for its next owners, but they need to keep their renovation costs low enough to price the house to attract new buyers.

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An Office Becomes a Home
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7.58
81 votes

#11 - An Office Becomes a Home

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/13/2017

Mina and Karen purchase a tricky home in a transitional Indianapolis neighborhood. The location is a sizable former office space with no discernable bedrooms so the girls are excited to utilize the blank canvas. The girls quickly fall in love with the project and start bringing out the space's charm with outdoor corbels, a beautiful fireplace, an antique structural column and real wooden floors. While their finished product is beautiful, they may soon realize they've gone too far in that neighborhood -- and maybe too far over their budget.

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Mom and Daughter Renovators
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7.58
146 votes

#12 - Mom and Daughter Renovators

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/4/2015

Mina and Karen have renovated close to twenty homes in their downtown adjacent community, Fountain Square. They have hand selected their neighbors and raised property values resulting in their dream community. Having affected so much change in Fountain Square, they venture off into the adjacent Bates Hendricks community. Have they taken on more than they bargained for? Mina and Karen have their work cut out for them and have to work as a team to get the house done on time and on budget.

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A Stately House on Sanders
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7.58
36 votes

#13 - A Stately House on Sanders

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/14/2019

Mina and Karen are taking on a sprawling, 2,800-square-foot home with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a bonus space upstairs. While the three-story home is structurally sound, it needs a lot of work to make it ready to sell, and Mina and Karen have a whopping $275,000 renovation budget. The home has beautiful woodwork, paneling and a majestic staircase, but tensions flare as the women have differing opinions on how to approach its design and style.

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The Gloriously Glam Home
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7.59
17 votes

#14 - The Gloriously Glam Home

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 9/8/2020

Mina and Karen purchase a vacant lot and what begins as a new construction to sell on the market quickly turns into a build for Mina's friends. However, a lingering pipe issue may add time and a hefty price tag to the project.

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Fountain Square Flashback
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7.61
28 votes

#15 - Fountain Square Flashback

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/9/2020

Mina and Karen return to the Fountain Square neighborhood to renovate a charming bungalow they bought from a homeowner who grew up in the house. They give the home an eclectic Cali vibe by combining its original features with modern touches.

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Smelly Shotgun House to Chic Downtown Home
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7.61
51 votes

#16 - Smelly Shotgun House to Chic Downtown Home

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/22/2018

Mina Starsiak and Karen E. Laine take on an old shotgun-style home near downtown Indianapolis, and even though they've been renovating shotgun homes for years, this house is quite the stinker -- literally. Demo day becomes a test of bad smells they will never forget, and Mina's brother, Tad, learns the basics of framing a house and installing decorative wall tiles. Hoping to sell the home to their friend who owns a wedding dress studio, Mina and Karen tailor the decor to match her taste and create a DIY project from wedding dress material. But when they find out their renovated house isn't up to code, there's a chance they won't be able to finish it on time and on budget.

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Duplex Remodel, Double Trouble
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7.66
59 votes

#17 - Duplex Remodel, Double Trouble

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/17/2016

After purchasing a duplex for $15,000, Mina and Karen get to work turning the cramped space with two sides into a single family home. Reimagining the floor plan is easy -- it's staying on budget that's a challenge with this project. It's located in an outlying neighborhood of Indianapolis that's still in transition, which could have an impact on its selling price, so the mother-daughter duo has to be mindful of the budget. But with smart purchases and creative styling, Mina and Karen make it one of a kind.

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Cottage Becomes Artistic Oasis
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7.67
15 votes

#18 - Cottage Becomes Artistic Oasis

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/18/2020

Mina and Karen make over a dilapidated home for the owners of a nonprofit.

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Big Money in Fountain Square
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7.68
31 votes

#19 - Big Money in Fountain Square

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/23/2019

Mina and Karen take on a massive, partially-constructed house that was abandoned by investors. It's a big investment, and tensions rise when it comes to figuring out the kitchen cabinets' design. Mina decides to take a risk with her own money, which could be the move that sells the house or leaves them over budget.

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First House on the Block
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7.68
28 votes

#20 - First House on the Block

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/9/2019

Mina and Karen renovate the first of several houses they purchased on Talbott Street in Indianapolis. The three-bedroom, one-bath home has a few architectural challenges starting with the bathroom's placement far from the bedrooms and a foundation that sags causing the kitchen floor to slope. The designers add a master suite using attic space, resolve the foundation problems and create an open-concept kitchen that gives the home a modern feel.

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Mina's East Street Investment
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7.68
25 votes

#21 - Mina's East Street Investment

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/16/2020

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Scary to Chic in Old Southside
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7.68
22 votes

#22 - Scary to Chic in Old Southside

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/29/2021

With her son in tow and another baby on the way, Mina returns to Old Southside where she and Karen aim to turn a creepy, insect-infested lot into a chic oasis for a new family. Along the way, they make a sentimental connection to the home’s past owner.

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Eyesore Overhaul
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7.69
48 votes

#23 - Eyesore Overhaul

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/1/2017

Mina and Karen are back in the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood with a brand-new project. The home is in a fantastic location, is close to everything and has a ton of square footage. Despite its good qualities, however, the home is dirty, ugly and is going to be a heaping handful of a job. This eyesore has three colors of brown paint coating the outside and is a confusing labyrinth on the inside. A house this size will ultimately require more construction workers, more hammers and ultimately more danger. Will they be able to give this home a new floor plan that's perfect for single-family living?

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Small House, Big Charm
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7.69
94 votes

#24 - Small House, Big Charm

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/5/2016

The price is high, but the location is prime, so Mina and Karen decide to take a chance and invest in a little house in the Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis. But at only 950 square feet, this small house has some big issues. The mother-daughter team runs into trouble when sagging floors lead to an unsteady structure. Despite the problems, they forge ahead, intending to create a more functional floor plan that will turn the house into a charming bungalow perfect for any first time home buyer.

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Outdated Townhome Gets a Funky Facelift
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7.71
35 votes

#25 - Outdated Townhome Gets a Funky Facelift

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/5/2018

Mina and Karen purchase and an old townhome in the popular Bates-Hendricks neighborhood. After encountering dry rot and termites, the unpredictable roadblocks put a giant dent in their budget and on their attitudes toward the project. But just when all hope seems lost, a rare and valuable "treasure" found during the ceiling demolition might have them changing their tune about this troublesome townhome.

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