House Hunters Renovation

The BEST episodes of House Hunters Renovation

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

In this new weekly series, HGTV's House Hunters Renovation follows potential home buyers as they tour three for-sale homes and choose the one that is the perfect fixer-upper. In a House Hunters first, HGTV cameras also capture what happens after the home is purchased and the renovation project begins. Each episode features the new homeowners as they renovate and then reveal their new space.

Last Updated: 11/28/2022Network:HGTV
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Suburban Kitchen Fixer
star
10.00
2 votes

#1 - Suburban Kitchen Fixer

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/13/2013

After moving to the big city and spending some time in the hustle and bustle, Elisabeth and Roger are ready to move somewhere that feels a bit more like home. Elisabeth grew up in the South, and Roger grew up in the Midwest. But they both agree that the bedroom community of Santa Clarita, California would feel like the right fit. Roger grew up doing renovation projects with his father, and he's eager to dig into redoing whichever house Elisabeth and he ultimately settle on. They tour one fixer after another, and finally settle on a house they feel they could make their dream home. Roger tackles the bathroom himself, and he wants to redo the kitchen too. But he soon discovers that some of the work previously done was not up to par, so the couple covers their bases by bringing in some professional help.

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Modern vs. Beachy Kitchen
star
9.50
6 votes

#2 - Modern vs. Beachy Kitchen

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/15/2013

Beverly and Lester love the neighborhood they live in. Not only are there great activities nearby, but they also live within walking distance of Beverly's parents. The only catch is they've been living in a rental. Now they feel it's finally time to buy. They hope they can stay close to her family, so they enlist a real estate agent who specializes in the neighborhood. After looking at a number of houses, they finally make their choice. But when it comes time to renovate their new house, Lester feels very strongly about design choices. He especially wants a modern kitchen. Will Beverly be able to get a word in edgewise and put some of her beachy, rustic taste into their home?

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A Reno That Ruffles Feathers
star
9.00
2 votes

#3 - A Reno That Ruffles Feathers

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/6/2016

Chad and Kelsie are eager to buy their first home in Austin, TX, with designated areas for their lifestyles. Once they find a house and start renovations, the couple finds out it's not everything it's cracked up to be.

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Engineering a Renovation
star
9.00
2 votes

#4 - Engineering a Renovation

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/23/2016

Computer engineers Cory and Caitlin are young, quirky, and a perfect fit in the 'keep it weird' city of Austin, Texas. Ready to take the plunge and buy their first home together, they disagree on what they want: Caitlin has her heart set on a midcentury with a cottage interior while Cory has visions of a real Texas ranch with limestone and lots of land. When they find the happy medium between their two styles, renovations prove much harder than expected for this tech-savvy duo.

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Sinking Kitchen, Rising Budget
star
9.00
2 votes

#5 - Sinking Kitchen, Rising Budget

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/20/2016

Cassie and Oliver are tired of living in LA rental properties with their three dogs, so they're looking for a spacious house with a big yard in the San Fernando Valley. Oliver, a former chef, wants a ranch-style home with a huge kitchen, while Cassie, a former swimmer, dreams of a pool and a cottage-style home. After they find their perfect place, Cassie and Oliver find themselves in over their heads and knee-deep in construction problems. They sort out how to handle over-sized appliances and a new layout to create a design they can both agree on.

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Newlyweds Run Their Own Reno
star
9.00
3 votes

#6 - Newlyweds Run Their Own Reno

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/12/2016

Instead of taking their honeymoon, Austin, Texas, newlyweds Diana and Sean are searching for a new home. They're confident they can find a good value quickly, if only they could see eye-to-eye on their wants and needs. To find the right home, Sean is taking the lead and acting as the couple's agent, and once they find a place they can both agree on, Diana steps in and acts as the contractor to take on the challenge of a complete redo. Along the way, the budget keeps rising as problems come up, not to mention extras in their kitchen and master bath. But in the end, they wind up with a home that truly feels like the perfect start for their lives together.

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Redoing a Budget-Eating Fixer
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9.00
1 votes

#7 - Redoing a Budget-Eating Fixer

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/12/2016

Chelsea and Aaron no longer feel as though their rental townhome's features or location are appropriate for raising their daughter, Scarlett, and are looking for a new home that can combine her love of contemporary farmhouses with his taste in rustic charm. Their agent, Andrew, is helping them find a home that suits their needs and fits within their low budget. Once settling on a home, they hire a designer and contractor to help with some of its shortcomings, but will the renovations result in a home that makes them feel like they're truly living the dream?

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Austin Rain and Renovation
star
9.00
1 votes

#8 - Austin Rain and Renovation

Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/3/2016

A newly engaged couple is on the hunt for their first home together near their families in Austin, TX. Despite facing structural and budgetary issues, they find and renovate a place that fits both of their conflicting tastes.

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Overcoming Recession in Austin
star
9.00
2 votes

#9 - Overcoming Recession in Austin

Season 9 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/17/2016

An Austin, TX, family is looking to start over after losing their home during the recession. With the help of their relatives, this family is able to overcome setbacks and put together a beautiful home they can call their own.

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A Mini Horse and a Mega Reno
star
9.00
1 votes

#10 - A Mini Horse and a Mega Reno

Season 13 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/17/2018

A newly engaged couple races the clock to find, buy and renovate their dream home and barn near Denver before their wedding; as their budget begins to snowball, they struggle to agree on which add-ons and upgrades are necessary.

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Three Agents, One Renovation
star
9.00
2 votes

#11 - Three Agents, One Renovation

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/3/2016

A couple gets pushed out of their comfort zone during a full-house renovation in Burbank, California.

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California Home Rush
star
8.50
4 votes

#12 - California Home Rush

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/5/2016

Mariam and Ben are expecting their first baby, so they're ready to get out of their cramped Santa Monica, CA condo and into a home of their own. But even with a budget of over a million dollars, finding a place they can both agree on in the area's expensive market won't be easy. Their agent Mike Springer needs to find a ranch for her, something modern for him, an open concept for her, a closed concept for him, and while he wants a pool, she definitely does not. Which means once they get the keys, they'll need to tackle some major renovations to get everything they both want. With help from designer Rona Graf and contractor Guy Sharabi, they'll face everything from corroded plumbing to catastrophic floors, not to mention, a little girl who makes an early arrival. But if they can survive all the stress, eventually they'll be rewarded with a stunning new home that the whole family will love.

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Giving Reno Their Best Shot
star
8.50
2 votes

#13 - Giving Reno Their Best Shot

Season 9 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/10/2016

A family is quickly outgrowing their apartment and complicate their first-time home buying experience by renovating their new kitchen. They hope the renovation results in a home interior that fits both his eclectic taste and her desire for simple style, so they're enlisting the help of a local real estate agent, a designer and a contractor to help them. Will their time, money and effort be worth it in the end?

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Reno With a Roomie
star
8.50
2 votes

#14 - Reno With a Roomie

Season 16 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/11/2019

A Denver, Colo., transplant is ready to buy a home but doesn't know a lot about renovation; even with guidance, this inexperienced homeowner finds out how tough it can be to get through a major renovation.

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Gutting a House and Wallet
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8.40
5 votes

#15 - Gutting a House and Wallet

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/17/2016

Now that they have a young son, Lars and Katherine would like to trade their cramped Los Angeles rental for a spacious three-bedroom house with a garage where Lars can store his 11 bicycles, three cars and the boat he recently built. They'd also like their new home to showcase the furniture they've inherited from their families. Sadly, the pricey L.A. market means their million dollar budget won't go far, so they'll have put some sweat equity into their new home to get everything they want and more. Once they find the right house, major renovations begin in the kitchen and the bedrooms, but a costly wall removal bid stops them in their renovation tracks. With the budget skyrocketing and surprise plumbing costs, Lars and Katherine will need to set their priorities in order to get all the work done on time.

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Hands On and Over Budget
star
8.36
14 votes

#16 - Hands On and Over Budget

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/3/2015

Rachael and Ryan are ready to start a family, so they need to get out of their cramped 900 square foot rental and into their first home. Adding to their home-search difficulties is their opposing criteria; he'd like to find a home with a rental unit for extra income, where she prefers a single-family home. With contrasting wish lists their real estate broker Toni Patillo has quite the task in finding them a home that fits all their needs, but as renovation begins, they may discover they've taken on more than they can handle. Even with help from designer Bridgid Coulter and contractor Boaz Siton, they'll run into problem after problem. But after all the termite issues, sewer line problems, and structural issues come to an end, Rachael and Ryan will wind up with the spacious kitchen and relaxing master suite of their dreams.

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A Tale of Two Styles
star
8.33
3 votes

#17 - A Tale of Two Styles

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/31/2015

Jeremiah and Mosi want to get out of their cramped apartment and into a larger home of their own. But while Jeremiah wants an older house with traditional details like beadboard and defined rooms, Mosi wants a newer place with modern details like an open floor plan and clean lines. Adding to the challenge, their agent Denise Walsh needs to find a house that also has a cook's kitchen for Mosi, a creative space where Jeremiah can practice his singing, and a large yard for their dogs. With little to no renovation experience a fixer is a daunting thought but the guys may have to compromise along the way to get their dream home. Together they'll face the world of construction along with a long list of remodeling troubles from asbesos issues to sewer pipe leaks. Luckily they have designer Diane Gerardi and contractor Rob Murphy on board to help them out.

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Reno Budget Down the Drain
star
8.33
3 votes

#18 - Reno Budget Down the Drain

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/16/2016

John, Sarah and their three young children recently relocated to Southern California and are eager to buy a home in Thousand Oaks. Working with an $860,000 budget, they hope to find something with a large backyard and an updated master bathroom. Sarah would like a ranch home with a contemporary farmhouse style, while John would prefer a Spanish-style home with clean lines and a modern vibe. They also have deal-breakers, like John's hatred of round design elements and Sarah not wanting a drain in the middle of the shower floor. They finally find a home and start renovations, but pricey issues keep popping up that hurt their timeline and also their budget. Will the stress and headaches be worth it in the end?

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Teppanyaki Teardown
star
8.33
6 votes

#19 - Teppanyaki Teardown

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/20/2013

Tyler and Ari are ready to buy their very first house together. They want more space, and a neighborhood where they can walk the dogs. Plus, Ari would love a pool and Tyler has always dreamed of having his very own teppanyaki grill. They're hoping that as they put their own stamp on a new home, they can find some room to make Tyler's dream come true. The couple's real estate agent shows them several homes, any of which could fit the bill when it comes to renovation. Tyler and Ari make their decision and then dig into the renovations. Tyler is determined to do the work himself, but when it becomes clear that his expertise doesn't quite match up to his ambitions, the couple decides to bring in professionals to redo the kitchen.

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A Whole New Floor Plan
star
8.29
7 votes

#20 - A Whole New Floor Plan

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/8/2013

Newlyweds Jason and Shannon have run out of room in their rental. Jason has experience working as a general contractor, and he's not afraid of big renovation challenges. Shannon, however, feels overwhelmed by the scope of what Jason is willing to take on. They tour houses that range from decent to shabby condition, but Jason's keen eye for detail finds problems in every home no matter how updated. Finally, the couple zero in on the ideal home. And once they get it, they gut the main living areas and create a new kitchen and living room.

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Midwest to East Coast Makeover
star
8.25
4 votes

#21 - Midwest to East Coast Makeover

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/7/2017

After relocating to Massachusetts, a Midwestern family has limited time to find a home that fits their personalities. After they settle on a vintage home, they find that remodeling an older home comes with some costly surprises.

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A Tale of Two Bathrooms
star
8.25
4 votes

#22 - A Tale of Two Bathrooms

Season 15 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/26/2019

A Washington state family faces a tricky house hunt while searching for a larger home in the Los Angeles area. Armed with good intentions and a sense of humor, they quickly jump into renovation projects but immediately see their to-do list grow rapidly. They may take it all in stride but an expensive structural surprise may require them to make some very hard decisions.

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Hot Mess Overhaul in Chicago
star
8.14
7 votes

#23 - Hot Mess Overhaul in Chicago

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/14/2016

Jen and Nick live in a crowded condo in Chicago with their two young children. Desperately needing more space, but facing high home prices in the city, they've secured a mortgage-renovation loan where the costs of renovation are added into the mortgage. So they're looking for a "hot mess" fixer. Helping them find a good bargain is real estate agent Annie Bauer. Because the homes they're looking at haven't been touched in decades, it won't be easy to see past all the flaws and zero in on what has the right potential.

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Two Contractors, One Wild Ride
star
8.14
7 votes

#24 - Two Contractors, One Wild Ride

Season 16 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/16/2019

A southern California couple looking to start a family wants a spacious home; after buying a place, they jump straight into renovations with his fellow contractor and face a string of problems, including installing a half-ton support beam.

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A Reno Fight to the Finish
star
8.13
8 votes

#25 - A Reno Fight to the Finish

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/16/2016

Chicago residents Michael and Leslie are fitness trainers that recently tied the knot. Now they're looking forward to taking another big step and buying a first home together. They're targeting homes in the heart of Chicago with their $650,000 budget. Leslie is dead set on a townhome with a brick exterior and lots of character. For interior style she leans toward transitional elements with soft feminine touches, but that may push Michael out of his manly bachelor pad comfort zone. Michael is hoping to find a modern, sleek condo in a swanky high-rise, with a doorman and tons of amenities.

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