Updated: August 1, 2021
Home Improvement Shows Worth Watching on Hulu
Looking for interesting Home Shows that provide helpful insights within Interior Design, Remodeling, Construction and Real Estate? Try some of these popular series currently available on Hulu – updated on a monthly basis!
HGTV Shows Recently Removed from Hulu’s Basic Subscription Package
The following HGTV shows are no longer available to basic Hulu subscribers as of June 20, 2021:
Caribbean Life • Container Homes • Extreme Homes • Fixer Upper • Flea Market Flip • Flip or Flop • Flip or Flop Fort Worth • Good Bones • Hidden Potential • Home Town • House Hunters • House Hunters International • House Hunters Renovation • Love It or List It • Rock The Block • Say Yes to the Nest • A Very Brady Renovation
If you are looking to access HGTV shows on Hulu, HGTV is available as part of the Hulu + Live TV subscription package. On-demand streaming of HGTV programming can be accessed by Hulu + Live TV subscribers using the HGTV Go app on iPhone & iPad or Android devices.
If you are looking for even more alternative perspectives in the home improvement space, be sure to peruse these recently curated lists:
Hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz travel the back roads of the country searching for American treasures in basements, dumpsters, junk yards, flea markets and anywhere else they can find hidden treasures or what they call “rusty gold”. As they search for amazing items, they remain true to the history of each piece, as they retain the history of America in each item they purchase. Along with their buried treasures, they encounter quirky characters, which lends a humorous and often touching element to the series.
See American Pickers on Hulu for episode details.
The longest running reality show in Asia, The Apartment has contestants design and decorate a room each week for the chance to win a luxury apartment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Yes, we admit there is a lot of manufactured “reality drama”, but you can always ignore it when necessary, and simply fast forward to the reveals for interesting design ideas.
See The Apartment on Hulu for episode details.
Each episode the design and build team of Sarah Keenleyside and Brian McCourt showcase their talent by creatively remaking outdoor living areas perfectly crafted for the unique needs of their clients. Examples of custom outdoor structures the team builds include: a converted shipping container; a cake studio; a treehouse village; and an outdoor theater.
See Backyard Builds on Hulu for episode details.
Escape from the City
An expert team helps Australian city dwellers relocate to the country. The series is part regional history, part real estate and part psychological therapy as couples look to move from frenetic city life to tranquil country life and new beginnings. Understanding what is motivating the move is the psychological aspect that helps to determine the property purchased and renovations that will achieve the overall mission.
See Escape from the City on Hulu for episode details.
Family Home Overhaul
Pitched as a “pay-it-forward, heartwarming series” that consists of “extraordinary renos for extraordinary people”. In each episode, a worthy and selfless family, facing their own challenges, is chosen for a life-changing renovation. The family is sent away for a well-deserved vacation, as a dream team of renovators, contractors and designers transform the home. The design and build team is also aided by friends and neighbors who nominated the selected family.
See Family Home Overhaul on Hulu for episode details.
Every farmhouse has a story and in each episode the brother and sister renovation team of Billy Pearson and Carolyn Wilbrink restore a challenging heritage home. Having grown up on a family farm and possessing years of experience in construction and interior design, the siblings bring unique insight and skills to strike a balance of historic charm and modern convenience with each project.
See Farmhouse Facelift on Hulu for episode details.
The Great House Revival
Hosted by architect Hugh Wallace, the Great House Revival showcases six homeowners in Ireland, as they attempt to transform derelict properties into comfortable, modern homes, while preserving architectural heritage in the process.
See The Great House Revival on Hulu for episode details.
Holmes Family Effect
Master contractor, Mike Holmes, and his children, Mike Jr. and Sherry, travel around Canada bringing their renovation skills to those in need. Nominators write in to the Holmes family seeking their help to make life-changing transformations that benefit groups or organizations. Although not a “home” renovation show per se, the episodes demonstrate key tips and concepts used by various construction trades that translate well for home projects.
See Holmes Family Effect on Hulu for episode details.
Master contractor, Mike Holmes, hosts this reality competition show where nine couples, wishing to own their first homes, work alongside Mike’s construction crew. The couples renovate homes for deserving families and are voted off the show based on the quality of their renovation work, judged by the discerning eyes of expert inspectors. Unbeknownst to the contestants, they are actually working toward their own homeownership, as each couple is gifted a home for their efforts. The grand prize goes to the last couple remaining, or most quality-conscious builders, in the form of an ultimate dream home.
See Home Free on Hulu for episode details.
Home to Win
Twenty HGTV celebrity designers and contractors must choose amongst four home styles – Country, Urban, Suburban or Unconventional – to be purchased, renovated and furnished as a “Dream Home” for one lucky Canadian viewer. Throughout the season, each celebrity brings their specific expertise as contribution to the final prize for an extraordinary transformation. In the season finale, three viewers compete for the keys and deed for the ultimate “Home to Win” and most expensive renovation in HGTV Canada history.
See Home to Win on Hulu for episode details.
The series follows top real estate agents in Canada, as they demonstrate “the buy, the sell, and the hustle” of the high-end real estate sales with their often difficult and eccentric clients in a competitive housing market. The episodes follow along on property showings, property stagings and renovations of all types of homes, as viewers become privy to how agents at the top of their game arrived there and what is involved in staying at the top.
See Hot Market on Hulu for episode details.
House Rules High Stakes
This newly formatted reality show from Australia has eight teams competing for the highest score based on their renovation efforts and a $10,000 prize. Each round of competition consists of renovating one half of a Gold Coast Penthouse, as teams judge each other’s efforts as part of their overall score. Each renovation has a series of rules that are followed by which the teams are weighed, e.g. “give us a VIP lounge for gentlemen like us” or “layer and texture with rattan and cane”. With three elimination rounds, the season ends with a grand finale of four teams competing for the final prize.
See House Rules High Stakes on Hulu for episode details.
Sarah Beeny’s Renovate Don’t Relocate
Expert property developer, Sarah Beeny addresses the needs of the 7 out of 10 homeowners who are unhappy with their current homes. Using technology to understand how homeowners actually use their space, Sarah reimagines and renovates their properties to suit their lifestyles and behaviors. With the use of lifesize floor plans, homeowners can visualize their future space before they have signed a contract or performed demolition. Data driven analysis illustrated via heat maps, allows homeowners to focus on what is important in their daily lives (e.g. kitchen vs. living areas vs. bedrooms) and to demonstrate actual usage. Once the functional elements are determined, aesthetics are addressed to deliver a space that understands “How You Live”.
See Renovate Don’t Relocate on Hulu for episode details.
Save My Reno
Hosted by a designer-contractor team, this show rescues homeowners from renovations gone bad. Similar in concept to the old Holmes on Homes show, the idea is to repair and restore homes to the intended glory, as per the original contracted concept. Busting through contractors’ overpriced estimates, the hosts help the cash-conscious homeowners reach their goals, without remortgaging the house.
See Save My Reno on Hulu for episode details.
Small Business Revolution
The focus of this show is quite unique as it is about revitalizing small communities across America. In each season one town is chosen, from many worthy candidates, to receive a half-million dollar revitalization package with the purpose of injecting life and prosperity back into the fiber of the local economy. The idea is backed by Deluxe, a champion of small businesses, and is the showcase for their 100th anniversary which occurred in 2015 – the show’s introduction. Each episode of a given season highlights a vital business that represents the heart of the community, which has been hit with competition, loss of industrial bases, job and population losses, causing a a fight for survival. With the help of experts in entrepreneurism, renovations and marketing, these communities reinvent themselves to compete and sustain themselves with a revived identify.
See Small Business Revolution on Hulu for episode details.
Your Home Made Perfect
Using virtual reality, two architects help homeowners visualize their perfect homes. Imagine if you could see what big changes would look like before you actually did them!
See Your Home Made Perfect on Hulu for episode details.
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