Updated August 1, 2021.
Home Improvement & Interior Design Shows Worth Watching on Netflix
Looking for interesting Home Shows that provide unique perspectives on Interior Design, Remodeling, and Real Estate? Try some of these enjoyable series currently streaming on Netflix – updated on a monthly basis!
If you are having difficulty finding full episodes of HGTV online or seeking alternative perspectives in the home improvement space, be sure to peruse these recently curated lists:
Abstract: The Art of Design
Design is universal and should provoke ides of what is possible, causing you to question yourself in order to create something beyond the ordinary. This series examines design from Artists and Architects to Digital Product Designers from some of the world’s most highly regarded experts to help viewers understand the importance of design innovation and how it relates to everyday life.
See Abstract: The Art of Design on Netflix for episode details.
Looking for that special WOW factor for your home? Let Amazing Interiors take you through some of the most interesting and special interiors, as it showcases homes with ordinary exteriors yet memorable interior design. Many of the homes featured double as part-time museums in otherwise unused basements, garages, or bunkers. From the ultimate sports fan’s super man-cave to a medieval dining hall, this show highlights some of the most unique custom interiors across the country.
See Amazing Interiors on Netflix for episode details.
The American Barbecue Showdown
To help get into the spirit of summer outdoor cooking and entertaining, here is a fun and friendly food competition that has eight of the country’s best backyard smokers and pitmasters vie for the title of American Barbecue Champion. Viewers tend to like the low key, minimal drama approach to the production, and appreciate the explanations provided about the cooking processes and meat selections. Season 1 was shot in Georgia, first premiering in September 2020 on Netflix.
See The American Barbecue Showdown on Netflix for episode details.
The Big Flower Fight
Creative gardeners looking for unusual design inspiration will enjoy this competition series that has ten pairs of florists, sculptors and garden designers competing to see who can build the biggest, boldest garden sculptures.
See The Big Flow Fight on Netflix for episode details.
Cabins in the Wild
Engineer Dick Strawbridge and craftsman Will Hardie tour eight uniquely themed cabins competing to be selected as a pop-up hotel in scenic Wales. Viewers come for the creative designs and end up savoring the stunning views of the Welsh countryside.
See Cabins in the Wild on Netflix for episode details.
Dream Home Makeover
This interior design show follows Shea and Syd McGee of Studio McGee as they make dreams come true for homeowners across the the country. Their design studio was launched soon after Shea became a prolific Instagrammer by sharing photos of the design of their very first home way back in 2013. Shea’s design inspiration is to provide a sense of peace to her clients when they enter their renovated spaces.
See Dream Home Makeover on Netflix for episode details.
Holiday Home Makeovers with Mr. Christmas
An interior designer, with a self-professed, “healthy obsession with the holiday season”, helps homeowners create unique holiday home makeovers. Mr. Christmas, AKA Benjamin Bradley, together with his team of “elves” aides those in need to bring the Christmas Spirit into their otherwise spirit-lacking abodes. Whether it’s about impressing your mother-in-law at Christmas, or paying tribute to a late firefighter in a firehouse display, Mr. Christmas and his team travel throughout the US to bring cheer and fabulousness for both Christmas and Hanukkah.
See Holiday Home Makeovers with Mr. Christmas on Netflix for episode details.
How to Live Mortgage Free with Sarah Beeny
Each episode British real estate expert and TV personality Sarah Beeny meets with ingenious property owners that share their colorful stories of aspiring to achieve mortgage free lifestyles. Universal lessons can be learned by watching how homeowners take creative approaches to overcome obstacles that they encounter.
See How to Live Mortgage Free with Sarah Beeny on Netflix for episode details.
This Australian reality show follows homeowners from various part of Australia as they compete in teams to transform their homes into hotels. Teams are judged by fellow contestants as they compete for an all-expenses-paid trip to a California instant hotel.
See Instant Hotel on Netflix for episode details.
Interior Design Masters
Aspiring British interior designers compete to win a life changing commercial design contract as they take on design challenges within commercial spaces. Each episode challenges viewers to conceptualize their own designs, while learning about design processes, styles and tradeoffs. The enjoyment of this show stems from rooting for your favorite designers and watching their confidence grow as they master various daunting design tasks.
See Inteior Design Masters on Netflix for episode details.
Marriage or Mortgage
This new series from Netflix centers on a wedding planner and a real estate agent competing to win the hearts, minds and budgets of spouses-to-be each episode. The episodic formula is similar to Love It or List It, but instead of choosing between renovating an existing home or purchasing a new home, the couple chooses between having a memorable, fairy-tale wedding or a dream first house.
See Marriage or Mortgage on Netflix for episode details.
The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties
This series follows the Kretz Family and their luxury real estate firm, as they help their highly demanding clients buy and sell extraordinary homes throughout France and abroad. Based on viewer feedback, Majo, the grandmother, appears to be the show’s favorite member of this likeable family. A comment from a user review on IMDB should properly set your expectations: “A show that nobody asked for, nobody knows about, and a lot will love”. In French, with English subtitles.
See The Parisian Agency on Netflix for episode details.
The Repair Shop
This BBC series showcases expert craftspeople as they restore timeworn, but still cherished family heirlooms to their former glory, while exploring the history around these pieces.
See The Repair Shop on Netflix for episode details.
Viewers that enjoy this show tend to find it to be a fun way to learn about gear that may save your life and the lives of your loved ones, went caught in dangerous situations. Topics most pertinent to homeowners include: fire; hurricanes; earthquakes; floods; and mudslides.
See Southern Survival on Netflix for episode details.
Designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate expert Peter Lorimer coach property owners on how to maximize their returns by turning their real estate into desirable short-term rentals. From single rooms to entire homes, the renovations are geographically and stylistically distinct. Episodes include: a firehouse in Washington, DC; a river carriage house in Hudson, NY; and a houseboat in Seattle, WA.
See Stay Here on Netflix for episode details.
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
This show centers on decluttering expert Marie Kondo who helps clients make inspiring home makeovers by clearing out clutter. The process is always more difficult than expected, but joyful Marie provides empathetic guidance, as her clients struggle through difficult and emotional decisions. A tangential benefit of this show, unlike other makeover shows, is that a large budget is unnecessary to follow these great tips for reducing stressful clutter in your home.
See Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix for episode details.
Tiny House Nation
With tiny house mania sweeping the world, it was inevitable that a show devoted to assisting families on these renovations became a hit. From a 159 square foot bachelor pad to a 493 square foot Vermont chalet, these examples of minimalistic simple living demonstrate that sometimes you just don’t need all that stuff! With tips and ingenious built-ins, viewers can learn clever strategies for making a small home feel larger and more functional.
See Tiny House Nation on Netflix for episode details.
Win the Wilderness
In a competition format, six couples vie to prove that they possess the necessary survival skills to win the deed to an extraordinary home set deep in the vast, rugged wilderness of Alaska. The winning couple is chosen by the homeowners of the prized property. An apropos quote from one of the contestants: “Alaska will not bend its rules for anybody that’s ill prepared”.
See Win the Wilderness on Netflix for episode details.
The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes
This series follows award-winning architect, Piers Taylor and property developer Caroline Quentin as they explore a range of architect designed homes around the world. Explore the challenges of building homes with less than favorable surroundings, such as in a cliff side, on a mountain top, or hidden in the earth. The series examines how designs function as both works of art, as well as functional living spaces.
See The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes on Netflix for episode details.
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