The Best Home Shows To Stream Right Now

Looking for a little inspiration for your home? Luckily, in the golden age of streaming, you've got more than a few options. Home shows have boomed in popularity in recent years, with HGTV's May 2021 big-name offering "Home Town Takeover" premiering with over 6.5 million viewers, according to Discovery. And with their unique combination of practical home decor tips and tricks and hosts that you want to get to know, it's little wonder these shows are such a hit. "They are the soap operas of today," said Allison Page, the general manager of HGTV, DIY Network, and Great American Country, to Country Living. "People do feel like they know the hosts — these aren't people just playing a part. It's like they know them in real life."

With this popularity, however, comes a huge range of choices, and sometimes it can be a little difficult to know where to spend your precious time watching. So we've done the hard work for you and compiled a list of the best home shows to stream right now.

Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa on discovery+

A long-time mainstay on HGTV with his show "Flip or Flop," home expert Tarek El Moussa's solo offering "Flipping 101 w/ Tarek El Moussa" is a must-stream sensation for any budding renovation fanatics. In the show, which airs on HGTV and streams on discovery+, El Moussa helps aspiring home renovators get their foot in the door with his extensive knowledge of flipping houses, helping them achieve a healthy profit and acquire design knowledge along the way. The show even shows El Moussa's sensitive side, as it showed his engagement to fellow home show star Heather Rae Young of "Selling Sunset" (via House Beautiful). Aww!

It's clear that, for El Moussa, "Flipping 101" is a passion project. "It takes everything I love — investing in real estate and TV — and it's all in one format where I get a chance to really help people out who are new to flipping houses," he said to USA Today. And interestingly, his knowledge doesn't always come in handy as you might think, with El Moussa saying that the contestants "know way more than" him. "I'll tell them what to do, and literally half the time they don't listen to me and it makes for good TV," he shared.

Tiny House Nation on Netflix

Ever thought of downsizing? "Tiny House Nation" shows you how you can take it to the next level, showcasing the best tiny homes America has to offer. If, like over 50% of Americans, you could see yourself in a tiny home someday, "Tiny House Nation," one of several home improvement shows to stream on Netflix, is the show for you, with host John Weisbarth and his co-host, tiny home expert Zack Giffin, helping families create the tiny homes of their dreams, while simultaneously aiding them in their preparations to embrace the eco-friendly, minimalist lifestyle.

Giffin is clearly passionate about tiny homes and is quick to recognize that the popularity of his show isn't just due to the gorgeous interiors that can be achieved in such a minimal space, but also down to the changing landscape of the U.S. — and the world. "Where this is coming from is not just the environmental movement, looking at how we can live with less carbon footprint, but it's really coming from the housing crisis and the economic reality of what a tiny home can do to someone's life, and the freedom that that can bring to somebody's existence," he said in an interview with the "All About Small Living" podcast.

Fixer Upper on discovery+

Before Joanna and Chip Gaines basically took over the entire world with their Magnolia design empire, they were entertaining millions each week on "Fixer Upper," which can be streamed to your binging heart's content on discovery+. "Fixer Upper" sees Chip and Joanna transforming old, drab structures into beautiful homes, with Chip providing much of the handiwork and Joanna lending her interior design eye. The results never fail to wow the people they're working with, and we've gotta admit — what they achieve is pretty stunning.

And even though the original "Fixer Upper" series is no longer producing new episodes, Joanna and Chip Gaines premiered "Fixer Upper: Welcome Home" in July 2021 when they launched their Magnolia Network, which offers the very best in home improvement and design shows, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The couple is such a natural fit in the TV world that it's incredible to think that they weren't even seeking their place on our screens. "Jo and I weren't looking to be on TV. TV found us," Chip told THR.

Selling Sunset on Netflix

If you haven't watched "Selling Sunset" by now, we don't know where you've been. Perhaps the ultimate viewing for those who love luxury properties, Netflix's "Selling Sunset" takes us behind the curtain at the Oppenheim Group in Los Angeles and follows the ever-changing friendships, alliances, and love lives of the ultra-glam employees. Expect fights, tears, and an astonishing array of Hollywood properties — including a $75 million listing that, as of April 2021, is still proving a little tricky to shift. Poor Davina.

Fans of the mega-hit will be pleased to know that a fourth season is in the works, and realtor Mary Fitzgerald said to expect "some celebrity listings" and "some very, very big deals," according to an April 2021 interview with SheKnows. Fitzgerald also spoke about her famously off-again, on-again friendship with fellow employee Christine Quinn, and said that she was largely avoiding getting sucked into any gossip before they start filming the next season: "I'm sure once we start filming, there'll be plenty of drama. So I don't need to get that started any sooner than necessary."

Home Town on discovery+

A bona fide sensation, the popularity of "Home Town" shows no signs of stopping. The show has been a hit for audiences across the board, with an episode in January 2021 rating as the third-most watched show on cable in its timeslot, according to House Beautiful. And it's easy to see why: The "Home Town" hosts, married couple Ben and Erin Napier, exude pure Southern charm as they take the show's participants on renovation journeys, helping them purchase and restore old properties in their hometown of Laurel, Mississippi, and making friends for life along the way.

It only takes a few seconds of watching the show, which is available to stream on discovery+, to see how much Ben and Erin love their hometown, and much of the show's success comes from this passion. "I don't like being told what I can and cannot do," said Erin Napier to CBS News, adding, "I don't like to be told that the place where I'm from is dead. It is interesting and it's creative, and it's unusual. And I wanted to share that with the world."

Marriage or Mortgage on Netflix

The wedding of your dreams or the home you've always wanted — which would you choose? Such is the premise of "Marriage or Mortgage," the Netflix show which sees couples try to decide between the two. The couples' decisions are made even tougher by hosts Nichole Holmes and Sarah Miller, a realtor and wedding planner respectively, who work to convince the participants one way or the other. Expect high drama, gorgeous properties, and some pretty nail-biting decisions.

One of the show's biggest strengths is showcasing how much each decision means to the couple and how unique their journeys are. This is embodied by couple Hayley and Andrew, who spoke about their experience to Women's Health magazine. "I think my biggest hope for people seeing our episode, in particular, is that everybody's story is different. Everybody's walk [through life] is different, but that doesn't make anything not normal," Hayley shared, noting, "Whatever decision they make, each person's story is their normal."

Farmhouse Fixer on discovery+

Farmhouse chic is very much the style of the moment, and "Farmhouse Fixer" has it in spades — with a celebrity face. The show sees "New Kids on the Block" singer Jonathan Knight helping home hopefuls in the New England area achieve the farmhouse of their dreams. Boston-local Knight works with his friend and designer Kristina Crestin to renovate old farmhouses into things of beauty, creating homes that last a lifetime. 

Despite the homely feel of the show and the designs, renovating an old farmhouse is not without its difficulties, as Knights well knows. "It's always going to be a bigger project than you expect. There are so many things behind walls that people don't think about," he told Architectural Digest, adding, "We had a house where the whole back wall was eaten by termites." While "Farmhouse Fixer" airs on HGTV, it's available to stream on discovery+.

Grand Designs on Amazon

If you're a fan of unique home design, it's hard to beat "Grand Designs" for sheer innovation. The long-running British show, which is available to stream on Amazon, has decades worth of episodes to binge, and each episode, host Kevin McCloud sees design aficionados build truly unique homes of architectural beauty. Among McCloud's personal favorites on the show are a home made of shipping containers, a house constructed out of an old water tower, and a home with walls made out of 300 barley bales, according to Grand Designs magazine.

With his extensive experience, McCloud's well-qualified to advise any folks out there looking to achieve their design dreams. "Work with great people! Don't imagine for a moment that you can do everything, most of us can't," he shared in an interview with Grand Designs. "Find an architect who views the world as you do and find a builder who you love working with and with whom you feel you can have a good relationship."

Dream Home Makeover on Netflix

Just when you thought you'd reached your limit with husband-and-wife home design shows, here comes one more that you've gotta see. Netflix's "Dream Home Makeover" sees Shea and Syd McGee of Studio McGee help families achieve their perfect home. Their keen sense of design marries with their clients' needs and space considerations, and the results are invariably stunning, with everything from the creation of a self-contained apartment for when Mom comes to stay to a luxury redesign with a basketball court to boot.

For any budding designers looking for inspiration for their own space, this show is well worth binging, especially when you consider Shea started her design business in her very first apartment! "I became completely engrossed in the design, it was a very tiny apartment," she said in an interview with Hello! magazine. "Once I started putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls and doing little things, I saw how much it transformed the way we felt at home and really became addicted to the process and the power of transformation."

Get Organized with The Home Edit on Netflix

If you like your home shows with a celebrity twist, "Get Organized with The Home Edit" on Netflix has you covered. The series sees Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer of the organization company The Home Edit revamping spaces through endless organization tips and tricks, transforming homes without any huge renovation work or costs. And a serious bonus of watching this show is that you get to see the homes of some of the world's biggest celebrities, including Khloé Kardashian, Reese Witherspoon, and Neil Patrick Harris, as Teplin and Shearer use their skills to help their clients get organized.

You'll be amazed at how fast Teplin and Shearer work to refresh the homes each episode — and apparently, that speed isn't just for drama. "We are given a very specific amount of time that we're allowed to even be in the person's home," said Shearer, giving some behind-the-scenes knowledge to Entertainment Weekly. "Then, the crew can only work so many hours so we can't even really go over and they have to film the intro, us meeting the client, seeing the space, going through the items before we even get to the organizing or else there's no show."

Million Dollar Beach House on Netflix

Had your fill of "Selling Sunset"? Take a trip to the Hamptons for your next fix of luxury property and rollercoaster realtor relationships with "Million Dollar Beach House." The Netflix show explores the homes of the rich in the ultra-competitive Hamptons market by following real estate firm Nest Seekers — and in doing so, it delivers plenty of real estate drama as these young agents compete with one another to get to the top. The properties on this show are no joke: One home, featured in the sixth episode, eventually sold for a cool $7.4 million, according to the Nest Seekers website.

Despite the highs and lows of the relationships on the show, these real estate agents are passionate about property and are deeply knowledgeable about the Hamptons market. "The Hamptons market has primarily been a second home market, many buyers use their properties as a getaway or an investment property so they are purchasing homes to reflect this," said agent Sara Burack to "Buyers go all out with these homes!"

Home on Apple TV+

"Home" on Apple TV+ is a beautifully shot documentary series that takes viewers inside some of the world's most visionary homes and into the lives of the people who conceived and created them. Throughout the nine episodes of the first season, you'll travel from a home in Bali made totally out of bamboo to a minuscule apartment in Hong Kong that uses movable walls. Throughout, you get to experience the sheer passion behind these creations. Think "Chef's Table," but with houses.

The artful homes on display are embraced by the filmmakers who worked on the series, such as Doug Pray, who directed two episodes. "Both the Austin and the Sweden episodes really made me love those homes. They both actually were quite similar in the way they interplayed with nature," he told Deadline. "You'd be inside, but you felt like you were outside in the woods or out in nature and vice versa. If you're outside, you're not quite sure if you aren't inside. There's just this beautiful blending."

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on discovery+

Move over, "Modern Family" — Jesse Tyler Ferguson is known for a new gig now. The long-running "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" was revived by HGTV, and sees Ferguson bringing back the classic blend of moving personal stories and incredible home transformations. Ferguson works with designers Breegan Jane, Carrie Locklyn, and Darren Keefe to create the homes that these families deserve (via Forbes). If you're binging this one, make sure to keep some tissues handy!

The feel-good nature of the show is reflected by Ferguson himself, whose passion for each project is clear from the get-go. His interest in hosting it was because it's "a show that was bringing so much hope and restoring things that families needed," as he said in an interview with The Wrap. "It did so much good for the 10 families that we got to encounter, and it just made all that work worth it, really. It was a really grueling two months, but every time we revealed a home to a family, it just made it all worth it."

My Lottery Dream Home on discovery+

David Bromstad, an HGTV icon and "HGTV star" winner, takes lottery winners from around the U.S. on a journey to find their perfect home in "My Lottery Dream Home." With eight seasons and over 100 episodes, there's plenty to binge — and the properties that Bromstad visits are naturally seriously impressive. The show doesn't waste any time showcasing luxury properties fit for a lottery winner: The very first episode features Rick Knudsen, who won $180 million with their lucky ticket, according to Business Insider.

And, after years of helping lucky folks find their perfect place, now Bromstad's getting in on the action: A special episode of "My Lottery Dream Home," titled "My Lottery Dream Home: David's Dream Home," has him finding his own pad (via Broadway World). The episode — and the rest of the series — is available to stream on discovery+. With so much experience under his belt, we're sure he'll find the right place!