For homebodies or anyone who values their space, watching home improvement shows can be both fulfilling and therapeutic. Apart from the secondhand gratification, seeing projects come to life can inspire us to finally get working on our own spaces as well! After all, what better way to get started than by taking tips from the pros? Thankfully, Netflix has a wide array of shows aimed at giving us just the design inspo we need.
Here are eight home improvement and design shows you can stream now on Netflix.
1. Get Organized with the Home Edit
This series is perfect for those who want to watch cleaning gurus work their magic! It’s hosted by two best friends and professional organizers Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, who seek to drastically declutter and change the lives of their clients! With their vast clientele, we also see some celebrities get the "Home Edit touch," including Reese Witherspoon, Khloe Kardashian, and Neil Patrick Harris. Known for their rainbow organization style where they categorize based on color, they not only arrange items conveniently but aesthetically too.
2. Dream Home Makeover
If you’re an interior design enthusiast, Dream Home Makeover is the binge-worthy series for you! Currently on its second season, Studio McGee, owned by couple Shea and Syd McGee, transform homes based on the homeowner’s personal taste. They conquer a variety of spaces from bathrooms, and movie rooms, to entire houses. As they work on their projects, get ready for some anecdotes about their family and how they built their successful business from the ground up!
3. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo pioneered an organization style that swept the globe! Marie Kondo introduced the KonMari Method, a technique that concentrates on individual categories instead of rooms in the house. Her tidying revolution inspired homeowners to not only organize for aesthetic purposes, but to do so for their own joy and peace of mind. Aside from this series being a Primetime Emmy and TCA Award nominee, Marie also has a New York Times bestselling novel called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
4. Stay Here
Real estate is a long-term investment, and Stay Here shows how you can transform simple rental spaces into lucrative sought after places so you can get your money’s worth! Designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate professional Peter Lorimer display their expertise as they improve their clients’ property and create experiences guests will want to pay for.
5. Queer Eye
The Fab Five not only transform a person’s appearance but their overall quality of life, too! Those familiar with Queer Eye know that the show is hosted by culture expert Karamo Brown, fashion stylist Tan France, food and wine specialist Antoni Porowski, grooming guru Jonathan Van Ness, and interior designer Bobby Berk. They take on individuals in need of tremendous transformations, while breaking down prejudice against the LGBTQIA+ community. Fans enjoy watching the Fab Five slay their makeover tasks while taking note of the different tips and tricks along the way.
6. Tiny House Nation
Who would’ve thought creating small-scale homes would actually be huge undertakings? Well, it takes two experts to take on the daunting task! Tiny home renovation masters John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin travel around America to plan and build spaces that don’t go over 500 square feet! It’s harder than it sounds because it takes a lot of creativity, innovation, and spatial reasoning to provide comfort within a limited space, but these two somehow make it work every time!
7. Holiday Home Makeover with Mr. Christmas
Someone’s climbing down the chimney and it isn’t Santa Claus. Introducing expert interior designer and Christmas lover Benjamin Bradley, a.k.a. Mr. Christmas! He combines his love for the craft and his holiday spirit by gifting deserving families with over-the-top merry makeovers! With his team of “elves” and immense collection of Christmas ornaments, they can accomplish one project in just a matter of days! If you’ve got the holiday spirit in you running all year round, consider adding this to your list.
8. Instant Hotel
This Australian reality TV show is one crazy ride as each property offers the unexpected! Homeowners reconstruct their homes into hotels with novel designs, and compete against one another for extravagant prizes. The twist is that competitors need to judge each other’s places, with the top two scorers going against each other in the grand finale!