We like a good interior design show we can binge-watch no matter the time of year. Admittedly, when spring makes an appearance (as do the refund checks), we watch those design shows, wondering how we might put into practice what they’re preachin’.
If you feel that way, too, (or just want to be entertained) then we invite you to check out 5 of the best interior design shows that streaming has to offer.
1. Tiny House Nation
Let’s start small, but we’ll say upfront, it’s got a big kick.
Granted, tiny houses are not for everyone, but these miniature-sized abodes can serve as dream spaces for some. Consider a home with less of a carbon footprint, the mother-in-law’s cottage, or a romantic retreat.
The show’s affable hosts, John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin, are skilled and entertaining as they help individuals and families craft the tiniest of homes.
Weisbarth and Giffin have gone about as small as you can imagine with a lean 150-foot space (yes,150 feet!), where a couch converts to a desk and a loft is spacious enough that you might not hit your head on the natural wood above you.
This high-spirited show has been around for four seasons and can be streamed through multiple channels.
2. 100-Day Dream Home
Another fun build-your-own-dream kind of show (but on a larger scale) is 100 Day Dream Home. It is hosted by Mika Kleinschmidt and husband Brian. As the show’s name suggests, the dynamic duo throws down the gauntlet in a 100-day frenzy.
Unlike other shows that renovate homes, the Kleinschmidts start completely from scratch and custom-build a home at a breathtaking pace.
The mad dash often includes some mad landscaping skills. The show has plenty of surprises (and tears) for the homeowners. It’s a satisfying watch and since it only has one season under its belt, you can catch up quickly.
3. Fixer Upper
We know this is an older one, but it remains a goodie. You may have heard of Chip and Joanna Gaines. Before they became the Magnolia empire, they were Fixer Upper.
The show ran five seasons, from 2013-2018, and was immensely popular, definitely giving a boost to the farmhouse interior design style. If you find yourself enthralled with any particular remodel featured on the show, you may take a look on Airbnb as several are now listed there.
So now is the time to watch (or rewatch) this series as its reboot, Fixer Upper: Welcome Home, is being offered through Discovery+ and should eventually find its forever home on the Magnolia Network.
4. Stay Here
For the dedicated entrepreneur out there or for those with enough cash and curiosity about what it would take to transform a space into a money-making rental, this is a good way to spend four hours on eight episodes.
The show is hosted by interior designer Genevieve Gorder and upscale realtor Peter Lorimer. His wit and British accent make worthwhile contributions while Gorder’s design choices are commendable.
Sure, the locations are limited to the East and West Coast, with the exception of Austin, Texas, yet there’s a lot to like in their expertise and their ability to transform something “higgledy-piggledy” into a rentable gem.
5. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
You might have seen this one coming, given our recent blog about spring cleaning.
Unlike the bouncy feeling of Home Edit, this one from 2019 has some real heart. In Tidying Up, host Marie Kondo works her decluttering magic in many ways, and it includes helping a widow deal with her deceased husband’s belongings and a family having to downsize from a large house to a two-bedroom apartment. So keep those tissues handy!
Host Marie Kondo shows a lot of joy (her mission is that if it doesn’t spark joy, you gotta lose it) and compassion as she helps individuals and families make big changes in their homes and lives.
For big and little changes.
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