When it comes to remodeling your home, many of you try to be creative on your own. But you probably also draw inspiration from home improvement magazines and television shows. In fact, we would be surprised if you didn’t sneak a peek at a few episodes of Fixer Upper or Property Brothers for ideas.

Let’s face it, when you face the challenge of coming up with ideas to give your kitchen a whole new look, the realization is that they are not going to come to you in a dream. You are going to have to be proactive and steal ideas from other sources. This means hours of research needs to be conducted by watching remodeling shows. But just which television shows should you watch? A Polished Finish, your source of quartz countertops in Atlanta, offers you this list of remodeling television shows that will help you draw inspiration for your home remodel.

Flip or Flop

Flip or Flop is a house flipping series that has launched many spin-offs. Real estate agents Tarek and Christina flip houses in Southern California by purchasing old homes in need of some love and care, renovate them and then re-sell them for a sweet profit. At least, that is how it is supposed to work.

Each episode begins with a cash purchase or the auction of a home, sometimes site unseen, and the fix-it-up process begins shortly after.

First Time Flippers

First Time Flippers is a series from the DIY Network that follows new homeowners as they attempt to fix up and resell a house for the very first time. You will be on the edge of your seat as these house-flipping amateurs stress out over the renovation and the potential for failure.

These virgin house flippers quickly learn what it takes to be a success in this business as they attack living rooms, kitchens and unfinished basements.

Good Bones

Good Bones is a series about a mother-daughter duo who opened up their very own flipping business in 2008. Karen E Laine is a former attorney and Mina Starsiak is a former waitress and now they buy property in Indianapolis one at a time transforming run-down houses into stunning urban remodels.

Kitchen Crashers

You might be in for more than you bargained for if you are approached by Alison Victoria and her Kitchen Crashers at the local home improvement store. You see, homeowners are asked to hand over their keys and what may have started as a casual shopping trip to Home Depot for a few items can turn into getting the coolest kitchen on the block. The transformations are amazing and you can draw a lot of inspiration and ideas from this television show.

And if you aren’t thinking about remodeling your kitchen, you can catch up on episodes of Room Crashers, Bath Crashers and Yard Crashers for ides on remodels and improvements in other parts of your home.

Property Brothers

Grab your popcorn and watch as participants are presented with a choice of fixer-up houses and must choose one to buy. After the purchase is made, the renovations begin. Of course, it is never smooth sailing and there will be obstacles to overcome. But everybody knows that in the end, the Scott brothers will come through.

Trading Spaces

Back in the day, Trading Spaces was the inspiration for most of the remodeling shows you see today. The good news is that the original gang is getting back together and returning for more episodes in 2018. And yes, we will be seeing Paige Davis and Ty Pennington again.


In each episode of Overhaul, interior designer Christine Lemieux does a makeover for a YouTube star. The results are often quite amazing.

Reno, Set, Go

Reno, Set, Go features contractor Roger Morin and designer Cheryl Torrenueva who team up to work together and makeover homes of people who have faced challenging situations. Of course, time is of the essence and the team must complete the project in just 36 hours. You might want to watch this with a box of tissues as it can bring a tear or two to your eyes.

So there you have it, a list of television shows you can watch top draw inspiration for your home remodel. If you are remodeling your kitchen, contact A Polished Finish for the best custom countertops on the block.