HGTV's New Show 'Fix My Frankenhouse' Features the Oddest Homes We've Ever Seen
Hodge-podge properties get a total makeover. Here's everything we know about 'Fix My Frankenhouse.'
Hodge-podge properties with odd additions and piecemeal redesigns will get a renovation re-do in the new HGTV series Fix My Frankenhouse, premiering Sunday, April 23 at 9|8c and available to stream the same day on discovery+. Throughout the six-episode season, Boston-based home renovation experts and husband-wife team Mike and Denese Butler will fix “Frankenstein” houses filled with wonky layouts, misplaced staircases and maze-like hallways. Mike will employ his construction know-how to create a functional flow, while Denese will capture the clients' style with custom finishes. By blending elements of the older homes’ charm with modern design, the couple will produce stunning and cohesive spaces.
“Over time, different owners can make changes to a home and eventually turn it into a ‘frankenhouse,’” says Mike. “Solving problems for families living in these types of homes is my favorite part of the job. To fix the houses, I shake up the floor plans and build new layouts that actually function.”
“Once we have the updated layout in place, I restore flow to the home with cohesive modern design,” says Denese. “Sometimes our clients don’t know what they want, but it’s my job to help them navigate through the design process. Mike and I create a new identity for their house and show them that the home of their dreams was there all along.”
What to Expect
In episode one, Mike and Denese will take on an early 1900s family property wrought with tight and dysfunctional spaces but brimming with special historic features. To restore order to the home, they’ll tear down walls, create an open kitchen and dining area and build a large mudroom and spa-like bathrooms. As the season continues, Mike and Denese will overcome choppy rooms and wasted square footage for more clients and work with their dads — master carpenters John Butler and Peter Doyle — to deliver one-of-a-kind projects for each family, including an island with a built-in bench seat and a repurposed antique chest.