Chip and Joanna Gaines take Mike and Val McKenzie on a tour through three houses in nearby Woodway, Texas. Mike, a former Baylor University football player, works in insurance and his wife Val, an artist, works from home. Mike and Val have been living outside of town and are looking for a new place close to their church, the kids' schools and also a grocery store. They want an open concept house with plenty of room for their three kids to play. Mike and Val have a budget of $300,000 and are looking for a house with at least four beds, two baths and a large backyard.
Chip and Joanna take their new clients, Noah and Jessica Dansby, on a tour through three homes in Hillsboro, Texas, a small charming city halfway between Dallas and Waco. The Dansby family currently lives in Hillsboro and want to stay, but their house is too small for their three growing sons. Chip and Jo found three houses that could potentially provide the Dansbys with the space and character they're looking for. First they tour the 'Nut House,' a spacious home on an ideal lot, yet it is the epitome of a fixer upper after being on the market for more than two years. Next, they see the Suite House, an abode with ample space in a wonderful neighborhood, but the renovation required is daunting to the Dansbys. Lastly they check out 'Jo's Amazing Technicolor Dream House,' the least spacious of the three homes on the tour, but the most affordable. Can Chip and Jo find the perfect home for this growing family? What will the first design meeting be like at the Silos? Will Chip remember his twelfth anniversary?
Baylor University graduates Chip and Joanna Gaines meet with two other Baylor alumni, Lori and Baron Craft, to tour three different houses in Waco. The Crafts live in Houston, but are looking to purchase a second home near the university in hopes that their 12-year-old son will one day live in the house and continue the family's Baylor legacy. With a budget of $160,000, Baron and Lori are looking for a three-bedroom house full of Old Waco character. The first house they visit, the Brick House, has an awkward closed-in porch in front that looks like it belongs in the back of the house. Inside, however, the house has a lot of old character and built-in detail that holds a lot of potential. The next house they tour is the Power House in one of the most historical neighborhoods in Waco. While the house has a lot of vintage charm and a huge backyard, the house would need all new electrical wiring, which means a lot more work. Is the character of the Power House worth the amount of renovation it requires? The Black and White House is the last stop on the Craft's tour. It lacks some of the character of the other two houses, but with beautiful hardwood floors and a cute layout on the inside, Joanna assures the Crafts that their budget is more than enough to transform the space into the house of their dreams. The Crafts face a tough decision: Which house will become their new home away from home?
Jeff and Sara Jones are Baylor sweethearts and newlyweds, returning to Waco to find a house where they can settle down and one day raise a family. Their all-in budget is $235,000 and they're hoping to find a house with three bedrooms, a big kitchen, and a big backyard in the Mountainview area. The first house they visit is the 'Beach House,' aptly named after the brightly painted surf-themed bedroom they find on the tour. Chip and Joanna bring the Joneses to 'The Schoolhouse' next. The Schoolhouse is much bigger and has a beautiful backyard, but is also more expensive, which would mean less flexibility in their renovation budget. Their last option is the 'Red Door House.' While the house isn't in the Mountainview area like they were hoping, Sara and Jeff are impressed by its character and curb appeal.
With two kids under the age of ten, Jaime and Kyle Ferguson are drawn to the good schools and spacious lots in the area of McGregor, Texas. They are looking for a house with four bedrooms, an open kitchen, and lots of trees, and hope that Chip and Joanna can help them find the perfect fit. Their budget of $450,000 allows them a lot of flexibility for renovations, so Chip and Joanna take them on a tour of three houses in the area that couldn't be more different. The first stop on their tour is a large ranch-style home Chip calls the 'House in the Woods.' The next house feels like a step backward in time. Nicknamed the 'Wild West House,' it is a unique Victorian-style house said to be owned by a banker in the late 1800s. The last house they visit is a large, modern-style ranch nicknamed the 'Cliff House.'
For the first time ever on Fixer Upper, the tables are turned for Chip and Joanna. Instead of taking potential homebuyers on a tour of houses, this time it's the clients who are showing them a house. Sterling and Casey Zan inherited a 2,000 acre ranch from Sterling's grandfather, who she affectionately calls "Paw Paw." When he passed away, his house sat abandoned on a beautiful corner of the lot for almost ten years. Sterling has a lot of fond memories of the place, and hopes Chip and Joanna can restore it to its former glory. Chip warns her that the house is in serious disrepair and would need a hefty amount of work. While they have $160,000 in their budget to work with, the list of damage is lengthy and they would have to carefully prioritize fixing up the areas that need it most. Chip also knows of other rural properties in better shape that the Zans might be interested in, but he lets them consider their options before they make a decision.
Luke and Rachel Whyte are a young couple with a growing baby girl, and they feel it's time to settle into a family-sized house. They're looking for a house with 3-4 bedrooms, and Rachel is hoping for a space that she can make into a playroom/home office. They have an all-in budget of $277,000, which gives them nice flexibility in the Woodway area. The first house they visit Joanna jokingly names the 'Chip House' because its reddish roof and orange-colored bricks remind her of a sunburned Chip on their first date. The Chip house is cute with a nice backyard, but overall it feels small. The next house has a similar red brick exterior to the Chip House, only bigger and slightly newer, so Chip and Joanna call it 'Chip 2.0.' Inside, several areas are totally falling apart and the carpeted master bathroom needs a major overhaul. Their last stop is nicknamed the 'Taj Mahal' for its lofty location at the top of a hill and the ornate furniture they find inside. The view is stunning and the house has a balcony that looks over nearly all of Waco.
After living in New York for years, 37-year-old bachelor David Ridley is returning to his roots in Waco, Texas. His all-in budget is $272,000 and he wants to stay close to the Mountainview area because of its proximity to Lake Waco. Chip and Joanna are excited for the challenge of finding a home for the man they consider to be Waco's 'most eligible bachelor.' They take David on a tour of three spacious lakeside houses. The Red Roof House is the first house they visit, and David is taken aback by its funky and odd 1960s style. Their next stop Chip dubs the Bachelor Pad. The inside is wide open with high ceilings, perfect for hosting. The backyard is smaller than David was hoping for, but the inside of the house holds so much potential, he really has to weigh his options. The Peach House is last, clearly outdated and in need of some work.
Stacie and Ben Childers are soon-to-be empty nesters with one daughter enrolled at Baylor University and another hoping to follow in her big sister's footsteps. Moving from California, Ben and Stacie are looking for a home in Waco to not only be near their kids, but also give their daughters a place to escape the rigors of campus life. With an all-in budget of $175,000, the Childers would like to find a three-bedroom, two-bath house full of original detailing and shiplap. The first house they visit, Chip names the 'Beanstalk Bungalow' after the large seedpods that dangle from the catalpa tree in front of the house. Next, they tour the 'Doll House.' Very small and quaint, it lives up to its name. Last, they visit the 'Christmas Craftsman,' which Chip and Jo name after the green trim and red accents on the exterior of the house.
Ken and Kelly Downs are a recently wed couple looking for a home they can both call their own. They've outgrown Ken's small bachelor pad and hope to find a place that reflects both of their individual styles. With a budget of $250,000 in Waco, Texas, they are looking for a home with wood floors, an open kitchen, and his and hers office space. The first house they visit is the "Chalk Ranch House," named after the large chalkboard wall in one of the bedrooms. Kelly isn't a fan of the brick exterior, but she agrees that a little paint would be a great improvement. The second house, the "Cutie Tudor," is quaint and only needs relatively few updates. It already has a layout convenient for a large master suite, but the biggest project would be renovating the kitchen. The last house is a wild card that Chip throws into the mix. He calls it the "Three Little Pigs House" because it seems so old and weathered, a stiff wind could blow it down like the wolf in the children's folk tale.
The rolling hills surrounding Waco, Texas are beckoning Todd and Lexia Meek. Todd grew up on a ranch and loves the idea of raising his kids in the same spirit of country living. They're looking for a house with several acres of land, as well as a big kitchen and lots of space to entertain. With a total budget of $359,000, they're hoping that Chip and Joanna can surprise them with an outside-the-box rural renovation. Even so, Todd and Lexia are taken aback when find their first stop is not a home, but a horse barn! The next house they visit is the "Dilapidated Duo." The house is small and dumpy, and it would require a lot of extra additions to create the space their family is hoping for. "The Ranch House" is the last house the Meeks visit on their real estate tour. To their relief, this last option actually looks like a real house!
Cameron and Jessie Bell currently live in a 690 square foot house and love the cozy charm of small-scale living. While they're not necessarily looking for a larger space, they do want a place to call their own; and they need Chip and Joanna's help. They're looking for the character of an older home, and aren't afraid to brave the filth and grime that comes with years of disrepair. The first house they visit is nicknamed "The Duplex House." Formerly a duplex, as the name suggests, it has a more closed off and quirky layout that will need some opening up. "The Transition House" is next, with highlighter-green paint on the exterior and an overall ravaged appearance on the inside. Last, they visit "The Shotgun House." This house is also abandoned, falling apart, and is the smallest of the three. Because it is a shotgun house, all the rooms are conjoined, making for very little privacy in the bedroom.
Chris and Lindy Ermoian feel like nomads - after living in five homes in six years, they are more than ready to settle down into a forever home. They like the Hewitt area of Texas because of its close proximity to jobs and family. With a total budget of $237,000, Chris and Lindy hope to find a 3-4 bedroom house with an open floorplan, a "man cave" for Chris, a nice yard for their dogs, and a relaxing, coastal style for Lindy. The first house they visit Chip calls the "All American Ranch" because of it's colonial style exterior. The second home Chip nicknames "The Green Mile," for the expansive yard and long driveway leading up to the house. Last, they tour "The Wood House." The carpet inside has a bad odor, and an awkward pony wall closes off the front entry.
While touring houses with a young couple in a previous episode of Fixer Upper, Joanna secretly falls in love with one of the houses they visit. The couple ends up choosing another house, and now Joanna knows this is her chance to sell Chip on her latest crazy idea. She surprises Chip and brings him back to the house, sharing with him her vision of turning the old Victorian beauty into a bed and breakfast. Her excitement is contagious and Chip can't resist the lure of another fixer upper challenge. In the midst of the last-minute construction and holiday chaos, Chip and Joanna invite their families to be the first guests at the new B&B. Will they be able to finish in time for Christmas?
In this special episode, Chip and Joanna Gaines get up-close and personal as they remember their favorite houses and share never-before-seen bloopers and outtakes from all three seasons of Fixer Upper. In the comfort of their living room, Chip and Jo are running the show... hold on for the ride!
In this season 3 finale of Fixer Upper, the Gaines have a lot on their plate! After months of hard work, it's finally time for the grand opening of the silos, and Chip and Jo prepare to throw a 'Silobration' for hundreds of fans in Waco. While they add the finishing touches, Chip and Jo revisit the new Magnolia Bed & Breakfast and realize that they are in desperate need of someone to help run the place! Rob and Marianne Ward are a retirement-aged couple that have always dreamed of running a guest home, and Chip and Jo are hoping they might be the perfect candidates for the job. The only catch is that in addition to running the B&B, the couple would need to be willing to live in the adjacent carriage house.
Chip and Joanna are met with a pair of identical twins! Kaley Eggers is a single foster mom in the process of petitioning to adopt her young foster son. She is looking for a place to call her own, and hopes to find a home that would be an ideal environment to raise kids. She enlists the help of her twin sister, Lauren, and together they join Chip and Joanna on a house hunt in Waco, Texas. With an all-in budget of $170,000, Kaley is hoping for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with plenty of charm and a large backyard for kids to play.
Cody and Katie Messerall are raising a young family and are ready to move back to the home of their alma mater in Waco, Texas. With a total budget of $185,000, they are hoping to find a house with 3-4 bedrooms and a large backyard for the kids. They first meet Chip and Joanna at "The Chicken House." True to its name, the house has chickens in the backyard! The second house they visit is "The Outhouse," named for the toilet that stands ready to greet them on the front porch. Last they visit "The Wizard of Waco" house, likely one of the oddest houses in all of Waco.
Holiday Special! Dec. 16, 10p|9c