About The Show

Historic-home experts Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein help homebuyers find old properties sold at ridiculously inexpensive prices. Then they restore these architectural gems to new glory.

Elizabeth Finkelstein

She's a historic preservationist and co-host of Who's Afraid of a Cheap Old House? All About Elizabeth

Ethan Finkelstein

He's a historic build expert and co-host of Who's Afraid of a Cheap Old House? All About Ethan

The Latest

Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein Return to HGTV in New Series — And They Need Your Help

The duo from the iconic Instagram account @cheapoldhouses are coming back to HGTV, and they want fans to vote for the title of the …

'Who's Afraid of a Cheap Old House?' — Not Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein

The new HGTV series airing in May will feature stunning historic home renovations, inspiring bargain buyers who are ready to reima …

Season 1, Episode 2

Unconventional Into Dream Home

Ethan, Elizabeth and the team help buyers transform an unconventional space into their dream home. The team tackles sponge blasting tin walls, repointing brick, and even replicates a chandelier from 1750!

Tuesday
May 14
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 2

Unconventional Into Dream Home

Ethan, Elizabeth and the team help buyers transform an unconventional space into their dream home. The team tackles sponge blasting tin walls, repointing brick, and even replicates a chandelier from 1750!

Wednesday
May 15
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 2

Unconventional Into Dream Home

Ethan, Elizabeth and the team help buyers transform an unconventional space into their dream home. The team tackles sponge blasting tin walls, repointing brick, and even replicates a chandelier from 1750!

Friday
May 17
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 6

Nostalgic Hometown Hunt

A couple is searching in his hometown for an old house, and with his father suddenly passing away, they want to restore a place that would make him proud. Ethan, Elizabeth and the team are called on to find the right, cheap home with character.

Tuesday
May 21
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 1

From City to Rural Residence

Ethan and Elizabeth help city dwelling, first-time buyers find a cheap, old house in Upstate New York. The team works to uncover a hidden treasure on the ceiling and turns an empty 2,000 square foot space into a historic show-stopping retreat.

Tuesday
May 28
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 7

Harmonious Old House

A couple is looking for a large house for their family, and they both love old homes, but their design tastes couldn't be further apart. Ethan, Elizabeth and the team find a way to bring harmony to the family through an extraordinary restoration.

Tuesday
Jun 4
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 8

A Cat Couple's Quest

A cat loving couple looks to Ethan and Elizabeth to help them find their first home. With a limited budget, the team helps them restore a forgotten residence into a vibrant house filled with historic charm and lots of color.

Tuesday
Jun 11
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 3

American Dream Home

Since coming to America in the '90s, a couple has raised their family in a one bedroom apartment. With the help of Ethan, Elizabeth and their children, they look to turn an outdated Craftsman into a charming, American dream home.

Tuesday
Jun 18
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 6

Nostalgic Hometown Hunt

A couple is searching in his hometown for an old house, and with his father suddenly passing away, they want to restore a place that would make him proud. Ethan, Elizabeth and the team are called on to find the right, cheap home with character.

Thursday
Jun 20
4am | 3c
Season 1, Episode 1

From City to Rural Residence

Ethan and Elizabeth help city dwelling, first-time buyers find a cheap, old house in Upstate New York. The team works to uncover a hidden treasure on the ceiling and turns an empty 2,000 square foot space into a historic show-stopping retreat.

Thursday
Jun 20
5am | 4c
Season 1, Episode 5

Cheap Old Rainbow House

Ethan and Elizabeth help a couple transform a dark, dreary house into a lively home inspired by rainbow colors! The team sources historic colonnades for the porch and restores the kitchen, making this home period appropriate once again.

Tuesday
Jun 25
7pm | 6c