Home improvements shows have inundated the TV world for years. No doubt many of you remember the sitcom with Tim the Tool Man Taylor. Obviously, that wasn’t about home improvement DIY, it was more about funny. But, perhaps he deserves some credit for creating the hunger in us all for DIY stuff. And, even if he wasn’t the catalyst, the dam has been breached and we have been flooded with home improvement shows you will enjoy.
Maybe you just got your first set of timber frame plans and you are wondering what the next step is. You thought that the complexity and styles available would help you build your dream home. So, you found the design that was right for you and placed your order. But, now you are wondering just how you are going to put it all together.
It is possible that a DIY home improvement show can help in this situation. However, it is highly more likely that it will assist you in smaller home improvement tasks. Regardless, you need to know which shows are the best to watch. And, that’s why we are here. Just keep reading for more information.
Top Eight Home Improvement Shows to Watch
We hope that your favorite home improvement show has made our list. But, if somehow we missed it, maybe those on the list will give you some additional options. So, without further ado, please consider these top eight home improvement shows to watch:
- This Old House: This show has run the gamut of DIY accessibility. It airs on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and has its own media brand that includes a website and magazine. Warner Brothers distributes the show, which undoubtedly contributes to its success.
- Property Brothers: Jonathan and Drew are pretty cute brothers who are there for home buyers in need of help fixing homes that they have purchased. These fixer-uppers turn into dream homes with the help of the twins. Watch this.
- Rehab Addict: You know you love Nikki (Nicole Curtis) in this series. We all enjoy the arguments and standing up to various city officials as she tries to transform historic homes. Homes that looked like they were destined for destruction get completely restored under her decisive hammer swing.
- The New Yankee Workshop: Though this show came to an end in June of 2009, people still love Norm Abram. As a woodworking program, it might prove quite useful in your timber frame building plans.
- Ask This Old House: Nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in 2014, this is a show to consider a fave for sure. Learn more.
- Holmes on Homes: Hailing from Canadian broadcasting, Mike Holmes visits homeowners in need of assistance. He’s a contractor and is able to assist them when unsatisfactory work has been performed by licensed contractors.
- Trading Spaces: Lasting for eight years, this show was on the Discovery Home Channel and TLC. It was based on a series out of Britain: Changing Rooms.
- Hometime: Another PBS show, this one came out of Minnesota. It aired in the late 80s and lasted into the 90s on TLC. They gave DIY and contractor type project tips on the show. So, it might be a good one to look up for your timber frame plans.
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