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Top 5 Home Renovation Shows to Watch Before Flipping Your House
Top 5 Home Renovation Shows to Watch Before Flipping Your House

Aside from movies and documentaries, home renovation shows make TV’s useful. While they’re entertaining, these shows keep our minds thinking and hearts inspired on getting improvement projects for our abodes.

Here are five shows that can help you get well-informed decisions on your home remodeling projects.

1. Fixer Upper


HGTV feature’s Texas’ home flipping couple Chip and JoAnn. They’ve remodeled more than 100 houses in their careers, and their works have aired since 2013. This husband-and-wife tandem has encouraged families to purchase old residential properties, which later improved with their construction and designing skills. We’re still waiting for Season 4 this year, though.

2. Flipping Vegas


Another married couple who renovated houses on TV, Flipping Vegas has aired three seasons on A&E since 2011 and another two seasons on FYI. It was fun to watch the tension between Amy and Scott Yancey on their budget issues. Amy wants higher end designs while Scott wants otherwise. Overall, their reconstruction and interior designs were inspiring.

3. Property Brothers


Imagine having identical twins making your dream house come true on a tight budget and within a short span of days. Property Brothers’ Drew and Jonathan Scott take your property to a different level. This show is aired in the United States and Canada inspiring more people.

4. This Old House


Nothing beats a true remodeling show. With its first season aired in 1979, there’s no doubt that This Old House is one of the originals. This show goes directly with the how-tos of any remodeling project.

5. Zombie House Flipping


A team of four friends scours zombie houses within Orlando for a renovation project. The cast claims that this is reality television and that they have been friends before airing, making the show appeal more to the public.

These are my personal favorites.

5 Best Hand Tools Every Handyman Should Own
5 Best Hand Tools Every Handyman Should Own

I admire each and every handyman who can easily get a job done with the right tools. Let’s face it, anyone who’s not that gifted, trained or exposed to DIY projects gets this all the time – some construction envy. Watch all those house flipping shows in a marathon, and you’ll sense either some spite or inspiration.

If you’re wondering if there’s a handyman in you and would like to start building on your own, training and proper tools are must-haves. Here are the five power tools that you should have on hand.

#1 – Drill

Try DeWalt, Bosch or Makita. Well, the market has a full range of brands for this tool. Who’s to blame? There’s business in making and having this powerful tool.

#2 – Circular Saw

Nothing beats a circular saw in making carpentry work efficient and top quality. If matched with training and skill, you can create almost anything you can imagine – tables, chairs, cabinets and wardrobes among others.

#3 – Angle Grinder

If there’s another power tool worth having, it’s an angle grinder. It helps any handyman do intricate cuts with the best tricks and the right blades. Go diamond, metal, or Mason, and you should be able to shape virtually anything you’d like.

#4 – Reciprocating Saw

There are instances when things should be taken down. In some of these cases, this power tool could be very useful with its ability to cut through metal, wood, plastic, or other material causing interference.

#5 – A Variable Speed Rotary Tool

All right, you may try Dremel. Handymen find it easier to work on things with this tool, despite having several attachments. Why? These accessories make the rotary tool powerful and efficient.

There you have the five power tools that make power handymen.