Chip and Joanna Gaines Revealed What to Expect from the New “Fixer Upper” Episodes

published Jul 12, 2021
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The new Magnolia Network is (finally!) launching on July 15, and with that comes new episodes of the fan-favorite “Fixer Upper: Welcome Home.” The reboot is all about diving into the stories of the people who they’re renovating homes for while creating a place that speaks to them. And in a recent interview with Apartment Therapy, Chip and Joanna Gaines gave a sneak peak at what those new episodes (and the transformations!) are going to look like. 

When asked what viewers can expect, Chip and Joanna Gaines mentioned that several of the projects reminded them of the first house they owned and flipped together — which, at first, was a total disaster. The Gaines had purchased a house in Waco, Texas, that they were going to renovate when they got back from their two-week honeymoon, but they had no idea that the electricity had been cut off and that chaos awaited them.

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“The fridge was left unmanned for two weeks, so when we walked into the front door, the stench literally almost knock us off our feet,” Chip told Apartment Therapy. But Joanna said that wasn’t even the worst part: “Everything else that was in the carpet that I had fermented in the two weeks without the air-conditioning is what hit us.” So in short, viewers are in for a wild ride. 

Totally separate from the “befores” that will lead to great transformations, you can (of course) expect more shiplap. When the first round of episodes was released earlier this year, Joanna said that some of the feedback they got was that fans wanted to see more shiplap. And so, she gave the people what they wanted — but with a few twists (get ready for some high-gloss gray shiplap, folks!)

In addition to gnarly conditions and more shiplap, the Gaines also promise that the renovations are all drastically different from one another, complete with styles that are unique to the couples. All in all, it sounds like we have a lot to look forward to with the new “Fixer Upper” programming.