Here's How to Get Cast on Fixer Upper
Chip and Jo could make the big reveal on your own fixer upper.
Chip and Joanna Gaines are looking for a new home to fix up and if you're buying a home in the Waco, Texas area, it could be yours! HGTV's hit show Fixer Upper is currently casting for its 5th season and they've released some important information on how to get cast so you can hang out with Chip and Joanna in real life as they renovate your home.
According to Fixer Upper's Casting Call on the HGTV website, there are a few key components to getting a star turn and new home on the show. First, you must be buying a home that needs renovation within 40 miles of Waco, Texas and homeowners must have a minimum of $30,000 for the construction and design work. Second, applicants must be at least 21 years old and be outgoing, energetic, and fun. (If you aren't sure if you have the right personality traits, ask your mom.)
There's also a lengthy questionnaire that asks questions about your family, your new home, your budget, and what your dream home would like. Be prepared to upload headshots of the whole family and pictures documenting your homes "curb appeal."
If your home is selected, you must be able to contribute at least $30,000 for renovations, which is a lot of money. That said, based on hours (and hours) of careful viewing of Fixer Upper it seems like a good investment. Chip and Joanna Gaines are seemingly able to perform magic on the homes they work in and the finished products are truly incredible.
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If you have the budget, be aware that when you sign on the dotted line, you have to trust that the Gaines team will give you the house of your dreams. According to the application, homeowners have a preliminary conversation with the designers to discuss preferences, style, and taste, but once that discussion is over, it's up to the designer and producers. That means homeowners have to be prepared for an open concept layout, floor-to-ceiling shiplap, and open shelving in the kitchen, if that's what the design team envisions. They take the homeowners' opinion into consideration while debating that graphic wallpaper, but the final say lies with them.