Well, it turns out it’ll cost you a pretty penny. According to TheCheatSheet.com, contestants must be willing to drop a minimum of $30,000 on renovations in order to have the wonders of Waco, Chip and Joanna Gaines, show up on your doorstep ready for a full demolition.
Chip and Joanna Gaines are the former stars of HGTV’s hit show Fixer Upper . The series, which ran from May 2013 to April 2018, focused on the couple’s home renovation and redecoration business in Waco, Texas. We can confirm that Chip and Joanna are still married .
HGTV does not fund the renovations, but they do cover the cost of one bonus item and pay a talent fee to Chip & Joanna . If you thought that renovation budget seemed impossible for everything Chip and Joanna accomplished, that’s because the buyers are basically getting the renovations done at a cost.
It’s true the $50,000 is a lot of money. However, any homeowners who appear on Fixer Upper do receive the most valuable aspect of their renovation for free. Chip and Joanna Gaines do not charge for their design services. That fee is paid by the network, Yahoo reported.
In short, the answer is no. The couple (or person) is required to either purchase the pieces from HGTV or return them after filming wraps. It’s important to point out that this tradition might change when Fixer Upper gets rebooted by the Magnolia Network.
Chip and Joanna Gaines DID NOT Sell Beloved ‘ Fixer Upper ‘ Farmhouse Just Some Land [UPDATE] So it turns out Chip and Joanna Gaines did not sell their ENTIRE property, just a small portion. The Gaines’ famed farmhouse near Waco, TX was featured in nearly every episode of their hit show.
The couple’s local businesses include Magnolia Homes, Magnolia Realty, and Magnolia Market, Magnolia Seed & Supply, and Silos Baking Co. in Waco, and two vacation rentals: Hillcrest Estate in Waco, and Magnolia House in nearby McGregor. They live with their four children on a farm near Waco.
Harp and his wife Kelly are also continuing to grow their business, Harp Design Co., which includes making handcrafted tables in Waco, Texas that ship all over the country. Looking back on his time on the series, which wrapped in April 2018 after five seasons, Harp says “it was great working with the Gaines .”
Chip and Joanna Gaines ended Fixer Upper in April 2018 to spend more time with their growing family. The HGTV stars announced in November 2018 that they were partnering with Discovery to return to TV with their own network.
How much do Chip & Joanna Gaines get paid for ‘Fixer Upper’? According to Business Insider, Chip and Joanna reportedly made around $30,000 per episode. The income accounts for the majority of their joint net worth, which is about $18 million.
The Gaines did not want homeowners to rent out the home on Airbnb. The Gaines also admitted they were very upset if they found out that a Fixer Upper participant was now renting out the house . They expressed their dislike for those who would rent out their newly renovated home on Airbnb.
Chip and Joanna reportedly earned $30,000 for each episode, plus the fees they received from the families whose homes they renovated, E! News reported. That means the couple could take home upward of $510,000 in a single season.
8. Chip and Joanna Gaines don’t always renovate all the rooms in a house . Hooked on Houses also found out why Fixer Upper often doesn’t show all the rooms in a house . According to Joanna, “At times, we only work on rooms that are of priority to our clients and that work within their budget.
If you have an old home that needs renovation, you ‘re out of luck. According to the Magnolia website, they are only doing new builds. Chip and Joanna have chosen to only work within a 30-mile radius of Waco.”
Fixer Upper also requires you to: Be 21 years or older. Have a $50k minimum renovation budget. Be willing to to hand over creative control to Chip and Joanna Gaines, their design and construction teams, and Magnolia Network. Be able to vacate the property during the renovation, which is expected to start in fall 2020 .