‘Fixer Upper’ Moments You Probably Didn’t Know Are Staged


If you’re a Fixer Upper fan and love all things associated with Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines, you probably think you already know everything there is to know about the Waco, TX couple and their home remodeling business.

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However, like other HGTV shows, there are key moments of the program you probably had no idea are staged! Watch the video to learn more about this, as well as other behind-the-scenes secrets about the show.

Although fans might be a little disappointed that participants don’t get to keep every piece of furniture staged in the home, Joanna also puts in the effort to repurpose or use the clients’ existing furniture as much as she can.

Season three participant Jaime Ferguson shared photos of what her redesigned home looked like after the cameras left — and her house still looked fabulous.

“When it came time to pack up all their beautiful staging furniture [my husband] and I had to decide what we really loved because our budget at that point was pretty spent,” she has said. “We decided to keep the coffee table from Wayfair.com, two striped chairs from Wayfair and the dining table. Joanna gifted some of the music room items that she had custom made for Kyle. So special!”

As fans are well aware, many of the furnishings Joanna uses to decorate the homes come from her and Chip’s own store, Magnolia Market. In a 2015 blog post, the mom-of-four revealed that clients who are featured on Fixer Upper can keep the furniture — for a price.

“It all depends on the client and their budget. One show features real clients with real budgets. The furniture budget is not part of the renovation budget, it’s something some clients add at the end,” Joanna wrote. “About half of our clients already have all of their own furnishings (some of which I use for the reveal), and others buy items I decorate the home with. The main reason I decorate the rooms for the reveal is because I want the clients to get the full picture of how to maximize their newly renovated space.’

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