Pretend to Be on "Fixer Upper" and We'll Show You Your Perfect Home

By: Tori Highley

Pretend to Be on "Fixer Upper" and We'll Show You Your Perfect Home
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About This Quiz

As the price of new homes can be daunting, the idea of fixing up an old home is an enticing offer. And it becomes all the more enticing when you watch Chip and Joanna Gaines do it on "Fixer Upper"! They make what can be some people's nightmare turn into a little piece of heaven on Earth.  Their jack-of-all-trades charm comes with years of experience, but also a lot of trial and error. This approach to their current home and garden empire makes them extremely relatable for ambitious homeowners everywhere! 

Have you been eyeing your light fixtures lately and wanting to update them? Or have you been shopping around for a sledgehammer to help you tear down a wall? Your hankering for renovation is easily fueled by an episode or two of "Fixer Upper"! But what to do now that the show is over? While you wait for the Gaineses to return to the TV screen once again, you might as well plan your dream home! 

This "Fixer Upper" quiz will make you feel like you just renovated your house - without the muscle soreness that comes with the necessary elbow grease! Take our quiz and find out what kind of house is your perfect home!

Where do you see your next home being located?
On a small, wooded property
In a nice suburban neighborhood
On acres and acres of farm land
In the downtown area of my favorite city

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What kind of view would Chip Gaines have to find for you?
I want grand views of the city.
I'd love to have waterfront property.
I just don't want to see my neighbors!
Mountain views for days

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When Joanna does her design overlay of the space, what are you thinking?
She's trying to do too much! It's overwhelming.
I really can't picture these changes, despite her best efforts.
I love it. Her CAD software makes it so easy to see!
I can kind of see what she's going for, but I trust her judgment enough that I don't care to clarify anything.

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How many bedrooms do you want in your fixer-upper?
Maybe five or six bedrooms would be nice.
Two or three are fine, as long as I have a den.
I'd love seven, but I can make do with two if I need to.
Four - no more, no less

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How much are you hoping to spend on your renovations?
At least 300k
Maybe 30K - I hope we can keep most of what's already there.
120K sounds reasonable, or maybe more if I get a good deal.
I'd hope that with DIY, I could keep it under 50K.

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It's demo day with Chip! How involved do you want to be?
I might want to supervise, but I don't want to be involved.
I want the first swing, and maybe the second!
I'm already done by the time Chip gets there. Oops!
I'll be out shopping for paint chips with Joanna!

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Which of these issues is your biggest nightmare?
A leaky roof!
Having to keep carpet everywhere!
A fireplace that can't be used anymore!
A damaged foundation!

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Curb appeal is a big deal! What exterior color do you dream about?
I love the idea of a gray exterior, maybe with black trim.
I love light blue on houses, with white trim.
I want a white house so badly!
A fun color, like forest green or raspberry red

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What extra feature would you love for Joanna to surprise you with?
A backyard pergola
A tree house for the kids
A small raised victory garden
A vintage, restored clawfoot tub

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Which room in your home are you most excited for?
The open concept great room!
Can I be excited about a laundry room?
The kitchen, definitely the kitchen
I'm looking forward to my small library.

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What would your custom metal sign say when Jimmy Don makes it?
Keep Calm and Carry On!
Be Our Guest!
This is our happy place!
Bumpy roads lead to the best destinations.

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What do you think is the hardest design decision that you will have to make?
Whether to splurge on the marble countertops I want
Giving up closet space
Whether or not to keep the existing hardwoods
How important multiple bathrooms are to me

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What would you love for kitchen countertops?
I love the look and feel of concrete counters.
I just love granite counters.
Butcher block counters are my favorite.
Marble would be really lovely.

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How do you feel about shiplap?
I honestly don't like it very much.
I love it when it's whitewashed.
Put it everywhere! I will accept nothing else.
It has its place as an accent.

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What are you thinking about doing with the flooring?
I could go with bamboo floors or tile.
I think a nice carpet makes the whole house feel cozy.
As long as it's durable and easy to clean, I'll go with what's in the budget.
I'll keep the original hardwoods at all cost.

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Do you prefer a shower or a bathtub?
I love both, but I prefer to keep them separate.
I prefer a shower, with breathing room.
I think a shower/tub combo is the most practical situation.
I love a good soaking tub.

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What kind of wallpaper will you be putting on your feature wall?
Some kind of gold-accented geometric design
I love stripes on walls!
Where would the wallpaper go if every wall is covered in shiplap?
How about a tropical leaf print?

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What will you be asking Joanna to do with the extra room?
I need a home office.
Make it into a playroom for little ones!
A craft room would be heavenly.
A music room would be pretty chill.

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Which of these features do you want in your backyard?
A pool for sure!
A fire pit is needed.
A porch swing
A garage

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Which of these trees will you plant outside?
A lovely magnolia tree
A willow tree
A few apple and peach trees
A Douglas fir

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What kind of feet will be running around your house?
Puppy paws!
Kiddo feet!
Human feet, paws, maybe even hooves!
Kitty paws!

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What kind of furniture would you have custom made by Clint Harp?
A dining table, with a bench of course
A kitchen island
A grand dining room table
A wall of bookshelves

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Would you be interested in tearing down a wall if Joanna insisted?
Sure - I love open spaces.
Only to open up the kitchen. Otherwise, I like having separate rooms.
Only if I get to help Chip take it down.
I would have to hear a really good case to consider that.

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Which of these items is a must-have for your property?
A big fireplace
A backyard pool
A gas stove
Mature trees

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Which Chip saying are you going to find yourself repeating after this whole process?
I doubt I'll be repeating anything from that goofball! He's funny, but not quite my style.
I need a ham sandwich!
Get 'er done!
It's demo day!

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Where are you hoping Jo Jo puts your customary barn door?
Honestly? Nowhere. It's not my style.
That would be a nice way to close off a formal dining room and make it an office.
If it could be the front door, I'd take it. Otherwise, the family room for sure!
That would be a nice door for the closet in my master suite.

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What is your reaction going to be when they pull apart the massive "before" pictures?
Honestly, I hope I'm utterly speechless.
I'll probably scream in pure joy.
I'm pretty reserved, so I'll probably just smile and say a big "Wow!"
I'm a happy dancer all the way!

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What aspect of Joanna's final touches are you going to purchase after the initial showing?
I love her antique cabinets and shelves.
Her artwork is my favorite!
I love her taste in bedroom furniture and linens!
I'm a sucker for a well-dressed dining table.

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What room is your favorite for gathering your family?
I love the living room for this, with couches and chairs.
I love having my whole family in the kitchen and dining area.
My favorite place to have my family is the backyard.
We like cozying up in the master bedroom for movie nights!

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What part of the whole "Fixer Upper" process is going to be your favorite?
The big reveal with the giant "before" pictures!
Going through the CAD designs with Joanna and imagining the possibilities!
Actually inviting people over to my new home for the first time!
Shopping for anything - I'm a shopaholic!

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