Renovate a House on “Fixer Upper” and We'll Tell You If You're More Chip or Joanna
By: Jennifer Post
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About This Quiz
Taking on a fixer upper is no easy feat. It means long days, hard work and shelling out lots of money. But the best part? When you're all done, you're left with the most perfect house that has been completely customized for you. Chip and Joanna Gaines have inspired millions of people to scoop up the less desirable homes that can be eyesores and turn them into beautiful homes that don't bring the neighborhood down. If you've ever seen an episode of "Fixer Upper," you're seriously missing out. Joanna is the designer of the project, and Chip makes all her dreams come true.
The pair of them work together as a team from start to finish. Chip's favorite day is demo day, while Joanna's favorite moment comes at the end of the project when she gets the be alone in the house and add all of the finishing touches. Their kids help out, too! It really is a family business, and a great family show. It's inspiring, entertaining and gives all less-than-desirable homes a new group of people who want to help make them a star. Have you always wondered if you're more Chip or Joanna? Take this home renovation quiz and we'll tell you!
First and foremost, are you ready to take on a fixer upper?
It's always been my dream.
It'll be a huge project, but I think I'm ready.
Is anyone ever really ready? You just do it.
With the right help I can take on anything.
What is the first thing you would do with your fixer upper?
Doing a walk-through and ranking things by importance
Figure out a budget for renovations
Are you planning on gutting the house and basically re-doing the entire thing?
No, that's usually not necessary.
That would be ideal, but there may be some hiccups.
If it needs it, I will definitely do that.
Is there an overall theme that you're going for in your fixer upper?
I might branch out into more modern touches.
Rustic with a hint of upscale modern
Rustic industrial with jewel tones
Are you hiring any extra help?
I definitely can't do it alone.
I have my trusty team of helpers.
If I find myself in a pinch, I'll bring in more people.
Once you fix up the house, are you living in it or are you selling it?
I think I would want to live in it, at least for a little while.
I want to raise a family in it.
What's your overall budget for the renovation?
I think in the $45-$50k range
Are you adding square footage to the house?
Nope, I'm working with what's there.
If it's in the budget, that would be amazing.
No, but turning dead space into living space
How much of the flooring are you redoing?
Only the parts that are unsavory to the eyes
I'd love to say all of it, but we'll see.
With the roof, are you patching or replacing?
Replacing with a more energy efficient option
Patching will work just fine.
I'll rock, paper, scissors my partner for replacing
If I can get away with patching, that would save a ton of money.
How important is it to you to have top-of-the-line finishes?
There's a lot to be said for vintage items.
I like new things mixed with old things.
There's places where I would splurge, and others where I'd save.
Where will you probably spend the most money?
Probably all of the things I didn't consider beforehand
The exterior like siding and windows
Would you be excited about original hardwood floors or would you put in newer stuff?
I would jump for joy over original hardwood flooring.
Original can be great if it's good enough condition to refinish.
If it's throughout the whole house it's amazing.
I would consider new stuff and maybe use the old stuff for something else.
What countertop material are you installing?
Will you extend those countertops to the bathroom?
Doesn't have to be the same
That would make the most sense, and be cheaper.
Are you installing shiplap?
If it's already in the house
If it fits with the design
What do you do if you start going over budget?
Have a serious talk about what we need to cut out
See where we can save money
If you had to make an important phone call regarding part of your renovation, who would make the call?
I'll flip a coin with someone to not have to do it.
I'll take one for the team.
Which design elements are the most important to you?
Those personal finishing touches
Functional and beautiful cabinets
How many people will your new custom made dining table seat?
Eight should do the trick.
Twelve or more, I've got a big family
I think six should be enough.
Do you frequent flea markets, thrift stores and antique stores?
Not as much as other people I know
They're fun once in a while.
I basically live at them.
What kind of art do you like?
Abstract art in light colors
Portraits of famous people
Anything tasteful and modest
Is there one thing that you've always wanted in your home that you're including in your fixer upper?
Would you want polished wood tables or distressed wood?
If I'm going for a more polished look, then polished wood.
Are you holding a big reveal of your fixer upper for friends and family?
Absolutely! That's the best part.
That sounds elaborate, and I love it.
Definitely a party, but nothing extravagant
Are you putting in a farm sink or something else?
I like stainless steel, more durable.
Farm sinks are nice, but not the end all be all.
Something else, I just don't know what yet.
Will you be covering some of the floors with rugs?
Yes, it'll help protect the floors.
I like ones with geometric patterns.
If they fit the design scheme I will.
Only in the kitchen and bathrooms
Will there be a separate room for kids, like a play room or art room?
If there's the space for it
I love creating kid's rooms.
It will just be part of the office.
What kind of plants are you putting in the front yard?
Trees that will grow for years to come
It depends on the season.
Colorful flowers for the perfect curb appeal
How big will your front porch be?
I want a wrap-around deck.
I want to be able to eat dinner out there.
I want the biggest porch I can manage.
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