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Good Bones

Good Bones

HGTV 2015

"Good Bones'' follows the blueprint of several series on HGTV or DIY Network that showcase revitalization specialists who turn rundown homes into stunning remodels. In this case, it's mother/daughter duo Karen Jensen and Mina Starsiak transforming properties in and around their hometown of Indianapolis. Karen's legal background and Mina's real estate knowledge help them secure diamonds in the rough, and then they enlist demo and construction help from family to get the houses done on time and on budget.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Good Bones

Good Bones - S4E15

#1 - Down to the Studs: Permitting Nightmares in Northside


Season 4 - Episode 15

Including insider facts and behind-the-scenes footage, Mina and Karen battle structural slow-downs and permitting nightmares during a historical Northside renovation. (Extended version of Season 3, Episode 13: Budget-Busting Victorian)

The episode was rated from 4 votes.

Good Bones - S4E18

#2 - A Condo Brings Family Together


Season 4 - Episode 18

Mina and Karen are fixing up a condo building and Mina wants to remodel one of the units for her sister and her two girls, who want to be closer to downtown. They work to transform the total gut job into a dream home filled with personalized touches, including a special mural made by Mina, Karen and the kids.

The episode was rated from 2 votes.

Good Bones - S4E14

#3 - Old Doors, New Wall


Season 4 - Episode 14

Mina and Karen work on a duplex unit that's riddled with trash and interesting surprises, including a wall made entirely out of old doors. However, further problems arise when Cory discovers a foundation issue no one saw coming.

The episode was rated from 6 votes.

Good Bones - S5E4

#4 - The Greenwich Village Townhome


Season 5 - Episode 4

Mina and Karen renovate the right side of their duplex townhome.

The episode was rated from 19 votes.

Good Bones - S1E11

#5 - Wide Open Spaces


Season 1 - Episode 11

The next home renovation project for Mina and Karen is far from a flip. They're venturing out of downtown Indianapolis and into the countryside to do a home renovation for new clients Mike and Karen. The couple has a big family but a house that feels very closed-off, and they want help opening it up. Part of Mina and Karen's plan is to add sliding glass doors and big windows to bring in more natural light. Just four weeks later, they're excited to invite the couple back into their new open concept home that feels far more spacious.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.

#6 - Decaying Duplex Gets a Transformation
Season 2 - Episode 1

Mina and Karen snag a four-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex for only $4,000. But with one of the worst foundations they've ever seen combined with unsafe floor joists on the second floor, Mina expects to spend upwards of $200,000 on the renovation. When Tad demos the chimney and puts a hole in the roof, the women grow more concerned about their budget. They hope that their attention to detail in the beautifully finished single-family home will pay off.

The episode was rated from 71 votes.
#7 - Big Money in Fountain Square
Season 4 - Episode 11

Mina and Karen take on a massive, partially-constructed house that was abandoned by investors. It's a big investment, and tensions rise when it comes to figuring out the kitchen cabinets' design. Mina decides to take a risk with her own money, which could be the move that sells the house or leaves them over budget.

The episode was rated from 30 votes.
#8 - The Little Brick House
Season 3 - Episode 8

Mina and Karen are tackling their first renovation of a brick house, and although it has tons of charm and character, it also has problems that need to be fixed. Plus, it's in a new neighborhood for them, which adds to the risk. With the help of the demo crew, Mina and Karen plan to open up this little house and create 3.5 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. They give it a rustic, schoolhouse style by adding grayish wood flooring and two amazing antique farmhouse sinks. From the very beginning, Mina and Karen run into issues with this little brick house and are forced to constantly adjust their budget. But when a problem leads to an order from the city, the women worry that they won't be able to finish the house before their budget runs out.

The episode was rated from 33 votes.
#9 - Budget-Busting Victorian
Season 3 - Episode 13

Mina and Karen purchase a home near the Northside neighborhood that's full of historical features. They do their best to design an open floor plan while preserving as many elements as possible, but structural slow-downs and permitting nightmares threaten their schedule and budget.

The episode was rated from 7 votes.
#10 - Shiplap Surprise in Fountain Square
Season 4 - Episode 5

Mina and Karen revamp a tiny but pricey two-bedroom home on a tight budget. They build additional bedrooms and reconfigure the floor plan to increase functionality. When their contractor mistakenly covers every wall in shiplap the team comes up with some innovative design solutions to create a unique industrial farmhouse style.

The episode was rated from 32 votes.

Last updated: jan 31, 2021

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