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Good Bones

Good Bones

HGTV 2015

Mother and daughter duo Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak are on a mission to revitalize their hometown of Indianapolis one property at a time. They’re buying up run down homes and transforming them into stunning urban remodels. With Mina’s real estate know-how and Karen’s no-nonsense legal background, these ladies are unstoppable in getting a property they want and enlisting their family’s help with demo and construction. When it comes to exciting new homes in the city of Indianapolis, it all comes down to the ladies of “Good Bones.”

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The 10 Best Episodes of Good Bones

Good Bones - S6E6

#1 - Big Build, Big Risk (Season 6 - Episode 6)

Mina and Karen return to Talbott Street for their largest project on the block! The abandoned build comes with big risks and bigger dollar signs, and they have to pull out every trick in the book to turn this giant into a modern lake house-style marvel.

The episode was rated 8.67 from 18 votes.

Good Bones - S1E11

#2 - 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 8.57 from 14 votes.

Good Bones - S6E12

#3 - Eclectic Artistry in Garfield Park (Season 6 - Episode 12)

Garfield Park is a haven for artists, so Mina and Karen think it's the perfect place for an art-filled renovation. Between the property's nightmarish texture and their tight budget, they'll need creativity to turn this home into an eclectic dreamscape.

The episode was rated 8.35 from 17 votes.

Good Bones - S6E8

#4 - From Warehouse to Storefront (Season 6 - Episode 8)

Mina and Karen have returned to the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood to turn an old warehouse into their first retail store; the rundown building needs an enormous amount of work, and they’ll need the entire team to reveal their biggest project to date.

The episode was rated 8.32 from 22 votes.

Good Bones - S5E4

#5 - The Greenwich Village Townhome (Season 5 - Episode 4)

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

The episode was rated 8.29 from 28 votes.

Good Bones - S3E11

#6 - A Stately Home Full of Slithering Surprises (Season 3 - Episode 11)

Karen and Mina team up with their friend Josh on a high-stakes property in Fountain Square. What looks promising at first glance quickly turns when during their initial walk-through they find some of the previous owner's pet snakes still slithering throughout the house. The news only goes downhill from there when half the foundation suddenly disappears, but once finished this Fountain Square beauty is worth all the trouble.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 31 votes.

Good Bones - S6E11

#7 - Starting From Scratch in the Old Southside (Season 6 - Episode 11)

Mina and Karen take on an abandoned fire-damaged home, but after a walkthrough, they realize the only way to fix it is to demolish the house and start from scratch. The duo pulls out all the stops to revitalize this rebuild with French-inspired design.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 17 votes.

Good Bones - S3E10

#8 - Risky Reno with Historic Charm (Season 3 - Episode 10)

Despite its odd layout and decrepit state, Mina and Karen are taking on an old house with a ton of historic charm in the Old Southside neighborhood. As framing starts, the crew uncovers a major structural problem that hits the budget hard, and later, Mina gets some bad news that could threaten a huge selling point of the house. But when the renovation is complete, this charmer offers all the comforts of modern living blended with antique pieces like vintage front doors and a restored curved staircase.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 24 votes.

Good Bones - S6E3

#9 - Tiny Condo, Big Reno (Season 6 - Episode 3)

Hosts Mina and Karen need to renovate the final condominium in their Old Southside fourplex, so they do their best to maximize the space with a remarkable art deco style, a process that involves dealing with an extensive list of issues.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 18 votes.

Good Bones - S3E2

#10 - Saddest Home on Sanders Street (Season 3 - Episode 2)

Mina and Karen purchase a crumbling house in the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood, only to find out it's the first house they can't save. With a clean slate, Mina designs a white beauty with new buyers already in mind. Karen and Mina add unique features and lots of charm to hopefully help their longtime friends find a new home.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 35 votes.

Good Bones - S6E5
#11 - New Babies and New Neighborhoods
Season 6 - Episode 5

Hosts Mina and Karen think their first project in the new Near Eastside neighborhood seems too good to be true, but a variety of issues ends up arising with their renovation plan for the property not long after the demolition process.

The episode was rated from 21 votes.
Good Bones - S6E7
#12 - Claire's Crooked Cottage
Season 6 - Episode 7

A mother has called on Mina and Karen to help fix up a home that she purchased for her daughter. While the cottage is in better condition than most of the duo's projects, they're hoping to add more living space and straighten out its crooked exterior.

The episode was rated from 21 votes.
Good Bones - S2E11
#13 - Small House, Big Problems
Season 2 - Episode 11

Mina and Karen find that "you get what you pay for" when they buy a bargain house for $5,000. At 730 square feet, it's their smallest home ever, but it's full of big challenges, including holes in the roof, holes in the floor and a rotting foundation supported by nothing more than a dirt pile and a car jack. Mina and Karen's goal is to create value but stay on budget while bringing this dilapidated little home back to a livable condition.

The episode was rated from 29 votes.
Good Bones - S4E6
#14 - Chop and Pop
Season 4 - Episode 6

Mina and Karen are back in the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood and hoping to turn a profit this time around. Since the home is one of the smallest on the street, the ladies plan to chop off a poorly designed addition and pop up a new story addition, adding valuable square footage and opening up the living room and kitchen. Spending a little more money on landscaping and curb appeal rounds out Mina and Karen’s renovation plans but a whopper of a surprise sends the crew into a panic, maybe sending Karen home with a new pet.

The episode was rated from 39 votes.
Good Bones - S3E8
#15 - 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 31 votes.
Good Bones - S5E12
#16 - Tad's Tiny Home
Season 5 - Episode 12

Mina and Karen look to turn an old garage on one of their rental properties into a tiny home for Mina's brother, Tad. With foundation issues and a mysterious broken pipe, this tiny home has massive issues that must be resolved before Tad can move in.

The episode was rated from 21 votes.
Good Bones - S3E6
#17 - The Half Million Dollar House
Season 3 - Episode 6

Mina and Karen have purchased their most expensive house to date, in the most desirable neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis. The size of the house and its great location could mean a selling price close to $500,000 if they play their cards right. After the massive demolition is complete, Mina and Karen get to work designing the new layout, which includes an extra loft space on the second floor and vaulted ceilings in the kitchen. For the design aesthetic, they go with an elegant, bohemian vibe by adding splashes of color to the interior and exterior.

The episode was rated from 35 votes.
Good Bones - S4E11
#18 - Townhome of Trouble
Season 4 - Episode 11

Mina and Karen take on the renovation of a century-old duplex in Indianapolis, Indiana. They decide to keep both units separate and begin the renovation with the North side townhome. The interior is in rough shape and demolition exposes several troublesome issues but the team can still see potential for a unique "Boho Industrial" vibe. With a budget of $150,000 they create an open-concept living space on the main floor and add a second full bathroom for maximum functionality. A bright white kitchen, sleek tile and exposed duct work completes the team's modern vision.

The episode was rated from 37 votes.
Good Bones - S2E1
#19 - 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 61 votes.
Good Bones - S6E4
#20 - Bringing in the Buyers
Season 6 - Episode 4

Mina and Karen attempt to renovate their Palmer Street house, the majority of which is demolished, with a Cape Cod-style makeover, but a variety of unforeseen issues arise throughout the process, which threaten to derail the whole project.

The episode was rated from 17 votes.

Last updated: nov 12, 2022


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