These ‘Fixer Upper’ Features Can Make Your Home More Valuable

Call it the Chip and Joanna Gaines Effect.

Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines
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Even though Fixer Upper is over, Chip and Joanna Gaines have influenced home design trends so much that homes with farmhouse-inspired features are selling for way more than expected, according to a new report from

Of the top design features that increased the value of entry-level homes — defined as ones that are priced in the bottom third of the market — a large portion of them are trends that Chip and Joanna Gaines made popular on their HGTV show.

In fact, the Zillow Group site geared towards first-time home buyers found that starter homes with terms like "clawfoot tub," "exposed beams," and "wainscoting" mentioned in their listing descriptions sold for as much as 30 percent above the expected value, after analyzing 1.9 million home sales between 2016 and 2017.

Here are the top Fixer Upper-inspired trends that will make your home worth more:

Craftsman Home— 34 percent premium

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Every angle, every porch, every carefully placed rosebush of this home makes you want to come back to sip sweet tea and watch the hundreds of tourists stop by to take photos. . . . . . #magnoliahouse #magnoliajournal #bedandbreakfast #farmhousestyle #farmhouse #farmhouseliving #magnolia #homeexterior #whitefarmhouse #modernfarmhouse #fixerupper

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Coffered Ceilings – 29 percent premium

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The Sandvall home from last night’s episode went from being ‘stuck in the 80s’ to bright and airy with added open space they can enjoy for years to come. What was your favorite room from last night’s episode? Head to to read about Jo’s favorite room in the Sandvall home. #FixerUpper

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Clawfoot Tub – 29 percent premium

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2nd best part about this morning. The first best part was I didn’t have to make any lunches 🙌🏼 #operationturnatticintomastersuite

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Exposed beams – 26 percent premium

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We can’t believe @MagnoliaTable is finally finished and open for business! Have you tried the biscuits yet? We may be biased, but the strawberry butter is one of the best things we’ve ever had. #FixerUpper #MagnoliaTable

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Farmhouse Sink – 26 percent premium

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Kind of obsessed with laundry room designs these days... Chk out ours on my blog (link in profile). Create inspiration in spaces where you need it the most- for me it's wherever there's laundry!

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Wainscoting – 26 percent premium

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For years I've been wanting to install beadboard in our half bath and it has finally happened! Sharing a DIY beadboard bathroom tutorial on the blog today! I can't believe next week is the big reveal for the @oneroomchallenge I feel like I have a million things to do before then haha! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beadboard #oneroomchallenge #wainscoting #homereno #bathroomreno #rsblooms #cottagestyle #bhgflowers #cottagedecor #cherryblossoms #mysouthernliving #prettyflowers #powderroom #springdecor #springblooms #decorcrushing #bathroomremodel #countryliving #farmhousestyle

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Exposed Brick – 23 percent premium

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Here's a fun spot on the second floor you didn't get to see from this week's reveal- It's on the second floor where we exposed the brick, added a fun ladder for the library, and installed custom railing. #fixerupper @magnoliahomestx

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Barn Door – 23 percent premium

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It was a downpour today but our amazing #fixerupper crew made it through another reveal. We love our team! Now it's time to bust out the sweats and watch a movie- yay weekend! #seasonthreeiscoming @hgtv

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“In today’s competitive housing market, understanding what homes may command a premium or attract multiple offers can be hugely beneficial to buyers,” Jeremy Wacksman, Zillow Group chief marketing officer, said in a statement. “However, it’s important to keep in mind which features or amenities matter most to you in a home. While a farmhouse sink or butcher block counters may appeal to many millennials and first-time buyers, not everyone may want to pay the premium those features may command.”

While farmhouse-inspired details dominated the top terms on the list, the No. 1 feature that they found made homes worth more were solar panels, a detail that added a 40 percent premium to the home's value.

To see what other design features are popular, see the top 29 list over on

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