Desert Flippers

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  • 2016
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.4  (329)

Desert Flippers is an HGTV show that premiered in 2016, featuring husband-and-wife duo Eric and Lindsey Bennett, along with their trusty contractor Michael Schneider. The show is focused on the Bennetts' experience of transforming dilapidated homes in Palm Springs, California, into stunning properties for resale.

The show centers around the couple's mission to rescue homes from decay and neglect in their quest to restore the Palm Springs area to its former glory. Along the way, the Bennetts provide viewers with their unique insights on design and real estate in this desert paradise.

Eric and Lindsey Bennett possess a perfect combination of skill sets that equip them well for the difficult task of rescuing homes in dire need of restoration. Eric is a skilled carpenter who has a great eye for what it takes to upgrade and enhance homes, while Lindsey is an interior designer with an excellent taste for style and color. Together they work tirelessly to renovate homes with strategic upgrades and unique decor choices that transform into beautiful and functional living spaces.

The show's production is mainly episodic, and each episode takes viewers on a journey of the couple's process of transforming a property. Viewers will see a before and after picture of each home, highlighting the drastic improvements and the beauty of the finished product. The show provides a glimpse into the hardship, effort, and expertise required to restore every home, making viewers appreciate the finished product even more.

Viewers will enjoy the chemistry between Eric, Lindsey, and Michael, the show's contractors. Michael, always ready with his toolbox and a can-do attitude, is an essential part of the team alongside the Bennetts. He helps them execute on a renovation plan from start to finish, ensuring that all upgrades blend with the home's unique features and surroundings.

Eric and Lindsey approach each project with professionalism, dedication, and an unmatched enthusiasm for real estate. They take every opportunity to share their knowledge of the real estate market, providing tips and advice for prospective buyers and selling.

The show is not just about flipping homes; it's about how the Bennetts built their successful real estate portfolio. The couple aims to preserve Palm Springs's mid-century modern architecture by ensuring that every home they touch exudes the authentic, old Hollywood glamour of the past. This theme is a familiar one for the area, which features some of southern California's most significant examples of 1950s and 60s architectural styles.

Desert Flippers also engages with the community, highlighting everything the city has to offer, from the stunning landscapes to the fascinating history of Palm Springs' world-famous residents. Viewers see the completion of each renovation with a glimpse of how it fits into the local surroundings, elevating the area's charm and lifestyle.

In conclusion, HGTV's Desert Flippers is an engaging, fun, and heartwarming show that highlights the passion of its stars for real estate and transformation. The chemistry and professionalism of the Bennett couple and their trusted contractor, Michael Schneider, combined with their love for Palm Springs, make for a captivating story that viewers won't want to miss. With several seasons under its belt, the show provides ample reason to binge-watch and appreciate the beauty of preserving history, architecture, and vibrant communities such as Palm Springs.

Desert Flippers is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (31 episodes). The series first aired on August 25, 2016.

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Seasons
Attack of the Shack
14. Attack of the Shack
October 23, 2018
Eric and Lindsey Bennett take on a property in disrepair that has been deemed a tear-down by the seller. The flippers think they can salvage the home and give it new life, but the more they uncover, the more frightening this flip becomes. A rotting carport, a damaged roof and severe mold send the renovation costs skyrocketing and leave the couple wondering if they should have listened to the seller and torn the whole thing down.
High-Risk Flip
13. High-Risk Flip
October 16, 2018
Eric and Lindsey tackle a home he's had his eye on for over a year in a luxury neighborhood. However, the risky flip gets even riskier when they run into permitting issues and thousands of dollars worth of equipment is stolen.
All a Facade
12. All a Facade
October 9, 2018
Eric and Lindsey overpay to get a foot in the door of a rundown property in a highly desirable neighborhood. This flip will be worth the high cost if they can change the home's 1970s style into a desirable midcentury design but if they want to get there, they'll have to risk tearing everything out and completely changing the look. When an unexpected roof problem arises, the duo scrambles to rework the design in hopes of staying on budget while turning a profit.
Bid to Win
11. Bid to Win
October 2, 2018
Eric and Lindsey buy a house sight unseen and then find a surprise.
Rain Delay
10. Rain Delay
September 25, 2018
A three-bedroom home with a swampy pool and a lack of outdoor aesthetic catches Lindsey and Eric's eye. If they want to make top-dollar, the duo will need to update every room and revamp the entire floor plan. Everything goes according to plan until a rare torrential downpour in the desert threatens to rain on their flip parade and their potential for profit.
Hot Mess
9. Hot Mess
September 18, 2018
Lindsey and Eric seem to be the only ones willing to take on a challenging fire-damaged home with a low price tag and high market risk. What looks like a few charred walls turns out to be a much larger issue that takes a chunk out of the profit when major roof repairs are required. The flippers have to make some hard decisions on design if they want to attract buyers while staying under budget and on schedule.
Moroccan Mirage
8. Moroccan Mirage
September 11, 2018
The team picks up a home full of water damage, signs of termites and more.
Desert Farmhouse Flip
7. Desert Farmhouse Flip
September 4, 2018
An easy in-and-out renovation in a desirable neighborhood with low inventory gets messy when Lindsey and Eric run into some unexpected and costly complications.
Five-bedroom Flip
6. Five-bedroom Flip
August 28, 2018
Lindsey and Eric find a five-bedroom home with a list price well below the area comps.
Just Add Water
5. Just Add Water
August 21, 2018
Lindsey and Eric Bennett look to turn a quick profit after finding a great deal on a house. The flip seems like a simple job at first but when the cost of renovation begins to rise, the couple decides the house needs a little something extra to interest buyers. They're hoping that by installing a backyard pool and spa, the selling potential of the house will increase and the costly investment will be worth the risk.
Heating Up
4. Heating Up
August 14, 2018
Lindsey and Eric take on a promising home with a strange layout.
Flight Path Flip
3. Flight Path Flip
August 7, 2018
The team decides to take a risk and purchase a property that sits at end of an airport runway.
Overpaid Upgrade
2. Overpaid Upgrade
July 31, 2018
Lindsey and Eric take a risk when they overpay for an "easy" flip. To make up for the inflated purchase price, they decide to add high-end finishes that they hope will attract high-end buyers, but mounting renovation costs prove this flip to be anything but easy.
Attack of the Tree
1. Attack of the Tree
July 24, 2018
Lindsey and Eric buy an abandoned, overgrown home and hope to update the design and maximize on the stunning mountain views. However, many obstacles stand in their way, including a 50-foot tree that's grown into the roof.
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Where to Watch Desert Flippers
Desert Flippers is available for streaming on the HGTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Desert Flippers on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and HGTV.
  • Premiere Date
    August 25, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (329)