One of life’s greatest comforts is settling down in front of the TV with HGTV or The Cooking Channel, and relaxing while someone renovates a house or figures out how to make canned chicken edible. In these crazy times, one thing we can all agree on is that lifestyle shows are the TV retreat everyone needs. Still, no matter how much you love series like Fixer Upper, you may not be aware of just how many lifestyle shows are streaming now. Instead of clogging up your DVR with every episode of Love It or List It just in case you need a marathon when it’s not on, you could simply be streaming your favorites online.
Thanks to Hulu, Netflix, and the rest of your go-to sites, finding a lifestyle show to unwind with at the end of a long day is as easy as pouring yourself a glass of wine and breaking out your laptop. Check out these 14 lifestyle shows you didn’t know were streaming next time you just really need to watch someone smash through some walls.
Fixer Upper — Hulu/HGTV
Chip and Joanna Gaines are the home improvement couple that everyone loves. They are the TV equivalent of hot cocoa on a cold winter’s night, and knowing you have access to the show whenever you need a pick-me-up should be as comforting as watching Joanna roll her eyes while Chip does something stupid on demo day.
The Great British Baking Show — Netflix
Sorry American cooking shows, you’ve got nothing on this gentle-spirited, but insanely difficult baking competition. PBS brings the show to the U.S. only once a year, but thanks to Netflix, you can watch an episode with a scone in hand every night if you feel like it.
Barefoot Contessa — Food Network
Yes, Food Network has a streaming app, and you should be using it. The best reason to download the channel’s app is to have access to shows like Barefoot Contessa, in which Ina Garten makes whipping up delicacies seem like the simplest thing in the world.
Love It or List It — Hulu
Watch as couples with completely incompatible ideas about where they want to live expect Hilary and David to perform miracles.
Escape to the Country — Netflix
The beauty of the English countryside is the star of this soothing series that mixes history and house hunting.
Chopped — Hulu/Food Network
Four chefs take ona basket full of random ingredients in hopes of winning money and glory. Because anyone who can turn canned Spaghettios into a gourmet dish deserves to be commended.
Good Bones — Hulu/HGTV
A mom and daughter flip the houses no one wants and turns them into stunning homes. You’ll love the family aspect of this show as much as you enjoy watching the amazing transformations of the dilapidated houses.
Yard Crashers — DIY
Even if you don’t have a green thumb, watching the backyards in this show turn into gorgeous gardens will make you want to try your hand at keeping a plant alive again.
American Pickers — Hulu/History
Every item is a piece of Americana on this show where junk is actually treasure.
Good Eats — Hulu/Food Network
Alton Brown is a food wizard. The man marries science and food together in a way that is endlessly entertaining.
The Edwardian Country House — Acorn TV
Go back in time for a social experiment that will delight Downton Abbey fans.
Rehab Addict — DIY
Nicole Curtis specializes in making classic homes beautiful again, no matter how neglected they have become. Watching her find the beauty in houses that have fallen into disrepair with soothe your DIY-loving soul.
Dinner at Tiffani’s — The Cooking Channel
Kelly Kapowski is all grown up and throwing dinner parties for her famous friends. And, yes, you need to see it.
House Hunters — Hulu/HGTV
This may be the best show to watch with your significant other, friends, or even your cat, because you will have opinions about the participants’ life choices that need to be voiced.
These are just a few of the entertaining lifestyle shows that are streaming online, but they’re an excellent place to start on those evenings when all you want to watch is people eating, antiquing, or house hunting.