17 October 2016

Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s monster hit Fixer Upper, still can’t believe that renovating houses in Waco, Texas, made them famous. “This really is our life,” says Chip. “It’s what we do.”

The show, entering its fourth season, follows Chip (@ChipperGaines) and Joanna (@JoannaGaines) as they turn dilapidated houses into dream digs. It has turned them into America’s home-renovation sweethearts and made the rough-sawn wooden paneling known as “shiplap” a household word. But Chip and Joanna aren’t just TV stars. They’re an empire with a construction company, Magnolia Homes, that has renovated and redesigned more than 200 homes and counting, a real estate company and new lines of Magnolia Home furniture, rugs, wallpaper and interior paint.

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