Why Fixer Upper Doesn't Show All The Rooms Of Its Renovated Houses

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HGTV's Fixer Upper is a huge hit of a series for the cable network as Chip and Joanna Gaines work together to renovate and design old homes into something new and fabulous for the owners. Episodes take viewers through the good, the bad, and the ugly of the renovation process, and we're always rewarded by the end with a look at the newly-fixed up home. That said, viewers don't get to see every single room in the renovated houses, and Joanna Gaines has finally come out to explain why, saying this:

Most of the time when it's the reveal, people wonder, what about the other bedrooms? Well, this is one of the bedrooms. [standing in mess-filled room full of excess supplies and furniture] It's finished, we've got a new light fixture in here, we've got all new trim and paint. It's really pretty, except all of my stuff is in here. So typically 2-3 of the rooms you don't see in the reveal, look just like this.

As it turns out, episodes don't hide the rest of the rooms because the Gaines' didn't finish the work or because the rooms don't look as good as the rest of the house; Joanna Gaines' reveal to People that the rooms are cluttered with supplies means that they were just too full of stuff to give the full picture to the camera. As somebody who has been known to cram way too much stuff into way too small of a closet when I clean, I can definitely relate to Joanna's desire to keep eyes on the most aesthetically appealing spaces of the renovated homes.

Joanna Gaines revealed the secret of the rooms kept off-camera while preparing to launch the new Fixer Upper spinoff for HGTV, which has been titled Fixer Upper: Behind the Design. The spinoff is set to give viewers' behind-the-scenes access that doesn't usually come in episodes of Fixer Upper. It will put a special focus on the design process, going into how Joanna uses her sense of style and sensibilities to update old homes to 21st century stylistic standards.

Episodes of Fixer Upper: Behind the Design will run as half hour companions to new episodes of Fixer Upper. Fans can check out Behind The Design in a sneak peek tonight at 11 p.m. ET on HGTV. If you're interested in seeing more of what goes into the Gaines' efforts to restore old homes, be sure to check it out. Given the popularity of Fixer Upper that has been enough to motivate HGTV to order a spinoff, we can bet that Behind the Design will probably garner a solid audience.

Chip and Joanna Gaines' have enjoyed great success over the years since their distinctly humble beginnings, and we can only hope that Behind the Design will be an intriguing expansion of their brand. The couple has been in the spotlight for some more unpleasant reasons in recent months, so they must be glad to be making positive headlines.

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Laura Hurley
Senior Content Producer

Laura turned a lifelong love of television into a valid reason to write and think about TV on a daily basis. She's not a doctor, lawyer, or detective, but watches a lot of them in primetime. Resident of One Chicago, the galaxy far, far away, and Northeast Ohio. Will not time travel, but will sneak references to The X-Files into daily conversation.