Even if you’re not an avid HGTV watcher, you’ve likely heard of the network’s beloved home rehabilitation show Good Bones. It stars mother-daughter duo and real-life business partners Karen E Laine and her daughter Mina Starsiak Hawk as they remodel rundown homes in Indianapolis, Indiana. Whether you’ve recently been turned on to the show or want to recap how far the home reno pros have come, here’s everything you need to know about the reality show.
Laine and Hawk started remodeling homes long before the show started.
Back in 2007, Laine and Hawk launched a home renovation business called Two Chicks and a Hammer. They discovered their love of rehabbing homes when they renovated Hawk’s first home, which she bought with her mom’s help right out of college. They worked on two to three homes a year during their free time as they continued their day jobs as a lawyer (Laine) and waitress (Hawk).
The show wasn’t originally called Good Bones.
High Noon Entertainment discovered the duo’s company in 2014 and filmed a pilot of the show for HGTV. The pilot aired in May 2015 and was called Two Chicks and a Hammer, named after their business. When more episodes of the show were ordered, filming of the first season began that July and the name was changed to Good Bones.
In 2016, HGTV aired the show’s first season.
The network aired its first season of Good Bones in 2016. It lead the way for more seasons to come, which have all been jam-packed with Laine and Hawk’s stunning house remodels across their hometown of Indianapolis.
Laine retired from their business, Two Chicks and a Hammer, in 2019.
Laine took a step back from Two Chicks and a Hammer in 2019. Mina continues to work on renovating homes full time and is able to transform about 14 houses each year! While Laine is no longer involved in the business, she will still be on the HGTV show with a focus on DIYs.
You can shop the furniture and decor in each of the homes they remodel.
Using the Two Chicks and a Hammer app, you can easily find out where a specific table or chandelier that you see on the show is from.
The show has been renewed for a sixth season.
Mark your calendar for summer 2021! In August 2020, the Two Chicks and a Hammer Instagram account revealed the show's renewal for a sixth season. "You will get to see more of your favorite team next year... We are so incredibly thankful to all of you for your continued support," they wrote. "We wouldn’t be able to do what we love if it wasn’t for all of you tuning in to watch us every Tuesday! Thank you! Now let’s go celebrate!"
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