Other fixer-upper shows on television today feature husband-and-wife teams, siblings or a solo rehabber. But at the heart of HGTV’s Good Bones is a mother-daughter pairing, namely, Karen E. Laine, 57, and her daughter Mina Starsiak-Hawk, 32. The duo brings an honest, down-to-earth approach to renovating homes.
The two have also learned to navigate the mother-daughter dynamic. “We respect one another’s talents,” says Laine. “It works well for us.” Starsiak-Hawk is more practical, looks at the big picture and helps keep the reno on track. Laine, who left her law practice but still acts as the lawyer for the Two Chicks and a Hammer brand, is a free spirit and self-proclaimed “treasure bug” who nabs interesting finds and has lots of quirky projects for them to consider. “My brain is a ridiculous mess of ideas but every now and then Mina says, ‘That’s good. We should do that.’” (USA TODAY - Chrystle Fiedler)