Karen + Mina Are "Just a Couple of Likable Gingers"
Dynamic mother-daughter duo Karen and Mina are back for a second season of Good Bones. Here's a sneak peek from the season-premiere episode.
The countdown is on! The new season premieres Tuesday, May 30.
Recently, we let you know (on the same day that our PR team alerted the media) that, starting at the end of this month, the ladies of Good Bones are back for a second season on HGTV. Yep, 13 all-new hour-long episodes featuring the fearless mother-daughter duo of Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak Hawk doing what they do best — rescuing old houses from the wrecking ball and doing so with their signature panache.
So, consider this just a reminder. (It probably won't be our last.) Tune in May 30 at 10p|9c to see the new season kick off. And to keep it top-of-mind, we've got a brief sneak peek from the first episode — and this killer promo video — that we hope will entice you.
So as you probably know by now, Mina and Karen are two ladies on a mission to see badly neglected houses in their beloved city of Indianapolis get the kind of refurbishment and TLC that will make them shine. And by extension — or through carefully curated synergy — the same for whole neighborhoods.
As Karen says in the opening sequence, "Every rotten, nasty house that we see, we try and buy." Mina chimes in: "Then, with a little vision, and a lot of hard work, we create beautiful homes for our neighbors." And even if the two aren't always serious with each other (that, of course, is half the fun), they are without question serious about what they do.
We've hinted that in the coming season these two will take on even tougher projects and take bigger risks than what you've seen thus far. Suffice it to say that our fearless duo have gotten no less fearless when it comes to the properties they're taking on. Not to give too much away, but season two kicks off with a project that would seem to offer proof of that. Consider the starting point — a boarded-up duplex with serious foundation issues, distressed framing, animal infestation, water damage, wood rot, unsafe floor joists and a purchase price of $4,000. Setting aside for a moment the challenge of turning this disaster duplex into a buyer-friendly single-family home, here's a question: If you buy a whole house for only four grand, is it going to be something that's even salvageable?
Lest you think we exaggerate, take a look at a couple of the "before" pictures.
The foundation issues are, in fact, so severe that it leads Karen to theorize that the only thing holding the house up is magic. And magic is what it may take to circumvent the 'money pit' scenario and turn this house into a home that will attract buyers and recoup enough dollars to at least break even. And those are the things to consider even before a somewhat unorthodox chimney removal leaves a gaping hole in the roof.
Just how does this tale of two ladies unfold? Set a reminder now to find out.
Good Bones season two premieres May 30 at 10p|9c. And keep checking back here for more updates, new galleries, exclusive videos and more.