First Look: HGTV's 'Good Bones'

In HGTV's Good Bones, mother/daughter team Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak are revitalizing their hometown of Indianapolis one property at a time, buying dilapidated homes and rehabbing them into stunning urban remodels. Check out these snapshots from the renovation featured in the series premiere.

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Since 2007, mother-daughter duo Mina and Karen have renovated close to twenty homes in Fountain Square, a community in Indianapolis adjacent to the city's downtown.

Meet Karen E Laine

Karen brings legal expertise to the duo's efforts to bring life back to old homes that many people might regard as beyond hope.

Meet Mina Starsiak

Mina brings real-estate know-how and a drive to help revive neighborhoods, transforming distressed homes into gems that will attract vibrant and committed new residents to a revitalizing community.

The Wright St. Project, Behind the Scenes

Mina and Karen discuss plans for their next renovation at a local coffee house.

The Wright St. Project, Behind the Scenes

Mina arrives ready for work at the Wright Street house.

The Wright St. Project, Behind the Scenes

The Wright Street house is the first renovation Mina and Karen have taken on in the historic Bates-Hendricks district, nearby to their own neigborhood of Fountain Square.

The Wright St. Project, Behind the Scenes

Crew cameras roll as Mina and Karen ponder the scope of this ambitious rehab. They bought this house sight-unseen for $7000. They plan to put $125,000 into the renovation.

The Wright St. Project, BEFORE

The Wright St. Project, BEFORE

Fire and smoke damage, as seen in these dramatic snapshots, are no obstacle for Karen and Mina as they're confident that, when it comes to old houses, they can fix just about anything.

The Wright St. Project, BEFORE

Wright Street Home Exterior, BEFORE

Broken windows, a hole in the roof and mold in the basement were just some of the concerns based on initial inspection. But the house included ample square footage and plenty of room to reimagine and reconfigure.

Wright Street Home Exterior, AFTER

Mina opted for a dark gray exterior with white brick columns and trim, and, in keeping with the bungalow feel of the house, envisioned a charming and semi-traditional interior.

Living Room, AFTER

Dated wood paneling was removed and a lighter palette selected to give the main living space a lighter and more open feel.

Living Room, AFTER

A highlight of the new living room is the accent wall with dimensional tile.

Living Room, AFTER

Kitchen, AFTER

By far the most dramatic makeover in the renovation is the kitchen, which was badly fire damaged and barely recognizable as a kitchen.

Kitchen, AFTER

A wall was removed to enlarge the kitchen and bring it forward in the floorplan.

Dining Room, AFTER

The kitchen offers this inviting view on the dining room which features more modern furnishings and framed wildlife prints which -- actually sections of the home's original wallpaper that were salvaged by Karen.

Home Office, AFTER

Home Office, Detail

Loft Sitting Room, AFTER

Loft Sitting Room, Detail

Loft Sitting Room, Detail

Details, Details

Details, Details

Just a Touch of Modern

Master Bedroom, AFTER

An old porch and part of the original kitchen was torn out to make way for an all new master suite. Old seven-foot ceilings were raised to nine feet.

Upstairs Guest Bedroom, AFTER

After essentially gutting and reconfiguring the inside, the house now contains four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. A dormer was bumped out and frame in to create this guest room.

Bedroom, Detail

Second-Floor Bath, AFTER

In addition to the master bath downstairs, this second full bath, with double vanity, tub and shower was added on the top floor.

Second-Floor Bath, AFTER

Second-Floor Bath, AFTER

Second-Floor Bath, AFTER

Second-Floor Bath, Detail

Second-Floor Bath, Detail

Home Exterior, Rear, BEFORE

The rear exterior of the Wright Street house before renovation on the HGTV Network show, Two Chicks and a Hammer.

Home Exterior, Rear, AFTER

A deck, new siding and stylish patio furniture make for a functional and inviting new backyard space.

Backyard Deck, Detail

Justifiably Proud

Mina beams, all smiles once the Wright Street renovation project is complete. 

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