With the new limited TV series, A Very Brady Renovation in full swing, it’s hard to turn on HGTV without seeing Indy native Mina Starsiak working alongside the Brady kids or starring on her own show, Good Bones. It may seem like the straight-talking renovator came out of nowhere, but she's been remodeling and selling homes for years with her mom, Karen E. Laine—well before camera crews started following the duo's every move.
Before diving into the 90-minute premiere episode of The Brady Bunch house renovation, which shows Mina and her mom taking the property down to the studs (literally!) before building an addition—or binge-watching all four seasons of Good Bones—here's what you need to know about the TV show host.
Fans of Good Bones already know that Mina and Karen make a killer team—and must-watch TV—because their differences complement each other so well.
Karen's a "hippy-dippy dreamer," Mina told USA Today, and she's the "sieve" who condenses her mom's OTT ideas into actionable renovations that'd fit a more mainstream audience (as in, people who aren't as crazy about taxidermy and channel glass as Karen is).
If the whole creating-a-baby-registry-before-you're-pregnant thing didn't clue you in to the fact that Mina likes to be prepared, she'll go right out and tell you: "I'm a control freak, and I'm a huge planner."
It's something she knew she would have to loosen up on when she had the baby. "Mom's advice is good luck with that. When the kid comes out, it's their world and you just live in it," she told Fox News. "We'll make it work for the business, and for me and the baby, but it may not be like a conventional or approved method of child rearing."