In March 2016, “Two Chicks and a Hammer” premiered on HGTV, and Remodeling got the inside scoop about the show and its stars. On the first day of the International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla., Remodeling caught up with Mina Starsiak, one-half of the show's starring team.
“Not a ton has changed [since the show premiered],” Starsiak told Remodeling. She said that she and the other "chick," her mother, Karen E Laine, will get recognized occasionally because of the show. And in the second season, Starsiak revealed, she and her mother will be reaping the benefits of their hard work.
“We’re keeping one of the homes from the second season as our office,” Starsiak said. “We did all we ever wanted in that home.” The home, which she describes as “doll-housey,” features gold finishes throughout its interior. It also has blue fish scale siding and a sand-colored roof that incorporates multiple tones to help pick up on the blue siding.
The roof in particular was an inspiration for Starsiak for future projects. “I didn’t even know that roof color was an option,” Starsiak explained. While many of the homes she and her mother have remodeled in the past have featured either brown or gray roofs, Starsiak doesn’t see why they should continue doing that in the future. She notes that most of the color options do not cost extra, so she is looking to include more color in her exterior designs.
“I want what we’re doing to be timeless, but still colorful,” she said. “I don’t really pay attention to trends.”
And she feels that homeowners and remodelers don’t need to pay attention to trends, either.
“Just think it through and make [the design] cohesive,” she advised. “People will notice when things [don’t work together], and then you’ll have to fix it. … Use color to attract people; be interesting, but not alienating.”