The do-it-yourself trend has become incredibly popular. People are starting to gain inspiration from DIY stars like Fixer Upper‘s Chip and Joanna Gaines and the Property Brothers. Well, get ready because HGTV and the DIY Network are introducing you to a whole new crop of DIY stars. If you haven’t seen them yet, here are a list of the newest DIY savvy personalities you should be watching.
1. Holly Baker
Holly Baker caught the renovation bug almost a decade ago when her and her husband decided to do a little of their own. Baker chronicled her renovations on a blog that quickly caught the eye of a Canadian producer. Harsh winter weather became a deterrent in the shooting process, so producers suggested moving the show to a different location. Baker settled on New Orleans. Her show, New Orleans Reno, focuses on renovating older homes and saving them from demolition. Baker uses local artisans and material in support of the community. Her goal of the show is to show residents how to work within a budget and still get designer results. The show’s first few episodes aired on HGTV in January of this year.
2. Marnie Oursler
Marnie Oursler was only 24-years-old when she bought her first house on Bethany Beach in Delaware. Though in a great location, the home was extremely rundown. Oursler did all the renovating herself and nine months later ending up selling for quite a profit. She’s now using her skills to help others renovate fixer uppers to beachfront retreats on the DIY Network’s Big Beach Builds. The show has just been renewed for a second season.
3. Brock and Chase Jurgenson
Brock and Chase Jurgenson have recently been compared to the Property Brothers, but the Minnesota natives say their show will be completely different. Rustic Renovations will air in July on the DIY Network. The show focuses on restoring old cabins and re-purposing run-down barns in the Twin City area. Think distressed wood finish and simple life country feel for these remodels.
4. Clint Harp
Clint Harp made a name for himself doing carpentry work on HGTV’s Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines. Now the DIY Network is giving him the spotlight with his own series, Wood Work. Fans will get an inside look into what it takes to build handmade furniture from reclaimed lumber. Harp says the requests are sometimes large and the deadlines tight. The show begins filming this August in Waco, TX and will include Harp, his wife and the team at Harp Design Co.
5. Jon Maier and Kristen Flowers
Jon Maier and Kristen Flowers have made a living off of the tiny house movement. They’re business, Backcountry Containers, was first featured on HGTV’s Tiny House, Big Living. That’s where the producer Dorsey Pictures fell in love with the couple and later ended up offering them their own show. Flowers and Maier’s new show will be focusing on the construction phases and big reveal of consumer’s shipping container homes. The show is still searching for a name. There’s no air date yet, but will premiere on the DIY Network with a six-episode season.
6. Tamara Day
Tamara Day has dozens of remodeled homes under belt. The Kansas City mother of four will be showing off those remodeling skills in the DIY Network’s Bargain Mansions. Day and her husband will be buying the homes on the show. They’ll renovate the whole whole house and then put it up for sale. Bargain Mansions will be focusing on the renovation of four rooms in each house around the Kansas City area. The show will air this coming October. A fun fact about the show is that Day’s co-star will be her dad.
7. Ginger Zee and Ben Aaron
Ginger Zee and Ben Aaron are no strangers to the camera. Zee is the Chief Meteorologist for Good Morning America and Aaron reports for NBC and Extra. The married couple is diving into a new adventure on the DIY Network with Renovation Realities: Ben and Ginge. The new show will take them out of New York City and into the suburbs. This four-part series will focus on fixer upper renovations of an 1800-square-foot home. Fans will watch Zee and Aaron upgrade the three-bedroom, three-bath home with features such as a walk-in closet, mud room and outdoor patio. Zee is the handy one of the couple, so this should be an interesting dynamic during the show.
8. Eric Griffin
The DIY Network has tapped contractor Eric Griffin for a brand new show, Amazing Spaces. The show will focus on transforming unused spaces in older homes into functional areas. Discover what can be done with breezeways, attics, basements and more during each 30-minute episode.