The Day – HGTV’s Ty Pennington on making improvements to your home

Ty Pennington, host of HGTV’s “Ty Breaker,” became a pop culture star in his hit TV shows TLC’s “Trading Spaces” and ABC’s “Extreme Makeover, Home Edition,” which won two Emmys. Pennington helped start America’s obsession with reality home improvement TV. The carpenter, craftsman and designer went on to do many other design shows, create his own line of products and write books.

His latest show on HGTV, “Ty Breaker,” helps conflicted homeowners decide whether to overhaul their home or find another property to renovate. He joined a recent Washington Post Home Front online chat. Here is an edited excerpt.

Q: Do you decorate your own homes in any particular style, or do you put a different spin on each one?

A: I’ve always been partial to modern design, mid-century modern and Scandinavian design. I recently bought a house in Savannah, Ga., that was built in 1853. It’s a departure from

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At Home: HGTV’s ‘Good Bones’ star promotes inclusivity in new kids’ book | Lifestyle

I’ve always said, I do not see a line between where home life stops and home design begins. It’s a blur to me. Mina Starsiak-Hawk, the star of HGTV’s home renovation show “Good Bones” and author of a new children’s book, “Built Together,” agrees and has taken that viewpoint a step further.

The premise of her book is that the same principles should apply whether building a house or building a family.

In “Built Together,” adorably illustrated by Barbara Bongini, the little boy narrator wonders whether his mom and dad will need a hammer and nails to build a family, or maybe they’ll need a drill and monkey wrench, tile and grout, bricks and mortar, paint and brushes. Whatever the case, he wants to help.

Spoiler alert: He eventually learns the building blocks of a home are kindness, love and inclusivity.

“I wanted to show young readers that families come

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HGTV’s The Property Brothers To Talk TV And Design With Paley Center For Media

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HGTV’s popular Property Brothers, aka twins Drew and Jonathan Scott, will kick off a new series on the center’s Facebook page.

The series, HGTV’s Property Brothers: A Conversation with Drew and Jonathan Scott, will begin airing on Friday, July 10 at noon ET/9 AM PT.

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“Drew and Jonathan Scott have changed the lives of families across the country with their stunning home makeovers, and captured the hearts of a global audience along the way,” said Paley Center President and CEO Maureen J. Reidy. “We’re thrilled that fans from all corners of the world will be able to enjoy this program courtesy of our Paley Center Facebook page.”

Drew and Jonathan Scott have been omnipresent on HGTV for nearly a decade. They kindly help families and couples renovate, remodel, and find their dream homes. The brothers have expanded

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