VIP Interview: Extreme Makeover Home Edition’s Ty Pennington


Ty Pennington is no stranger to the world of TV as he first gained his international fame as the spunky and cute carpenter on TLC’s Trading Spaces. This was only the beginning for Ty because he went on to star in the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition series. “The instantly recognizable sound of Ty Pennington’s “Good Morning!” has become an unmistakable sign of hope for families and communities, as he has helped transform the lives of thousands, while inspiring millions more around the world.” (

With his energetic personality and his contagious spirit, Ty has managed to change the lives of families and viewers everywhere. Thank you, Ty Pennington, for encouraging us all to make a difference. “I have been blessed to have a really great job….Working together with volunteers to change the lives of others knowing that it [the change] will impact the rest of their lives is the greatest gratification in the world,” explained Ty Pennington at his appearance at the Birmingham Home Show 2013.

Do you want Ty Pennington in your home and by your bedside? Well, here is how!

  • Pennington recently launched a new fabric line, Ty Pennington Impressions with Westminster Fabrics.
  • Ty Pennington Style is Pennington’s seasonal home décor line carried at Sears, offering fun and stylish home fashions at affordable prices.
  • Pennington’s flooring Ty Pennington Collection for Lumber Liquidators is available in stores and online nationwide.
  • Pennington’s latest book, How Good Design Can Change Your Life (Simon & Schuster) is an intimate look at Ty’s design inspirations with décor advice and tips.
  • His New York Times best seller Ty’s Tricks (Hyperion) is part reference and part behind-the-scenes in Ty’s own home, which he completely remodeled himself.

Now, without further ado, I introduce to y’all the VIP’s fun and fabulous interview with home-design expert Ty Pennington!


Abby: What is your favorite power tool?

Ty: My favorite power tool would probably be my camera because I can capture a lot of ideas from my surroundings. My other favorite power tool would have to be a belt sander because you can just plug it in with a really long extension cord, turn it [the belt sander] on, set it down, and it will race forever! That is a lot of fun!

Abby: What kind of power tool would you suggest to a girl like myself?

Ty: A reciprocating saw or maybe a drill gun. Those are two great things for small projects.


Abby: What color best describes you?

Ty: BRIGHT ORANGE! The happiness of the sun, mixes with the dynamic of the red, which gives you the creativity of the orange.

Abby: What advice can you give to young professionals looking to start an easy and inexpensive renovation project?

Ty: A lot of people say just change wall color, but I think you can take it a step more than that. You can take one wall and give it a lot of personality by using something as easy as a wallpaper for an accent or even blowing up a photo you love to put on the wall…

When you first walk into a home, I think that home should immediately express the personality of the person who lives there, and one way to do that is by incorporating things you love–whether it is wallpaper, a photograph, or fun color. A one wall project is something anybody can tackle!


Abby: What is your least favorite room to renovate? My dad’s is a bathroom.

Ty: Well…yeah, bathrooms do suck! I have to totally agree with your dad on that one–bathrooms are horrible to renovate, but it is a lot better than leaving them the way they are!

Anything that has to do with DUROCK, tile, and being on your knees grouting is a pain in the butt; however, bathrooms and kitchens are the rooms that bring in the biggest value to your home.


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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


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