Hosted by Amy Matthews
Imagine the crew from Oceans 11 are contractors, and instead of a heist they are pulling off a massive remodel – all while the homeowners are out to dinner. Just like in every caper film, our crew will need intel and a warehouse to mock-up and practice the “job.” And of course they can’t get caught! Those homeowners better order dessert!
With a passion for innovation, architecture, design, and education, Amy Matthews has followed her dream and is changing how people view one of their most important investments in life, their home. Amy inspires people to tackle just about any home improvement task as she hosts shows on DIY and HGTV, including Sweat Equity, Bathroom Renovations, Blog Cabin, This New House, and the upcoming Renovation Raiders. Throughout her career, she has done every home improvement job imaginable, from wielding a sledgehammer to overseeing construction of a complete home build. Her shows remain popular because of her willingness to take on any project and break it down for even novices to understand.
Amy studied at Boston University and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City before she found her passion within the home improvement movement. This passion can be seen not only in her television shows, but also in her work with Habitat for Humanity and the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in cities such as New Orleans, Los Angeles, St. Paul, and Chiang Mai, Thailand.
In addition to DIY and HGTV, her work has been featured in publications such as Esquire, Country Living, Real Simple, Men’s Health, Good Housekeeping, and the New York Times. Amy’s film and television credits include leading roles in numerous independent feature films and national and regional commercials.
Whenever Amy is not working, she is spending time with her husband, Aaron, and their new son Eli.