New York [Jan. 28, 2021] Singer Jonathan Knight may be best known as a member of the Grammy®-nominated band New Kids on the Block, but in the new HGTV series Farmhouse Fixer, he’ll share his renovation know-how by meticulously restoring centuries-old New England farmhouses that deserve a second chance. Premiering Wednesday, March 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the six-episode series will feature Jonathan, who has renovated more than 200 houses, as step by step he carefully preserves the original craftsmanship and historic charm of classic homes while he also modernizes layouts, updates interiors and gives his clients endless reasons to cheer.
“Restoring the American farmhouse is not just a hobby for me—it’s my passion, my obsession and I’ve been doing it for more than 25 years,” said Jonathan. “It’s so easy to just go knock down an old house. It’s way harder to renovate them so that families can enjoy them for years to come. That’s the reason this work is so worth it.”
To start the season, Jonathan will give new life to a 1700s New Hampshire farmhouse with help from his designer and friend, Kristina Crestin. To stabilize the property, Jonathan must remove a sinking addition on the home but, on the plus side, he will convert a backyard tool shed into a stunning potting bench and chicken coop. In future episodes, he will complete custom renovations for additional old homes, including creating an enviable chef’s kitchen and a built-in seating area for a large dining room. During the season, outdoor projects will include everything from a goat enclosure to raised garden beds.
“I love a good old farmhouse,” said Jonathan. “To me, being on a farm is a way of life. It’s the real deal. Old farmhouses are disappearing off the landscape, but these are American treasures that should be saved.”
Fans are invited to stay connected with Farmhouse Fixer on HGTV’s digital platforms. Exclusive photo galleries and behind-the-scenes content will be available at HGTV.com, and each episode will launch the same day and time on HGTV GO beginning Wednesday, March 3, at 9 p.m. Fans also can follow @HGTV on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #FarmhouseFixer for additional show content and updates, as well as follow Jonathan at @jonathanrknight and Kristina at @kristinacrestindesign on Instagram.
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