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Ty  Pennington

Ty Pennington

Host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition


A generation ago, homeowners spotting Ed McMahon on their doorstep became hysterical, knowing that a giant check from Publishers Clearinghouse couldn't be far behind. Today, the hysteria breaks out over the instantly recognizable, wide-toothed grin of Ty Pennington, who has helped transform the lives of dozens while inspiring millions more as host of the popular series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Read More >

Under the leadership of the charismatic home design guru, the series is consistently rated in the top 20 of all television programs and has won two Emmys for Outstanding Reality Program as well as two People's Choice Awards.

            Pennington has launched Ty Pennington at Home, a new decorating, remodeling, and lifestyle magazine. It offers his solutions to the many challenges today's homeowners face. "I want to help people achieve their decorating and remodeling goals—and have fun while doing it," says Pennington.

            Pennington won national attention as the quirky and creative carpenter on the groundbreaking home improvement series Trading Spaces. He continues to develop products for the Ty Pennington Style line at Sears and is the ambassador for the Sears American Dream campaign. Pennington's latest book, How Good Design Can Change Your Life, is an intimate look at his design inspirations with décor advice and tips. It follows up his New York Times bestseller Ty's Tricks, a part reference and part behind-the-scenes look at his own home, which he completely remodeled himself.

            Ask Pennington what makes him tick and he'll say, "It's about the joy of doing things for others. Extreme Makeover is about family, about America, and about these random acts of kindness that can restore your faith in people." Read Less ^

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Ty’s Tricks: How Good Design Can Change Your Life

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