Now I'll pause while you ladies catch your breath and quit daydreaming...
If you're not drooling, but wondering who I'm talking about, Eric Stromer is a popular DIY
personality. Beginning his career on Clean Sweep
and Trading Spaces
, he now hosts his own HGTV show, Over your Head
In this series he rescues DIY'ers from themselves, coming into disasters and turning them into successful projects. He's written and illustrated a book titled The Do-It-yourself Family
where he offers projects for the whole family and shares reflections about living the DIY life.
This interview with Stromer
sheds some light on the man behind these projects, his passion and motivation. The family man encourages parents to include their children in home improvement projects, making DIY a way of life and something over which families can bond. He offers some great suggestions for kid-friendly projects. He also offers tips for the new DIY'er, recommending starter projects.
Even as one of People magazine's sexiest men alive, he has more fans of his work than his good looks. How does he react to all the attention on his looks? Well, he doesn't seem to think it makes one ounce of difference. He comments that if you're good at your work and know what you're doing you could have a bag over your head and you'd still be respected.
Stromer is down to earth and professional. While I believe that's true in the home improvement industry, I'm sure his good looks helped his TV career.