Home Improvement TV at it Best
While “This Old House” has had several big name hosts ranging from Bob Vila to its present host, Kevin O’Connor, Steve Thomas was the host at the helm of the popular home improvement television show that really took the show to its current status on PBS as the most watched ongoing series of all time.
Steve’s love for fixing up old houses was influenced by his father who was a bonafide weekend warrior, whom according to Steve was always ready to take on any new project that came his way.
That enthusiasm was passed on to Steve and he later became known as the “ultimate home enthusiast”.” During his 14 year tenure as host of “This Old House,” which ended in 2003 after he left and moved on to other projects, Steve was ultimately awarded with a 1997-1998 Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Service Show Host.”
Steve Thomas’ love for fine woodworking can only be matched by his love for adventure and his passion for the sea and sailboats. But Steve’s talents don’t stop there, he has written numerous books on the subject of home improvement and sailing.
He is also an accomplished documentary director and is sought world wide as an “expert” by various television and radio talk shows such as the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN and Entertainment Tonight.
Environmentally Friendly DIY
One of his books entitled “This Old House Bathrooms” published by Little, Brown and Company in 1992/1993 was a best seller and was tremendously popular with home improvement enthusiast.
Today Steve Thomas is known as a nationally renowned consultant on renovation and new construction. He recently co-produced a series on the History Channel entitled “Save our History.” He also appears on the DIY Network in “This Old House Classics” and is presently hosting a new DIY Network show about Habitat for Humanity.
Now a champion for the environment, he is especially interested in green, energy efficient and low maintenance technologies and materials that are good for the environment. “Renovation Nation” is his latest project and can be seen on the new channel, “Planet Green.”