Ladies can mount their own shelves, thank you very much.
These days, home repairs and construction are part of a woman’s domain. In addition to a rising number of single female homebuyers, the recession has prompted people to save money by performing home upkeep themselves.
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In fact, DIY Network just announced that the winner of their “Stud Finder 2009” contest — a search for America’s next home improvement star — is Kayleen McCabe, their first female champ. “I hope that women will watch my show and realize that with a little effort they can do it, too,” says the 29-year-old, who remodeled her first kitchen at age 20.
The Denver native is “ecstatic” to represent the industry: “Females should really get involved. There is so much room for women in this kind of work.”