The former lawyer opened up about her decision to purchase a home in the port city.
“I keep thinking eventually I will actually retire,” she wrote in an Instagram comment in March 2023. “And I’ve always wanted to retire to North Carolina. So, I bought a house there with an eye to maybe retiring there. It’s going to take a while to get it fixed up. And I will always come back to Indy for family and work. But in my downtime, I think I’d like to be in North Carolina.”
It is unclear if the renovation will be documented in an HGTV spinoff show, but Karen is not ruling out the possibility.
“After eight years of doing Good Bones, I love our production company,” the DIY expert said during a September 2023 interview with Indianapolis Business Journal. “They are amazingly talented people. They have taught me so much. I don’t want to stop working with them. I would like to work with them until I die because they’re wonderful. HGTV has been wonderful to us. If I could create content for HGTV until I die, that would be a dream come true.”