What Karen Laine's retirement means for the future of Good Bones

As any true Good Bones fan knows, the show centers on mother-daughter duo Karen Laine and Mina Starsiak. The pair run a company, Two Chicks and a Hammer, which focuses on renovating and flipping homes. Good Bones showcases the work the mother and daughter do through their company.

But on September 30, Laine quietly announced via an Instagram post that she would be leaving Two Chicks and a Hammer, bringing about the end of an era. What does the future have in store for Karen Laine now that she is leaving the business she helped start? 

Why is Karen Laine leaving Two Chicks and a Hammer?

Laine is looking forward to relaxing now that she'll have less work on her plate. "After a long career of practicing law and revitalizing homes and neighborhoods, Karen is retiring from Two Chicks and a Hammer," reads the Instagram post. It also said that Laine is planning on spending more time with her husband, sailing, and "hanging with her chickens."

According to the Two Chicks and a Hammer website, Laine and her daughter have been renovating homes since 2007, so she's more than due a break. "Although it is hard to leave this wonderful group of people, it is exactly how wonderful and capable they are that makes me comfortable leaving," wrote Laine in a blog post on the company's site. "I have complete confidence that the company Mina and I founded, based on the novel idea of improving neighborhoods by rehabilitating the worst houses in a neighborhood, one house at a time, has a bright future! I won't be far, and will likely just be puttering in the yard!"

Will Karen Laine still be on Good Bones?

Fortunately for fans, Laine's retirement from the company doesn't mean that she will be leaving the HGTV show that made her famous. Laine still plans to appear regularly on Good Bones, and will be focusing on DIY projects for the show. 

Mina Starsiak is being supportive of her mom's decision. She offered up a touching tribute to her mother in an Instagram post. "I can't say thanks to mom enough for her help in creating Two Chicks and a Hammer," she wrote. "I can say, without a doubt, it wouldn't have been possible without her and not nearly as fun. Although she is taking a step back from the day to day operations, a piece of her will always live on with this company as we carry on with our mission of 'revitalizing Indianapolis one property at a time.'"