When it comes to HGTV, the first thing that may come to mind is transforming homes. Whether it's the inside or the outside, these houses are just not the same once they've been featured on the network. But there are so many other aspects to a property than the actual structure.
Rachel Taylor is the carpenter on 'Curb Appeal Xtreme.'
Thanks to Curb Appeal Xtreme, Rachel will be making her first appearance on HGTV. She's been in the carpentry business for decades and she's always showing the progress of different projects and before and afters on Instagram. She also uses her platform to speak up about being a woman in a male-dominated industry.
Working with HGTV is essentially a dream come true for Rachel. In an Instagram post from July 2019, she said that it was one of her New Year's resolutions from the previous year that finally came true. In the caption, she said that she was the only one who auditioned with no TV experience and that she was grateful to be able to do what she loves.
But this success comes at a rough time for Rachel. On April 3, 2021, she opened up on Instagram about losing both of her parents. In a previous post from October 2020, she mentioned that her mother had died of cancer a month earlier. In addition, she said that while she had been with her mom in the week leading up to her passing, she and her mother hadn't seen each other for five years.
"I wish I had made the kind of peace with her that allowed us to spend more time together," Rachel said in the post's caption. "Instead I made the kind of peace that allowed us to say our goodbyes in a way I will always treasure ... hundreds of kisses, hugs, hand holding, smiles, and quiet moments sitting alone together."
Unfortunately, Rachel's father passed away just four weeks after her mother. In an Instagram post dedicated to him on October 2020, she didn't say how he died. Instead, she talked about how she's happy to be alive and that she still has family to reach out to.
Does Rachel Taylor have kids?
Although Rachel keeps her Instagram mainly about her work, there are small mentions of her personal life. In the post about her father's passing, she said that she has four children. But all of them have entered adulthood. The only post she has featuring any of her children is about her youngest son, Chayce. Posting in September 2020, she talked about how he was entering his sophomore year of college.
In the post, Rachel not only mentioned that she's 5'10" and her son easily towers over her, but she also said that he helped her transform her parenting style. In the caption, she said she used to be a "helicopter" parent, but had eased into watching and enjoying her kids grow into adulthood.
Is Rachel Taylor married?
From Rachel's social media, it doesn't look like she's married. She keeps her personal life off the internet, but she didn't mention anything about a spouse in her tribute to her father. Instead, she mentioned her four kids and the fact that she's got 10 siblings.
You can watch Curb Appeal Xtreme on Sept. 8, 2021, on HGTV.