'First Home Fix' on HGTV: How did Raisa Kuddus and Austin Coleman meet? Here’s all about the professional renovator couple

The 'First Home Fix' hosts are partners in real life and they might just have one of the cutest meet stories

'First Home Fix' on HGTV: How did Raisa Kuddus and Austin Coleman meet? Here’s all about the professional renovator couple
Raisa Kuddus and Austin Coleman don't believe in imposing their ideas and design language on homeowners, rather they believe in collaborating with them (@austincoleman/Instagram)
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HGTV has come up with a new show to entertain audiences. 'First Fix Home' is a reality show where professional renovators, Raisa Kuddus and Austin Coleman help first-time homeowners transform their starter homes without breaking the bank. 'First Home Fix' premieres on HGTV on September 3, 2022, at 10 pm ET/PT.

Raisa and Austin don't believe in imposing their ideas and design language on homeowners. On the contrary, they believe in collaborating with homeowners. It helps them understand their taste, sense of design, and ideas. After understanding their idea of a home, Raisa and Austin renovate it on a shoestring budget. 

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Raisa Kuddus



 

 

An artist and designer who relies on her love of color, design history, and nature to create a one-of-a-kind space. Raisa also is one of the biggest video game fans. She loves to indulge in puzzling, crocheting, and storytelling too. 

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Austin Coleman



 

Austin Coleman is a builder and woodworker who is passionate about incorporating unique custom pieces into each of his projects. Austin is also a sportsman and enjoys BMX, surfing, skating, and crafting.

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How Did They Meet?



 

Raisa and Austin aren’t just the hosts of the show but partners in real life. Probably with one of the most cute-meet stories. In an action sports event, Austin was producing and judging a BMX contest and there was an after-party for this event. As he walked into the party, he discovered a huge mural on the wall and was instantly fascinated by it. He kept asking around, inquiring about the artist that made the mural, and eventually, someone pointed him in her direction. They met each other for the first time, enshrouded by wonder and fascination. The now-couple danced and talked all night. A week later, Austin called Raisa up and said "I really like talking to you" and as they say, the rest is history. 

When asked how it feels to film together, they answered saying that it feels like a concept of trust falling. When shooting till late, they often blast music and try to have fun to make sure that they don't feel fatigued. They also have a ritual where one says "Are we going to have fun, regardless?" and the other says "A 1000%."

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It's not just their design but also their personalities and lives that complement each other. If you thought romance was dead, think again.

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