What's Different About Mina Starsiak Hawk's HGTV Show Good Bones: Risky Business?

"Good Bones: Risky Business," the latest HGTV show starring Mina Starsiak Hawk, is a spin-off of "Good Bones," a show that began in 2016, according to IMDb, but it's quite different. The new show centers around the renovation of one home, a 6,000-square-foot mansion, rather than focusing on a single home completed in just one episode. While that's impressive in itself, there are many other things that help this show stand out from the original series, as well as others like it.

According to HGTV, this new show continues to provide viewers with insight into how Mina and her team work their magic on rundown real estate, breathing new life into this one particular home for the spin-off — a project that is no different than those in her original series, having been a noted eyesore in the community for numerous years. The six-episode show will provide an interesting take on the project, including sharing insight into why she choose the project and her plans for it. However, there are a few key differences between it and the original series.

It's not planned to be a home

One of the first things that make this show a bit different is that it's not taking the standpoint of most of the other "Good Bones" projects in that it's not going to be a traditional home. Rather, Mina Starsiak Hawk plans to update and modernize the property to make this rundown mansion in Indianapolis into a bed and breakfast and event space, according to HGTV. At the same time, she's quick to point out that she's not too sure what the project will include or turn into over time.

That's part of the promise of the new show –- to show Starsiak Hawk's thought process and project management in more of a real-time feel. Viewers get to see her make changes and even change her mind through it. Since the home has significant damage, including from a fire, it starts with plenty of opportunities for her to create whatever she desires.

It's a much bigger investment

This home remodeling project presents Mina Starsiak Hawk and her team with bigger stakes than the traditional flip she's used to. She notes that the project was valued at $1.2 million, which is much higher than her usual $300,000 project, according to HGTV. That said, she also notes that there's more opportunity for her to make a big statement and create more extravagant details for this project because there's more potential profit at play.

The new show also shows more of the decision-making when it comes to buying, repairing, and holding the property or selling it. Starsiak Hawk notes that the decision comes down to how long the company can keep money in the property that could be used for other projects. That's probably from where the name "Risky Business" stems. There's no doubt every flip carries some risk with it, but this one seems to add a lot more to the business.

A realistic, more in-depth look at the process

"Risky Business" provides viewers with a better view of the entire process of transforming a dilapidated home into a functional and beautiful space. During the filming of this show, the cameraman recorded far more details about Mina Starsiak Hawk and the project itself, creating a more intimate experience, according to HGTV. In addition, since there's more time dedicated to a single project, viewers are in on more of the issues that come up.

This show also provides a realistic account of what it is likely to take on these projects, which means that people who are in the industry flipping or navigating real estate can watch and appreciate the shows themselves. The hope is that this will help to broaden the viewer pool and create more authentic insights into the business that may look simple from the average TV vantage point. In addition, "Risky Business" provides a new type of flip for the team's viewers to catch.