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The Cast Of TLC's "Trading Spaces": Then Vs. Now

OPEN YOUR EYES! It's been a couple years since the last episode of Trading Spaces hit the air. Check out what your favorite cast members have been up to.

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Trading Spaces captivated the hearts of many with a simple premise: Two neighbors swap homes and then redesign a room in the other’s house with a budget of $1,000 (each), a carpenter, and an interior designer.

Through the years of great success, fans developed an affinity toward all the cast members. This is what some of them have been up to:

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How you know them: The perky, enthusiastic host.

What they've been up to: Paige has returned to her love of theater. Most notably appearing on Broadway and touring nationally in the production of CHICAGO.

Other shows: Home and Family (Hallmark), Home Made Simple (OWN)

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How you know them: The energetically charismatic carpenter.

What they've been up to: Ty has appeared on numerous shows domestically and internationally, become the celebrity spokesman to multiple brands, and has developed a variety of designer lines and collections. Forbes named him one of the most trusted celebrities.

Other shows: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC), Inside the Box with Ty Pennington (Canada’s W Network), Homes for the Brave (Great Britain’s UKTV Home), Ty’s Great British Adventure (Great Britain’s UKTV Home)

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How you know them: The first season host.

What they've been up to: Additional to her other television appearances, Alex has classically trained to be a chef at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, which has led to consulting for the following food companies: Viva Food Group, Yeenin Frozen Foods, and Contessa Premium Foods.

Other shows: Joe Millionaire (FOX), Hollywood 411 (TV Guide), Starz Movie News (Starz), The View (ABC), Good Day Live (FOX)

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How you know them: One of the designers you REALLY wanted.

What they've been up to: Vern has appeared on multiple HGTV shows, developed a number of designer lines and collections from home decor to home fragrance, and runs his design company, Vern Yip Designs, in Atlanta.

Other shows: Deserving Design With Vin Yip (HGTV), Design Star (HGTV), Bang For Your Buck (HGTV), Urban Oasis (HGTV)

Fun fact: In the Spring of 2013, Diet Pepsi released a limited edition Vern Yip can featuring a peacock design, making him the first interior designer to have his own signature can.

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How you know them: The lovable designer who worked barefoot.

What they've been up to: Genevieve has found success in appearing in front of the camera, designed for a variety of clients and companies, developed a collection of at Capel Rugs and a bedding line featured on QVC, and started her own digital magazine called Real Genevieve.

Other shows: Genevieve’s Renovation (HGTV), Dear Genevieve (HGTV), HGTV Star (HGTV), A Hero’s Welcome Home (HGTV), and White House Christmas Specials (HGTV)

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How you know them: The longest tenured carpenter.

What they've been up to: Faber has devoted his time to his business ventures: Zero Impact Packaging and Drink Up. He has also dabbled with acting appearing in commercials and movies.

Other shows: Making It Home: Greensburg (TLC)

Fun fact: Portrayed Colonel Cameron in Colombia Pictures' White House Down that starred Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.

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How you know them: The designer responsible for "The Fireplace Room."

What they've been up to: Douglas has appeared on other TLC shows, served numerous design clients, and is currently in the process of developing a number of deigns shows.

Other shows: Making It Home: Greensburg (TLC), America's Ugliest (TLC), and Moving Up (TLC)

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How you know them: The visionary, yet controversial designer that might put hay on your walls, sand on the floors, or furniture on the ceiling.

What they've been up to: Leaving the spotlight of television, Hildi turned to focus on her passions of travel, photography, and other creative endeavors.

Other shows: N/A

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How you know them: The lovable pony-tailed designer.

What they've been up to: Edward has turned his attentions primarily to Walker Designs. He also has a line of accent pillows and accessories (Ayuda de Mano) and a home linens line.

Other shows: N/A

Fun fact: Walker is working on a series of children’s books "geared toward providing families with ways to share quality time, reading and crafting together."

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How you know them: The Mc-Dreamy of carpenters.

What they've been up to: Carter has bolstered many great accomplishments since appearing on the show. He has starred and acted as the go-to expert on various television shows, became an authority in eco-living, and built a successful modeling career. He is currently the face of men's fragrance Voyage by Nautica.

Other shows: Rachel Ray Show (CBS), Red and Hot & Green (HGTV), Carter Can (HGTV), Million Dollar Rooms (HGTV), Celebrity Motor Homes (HGTV), Rowhouse Showdown (FYI)

Fun facts: Carter is married to actress, Amy Smart. Voted People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man on TV.”