Meet Allegra Bennet, the Renovating Woman. As such, she made her debut with 90-second weekly home repair commentaries on radio in Baltimore. It served as the title of her first home repair book, Renovating Woman: A Guide to Home Repair, Maintenance and Real Men, published by Simon &Schuster in 1997 and now out of print. She went on to publish two other books “How to Hire a Contractor,” and “When a Woman Takes An Ax to a Wall” both available through this website.
Allegra is the mother of adult son and daughter and grandmom of a girl and two boys. She says she loves to roller skate, bike, row, dance and do the couch potato. “One of the most empowering moments in my life occurred,” she said, “When I took my own advice, pushed past a concrete block of fear and launched my website, Rennovating Woman.