Ashley Basnight is a DIY expert specializing in woodworking projects. But more than the craft itself, she loves sharing her knowledge with her followers on Handmade Haven. And now, she’s competing in Battle on the Beach to let the world know about the miracles of woodwork.
Keep reading this Ashley Basnight Bio to learn more about her.
Ashley Basnight On HGTV’s Battle on the Beach
HGTV’s Battle on the Beach season 3 is here, and so are the house flippers competing to win a $50,000 prize to put toward a home renovation in real life. But Ashley Basnight isn’t exactly a house flipper. She mostly handled the woodwork adding to the house’s aesthetics.
Thankfully, Ashley wasn’t alone on her journey. The show paired the renovators into three teams as they were coached by celebrated mentors and design experts Taniya Nayak, Ty Pennington, and Alison Victoria.
These three teams were tasked to compete in weekly renovation challenges across three seaside homes with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. However, the properties weren’t identical. One house was 200 square feet larger than the others, so the teams went head-to-head in a kick-off challenge to determine which property they would overhaul.
Plus, each team only had a $90,000 budget to make it happen.
In the end, judges Bryan and Sarah Baeumler and a team of local real estate experts finally determined which team added the most value to their shorefront escape.
The premiere of Battle on the Beach season 3 saw kitchen and dining room makeovers that set the tone for each waterfront property’s facelift. Then as the season continued Ashley, her close friend Steve Lewis, and her co-contestants Ryan and Kelsey, and Ben Argall and Pete Meldrum, worked on living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, and outdoor spaces in the underwhelming beachfront digs to transform it from dull to dreamy.
Battle on the Beach season 3 was filmed in the idyllic-sounding locale of Surfside Beach, Texas.
Promoting the show, Ashley took to her IG to write, “BIG NEWS 🚨 Mark your calendars, everyone, because @iamstevelewis and I will be making an appearance on @hgtv ‘s hit show BATTLE ON THE BEACH Season 3”
How Much Is Ashley Basnight Net Worth?
Ashley Basnight garnered a net worth of above $300 thousand by 2023.
This renovation started her career just in August 2016 after she couldn’t find a custom dining table in her area, nor anyone to build her one at an affordable price. Determined to get herself a custom table, she ran across an IG page of a woman who built furniture. Thereafter, she came across a woodworking community and soon, she was repurposing furniture.
Eventually, she bought herself a big saw and built her first dining table. The rest is history. Now, Ashley’s the owner of Handmade Haven LLC where she documents her do-it-yourself projects.
Thanks to her hard work, she also went on to be a 2021 HER Award finalist.
Prior to getting into the woodwork, Ashley worked as a software engineer at Boeing. Also, she continued to work that job until September 2021.
As for her education, Ashley got her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Elizabeth City State University in 2013. She then joined Missouri University of Science and Technology, where she got her Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering in 2016, Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management in 2019, and MS in Systems Engineering in 2020.
Is Ashley Basnight Married?
Ashley Basnight wasn’t married in 2023. Or at least, this was what her FB relationship status mentioned.
Also, she didn’t seem to be dating anyone at the time.
Ashley Basnight Age
Ashley Basnight was 32 years of age when Battle on the Beach premiered in 2023.
However, she was a year younger when she filmed the show.
Who Are Ashley Basnight Parents?
Ashley Basnight was born to her parents, Debbie and Winfred N Basnight.
Her mother, Debbie hails from South Mills, North Carolina. She worked as an Assistant Clerk of Superior Court at Currituck Clerk of Superior Court. Thanks to her hard work, Debbie was named the Clerk of the Year by the North Carolina Conference of Clerks of Superior Court in 2022.
Likewise, Ashley’s father, Winfred (born: Oct 1962) worked in the court. In fact, he received the title “Clerk of the Year” before Debbie. It was Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Newby who handed the 35-year veteran of the Currituck court system his title.
Before joining Court, Winfred attended Chowan College from 1980 to 1982 where he was a standout basketball player.
Debbie and Winfred were married on August 2, 1986. They are still in matrimony as of 2023.
As for Ashley’s sibling, her older brother Jeremy BasKnight was also a basketball player. He played for two years for Coach Walter Shaw’s team in nearby Shallotte, N.C. at Brunswick Community College. Now, he’s a father and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Sadly, Ashley’s paternal grandfather, Winfred Basnight Sr. passed away on Feb. 20, 2006, at the age of 81.
Ashley Basnight Height
Ashley Basnight stands tall at a height of above 5 feet 4 inches (162 cm).
Is Ashley Basnight On Instagram?
Find her on Instagram @smashingdiy.
Where Is Ashley Basnight From?
Ashley hails from Currituck County, North Carolina.
But in 2023, she resided in Edmond, Oklahoma.
When Is Ashley Basnight Birthday?
Ashley receives her birthday wishes on April 30 and is of the Taurus zodiac.