Mikel Welch, a designer from Detroit, has appeared on Netflix’s Hack My House. How much is his net worth? Is he gay? Who is his partner?
Here is what we know about him.
Mikel Welch On Netflix’s Hack My Home
Detroit-born designer Mikel Welch appeared on Netflix’s Hack My Home. Mikel launched his interior design business at age 27 and now stars as a Hack My Home expert, as well as on Roku’s Murder House Flip. Based in New York, the presenter was named a 2020 Next Wave designer by House Beautiful.
The show has eight episodes and the show is unscripted for those who were wondering about the show’s legitimacy.
Before the Netflix show, Mikel has appeared previously on Trading Spaces, The $100,000 Pyramid, and Murder House Flip.
Ahead of the premiere of the show, Mikel announced on his IG, “I’ve been keeping you in suspense, and now it’s time to spill the beans! Introducing my brand new show, “Hack My Home”, coming exclusively to Netflix! Get ready to dive into the world of DIY and home improvement as we bring you jaw-dropping transformations and ingenious hacks for your living spaces.“
How Much Is Mikel Welch Net Worth?
In 2023, Mikel Welch has been able to accumulate an impressive net worth of $2.5 million.
Mikel, according to his website, is a celebrity interior designer, a season seven contestant on HGTV’s Design Star, and an on-air personality, design expert, and senior set decorator for the Emmy Award-winning The Steve Harvey Show. He has designed rooms for personalities such as First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Bishop TD Jakes, Tyler Perry, and Halle Berry.
He kept himself occupied as a child by building couches and dining tables for make-believe homes. His family could see that Welch’s love of design and creativity had been ingrained in him since birth.
Mikel graduated in 1997 from Southfield Lathrup High School. Welch attended Morehouse College after graduating from high school and majored in business administration there.
Mikel left his job in corporate America and pursued his passion by starting as an apprentice for various interior designers. He established Dwell Interior Design Solutions in Atlanta when he was just 27 years old and ran it there until he decided to go to New York City. Mikel worked in Manhattan, among other places, for the interior design company Valerie Onor Designs.
One of the best showhouses in the nation, the 2015 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens, selected Mikel to be one of the 26 participating designers. He recreated the late director John Hughes’ office space as part of this. Welch participated on the inaugural designer committee for the 2015 Chicago Botanic Gardens Antiques, Garden & Design Show.
On WGN-TV and CBS-TV’s “The Talk,” Mikel has appeared as a design expert and made promotional appearances for West Elm, CB2, and Pottery Barn. “The Huffington Post,” “HGTV Magazine,” “CS Magazine,” “Modern Luxury Interiors,” “Essence,” “Crain’s Chicago Business,” “Splash,” Chicago’s NBC-TV,” “Shop This Room,” and The Fabulist on the E! Network have all featured Mikel and his creations.
Mikel Welch Age
Mikel Welch was born on 14 December 1979. Hence, in December 2022, he is 43 years old.
Mikel Welch Family
The family members of Mikel Welch (real name Michael Welch), include his father Winston Welch, and Kathy Young-Welch. Raised in a very conservative family, his father Mikel worked as a minister and Kathy was a radio personality and TV anchor. On his Facebook in 2019, Mikel shared that he grew up in the Detroit area and his dad always live for the weekends so he could manicure the lawn during the Spring season.
Winston, born in 1954, is currently 68 years of age. On Father’s Day 2023, Mikel wished his dad, “Happy Father’s Day to the incredible man who has always been my role model, my support, and my biggest cheerleader. Thank you for being the best dad I could ever ask for.”
His wife turned 67 in February 2023. Kathy has spoken of her son’s career with Detroit News. She told the outlet that Mikel “had an eye for architecture and unique design.”
“We might be going for a drive as a family and any type of building that was architecturally different he was always drawn to those,” Mikel, a retired broadcast news journalist and public affairs specialist. “He would say ‘When I grow up, that’s the kind of house I want to live in.’ And it was always something that was extremely different.”
Kathy inspired her son to follow his passion for designing. “She said you need to find your passion,” Mikel told Detroit News. “She said you’ll know what it is because you’d be willing to do it for free.”
How Tall Is Mikel Welch?
Mikel Welch’s height measures under 5’9”.
Mikel Welch Partner
First off, Mikel Welch is a member of the LGBTQ community. He came out as a gay man in his sophomore year of college and found it to be a very challenging experience. The struggle was made worse by growing up in a fairly traditional family with a minister as the head of the household.
Mikel claims that although his parents first attempted to blame his enrollment at an exclusively male college for his sexual orientation, they “eventually came around, over time.”
Speaking with Pride, about being gay in the design industry, Mikel explained, “I went to college in the south, in Atlanta. There’s a joke that if you go outside of the 20-minute circle, you’re in Georgia; the rest is Atlanta. When I step outside that bubble and go into a Hancock Fabrics or something like that—yes, in smaller towns, it is not as accepting. You’re going to have a harder time.”
He concluded, “Not that I would walk in there raising a flag. But the jokey manner that I have, I may not have that going in there. I might tone down myself to make it more palatable to them—not that I should. It’s a toning down and being aware of where I’m at and how it’ll be a bit easier.”
The Cinemaholic reported that Mikel appears single and there is no evidence of him being in a relationship at the time of this article. He is also unmarried and doesn’t have any kids.
When Is Mikel Welch Birthday?
Per Twitter, Mikel Welch celebrates his birthday on 14 December.
Where Is Mikel Welch From?
Mikel Welch is originally from Detroit, Michigan. He now resides in New York.
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