NAHB-Produced Programs on DIY, Fine Living and HGTV
The NAHB Production Group produces weekly television shows on DIY, Fine Living and HGTV for consumers. The following is the latest lineup:
"Rock Solid" on DIY
Episode: "Flagstone Kitchen Floor"
• Jan. 16, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
• Jan. 17, 2:00 a.m. ET/PT
• Jan. 19, 11:30 a.m. ET/PT
Expert stone masons Derek Stearns and Dean Marsico revitalize a lackluster tile kitchen floor with a heavy dose of thin — 1/2-inch thick — multicolored flagstone. The beautiful quartzite flagstone comes with a mesh backing, which makes it as easy to install as tile. It may not be the first thing to think of for kitchen floors, but with a remarkably simple installation process and the benefits of natural stone, this irregular shaped flagging makes for a stunning — and affordable — kitchen upgrade.
"Assembly Required" on DIY
Episode: "SIP Homes — The Mansion"
• Jan. 14, 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
• Jan. 15, 2:30 a.m. ET/PT
Two days of summer swelter and frustrating setbacks mean the pressure is really on for a Vermont build crew that is struggling with structural insulated panels. The Murphy family in Massachusetts finds out whether their elaborate home design was too ambitious for SIPs in this episode of "Assembly Required."
"I Want That" on Fine Living
Episode: "Making Music, Solar Backpack, Pet Products"
• Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m. ET/PT
Home studio musicians won't be able to wait to get their hands on a new guitar that streamlines music directly into a computer through a USB connection. For gadget gurus on-the-go, a new solar panel backpack lets you charge small electronic devices wherever you roam. Also, a new take on the traditional pet crate fits better with home decor and a new cord covering helps deter Fido from chewing on electrical cords..
HGTV Seeking ‘Dream Home’ Builder/Architect Teams
HGTV is seeking developers, builders and architects to create dream homes for the network’s Dream Home Sweepstakes. To learn more, click here.
About the NAHB Production Group
The NAHB Production Group is a full-service, self-contained, media production unit creating programming for cable television, broadcast television, non-profit, museum and corporate clients. Productions range from magazine format shows for general audiences to museum-installation videos for specialized use.
The production group includes award winning journalists, writers and photographers with experience in broadcast, documentary and corporate television.
Free NAHB Kit Gives Builders Back-to-Basics Tips to Navigate the Slowdown
What was once expected to be a relatively mild housing slump following three years of record new home construction and sales has given way to a significant downturn.
To help members navigate the uncharted waters of this slowdown, NAHB has compiled a comprehensive “Back to Basics” online toolkit — the best of the basics, the tried and true and the truly new. To access the toolkit, click here.
To access the “Back to Basics” toolkit, you must be an NAHB member and have a login to www.nahb.org. To create a login, go to www.nahb.org/login or click on the log-in button on the main menu bar.
For assistance, call the NAHB Member Service Center at 800-368-5242.