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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: "Manufactured Stone Fireplace"

• Feb. 13, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
• Feb. 14, 2:00 a.m. ET/PT
• Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m. ET/PT


Building old fashioned fireplaces once required elaborate staging and costly material. Now, with modern building materials like manufactured stone, they're now a relatively easy way to dress up a bland room. For this project, expert stone masons Derek Stearns and Dean Marsico travel to South Carolina to create a manufactured stone fireplace that has the look of real stone — without the cost.

"Assembly Required" on DIY

Episode: "Glidehouse"

• Feb. 11, 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
• Feb. 12, 2:30 a.m. ET/PT


When architect Michelle Kauffman designed her Glidehouse dream home, she never imagined it would become so popular. Now Kauffman’s mass-producing her Glidehouse using modular prefab design, and the Minor family wants to have one of their own. However, getting the oversized modular home onto their lot on Puget Sound’s Whidbey Island is no easy task. Will the crew be able to get the 16-foot wide modules up a 9-foot wide driveway and around a hairpin turn? Find out on Assembly Required.

"I Want That" on Fine Living

Episode: "Pet Spa, Popcorn Popper, Glass Floring, Indoor Herb Garden"

• Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m. ET/PT


Pamper your pets with a relaxing, massaging jet spa and then take them out on the town in their stylish eyewear. Check out a hot new way to pop your popcorn and a better way to build the perfect burger. Plus, cardboard box speakers, glass flooring and a year-round indoor herb garden can add a modern twist on your home.

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.

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