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: "Interlocking Block Wall"
• March 26, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
• March 27, 2:00 a.m. ET/PT
• March 29, 11:30 a.m. ET/PT
• March 31, 5:30 p.m. ET/PT
Expert stone masons and hosts Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns love stone. But stone just isn't practical for every project — like the 80-foot retaining wall featured this week. That would entail a lot of stone, mortar and time. Dean and Derek's solution is to use an interlocking concrete-block system to build a wall that doesn't sacrifice style for substance — and that goes up in a fraction of the time it would take to complete a similar wall with stone. Also part of this project, Dean and Derek replace the existing stairs and a crumbling stone wall with new steps and a retaining wall that tapers from the house down to street level.
"Assembly Required" on DIY
Episode: "Modern Modular Home"
• March 24, 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
• March 25, 2:30 a.m. ET/PT
Who says chic modern homes are only for big spenders? In this episode of Assembly Required, a team of architects designs, prefabricates and builds a prototype for an affordable, modern modular home. Minnesota residents Pete and Lindsey watch in anticipation as the factory-made, contemporary home shell arrives by flatbed and comes together in just one day.
"I Want That" on Fine Living
Episode: "Pleated Glass Walls, Chimney Pots, Ultimate Kitchen Blender"
• March 27, 10:00 a.m. ET/PT
Connecting the indoors and outdoors takes on a whole new meaning with Nana Walls — accordion pleated walls of glass. For a design that's over the top, consider outfitting a home with a chimney pot — clay sculpture that comes in all shapes and sizes, including dragons and columns, and sits atop chimneys and improves draft and design. Ever heard of a blender that cooks? Check out a new blender with a blade that rotates at 240 miles per hour, creating enough heat to turn raw ingredients into cooked soup. Make beautiful music with furniture that doubles as a xylophone, allowing residents to hammer out a tune while rocking on a porch swing.
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.