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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: "Walkway Revamp"

• May 14, 5:00 p.m. EDT
• May 16, 4:00 p.m. EDT


Expert stone masons and hosts Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns transform an ugly concrete and asphalt walkway into a welcoming stone path for a home in Braintree, Mass. It's a project with broad appeal. Upgrading a walkway can immediately enhance a home. By using thermal faced bluestone, perfect for paving walkways, Dean and Derek take this 30-foot walkway from a muddy mess to an elegant entrance.

"Indoors Out" on DIY

Episode: "Outdoor Media Room"

• May 14, 9:00 p.m. EDT
• May 15, 1:00 a.m. EDT


Hosts Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns help a former Hollywood couple reclaim studio glamour by building an outdoor media room. The centerpiece of this exterior media room is a special outdoor television that can withstand the elements. Sectional seating on colorful pavers optimizes the movie viewing experience. To create an intimate room, Dean and Derek add wooden posts and lush plantings. The décor includes textured fabrics and thoughtful touches that correspond to the home owners' interior space. When Dean and Derek are done, the couple will be able to watch their favorite movies in the coolest outdoor media room in town.

"I Want That" on Fine Living

Episode: "Glass Kitchens, Fun Sinks, Designer Dining Room Tables"

• May 14, 9:30 a.m. EDT


See how glass is used in the kitchen to stunning effect in countertops, appliances and range hoods. A new garden shed is so nice, some people use it for a home office. Fun bathroom sinks have kids lining up to wash up. Dine in style on a colorful translucent table or a table with a fire pit in the center.

HGTV Seeking ‘Dream Home’ Builder/Architect Teams

HGTV is seeking developers, builders and architects to create the 2010 HGTV Dream Home, the grand prize in the network's annual 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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