NAHB-Produced Programs on the DIY Network
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: "Multple Brick Platforms"
• June 11, 5:00 p.m. Eastern
• June 13, 3:30 p.m. Eastern
Anyone who has tried to put steps on a steep hillside knows that you need platforms in between those steps. Expert stone masons and hosts Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns show how this is done when they upgrade preexisting hillside granite steps by creating brand new platforms with canal street brick. First, they demo the existing dirt platforms — which is what most people have — and pour concrete footings. Over the footings — and as an artistic contrast to the granite — they set colorful canal street brick in a running bond pattern. As a finishing touch, they install outdoor lighting that transforms and illuminates a ramshackle step system into an elegant hillside walkway.
"Indoors Out" on DIY
Episode: "Outdoor Cigar Room"
• June 11, 9:00 p.m. Eastern
• June 12, 1:00 a.m. Eastern
Buddy LaPointe enjoys smoking cigars but his wife Sue doesn't allow him to enjoy them inside, so hosts Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns give Buddy a smoking lounge outside his patio doors. They create a two-layered deck with one area for eating and another for lounging. They also make the yard’s boring chimney a focal point with a salvaged chestnut beam for a mangle and an antique weather-proofed cabinet for cigars. From colors to furniture to stogies, this episode has everything needed to create a one-of-a-kind outdoor cigar room.
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.