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The NAHB Production Group produces weekly television shows for consumers on the DIY network. The following is the latest lineup:
"Indoors Out" on DIY
Episode: "Zen Den"
• May 21, 6:00 p.m. EDT/PDT
• May 23, 7:30 p.m. EDT/PDT
• May 28, 2:30 p.m. EDT/PDT
• May 30, 1:30 p.m. EDT/PDT
Adam and Rockell are busy, on-the-go home owners near Charleston, S.C., and even though their life can be hectic, they long for a room where they can relax and unwind. Their house is small but their yard is large, so it makes sense to create a tranquil space outside where they can enjoy peace and quiet. Hosts Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns know exactly what to do — they create a beautiful "Zen den." They begin by incorporating the large, beautiful oak tree in the yard into the design by laying flagstone around it — purposely keeping the joints wide for natural plantings. Alongside the patio, they put down several tons of river rock and install exotic lush plants. Above the patio, Dean and Derek build a pergola with sheer hanging curtains for privacy. They then build triangular planter boxes into the base of each post. For atmosphere, they add outdoor lighting as well as a water feature made from an old millstone. Finally, comfortable furniture and plenty of candles turn this corner of the backyard into a perfectly private "Zen den."
Episode: "Solar-Powered Spa"
• May 25, 3:30 a.m. EDT/PDT
Mike and Kelly Paulsen are nature enthusiasts who love to spend their downtime outdoors. They ask hosts Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns to help them create the ideal setting for relaxation — a heated outdoor soaking tub and comfortable seating area. As the centerpiece, Dean, Derek and home owner Mike craft a handmade concrete soaking tub, complete with a solar-powered hot water system, to soak the stress of the day away. As the base of the room, they install Goshen stone for the floor and build a pergola for added shade and privacy. As a final touch, Dean and Derek add a quiet seating area.
"Smart Fix" on HGTV
• May 25, 7:30 a.m. EDT/PDT
The Mehtas' dark and outdated basement needs a whole new look. With easy construction and smart design, host Kristin Wells transforms their downstairs living area into a bright and cheery space that's perfect for family fun and entertainment.
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 and 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.