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: "Tile Bathroom Upgrade — Country to Elegant"
• Dec. 12, 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
• Dec. 13, 1:30 a.m. ET/PT
• Dec. 16, 11:30 a.m. ET/PT
Hosts Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns start on a bathroom renovation and find themselves in over their heads. But with some expert help from guest Amy Matthews, host of DIY's "Bathroom Renovations and 10 Things You Must Know," they transform a country cottage bathroom into classical elegance. They replace plain tile on the floors and walls with honed and tumbled marble.
"Assembly Required" on DIY
Episode: "Modular Home — Prefab Options"
• Dec. 24, 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
• Dec. 25, 2:30 a.m. ET/PT
In this episode, two families realize just how fantastic custom prefab homes can be. Watch as the Papadapoulos family considers prefab home options for their Virginia vineyard. Also, meet the Surratt family, who used prefab technology to create a one-of-a kind modular home. Tour their home and find out the many upgrades that are available to modular home buyers.
"I Want That" on Fine Living
Episode: "Amazing Outdoor Products"
• Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m. ET/PT
Today’s outdoor amenities go far beyond the traditional grill and deck. The latest for the backyard include an all-weather, permanent installation outdoor television, as well as outdoor cabinets and outdoor carpeting that looks like it came straight out of a living room. See how sleek and stylish auto body finishes are now being used for kitchen cabinetry. Inspired by the designer of Ferrari performance cars, this cabinetry handles fingerprints, is dent-resistant and puts a kitchen on the fast track to style. Also included in this episode is the WeatherHawk, a system that monitors the weather from the backyard and beams constant live information to your home computer. Hook the WeatherHawk up to a home automation system and it will actually become a personal house sitter, performing tasks such as closing shutters when wind speeds exceed a certain limit or turning off the lawn sprinkler when it starts to rain.
HGTV Seeking ‘Dream Home’ Builder/Architect Teams
HGTV is seeking developers, builders and architects to create the 2008 and 2009 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.