NAHB-Produced Programs on the DIY Network
The NAHB Production Group produces weekly television shows for consumers on the DIY network. The following is the latest lineup:
"Rock Solid" on DIY
Episode: "Round Stone Planting Wall"
Back on home ground in Cohasset, Mass., DIY's expert stone masons and hosts Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns tackle a garden retaining wall that will be built using a mixture of round fieldstones. The garden wall will have a true New England-style dry stack look, so Dean and Derek select a mixture of stones that will ensure a beautiful finished project. They build the wall with an emphasis on ratio and tight, consistent joints — no easy feat when the stones range in size from basketballs to baseballs and have no flat edges. The end result is one that gardeners and backyard aficionados everywhere will be eager to call their own.
"Indoors Out" on DIY
Episode: "Wine Lover's Tasting Room"
Nick and Sara love to have their large family over for company, but hate to entertain in their small dining and living area. They've got plenty of space outside, but would like to keep their yard mostly green. DIY hosts Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns create a perfect solution by turning unused outdoor space that is filled with pool filters into a gorgeous wine lovers' tasting room. They put in a small retaining wall, add gorgeous brick-hued pavers, build a custom bar with wine-loving accents and cover the entire area with a triangular pergola. When Dean and Derek are finished, Nick and Sara won't have a hard time getting the family to visit, they'll have a hard time getting them to leave.
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.