The Official Online Weekly Newspaper of NAHB
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: "Cozy Bar and Dining Room"
• July 17, 2:30 p.m. EDT/PDT
• July 23, 1:00 a.m. EDT/PDT
• July 23, 2:30 p.m. EDT/PDT
• July 23, 10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT
• July 25, 10:30 a.m. EDT/PDT
Nick, a construction manager, and Chelsea, a Washington Redskins cheerleader, have always wanted to install a separate bar and dining area in their home. They love to entertain and regularly have friends and fellow cheerleaders over for parties. But with little space inside, their home becomes crowed and uncomfortable very quickly. So they asked hosts Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns to transform their little patch of backyard into a functional bar and dining area. To start, Dean and Derek lay a flagstone paver patio with multiple sizes and an L-shaped design. They build a short masonry wall to further differentiate the space and create additional seating. For the bar, Dean and Derek use strong but lightweight fiber-reinforced concrete units that can be tailored to any design. They then veneer the bar with stone and top it off with a grill and kegerator. Trees, plants, intimate lighting and furniture finish off the space, making it the perfect cozy bar and dining room for this couple to cheer about.
Episode: "Zen Den"
• July 17, 3:00 a.m. EDT/PDT
• July 23, 4:00 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."
"Rock Solid" on HGTV
Episode: "Three-Sided Fireplace"
• July 13, 4:30 p.m. EDT/PDT
• July 15, 3:00 a.m. EDT/PDT
• July 15, 8:00 p.m. EDT/PDT
Expert stone masons and hosts Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns demonstrate several sides of masonry by setting thin veneer stone around a three-sided gas insert fireplace. The trick is to make the two opposite sides — each facing a different room — different, with the third side transitional so that each side has its own character. To accomplish this, Dean and Derek mix three types of veneer stone and change the ratio of stone for each side. They use all their tips and tricks — from creating a water-resistant base to achieving the look of full-sized stone without the weight. By the time they are finished, the masons have created three different looking fireplaces for the price of one.
Episode: "Travertine Patio With Mosaic"
• July 14, 4:30 p.m. EDT/PDT
• July 22, 3:00 a.m. EDT/PDT
• July 22, 8:00 p.m. EDT/PDT
Hosts Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns travel to sunny Sarasota, Fla., to install a travertine patio with a custom mosaic inlay. They demolish a rotting, vermin-infested wood deck and then, with careful design and the right materials, they create a beautiful, two-color travertine patio. With the travertine down, they add a handmade marble mosaic that's been customized to match the yard's existing colorful koi pond. They have a problem, however. The mosaic is round, thin and flexible and the travertine is square, rigid and thick. But don't worry. Dean and Derek use all their tricks to get the project's circular peg to fit into its square patio.
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.