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: "Greek Isle Getaway"
• Aug. 27, 11:00 a.m. EDT/PDT
It's been more than a decade since Julie and Jerry Layden ventured to the Greek Isles for their honeymoon. Now, with three young boys, the couple has no time for exotic vacations so hosts and cousins Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns turn their backyard into a Greek Isle getaway for their large extended family to enjoy. To start, Dean and Derek clear the poolside space. After prepping the base, they install an outdoor bar with cedar facing and a Santorini blue concrete countertop built to seat 10 people. Over the bar, Dean and Derek build a patio cover with Greek-style columns. In a seating area beside the bar, they add a paver patio in a circular pattern and a fire pit with plenty of seating and Greek decorative flair. When the space is finished, the Laydens will have the perfect outdoor room to entertain their entire family.
Episode: "Cozy Bar and Dining Room"
• Aug. 30, 11:00 a.m. EDT/PDT
• Sept. 3, 1:30 a.m. EDT/PDT
• Sept. 3, 10:30 p.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 crowded 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.
"Rock Solid" on HGTV
Episode: "Canal Brick Courtyard"
• Aug. 24, 4:30 p.m. EDT/PDT
Expert stone masons and hosts Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns add a tumbled brick courtyard to the top tier of an interlocking wall and steps. Then they bump it up a notch by installing a border made from the same material as the wall. It's an easy, colorful way to bring a sense of design and purpose to a yard that was once sloping and under-utilized.
Episode: "Recycled Paper Countertops"
• Aug. 27, 4:30 p.m. EDT/PDT
A kitchen in Northern Virginia with outdated laminate countertops is in need of some spice. Expert stone masons and hosts Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns are up to the challenge and replace the existing countertops with PaperStone, a new product made from recycled paper that is environmentally friendly and ultra stylish. Once Dean and Derek get into the recycling mode, it's hard to stop them. They add a recycled glass tile backsplash to take this kitchen from bland to bon appétit.
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.