September 20, 2010
Nation's Building News

The Official Online Weekly Newspaper of NAHB

NAHB-Produced Programs on the DIY and HGTV Networks

The NAHB Production Group produces weekly television shows for consumers on the DIY network. The following is the latest lineup:

"Rock Solid" on HGTV

Episode: "Granite Countertop With Mural Backsplash"

• Sept. 29, 4:30 p.m. EDT/PDT


A dated, mismatched Cape Cod kitchen is in need of some serious updating so hosts and cousins Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns take on the task. Granite countertops have been on the market for ages — with polished and honed finishes — but the hosts work with something new: a textured "antiqued" finish that highlights granite's unique character. From creating digital countertop templates to visiting the fabricator's shop to using household items, Dean and Derek have all the tips for easily installing granite. Then, to offset the solid and sturdy countertop, they add a one-of-a-kind, hand-painted limestone mural backsplash with the help of artist Nancy Ellen O'Brien. Two worlds — and maybe two cousins — collide when rough and tumble meets soft and subtle during this stone kitchen makeover.

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.

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