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1/3/2013

Online voting begins for DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2013

NEW YORK – January 3, 2013 – DIY Network’s Blog Cabin, the first-ever interactive home-building television series, returns for its seventh season this summer. The popular series invites viewers and fans to design the 2013 “Blog Cabin” in hopes of winning the finished product, an exclusively-designed vacation home situated on North Carolina’s beautiful “Crystal Coast.” As always, viewers will vote on all of the major design elements, including color palette, fixtures and amenities.
 
Every step of the home’s transformation will be featured in the new season of Blog Cabin premiering Monday, July 29 at 9:30 p.m. ET. In addition to voting online for the home’s unique renovation elements at DIYNetwork.com/BlogCabinVote, viewers can enter two Blog Cabin sweepstakes. The main sweepstakes will award one lucky viewer the grand prize: the newly renovated “Blog Cabin.” Fans can also enter to win the program’s “cabin comforts” sweepstakes, in which one winner will receive a duplicate set of the amenities chosen for this year’s “Blog Cabin.”
 
“Viewers love Blog Cabin because of the truly collaborative nature of the show,” said Steven Lerner, vice president, programming for DIY Network. “The viewers get to see their favorite DIY Network experts working with their own personal design choices to make this ordinary house into a one-of-a-kind getaway.  Everyone feels passionate about the details because there is a chance that the home just might be theirs at the end of the season.  It’s fun to see everyone really getting into the voting process.”
 
BLOG CABIN TEAM OF EXPERTS 
The seventh season of Blog Cabin is hosted by Chris Grundy, host of Cool Tools and the sixth season of Blog Cabin, and features all of DIY Network’s Crashers experts, House Crashers host and licensed contractor Josh Temple, Bath Crashers host and licensed contractor Matt Muenster, Kitchen Crashers host and interior designer Alison Victoria and Yard Crashers host and licensed contractor Matt Blashaw. In addition, Mega Dens host and interior designer Anitra Mecadon and I Hate My Yard host and landscape designer Sara Bendrick will also join the Blog Cabin team this year.  Together they will transform the 1,600 square foot, 4-bedroom, 3-bath, late 19th century beach cottage into a modern-day coastal retreat.  The newly-remodeled home will then be featured in a one-hour special airing Thursday, Sept. 12 at 9 p.m. ET.  The special will highlight all the hard work and fun times had by all during the renovation of the 2013 “Blog Cabin.”
 
LOG ON AND VOTE NOW!
Last year, almost 6 million votes were cast during the People’s Choice voting period to determine the design elements of the “Blog Cabin.” This year’s online voting period begins today, Thursday, Jan. 3, at DIYNetwork.com/BlogCabinVote and continues throughout the spring.  Upcoming online voting topics for cabin design features include:   
 
 Thursday, Jan. 3 – Wednesday, Jan. 16: Inside and Out Features
 Thursday, Jan. 17 – Wednesday, Jan. 30:  Kitchen Features
 Thursday, Jan. 31 – Wednesday, Feb. 13:  Master Suite Features
 Thursday, Feb. 14 – Wednesday, Feb. 27:  Second Floor Family Room Features
 Thursday, Feb. 28 – Wednesday, March 13:  First Floor Main Living Area Features
 Thursday, March 14 – Wednesday, March 27:  Outdoor Features
 Thursday, April 4 – Friday, May 17:  “Cabin Comforts”
 
Fans can also vote on non-construction related aspects of the cabin. DIYNetwork.com will feature weekly polls for design decisions for the project, including kitchen and bathroom design details and finishing touches for various rooms in the home.
 
SPECIAL VIEWER CONTENT AND SWEEPSTAKES
DIY Network will also announce a special sweepstakes to give away the very house featured on the series. The completely remodeled “Blog Cabin” will be given to one lucky winner.
Blog Cabin enthusiasts are encouraged to visit DIYNetwork.com/BlogCabin from their computers, mobile devices, phones and tablets to participate in interactive blogs, videos and photos and to vote on design elements of the 2013 “Blog Cabin”. Fans can also stay up to date with the latest renovations to this year’s home by becoming a fan of DIY Network on Facebook and following DIY Network on Twitter. 
 
DIY Network’s 2013 “Blog Cabin” is being built in cooperation with GMC, Lumber Liquidators, Inc., The Sherwin-Williams Company, Quicken Loans Inc., Budget Blinds, Inc., Cabinets To Go, James Hardie Building Products, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, GAF, Kohler Co., National Gypsum, PetSafe, Window World and Liberty Mutual Insurance.
 
About DIY Network
DIY Network, from the makers of HGTV and Food Network, is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. One of the fastest growing digital networks and currently in more than 57 million homes, DIY Network’s programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvement and landscaping. The network’s award-winning website, DIYNetwork.com, is a leader in the Nielsen Online Home and Garden category and features multiple resources, including thousands of do-it-yourself home improvement projects, expert advice, how-to videos and images, and user-friendly reference guides with step-by-step instructions.

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DIY Network/HGTV: Lynne Davis, ldavis@hgtv.com or 212.549.8612
Rogers & Cowan:  Sheila Munguia, smunguia@rogersandcowan.com or 212.878.5029
 

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