DIY Network's Interactive Home Building Series BLOG CABIN Returns Today

DIY Network premieres the seventh season of the popular "crowd sourced" renovation show, Blog Cabin, tonight, July 29 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. The series that promises viewers "You Design It, We Build It, You Could Win It!" is transforming the 1800s beach cottage located in Atlantic, N.C., into a modern-day "Crystal Coast" retreat. A record-breaking 13.5 million viewers voted on all aspects of the renovation from kitchen tiles and bathtubs to window treatments on the network's companion website Viewers are encouraged to visit from their computers, mobile devices, phones and tablets to participate in interactive blogs, videos and photos, check out the winning design elements and to enter for a chance to win DIY Network's Blog Cabin.

Hosted by tools expert and do-it-yourself enthusiast, Chris Grundy, this season's Blog Cabin also features such DIY Network experts as House Crashers' Josh Temple, Bath Crashers' Matt Muenster, Yard Crashers' Matt Blashaw and the first lady of the Crashers family, Kitchen Crashers' Alison Victoria. Experts Jason Cameron, host of Desperate Landscapes, and Anitra Mecadon of Mega Dens, are also on hand to transform this late 1800s waterfront property into a dream vacation retreat.

"This is truly a unique experience for our viewers," says Grundy. "I love the fact that our viewers can interact with our experts, weigh-in on the renovation and then enter for a chance to win the home they helped design! Everyone involved with Blog Cabin takes so much pride in what we do. We also enjoy and rely on the relationship we have with our viewers. I think that really separates DIY Network from everyone else."

Blog Cabin, an original groundbreaking multimedia experience launched in 2007, asks Internet users and viewers to vote and blog on the design features of the ultimate vacation home and offers a chance for one lucky viewer to win it. Throughout the series, Grundy documents the miraculous transformation of this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath 1600-sq. ft. cottage that boasts a private dock with waterfront property.

DIY Network's 2013 Blog Cabin is being builtin cooperation with GMC, Lumber Liquidators, Inc., The Sherwin-Williams Company, GE Appliances, Quicken Loans Inc., Budget Blinds, Inc., Cabinets To Go, James Hardie Building Products, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, GAF, Kohler Co., Kohler Generators, National Gypsum, PetSafe, Window World, and EasyClosets.

For more information on DIY Network and Blog Cabin, visit Viewers can also become fans of DIY Network and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers through Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

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. Currently in more than 58 million homes, DIY Network's programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvement and landscaping. The network's award-winning website,, consistently ranks among America's top home and garden Internet destinations for entertaining videos, home improvement advice, step-by-step instructions, message boards, blogs, an interactive program guide and more. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., DIY Network is wholly owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).


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