In "This New House", a new magazine-style series on DIY Network, co-hosts Amy Matthews and "This Old House"'s Kevin O'Connor bring viewers inside homes across the U.S. that feature innovative building materials, techniques and gadgets. The best part: Kevin and Amy demonstrate how homeowners can make their homes smarter with the touch of their do-it-yourself buttons.
(Source: DIY Network)
Final: 2x13 -- Brave New World (Sep/28/2011) [Special Airtime: 09:30 pm]
Amy checks out the so-called "New Old Green Modular" home. It's all about respect for architectural heritage, 21st-century amenities and performance exceeding certification standards, all on a schedule that makes these homes move-in ready in just a few weeks. Next, Kevin's found a safe, natural way to kill ticks and mosquitos and get your backyard back, and Amy's found a window well that'll transform your basement. Then, we've all heard of quarter-sawn lumber, and Amy heads to the mill to find out what that term really means. Plus, no room for a garden? With the new "engineered dirt," you can plant your wall instead -- with vertical gardens.