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DIY Network Reveals North Carolina's "Crystal Coast" As The 2013 Location For Its Popular Interactive Series "Blog Cabin"


NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DIY Network's Blog Cabin, the first-ever interactive home-building television series, announces the coastal town of Atlantic, N.C., as the location for the series' seventh season. Beginning in January 2013, DIY Network and invite viewers nationwide to help renovate a 1890s beachside home by casting their online votes to select the home's new design features. The results of the home's transformation will be featured in the new season of Blog Cabin premiering in July 2013.

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The selected property sits on over three acres of beachfront property along North Carolina's "Crystal Coast." Hosted by Chris Grundy of Cool Tools and the sixth season of Blog Cabin, the seventh season will feature a team of DIY Network's expert hosts as they transform the 1,600 square foot, 4-bedroom, 3-bath, late 19th century home, which was previously owned by the same family for 117 years, into a modern-day beach retreat.

"I am so excited about hosting another season of Blog Cabin," said Grundy. "This year's location is absolutely awesome--beautiful views, white sand beaches and a boat dock right outside the door!  I'm sure it will be another Blog Cabin I'd like to live in myself.  With the help of my fellow DIY Network experts, our viewers and bloggers, we are going to transform this century-old beachfront property into the ultimate vacation getaway."

Viewers and bloggers are encouraged to visit 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, beginning Thursday, Jan. 3.  Get even closer to the action this year by checking out the newest interactive feature of Blog Cabin, a viewer-controlled construction camera.  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

A Butler, Ky., resident was selected as the winner of the 2012 Blog Cabin, located in Waldoboro, Maine.  Josephine Turner was randomly selected among over 9.9 million entries to win the mid-coastal Maine vacation home. Turner says she entered twice a day, almost every day, online at both and Turner says she is an avid fan of HGTV and learned about the sweepstakes from watching the network and visiting

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 56 million homes, DIY Network's programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvement and landscaping. The network's award-winning website,, 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.