Got a roller coaster or a water park in your back yard?
How about a fantasy children's playroom or a 1950s diner in your basement?
HGTV network officials are looking for creative and unique projects conducted by homeowners, including those in Columbia County, for the network's newest show - Look What I Did!
Brian Heller, senior segment producer of the show for HGTV and Weller Grossman Productions, said the show is a fast-paced, upbeat 30-minute show that will profile creative, outgoing and fun individuals who have done something amazing to their home without having professionals do the work.
"It really comes down to something that has what we like to call 'Wow Factor,' these really out-of-the-box and highly creative projects," Heller said. "...We're not looking for what we call a standard remodel. Just because it is beautiful and functional doesn't mean it is right for this show."
Heller said his team has been on a nationwide tour searching for these creative, and often off-the-wall, home projects. Heller said the show is looking to visit the Evans area in mid-April to tape segments with selected homeowners.
"We went to Atlanta already and were very successful and had a bunch of great stories and found that Georgia is a great resource for finding this sort of Southern flair, so to speak, that we are looking for," Heller said.
Professional remodelers cannot enter in their respective field of expertise, but they can enter any other project if they did the work themselves.
"A key portion of the program is being able to do what we call demos, and sort of show the viewer how they did the project," Heller said. "If they didn't do the project themselves, then they wouldn't be able to demo the project for us. That's a key element. We like to say we're the show that proves that no matter what you see on HGTV, people can do it themselves."
Heller said he has already found several interesting and innovative projects for the show including a shark shower behind a Lake Lanier, Ga., vacation home, a fully-stocked state-of-the-art home theater, an all-metallic bachelor pad and a gypsy wagon made into a guest house.
Heller said he's putting together 65 episodes, which is a very large order, for the HGTV network.
The show is scheduled to begin airing on the network this summer.
To submit a project for the show, Heller said to e-mail three to five photos, a brief description of the project highlighting the most creative aspects and contact information to LWID@wellergrossman.com.
"Everyone is really excited about it," Heller said. "We've got a lot of really great projects and keep finding more and more every single day."
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