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Calling all Pinterest fans…you’re invited to an exclusive event this weekend.

Now’s your chance to re-pin “never-before-pinned” photos from brand new episodes of Candice Tells All,  the hit HGTV series featuring beloved design diva, Candice Olson.

We’ll be pinning our favorite room makeovers from tomorrow’s shows, LIVE as they air on HGTV.

Watch NEW episodes tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 14) starting 3pmEST and follow us on Pinterest  using hashtag #CandiceTellsAll to join the party!

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This week the popular social trends tracker, Buzzfeed, released their Top 15 Hottest Men of HGTV.  And, according to your feedback, you thought they were way off.

So, we asked you, the experts, to rank the hottest HGTV men of all time.  Here are your picks for Hottest HGTV Hotties

15.  Jamie Durie

Jamie Durie

Jamie Durie, “The Outdoor Room”

Digging Jamie?  Check out these beloved outdoor rooms from the show.

 

14.  Antonio Ballatore

Antonio Ballatore

Antonio Ballatore, “The Antonio Treatment”

Is Antonio your man?  Watch full episodes of “The Antonio Treatment” online now!

 

13.  John Colaneri

John Colaneri

John Colaneri, co-host of “Kitchen Cousins,” “Cousins on Call,” and “Cousins Undercover”

If this “Cousins” cutie is your fave, don’t miss the series premiere of Cousins Undercover October 6!

 

12.  David Bromstad

David Bromstad

David Bromstad, “Color Splash,” “HGTV Star”

Got designs on David?  Relive these vibrant transformations from the hit series, Color Splash.

 

11.  Todd Davis 

Todd Davis

Todd Davis, “Room Crashers”

Design Star finalist, the handsome Todd Davis, crashes and transforms outdated rooms across the country.

 

10.  Carter Oosterhouse

HGTV’s Carter Oosterhouse

Think Carter’s swoon-worthy?  See him in action here.

 

9.  John Gidding

John Gidding

John Gidding, “Curb Appeal: The Block”

Always a fan favorite, John wins over clients and viewers with his charm and design expertise.  Browse John’s most popular Curb Appeal makeovers.

 

8.  Vern Yip

Vern Yip

Vern Yip, “HGTV Star” judge

No one can resist a family man.  Check out this photo gallery of Vern at home with his kids.

 

7.  Chip Wade

Chip Wade

Chip Wade, “Elbow Room”

Handy with a hammer, renovation expert Chip Wade would be nice to have around the house.  We love these makeovers from HGTV’s Elbow Room!

 

6.  Chris Lambton 

Chris Lambton

Chris Lambton, “Going Yard”

Chris Lambton, professional landscaper — and fan favorite on ABC’s The Bachelorette — knows a thing or two about backyard makeovers. 

 

 5.  Juan Barbieri

Juan Barbieri

Juan Barbieri, “Power Broker”

Relatively new to the HGTV family, general contractor, Juan Barbieri (HGTV’s Power Broker) is already winning hearts with his passion for design.

 

4.  Anthony Carrino

Anthony Carrino

Anthony Carrino, “Kitchen Cousins,” “Cousins on Call,” “Cousins Undercover”

Viewers have been crushing on Carrino since the launch of Kitchen Cousins , the successful kitchen renovation series co-hosted with real-life cousin, John Colaneri.  Now, with several hit shows and special appearances on air, and another big series slated to premiere in October (Cousins Undercover), fans are showing no signs of cooling down anytime soon!

 

3.  Scott McGillivray

Scott McGillivray

Scott McGillivray, “Income Property”

Dubbed “Scottie McHottie” by fans, Scott McGillivray, host of HGTV’s Income Property charms viewers with his winning smile, can-do attitude, and expert renovation/design skills.

 

2.  Drew Scott 

Drew Scott

Drew Scott, “Property Brothers,” “Buying and Selling,” and “Brother Vs Brother”

It’s only fair that the other half of Property Brothers came in first runner up. As the slick-suited realtor, Drew calls himself the brain of the operation (often using his wit to slip away once construction begins!) If you love a man with smarts and style, it’s clear that Drew is your guy. Coming in 2nd place to Jonathan will sure stir up some more fun sibling rivalry – Brother vs. Brother, anyone?!

 

1.  Jonathan Silver Scott

Jonathan Silver Scott

Jonathan Silver Scott, “Property Brothers,” “Buying and Selling,” and “Brother Vs. Brother”

The masses have spoken! Yes, his smoulder is an uncanny likeness to that of a Disney prince charming, but it’s his impressive talent of turning any space into a dream home that really sweeps fans off their feet. Okay, and maybe his hair, and the fact that he’s an illusionist. Oh and his two cute dogs. And his humor. And his hair…

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This week the popular social trends tracker, Buzzfeed, released their Top 15 Hottest Men of HGTV.  And, according to feedback on our social media, some of you think they were way off the mark with their line up.

So, we decided to get the definitive Top 15 from none other than the experts, our fans.  Take the Viewers’ Choice poll below and tell us which HGTV Hottie is your pick for #1!  We’ll post the official list on Friday.
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Viewers just can’t get enough of HGTV’s Property Brothers.  Expert hosts, Drew Scott and Jonathan Silver Scott have a special knack for connecting with their fans, both on-air and on social media.

Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott, hosts of HGTV’s Brother Vs. Brother, Property Brothers, and Buying and Selling.

Last Sunday, the TV duo hosted a Watch & Tweet Party for Brother Vs. Brother, their latest hit series on HGTV.  The “party” was a big hit in its own right, with #BROVSBRO topping Twitter trends charts at #1!

In fact, this season of Brother Vs. Brother has inspired fans to “get social” in a number of fun ways.  HGTV’s second screen app offered viewers the chance to unlock exclusive content during each episode. Visitors to HGTV.com voted and tweeted their picks for #TeamDrew or #TeamJonathan through the site’s interactive Fan Vote.

Facebook fans engaged in entertaining activities like Guess the Twin and the Brother Vs. Brother Personality Quiz.  Avid pinners repinned and discussed their favorite designs on the Brother Vs. Brother Pinterest board.  And Instagram users were treated to fun behind-the-scenes photos and candid snap-shots.

What do Drew and Jonathan think of this social media frenzy?  We recently caught up with the two during filming for a new season of Property Brothers:

Drew:  “There’s no question in my mind that we have the top shows because we have the best fans in the world. We love hosting social media events because it gives us a chance to connect directly with our viewers.”

Jonathan:  “Drew and I strive to connect with our fans in as many ways as possible which is why we love hosting online chats.”

Brother Vs. Brother Twitter Party

And that’s just the beginning for Scott brothers’ fans.  The Brother Vs. Brother Finale promises to be the “social” event of the summer.

You’re invited to a LIVE Pre-Game Party (via streaming video) with Jonathan and Drew this Sunday 9/8c.  Then watch the Brother Vs. Brother Finale at 10/9c and join the conversation using #BROVSBRO.  And be sure to access second screen content during the show with Viggle and IntoNow (available for Android and IOS).

So pop the popcorn, turn to HGTV, power up your device of choice, and get social with the bro’s!  Here’s where you can find Drew and Jonathan:

And if you happened to miss the summer’s hottest renovation competition, head over to HGTV.com right now to catch up before the Brother Vs. Brother Finale this Sunday.

 

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The HGTV Urban Oasis Tour is live on HGTV.com, and I have to say the space is amazing!   My personal favorite is the living room, a cozy contemporary design that features locally sourced furnishings and art.

HGTV Urban Oasis Living Room

HGTV Urban Oasis, Living Room

View from the Living Room, HGTV Urban Oasis

Nestled 24 floors above Boston’s theater district, HGTV Urban Oasis looks out over Boston’s historic Public Garden and Beacon Street.

And with breathtaking views of Boston’s historic Public Garden and Beacon Street, who could ask for more? But don’t take my word for it, see for yourself.  Take the tour now, then share your favorites in the comments below.

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Design experts and DIY’ers alike share a common belief when it comes to decorating: a few simple items and a little creativity can work design “magic” in any room. We’re putting that theory to the test.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and HGTV HOME have teamed up with four leading DIY bloggers to conduct a 30-day challenge, Magic With Fabric & Trim.  The challengers will each makeover an entire room using only fabric and trim from the new HGTV HOME fall line (available in-store and online on August 24, 2013).

Meet the bloggers, check out their works-in-progress, and get exclusive project ideas by searching #HGTVHOMEMagic on Twitter and Pinterest.

Then join our Big REVEAL Pinterest Party on August 22 (9pm EST) as HGTV Star champion, Tiffany Brooks, judges the entries and selects the winner.

HGTV Star winner, Tiffany Brooks

HGTV Star, Tiffany Brooks, to pick winner August 22.

And in the meantime, we want to hear about your design magic.  Leave a comment and tell us what you’ve created with the HGTV HOME line of fabrics and trim.

About HGTV HOME Line of Fall Fabrics
“The new line of HGTV HOME fabrics captures the latest design trends, namely textured fabric and metallics, both of which are very on-trend for fall,” said Nancy Fire, HGTV HOME Design Director. “The line includes classic patterns like chevron, florals and dots, but with fresh twists such as contemporary color palettes or metallic threading. Plus, the new line mixes and matches beautifully with all other HGTV HOME lines of home décor.”

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Imagine your own urban retreat with front-door access to a city that’s rich with history and culture.  In just a few short weeks, HGTV launches its 4th annual HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway!

One lucky winner will enjoy the finest in contemporary, livable design and lavish amenities, nestled in the heart of  Boston’s newest residential hot spot.

HGTV Urban Oasis Boston

City of Boston, home of HGTV Urban Oasis 2013

Designer, Lindsay Pumpa, says the luxury apartment’s “metropolitan city vibe” echoes a larger design trend taking shape in the city– a new take on Boston style.

The Urban Oasis Virtual Tour goes live on HGTV.com, August 13 at 9am EST. In the meantime, enjoy this sneak peek of the beautiful interior (that could be your own paradise).

VIDEO:  HGTV Urban Oasis Sneak Peek

And for a ground-level look at the design process, check out time-lapse photos from the Master Bedroom and Living Room renovations.

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HGTV is partnering with Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, to create an “Ender’s Game” exclusive fan experience as part of the studio’s highly anticipated film promotion at Comic-Con 2013 International in San Diego. The specially constructed exhibit, located at the Hilton Gaslamp district from July 18-21, will feature eight  unique rooms representing the most iconic environments of Ender’s world. The exhibit includes original film props and set pieces used in the movie, as well as HGTV’s “Journey Begins at Home” space – a futuristic interpretation of the Wiggins home living room.

During the four-day event, “Ender’s Game” fans can view exclusive film footage, interact with digital content, integrate photos of themselves into the highly anticipated Battle Room, and enter HGTV’s sweepstakes for the chance to win $10,000 for their own “out of this world” home makeover.

If you’re attending Comic-Con 2013 this year, be sure to experience HGTV’s “Journey Begins at Home” space at the “Ender’s Game” activation.  Share photos and tag #lovehome on Twitter & Instagram and be sure to follow us @HGTV for our live coverage at Comic-Con.

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Since its April premiere, more than 7.1 million viewers have tuned in to the hit new series, Flip Or Flop.

Flip or Flop features Tarek El Moussa, a self-proclaimed “driven real estate genius” who partners with his wife Christina, to flip new properties. HGTV cameras follow the novice flippers as they participate in everything from nail-biting purchases at auction to the management of frustrating renovations. The series also offers a close look into their personal lives as they put everything into their flipping venture, including the sanity of their family.

Flip or Flop

Tarek and Christina, husband and wife team from HGTV’s “Flip Or Flop.”

Check out the first season of Flip or Flop, Tuesdays 9/8c on HGTV. Visit our Program Guide for details.

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Today HGTV released its inaugural “HGTV HomePulse Survey, the first in a series whose goal is to monitor consumer perspectives on home-related topics. The survey of approximately 1,000 randomly selected adults reveals American homeowners’ true home-related obsessions.

Home Improvement Trumps Vacation and Gadgets

  • More than 81% of respondents believe that money spent on home improvement will show a good return.
  • 66% agree that now is a good time to invest in home improvement.
  • Americans love their homes! 61% would choose to spend on their homes rather than vacation or the latest electronics.

What Women and Men Want 

  • Both men and women agree on the need to expand square footage.
  • 31% of women vs. 17% of men would opt to update the decor.
  • 19% of men vs. 3% of women would choose technological enhancements.
  • 1 in 3 respondents overall said “a beautiful outdoor space” is extremely important.

Sending Out An SOS

  • Americans are passionate about home improvement, but in need of advice when working with professionals.
  • Only 1 out of 5 is confident that they are knowledgeable enough to keep a contractor honest. Of course, homeowners in need of a confidence boost can watch such HGTV programs as Property Brothers, Renovation Raiders and Love It or List It

HGTV hit series Property Brothers, Renovation Raiders, and Love It Or List It

Hope and the American Dream

  • 76% of all non-homeowners are optimistic that they will eventually own.
  • 64% of non-home owning Millennials believe they will own their own home by their 30s.

Now it’s your turn! Tell us, do you have home improvement spending at the top of your budget line? Would you choose a weekend of building that brand new deck or trying out a new wall color over a trip to the beach? Leave a comment and share your home improvement obsessions.

(Results from the “HGTV HomePulse Survey” will be released periodically with new findings culled by Vision Critical and Scripps Networks Interactive.)

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