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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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Every neighborhood has one – that local hero who makes life a little easier for everyone around them. In Cousins Undercover, HGTV’s The Cousins, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, give one of these heroes the surprise of a lifetime. While the hero is away for the weekend the Cousins descend on the neighborhood to tackle a custom home overhaul.

Cousins Undercover, premieres October 6, at 8/7c. The Cousins are already hard at work on the hero makeovers. Check out what’s going on behind the scenes of Cousins Undercover and tour some of Anthony and John’s best before-and-after transformations.

BONUS! See behind-the-scenes videos and learn more about the show with new videos from the Cousins.

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Have you been searching for the perfect piece of furniture to complete your home? Look no further than the HGTV HOME Design Studio at Bassett. Create your own pieces of custom furniture and style it in one of over 1000 fabrics hand-picked by HGTV design experts.

But that’s not all. Bassett will give away a custom piece of furniture from the HGTV HOME Design Studio every day for 60 days. To enter for a chance to win go online to Bassett.com and design a custom piece of furniture then submit your design for a chance to win that day. You can enter a design every day for a new chance to win.

Need a bit of design inspiration? Check out some custom pieces designed by HGTV editors.

HGTV Editor Farima Alavi: I’ve seen this pattern in person, and I love the raised soft texture of the fabric. It’s girly, fun and makes a great conversation piece!
Farima HGTV Home Design Studio by Bassett chair

HGTV Editor Kayla Kitts: I love that you can design a custom piece of furniture in a matter of minutes, from the upholstery fabric and frame to the welting and nailhead trim. With more than 1,000 fabrics to choose from, you’re sure to find something that suits your style.
Kayla HGTV Home Design Studio by Bassett headboard


HGTV Editor Briana Mowrey: I love the geometric pattern – and the color scheme is perfect for my living room. The green picks up our throw pillows and the contrasting blue echoes the shade of the accent wall behind our couch.
Briana HGTV Home Design Studio by Bassett pouf

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The long summer days are coming to an end, but the home improvement sales for HGTV HOME products are just beginning. See how you can save on your favorites from Sherwin-Williams, Shaw Floors, Bassett Furniture, and fabric at Jo-Ann’s Fabric and Craft stores.

HGTV Home Summer Sales

HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams
The Endless Summer Sale: from August 25 through September 2 get 30% off paints and stains from HGTV HOME at Sherwin-Williams.

HGTV HOME Flooring by Shaw
Save up to $500* (*at participating retailers only. Save $100, $300, or $500 based on minimum quantities of qualifying styles) Save big on beautiful Shaw flooring hand-picked by expert HGTV designers for style performance and value. And be sure to enter the Pinterest Challenge for a chance to win up to $5,000 in HGTV HOME Flooring by Shaw products and $5,000 cash for a room makeover. Go to Shaw Floors Facebook page to enter and for additional Pinterest Challenge details.

HGTV HOME Design Studio at Bassett
Save 25% storewide during Bassett’s Labor Day Sale. Plus, special savings on bedroom, upholstery and mattresses. Sale ends Labor Day.

HGTV HOME Fabric
From August 25 through August 31 get 50% off fabric in-store and from August 25 through September 7 get 50% off fabric online

Starting in mid-August, two new HGTV HOME Fabric collections will be debuted in Jo-Ann stores: Voyage and Overexposed. Overexposed borrows the spirit and soul of the Age of Enlightenment, while Voyage, celebrates the nomadic coastal lifestyle.

Celebrate the end of summer with one of these amazing items from the HGTV HOME summer sales events and head in to Fall in style.

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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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If you have a cat, you’re probably well aware that the herb catnip can drive a feline crazy. What you might not know is that catnip can make for a deliciously relaxing cocktail. HGTVGardens is sharing the recipe for Here Kitty Kitty, a famous cocktail served at Loa in The International House Hotel, New Orleans. The cocktail is concocted with catnip-infused brandy.

Catnip Cocktail
Alan Walter, the mixologist responsible for Here Kitty Kitty, serves his cocktail in a bowl, with a lemon peel garnish meant to resemble unraveled yarn. Give this quirky cocktail a try — and don’t forget to save the leftover catnip for your favorite feline. For more delicious cocktail recipes, visit HGTVGardens.

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When I was a child, Fig Newtons were a lunchbox staple in my household. Nowadays, I love baking homemade cookies rather than buying ready-made cookies from the store. With fig season underway, there’s no better time to try this homemade Fig Newtons recipe.

Homemade Fig Newtons
If you’re a Fig Newton fanatic too, give this recipe a try. For more delicious garden-fresh recipes, visit HGTVGardens.

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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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At this year’s Comic-Con 2013 International in San Diego, HGTV partnered 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. The exhibit featured eight unique rooms, each representing an iconic environment of Ender’s world.

Comic-Con Ender's Game
Original film props and set pieces from the movie were used in the exhibit. HGTV also presented a space called  “The Journey Begins at Home,” which served as a futuristic interpretation of the Wiggins home living room.

Comic-Con Ender's Game
During the four-day event, “Ender’s Game” fans had the chance to interact with digital content, view exclusive film footage, 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.

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  • As seen on HGTV's "Property Brothers At Home"

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  • As seen on HGTV's "Property Brothers At Home"

  • As seen on HGTV's "Property Brothers At Home"