NBC announced that it is beginning production on Renovation Nation, a new home makeover competition show hosted by famed interior and product designer Nate Berkus, who will also be a co-executive producer. According to NBC, Renovation Nation features the talents of accomplished designers and home renovators, and will travel across the country one city at a time, with two separate teams tackling two new homes each week. The series will conclude in a live finale, where America will vote to determine the winner, and two dream homes will be given away to two viewers.
In each episode, Nate Berkus presents the contestants with extensive design and build challenges, crafted to push the creative reach of each contestant. The contestants will take on a wide range of home styles and spaces, facing off to create the ultimate home transformation.
“I’m beyond excited about the fresh approach we’re taking with this show. The challenges we have created are so visual, layered and unique – that even I have to admit I’m jealous I’m not competing,” says Nate Berkus.
The Renovation Nation contestants will be evaluated by Nate Berkus and his team of experts to determine which team did the best. The winning team will be safe from elimination and the losing team will have to chose who to send home. Viewers will be able to tour the homes virtually and purchase specific items that are featured in that episode. In addition, weekly prizes will also be given away to viewers, ranging from luxury household items to home makeovers, and cash. The series will culminate in the live finale where the two final contestants will each pull off a complete home rebuild and design on their own — implementing their own unique visions for a dream home. America will vote for the winner, and those same two homes will then be given away to two viewers at the end of the live finale.
No premiere date has been announced for Renovation Nation at this time.
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