17 March 2016
NEW YORK --March 17, 2016-- Historic homes in Music City are returned to their former glory in DIY Network’s new series, Nashville Flipped. Premiering Wednesday, April 13, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the series stars Troy Dean Shafer, a contractor who rebuilds rundown homes in the city’s historic communities. The nine-episode series follows Troy and his team, including designer Julie Couch, as they peel back layers of previous renovations, such as wood-paneled walls, bad paint and worn carpeting to reveal the original beauty of these forgotten homes.
 
“Everybody knows Nashville has a rich music history, but just like every great song, every historic house has a story to tell,” said Troy. “I love to get to the heart of these homes and bring them back to life. I update them with modern materials, but I always stay true to the original design and character.”
In the premiere episode, Troy purchases a 1904 Victorian-style home in Springfield, Tenn., a small town just outside of Nashville. Troy and his crew waste no time on the demo—the team breaks down walls, tears out the ceilings and alters the floorplan to maximize the 1,300-square foot space. The team even finds century-old wallpaper hidden by a previous renovation. Once Troy’s team completes the full demo, Julie arrives to help Troy restore the home’s early 20th century design, including the cathedral ceiling and an oak mantle in the living room. The revived home, which features new landscaping, fresh siding in a new color, and special touches such as vintage chandeliers and stained glass windows rejuvenates the old house into a beautiful “new” historic home.

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DIY Network, from the creators of HGTV and Food Network, is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. Currently in more than 58 million homes, DIY Network’s programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvement and landscaping. The network’s award-winning website, DIYNetwork.com, consistently ranks among America's top home and garden Internet destinations for entertaining videos, home improvement advice, step-by-step instructions, message boards, blogs, an interactive program guide and more. Viewers can also become fans of DIY Network and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers through Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.   Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., DIY Network is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).
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