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Could Your House Be The Next “This Old House®”?

­­­­­­­­By Terri Lynn, SouthFloridaReporter.com, Managing Editor, Nov. 3, 2015 – Did you ever wonder how they find the homes they renovate on the Emmy-Award winning series, This Old House? Does your “old” house have features that need saving or updating?

Well, it turns out that “This Old House” is seeking homeowners who are ready to restore and remodel their house. From urban lofts to Greek Revival farmhouses in the country, to Colonials in the suburbs, the series is accepting proposals for all housing types, styles and neighborhoods. This Old House wants to hear from you!

Current Call for Entries – Search Timeline:
For 2016, This Old House will consider proposals from October 26 through December 31, 2015. The project should be ready to break ground in early Spring 2016. In order to meet the show’s broadcast schedule, work should conclude by November 2016. The selected projects will be featured on multiple This Old House episodes airing on PBS, premiering in the 2016/17 season.

What to Submit:

•Brief description of the renovation project—be sure to also include house style, location and year built
•Low-res digital pictures of the home’s interior and exterior
•Any architectural plans or schematics
•Brief description of the current homeowners
•Low-res digital pictures of the homeowners
•How much **you plan to spend**
•When you need to start and conclude the project

Because the show only works on two projects a year, they are limited in what they can cover. At least one of the renovation projects, will be in the Greater Boston area.

How to Submit:
Please e-mail proposals to pickmyhouse@thisoldhouse.com or submit them via regular mail to: This Old House Project Proposals, P.O. Box 130, Concord, Massachusetts 01742.

**Important Note**
The renovations are completely funded by the homeowners and not This Old House, though the show coordinates product discounts and donations where possible. All donated items are considered gifts, on which the homeowners pay taxes.

Select homeowners will be contacted by show producers for further interviews. Due to the volume of proposals received, This Old House will not be able to respond personally to everyone or return submitted materials.

For more information about this, please visit thisoldhouse.com/pickmyhouse and for other This Old House projects, visit www.thisoldhouse.com. Become a fan of This Old House on Facebook or follow the show on Twitter!

THIS OLD HOUSE is produced by THIS OLD HOUSE Productions, Inc., a Time Inc. company, and is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. THIS OLD HOUSE is the No. 1 multimedia home enthusiast brand, offering trusted information and expert advice through award-winning television, a highly regarded magazine and an information-driven Web site. Executive Producer is Chris Wolfe and Senior Producer is John Tomlin.



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