‘American Dream Builders’ Episode Guide (3/30): Palm Springs Renovations

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‘American Dream Builders’ Episode Guide (3/30): Palm Springs Renovations

“American Dream Builders” heads to Palm Springs to renovate two sleek midcentury modern homes. Two teams of designers will tackle sweeping makeovers for two mid-century Modern-style homes that are just a few doors down from one another in Palm Springs, Calif. This week the focus is on bringing a “dream home” to reality. The contestants are challenged to create a stunning “outdoor oasis” and, in the midst of things, must deal with a massive rainstorm that causes delays and frustrations.

Team Red (headed by Chicago-based designer Lukas Machnik) focuses on creating a tranquil master bedroom, an inviting indoor/outdoor space and they also take on several creative special projects, including a chicken-wire light fixture and a metal sculpture. The team struggles with time management and spends too much time on the sculptures. Team Blue (headed by New York-based designer Andrew Flesher) focuses on the front exterior and the overall interior color scheme.

Sparks fly when Team Blue designer Elaine Griffin chooses a color for her living room that everyone else dislikes for the rest of the home’s color scheme. After the judges Review the homes, Nate Berkus invites a local “neighborhood council” to vote on which house they feel is the best makeover. In the end, one designer from the losing team will be sent home. Nate Berkus hosts with Eddie George and Monica Pedersen joining as judges.

About “American Dream Builders”
Renowned designer Nate Berkus hosts NBC’s bold new one-hour reality competition series “American Dream Builders,” premiering March 23 at 8/7c. Showcasing the talents of the most accomplished designers and home builders in the country, “American Dream Builders” will pit 12 worthy contestants against one another in a high-stakes competition designed to push everyone’s creative reach. The show will celebrate creativity and style while revealing magazine-worthy home transformations.

With each weekly episode, two teams will take on a brand new project and be asked to redesign and renovate the space from the inside out – all in a matter of days. From Spanish to Tudor to midcentury modern, the designers will be expected to produce sweeping home renovations that bring a fresh, modern sensibility while remaining true to the home’s innate charm and design characteristics.

Joining Berkus on the show as judges are Eddie George and interior design expert Monica Pedersen. George is a former Heisman Trophy winner (Ohio State University) and NFL all-pro (Tennessee Titans) who has now become a renowned landscape architect. Pedersen has appeared on several segments for “Today” as well as served as host on such HGTV shows as its popular “Designed to Sell.”

Berkus, George and Pedersen will review the finished work and determine which team achieved the best results. After facing the panel of judges, the losing team must send one member home. In the finale episode, the last two designers will take on renovations for two impressive Southern California homes, bringing their unique vision to life.

“American Dream Builders” is produced by Universal Television in association with Steele Mill Productions, Inc. Berkus serves as executive producer along with Tom Shelly (“Love in the Wild,” “Survivor”) and Jason Ehrlich (“Ready for Love,” “The Bachelor”).

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