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Father’s Day Surprise – Kyrie Irving’s emotional gift to his dad

A Sweet Surprise for Father’s Day:

NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving Renovates his Father’s Home in Latest “My Houzz” Episode

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PALO ALTO, Calif., June 13, 2017 Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home remodeling and design, today released the newest episode of “My Houzz,” an online series that follows people as they renovate the home of someone meaningful to them. This episode features NBA Finals champion and four-time All-Star Kyrie Irving as he renovates his father Drederick’s home in West Orange, New Jersey. The episode is available to watch now athouzz.com/myhouzz.

Kyrie and his sister Asia grew up in the home, which holds many memories for the family. Kyrie, with the help of Asia, worked with a New Jersey-based designer from the Houzz community to renovate and redecorate Drederick’s home, using Houzz at every step of the process. Asia also surprised both Kyrie and Drederick with the renovation of a special room. The end result is a more open, functional and beautifully updated space.

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“I wanted to do this renovation for my dad because he worked hard to provide for me and my sisters,” said Kyrie Irving. “By using Houzz, I was able to bring my vision for his house in New Jersey to life while I was in Cleveland. I did everything on the app, from finding an amazing local designer to sharing ideas I found there with her to buying all of the materials and furniture from the Houzz Shop for the new space. Now, my dad’s home still feels like home with more space. This surprise was a way for me to thank my dad for everything he has done for our family.”

This is the final episode of the first “My Houzz” series. In the previous episode, renowned recording artist and actor Ludacris executed a secret makeover of his mother Roberta’s home in Atlanta. Ashton Kutcher, Kristen Bell, Jenna Fischer and Mila Kunis starred in episodes that premiered earlier in the series. Each episode documents a well-known public figure as they surprise a close family member that made a difference in their life with the gift of a renovation, using Houzz throughout the journey.

More information on Kyrie’s inspiration and Houzz ideabooks, as well as products and materials used in the renovation, are available on Houzz atwww.houzz.com/myhouzz.

“My Houzz” was shot for Houzz by Shed Media and was executive produced by Ashton Kutcher, Pam Healey, John Hesling, Bill Gaudsmith and Dan Pierson.

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About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home renovation and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, find products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Bangalore and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit www.houzz.com 

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About Shed Media

Shed Media, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company is a division of Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television under the leadership of Mike Darnell. Established as one of America’s most prolific media companies, the studio boasts a successful slate of Emmy®-winning series showcasing a diverse portfolio of unscripted formats across a variety of leading network and cable destinations. Series produced by Shed Media include “First Dates” for NBC, “Basketball Wives” for VH1, “Long Lost Family” and “Who Do You Think You Are?” for TLC, and “The Real Housewives of New York City” for Bravo. For more information, please visit www.shedmedia.com.

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