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Houzz Launches 2017 My Houzz Series;

First Episode Features Kristen Bell 

Bell surprises oldest sister with a basement renovation 

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 7, 2017 Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home remodeling and design, today introduced a new episode of “My Houzz,” a video series that follows people as they renovate the home of someone meaningful to them. Following the success of the pilot featuring Ashton Kutcher, the series kicks off with Kristen Bell as she surprises her sister, Sara, with a major renovation to her home outside Detroit. Bell’s story is available to watch now at houzz.com/myhouzz

Leveraging Houzz technology, Bell redesigns every detail of Sara’s underutilized basement. Along with a local design-build firm, Bell was able to remotely plan a beautiful, functional space for the family of six, who all have different interests and needs.

“I’ve wanted to do something like this for Sara and her family for a long time,” said Kristen Bell. “Using Houzz, I was able to pull off a major surprise remodel in Michigan from my home in California. From finding a local pro with great reviews to sharing ideas for my sister’s dream home, to buying all the furniture and accessories in my ideabook, Houzz made the process easy and fun.”

The first episode of the “My Houzz” series featured Ashton Kutcher, who secretly remodeled the basement of his family home in Iowa. The 2017 series includes five episodes that will premiere in the first half of the year. 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 their journey.

“We are thrilled to launch the 2017 series of My Houzz and kick it off with Kristen Bell,” said Adi Tatarko, Houzz cofounder and CEO. “Houzz helps to make the home remodeling and design process more fun and productive for everyone involved. My Houzz gives people a glimpse into how people in the Houzz community leverage technology to bring their dream home to life.”

In addition to watching the full story on Houzz, people can take an inside look at Bell’s Houzz ideabooks that inspired the project, discover and purchase the products and materials that Bell selected and bought from the Houzz Shop, and read more about the design and the Houzz community’s involvement in the project.

“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.

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

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 visitwww.shedmedia.com.

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