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DIY Network to showcase budget-friendly homes in “Aloha Builds”

Discovery-owned DIY Network is prepping a home reno show in Hawaii with a pair of siblings that will showcase the affordable side of island life. Aloha Builds, a 13-episode series produced ...
August 14, 2018

Discovery-owned DIY Network is prepping a home reno show in Hawaii with a pair of siblings that will showcase the affordable side of island life.

Aloha Builds, a 13-episode series produced by All3Media-owned prodco Optomen Productions, follows Hawaii-born siblings David Jaime, a licensed contractor, and sister and designer Michelle Jaime as they source local materials and salvage items to create décor pieces for families on a budget.

In the series premiere, the Jaime siblings help new homeowners revitalize their 1970s Honolulu home. They remove several walls to create an airy kitchen, living room and dining area that is perfect for entertaining. They use natural elements throughout the home, including shelves made out of monkeypod trees that would otherwise end up in the landfill. The duo also repurpose the home’s original wood walls to create a custom-designed headboard for the master bedroom.

Maria Silver, Ricky Kelehar and Brenton Metzler serve as executive producers on the series.

Aloha Builds premieres Sept. 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on DIY Network.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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