Mega Dens

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  • 2011
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.1  (17)

Mega Dens was a home renovation show on the DIY Network that premiered in 2011. The show was hosted by Anitra Mecadon, who was joined by carpenter Michael Scialabba and his brother Joey Scialabba. Together, they tackled the challenge of transforming ordinary living spaces into unique and functional dens.

The concept of the show was to transform unused and neglected areas, such as basements, attics, and garages, into spectacular living spaces. The team took homeowners' visions and turned them into reality with their innovative designs, practical solutions, and hard workmanship. They created living spaces that were not only beautiful but also functional and personalized to the homeowners' tastes.

Each episode of Mega Dens followed the team as they took on a new project. They started by meeting the homeowners to discuss their vision for the space. Anitra would then create an initial design plan, which the Scialabba brothers would turn into reality. They worked together to ensure that the finished product was not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional.

One of the standout features of Mega Dens was the use of salvaged materials in the design process. Anitra was passionate about green design and often used reclaimed wood, metal, and other materials in her creations. This not only gave the finished product a unique look but also saved money and reduced waste.

Another feature of Mega Dens was the attention to detail. The team didn't just focus on the big picture, but also on the small details that made a difference. They made custom furniture pieces, incorporated hidden storage solutions, and added unique architectural features to each space. All of these details gave each Mega Den a personal touch and made it stand out from other home renovation shows.

Throughout the show, viewers got to know Anitra, Michael, and Joey as they worked together on each project. They had great chemistry and their banter and camaraderie made the show entertaining to watch. They shared tips and techniques with viewers, making Mega Dens not only a show about renovation but also a learning experience for DIY enthusiasts.

In addition to the main focus of the renovation, each episode of Mega Dens had a segment called "Anitra's basement short" that focused on a specific topic related to home renovation. These segments covered topics such as how to choose the right paint color, how to choose the right flooring, and how to make the most of a small space. These segments added value to the show and gave viewers practical tips that they could use in their own projects.

The success of Mega Dens led to the spinoff show, "Mega Decks," which premiered in 2015. This show focused on creating custom outdoor living spaces and followed the same format as Mega Dens.

Overall, Mega Dens was a popular and successful show that appealed to both lovers of home renovation and DIY enthusiasts. It combined innovation, practicality, and attention to detail to create unique and personalized den spaces. The chemistry between Anitra, Michael, and Joey made the show entertaining to watch, while the "Anitra's basement short" segments added value by providing viewers with practical tips and techniques.

Mega Dens is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (63 episodes). The series first aired on January 17, 2011.

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Seasons
Mega Dens Is Bringing the Funk to F-L-A and Blog Cabin 2014
14. Mega Dens Is Bringing the Funk to F-L-A and Blog Cabin 2014
February 16, 2015
Anitra and the team reunite with Chris Grundy to transform the living room of the 1920's bungalow into a multipurpose family room with a carefree vacation-home style.
Your Room's Underwear is Showing, but a Mega Den Will Dress You Up in Style
13. Your Room's Underwear is Showing, but a Mega Den Will Dress You Up in Style
June 29, 2014
The Mehlbergers' rec room has exposed tv cables and wires everywhere. They want an upscale recreation room where the family can hangout and relax.
Should We Stay or Should We Go? This Mega Den Will Decide It
12. Should We Stay or Should We Go? This Mega Den Will Decide It
June 22, 2014
The Gusts rushed buying their home and now Dana regrets it. Their attic loft is wasted space so they turn it into a playroom!
 Revamping an RV Garage Loft Into the East Wing of Family Fun
11. Revamping an RV Garage Loft Into the East Wing of Family Fun
June 15, 2014
An oddly-shaped loft above an RV garage is transformed into an entertainment space for the entire family.
Dressed for Mega Success with Crazy Costumes and a Dope DJ Booth
10. Dressed for Mega Success with Crazy Costumes and a Dope DJ Booth
June 8, 2014
The Black family loves to dress up and dance. Their basement gets redone so they have a place to party in style.
A Hidey Hole, a Wine Hammock, and a Pink Floor: Welcome to the Love Den
9. A Hidey Hole, a Wine Hammock, and a Pink Floor: Welcome to the Love Den
June 1, 2014
Dave and Orran adopted twin boys and haven't been able to turn their newly finished basement into usable space. Anitra and her team transform the basement into usable space that their family can grow into.
An Outdated Living Room Gets New Life and a Sunporch Moves Inside to Become the Not-Porch Mega Den
8. An Outdated Living Room Gets New Life and a Sunporch Moves Inside to Become the Not-Porch Mega Den
May 25, 2014
Bethany and her son David built a bar and fireplace with a mantle in their house but it still doesn't quite feel like home.
What's More Mega Than a Tilt-a-Whirl? A Mega Den That Solves All Your Family's Space Issues
7. What's More Mega Than a Tilt-a-Whirl? A Mega Den That Solves All Your Family's Space Issues
May 18, 2014
The Goulds' rec room has become a catch-all that no one uses. Anitra's team plans to give Dad his home office, their young daughters a play area, the whole family a hangout zone, and Mom the flexibility to accommodate overnight guests all in the same space!
A Family of Entertainers Gets a Showstopping Mega Den That's Ready for Its Closeup
6. A Family of Entertainers Gets a Showstopping Mega Den That's Ready for Its Closeup
May 11, 2014
Lisa Anderson is a professional actress and her husband and two kids play a lot of different instruments, but they have no where to entertain guests in their home.
Taking Down the Wall of Contention to Create a Family-Friendly Mega Den
5. Taking Down the Wall of Contention to Create a Family-Friendly Mega Den
May 11, 2014
The Liebs have never used their formal living room, but their family room is used for the kids playroom, adult hangout, and place to put storage.They knock down the wall and make a huge room with space that can be used for everyone.
Three Cramped Rooms, Two Moms, and One Frankentable Make a Multipurpose Mega Den
4. Three Cramped Rooms, Two Moms, and One Frankentable Make a Multipurpose Mega Den
May 4, 2014
Hoping to adopt another a child, a family of three need more space. So Anitra and the team get to work.
Turning Carol's Shrine into a Sanctuary for Kitty and Chris
3. Turning Carol's Shrine into a Sanctuary for Kitty and Chris
May 3, 2014
Kitty lives in the same home she grew up in, but it still stands the way her mom left it, which makes it feel like a shrine. Anitra to the rescue!
 A Suburban Family Gets Their Big-City Edge Back With a Loft-Like Mega Den
2. A Suburban Family Gets Their Big-City Edge Back With a Loft-Like Mega Den
April 27, 2014
A suburban space gets some loft-like details including a furniture collage for an unused nook.
Cleaning Up and Coolifying Jill's Mega Distaster
1. Cleaning Up and Coolifying Jill's Mega Distaster
April 27, 2014
A do-it-yourself attempt at a "Mega Den" basement renovation needs help from the experts.
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Where to Watch Mega Dens
Mega Dens is available for streaming on the DIY Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mega Dens on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime and Philo.
  • Premiere Date
    January 17, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (17)