This Old House
Host Kevin O'Connor, master carpenter Norm Abram, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva demystify the home-improvement process.
This Old House Previous Broadcasts
Lexington Project 2015/Designer Details (Episode #3418H)
KQED 9: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 5:00 PM
Kevin arrives to find the second floor sanded, stained and sealed, and Tom overseeing the crew as they start on the first floor. In the kitchen, the cabinets are mostly installed, and carpenter Chuck Parker shows Norm the custom refrigerator panels. In Lexington Center, just steps from the Battle Green, Kevin meets local designer Robin Gannon to see how she used her modern and eclectic style to decorate 22 rooms of a historic inn. Norm shows Kevin how he's repurposing a chest of drawers for a sink base for the new powder room.
- KQED Life: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
Charlestown Project 2014/A Rowhouse Reimagined (Episode #3408H)
KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
After five months of work in Charlestown, the exterior is restored with a new dormer, windows, shutters and front entry. Inside, Kevin finds systems integrator Greg Smizer test-driving the new internet-based security system, wireless music system and remote-controlled window shades with solar battery backup. Norm joins Richard in the partially unfinished basement to see the mechanical room, where the systems integrate to provide comfort for the whole house. On the third floor, Angela's mission is accomplished: a serene master suite retreat. On the second floor, interior designer Kathy Marshall shows Norm the changes to the guest room, guest bath and the bold new living room. Downstairs, Kathy joins Angela and Kevin to see the former dining room transformed into a sophisticated sitting room, and all the details of the new kitchen: cabinetry, tile, storage, new powder room and the window seat addition.
The Veteran's Special House Project (Episode #3424H)
KQED Life: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 9:30 AM
Kevin meets Mike Duckett in New Hampshire to see the plans for the DeWitt family's specially adapted home from HFOT. Norm, Tom and Kevin join builder Ken Dionne and his team to help with framing the exterior walls. Kevin then travels to Florida to meet Justin Gaertner, another veteran who also received a HFOT home. Kevin rejoins the project in New Hampshire and finds that all the exterior walls are secured and the truss roof is going up.