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Essex 2012/13, Human Centered Design, and Demo (Episode #3217H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Kevin visits the Institute for Human Centered Design and one of architect Sally DeGan's accessibly designed projects; the bad shed dormer is removed at the house, and work starts on a barrier-free entry.

Melting Pot (Episode #3208H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Kevin and Richard get a taste of culturally diverse Cambridge by visiting what's known locally as "Japan Town." Norm shows how Tom has matched the exterior trim details and how the clapboards are going on over an underlayment that will let them dry out. Then, up on the roof deck, he lends a hand as Tom creates a staggered shingle pattern on the half walls to match what is on the existing house. Kevin heads to Boston's South End to visit interior designers Andrew Terrat and Dee Elms. Back at the house, Richard and project plumber Abe Bilo add floor warming radiant heat to the first floor from below and a state-of-the-art condensing boiler to fuel both the radiant and the hydro air systems.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Essex 2012/13, A Cottage in the Wood (Episode #3216H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Kevin and Norm tour scenic Essex, Massachusetts, and roll up to the new project: a 1935 English-style cottage in the woods that homeowners John and Julie Corcoran hope to turn into an accessible in-law residence for aging parents. Architect Sally DeGan and Tom use a 3-D model to preview the plan for aging in place, and work begins.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Old and New In Harmony (Episode #3207H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Roger replaces the existing concrete front walk with a beautiful new bluestone design. Tom shows Kevin the modifications he specified on the replacement windows. On the third floor, tile contractor Mark Ferrante uses a shower waterproofing system. Architect Michael Kim shows Kevin how he planned a modern house inside the shell of an old one in Brookline, Massachusetts. Painting contractor Mauro Henrique starts paint prep and shows Kevin the shades of yellow the homeowner is considering for the exterior.

Cambridge 2012, The Big Finish (Episode #3215H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

The last details come together for the Cambridge project finale: granite posts set off the landscape and the revived vintage doorbell crowns the foyer. Designers Dee Elms and Andrew Terrat bring exquisite punches of color that make the sleek, white Scandinavian modern interior come alive from top to bottom. Homeowners Sally Peterson and John Stone are delighted, as the crew gives a final salute!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Cambridge 2012, Secondary Spaces (Episode #3214H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Finishing touches are coming together: the driveway, walk-in closets, home automation and some remarkable wallpaper in the powder room. Norm visits local glass artist Carrie Gustafson to see how she's making the foyer light, and Tom's helping the homeowner John Stone build a quick and easy workbench with one trip to the home center.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Old and New In Harmony (Episode #3207H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Roger replaces the existing concrete front walk with a beautiful new bluestone design. Tom shows Kevin the modifications he specified on the replacement windows. On the third floor, tile contractor Mark Ferrante uses a shower waterproofing system. Architect Michael Kim shows Kevin how he planned a modern house inside the shell of an old one in Brookline, Massachusetts. Painting contractor Mauro Henrique starts paint prep and shows Kevin the shades of yellow the homeowner is considering for the exterior.

Exterior Improvements (Episode #3206H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Mason Mark McCullough shows Norm how he's repointing the old brick foundation. Then Norm and Tom repair the sagging front porch. Kevin visits Community Rowing on the Charles River to see how they make the Cambridge pastime of rowing available to everyone. Back at the project house, Tom and Kevin re-build the rotted historic porch railing to meet conservation district standards. Tom details the fire blocking and fire caulking as spray foam insulation begins in the balloon frame house.

Cambridge 2012/Hearthstone, Waterfall Island Top (Episode #3213H)

KQED Life: Fri, Jan 4, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Roger is getting the plants in despite the rain; the hearth and woodbox are lined with rustic sandstone. Norm visits Paul Grothouse in Pennsylvania to see how he's fabricating the huge butcher block countertop with waterfall edge and dovetail key detail. Richard installs wall-mounted lavatory faucets.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
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