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.
Arlington Italianate Project 2014/House Vs. Nature (#3319H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Roger removes a hydrangea with roots are undermining the foundation. Painting contractor Mauro Henrique offers strategies for working with potentially messy red paint. Kevin sees the damage hail can do to a house when IBHS conducts the first-ever indoor hailstorm. Tom goes the extra mile to keep water at bay in the basement.
Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Water Water Everywhere (#3320H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Local historian Richard Duffy offers a look at Arlington's Spy Pond. Richard installs a new water line to the house. Tom installs the new pre-finished Brazilian chestnut flooring. Fiberglass gutters made to look like historic wood gutters are fabricated and installed.
Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Italianate Inspiration (#3316H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Paint color consultant Bonnie Krims presents exterior color schemes, while Norm and Tom patch old oak veneer floors. Richard presents a new solution to the ugly PVC intake and exhaust pipes that come out of a typical boiler. Kevin tours an 1870 Italianate style home in Dedham, Massachusetts. Tom shows Kevin some of his favorite applications for radiant heat.
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Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Made in the Shade (#3323H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Fence contractor Mark Bushway installs a custom PVC fence and arbor. Tile contractor Eric Ferrante creates a marble herringbone pattern in the powder room, while his brother Mark presents the grout color options for the faux slate floor in the mudroom. Tom builds a sliding barn door using salvaged antique wood from the attic. Horticulturist Laurie Sullivan presents alternatives to the usual, run-of-the-mill shade plants.
Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Deadliest Old House (#3317H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
TOH welcomes Edgar Hansen from Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch." To assess his skills, Tom puts Edgar to work patching cracks in the plaster walls, then Richard shows him how to "fish" water lines through the building. Norm and Tom raise the height of the railing on the second floor landing. Roger and Edgar remove the concrete stairs at the front entry.
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Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Decorative Details (#3324H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Paul Grothouse installs a teak island top in the kitchen, while Jim Snyder installs a solid surface vanity top in the master bath. Designer Christine Tuttle reviews how the vision for the house evolved from fabric, paint and light fixture choices. Tom builds a small but handy electronics nook. Tile contractor Mark Ferrante grouts the pebble tiles on the shower floor. Wallpaper hanger Warren Reeb hangs handmade wallpaper. Norm and Tom install a new front door.
Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Old World New World (#3318H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Roger sets granite steps on a bed of ice to melt them into place. Plaster contractor Bob Bucco repairs plaster by hand, while 3D printing specialist David Kempskie shows how the repairs can also be made in a computer, thanks to state-of-the-art technology. Norm and Tom review the design options for the front porch railing, then get to work fabricating the balustrade, which features a flat stock baluster that is custom-made on site.
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Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Sod, Garbage Disposers, Crown Molding (#3325H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Roger rolls out a truckload of fresh sod. Tom installs a replica ceiling medallion made using a 3D printer; then he installs a custom copper vent hood. Richard selects the right garbage disposer at a local home center. Norm gives a lesson in crown molding, while Richard installs a pedestal sink in the powder room. Closet designer Mary Cool shows Kevin how she's customizing the master closet for maximum storage.
Arlington Italianate Project/Italianate Renaissance (#3326H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Arlington Italianate Project finale: Landscape designer Cricket Beauregard completes the exterior with a pair of classically inspired urns. Tom details how he modified the master bath to accommodate a steam shower. Malcolm and Richard check out the newly finished basement spaces. Heather shows Norm the finished bedrooms, baths and laundry spaces. Designer Christine Tuttle shows Kevin the decor choices that give the home a period inspired but unfussy feel. The whole group gathers in the new eat-in kitchen to celebrate the renaissance of this Italianate home.