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.
Lexington Project 2015/Down to the Wire (#3422H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Kevin arrives to see the installation of tall fescue that needs less water and fertilizer than other varieties. Interior designer Robin Gannon tells Kevin how she designed the great room entertainment center; then Matt Allen shows how he's turning the design into reality. Later, Kevin checks on the salvaged interior doors that will conceal the TV. In the basement, Richard shows Kevin the finished mechanical room and closes the loop on the final heating and cooling decisions.
- KQED Life: Sun, Aug 30, 2015 -- 2:00pm
- KQED Life: Thu, Sep 3, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
Adaptation & Accessibility (#3425H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Richard meets HFOT project manager Mike Duckett at the jobsite to understand some of the 150 requirements implemented on ADA-approved and Energy Star-rated homes. He travels to a plumbing manufacturer to see the technology behind touchless faucets and toilets. At the house, Mike shows Norm how tile contractor Steve Collette is using a beveled piece of marble to create an ADA-compliant threshold in the shower. Then they check out the technology behind the automatic door opener being used on many of the doors in the house. Cat DeWitt reveals how the hybrid styled faucet will make life more manageable for Matt and the rest of the family.
Lexington Project 2015/Garrison No More (#3423H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Norm and Kevin review the transformation that has taken place in the 1966 Garrison Colonial. Kitchen designer Michele Kelly shows Richard the design and technology smarts built into the new kitchen. Kevin meets homeowner Jody and her designer brother to see how he customized the spaces over the garage to reflect each daughter's personality. Interior designer Robin Gannon shows Norm the updates she made to the older parts of the house. Kevin and Jody join Jeremy in the kitchen to see the finished space, the new breakfast area, screen porch and back deck.
A Home for Matt & Cat (#3426H) Duration: 25:45 STEREO TVG
Kevin meets HFOT community outreach coordinator Chris Mitchell, who explains why community involvement is important. More than 150 local volunteers are laying down the sod, mulching the beds and planting. Closet builder Brian McSharry has been working with the DeWitts on a special design for the master closet, and Norm and Kevin work with Matt to design and build a table for the new dining room. At the end of a long journey, the DeWitts move into their new home.
The Veteran's Special House Project (#3424H) Duration: 25:51 STEREO TVG
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.
Dude, Where's My Victorian (#3501H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
A new project begins in Belmont, Massachusetts, with a focus on salvage and restoration. Homeowners Katherine and Murat Bicer plan to revive their 1895 Victorian by building a front porch, refurbishing the original windows and opening up the kitchen.
The Kitchen Came Tumbling Down (#3502H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Roger saves the plants that are removed to make way for the porch. Tom starts demo to open up the kitchen and determine how he'll support the weight of the house. Norm learns about Victorian details. The window pulley systems are repaired.
Bracing The Basement (#3503H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Tommy replaces rotten lally columns in the basement. Norm removes the marble sink and claw-foot tub from the guest bath to restore them. Richard discovers a historic house with 19th-century air conditioning and plumbing. Tom saves hardwood floors.
It's All About The Beams (#3504H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Tommy installs flitch beams in the kitchen. Kevin goes to West Virginia to see how laminated veneer lumber is made. Richard finds a rear-mounted toilet on the 3rd floor. Landscape designer Jenn Nawada works on a plan for the shade-covered backyard.
It's Foundation Time (#3505H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Work begins on the mudroom foundation. Kitchen designer Linda Cloutier imagines cabinets in the dream kitchen. A giant vacuum removes 100-year-old insulation from the attic. Norm and Tommy resize an existing door to fit a smaller opening.
- KQED 9: Sat, Oct 31, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me