This Old House (1979– )
29 Sep. 2016Arlington Arts & Crafts: Arts and Crafts Class Begins
6 Oct. 2016Arlington Arts & Crafts: A New Look, Inside and Out
13 Oct. 2016Arlington Arts & Crafts: Make Way for the Family Room
20 Oct. 2016Arlington Arts & Crafts: Foundation Fundamentals
27 Oct. 2016Arlington Arts & Crafts: A Steely Den
Tommy and Kevin take a road trip to see how the steel beams used in our house are fabricated. The beams are trucked to the site and Kevin finds Tommy supervising erection on the back of the house. The third floor has been demo'ed and now Richard can start an HVAC plan for the second floor. He's looking on the third floor for a location for an air handler and duct work to provide air to the floor below. The front porch must be demo'ed to make way for a new design. With the help of heavy machinery, Tommy's crew does the job quickly. Then Tommy walks Kevin through the ...
3 Nov. 2016Arlington Arts & Crafts: One Brick at a Time
10 Nov. 2016Arlington Arts & Crafts: To Paint or Not to Paint
The homeowners want a unique look for their kitchen. They think a custom range hood will fill that vision. Kevin visits the shop of Ed Packard, otherwise known as the Tin Man, to find out how the range hood is coming together. The original chimney has seen better days and needed to be demo'ed. Kevin goes up on the roof to watch Mark McCullough build a new one. Nick and Emily need to make some design choices in order to move construction along. Kevin finds Emily and Jill Goldberg, the designer, in the new family room discussing options for the fireplace. They want to ...
17 Nov. 2016Arlington Arts & Crafts: A New Look to Match the Old
5 Jan. 2017Arlington Arts & Crafts: Arts and Crafts from Top to Bottom
The project's old front porch was a hodgepodge design - part permanent, part temporary. Kevin finds Tommy framing the new front porch using custom cut and assembled rafters. The new design puts an Arts and Crafts punctuation mark on the front of the house. Nick and Emily have chosen special marble from Danby Vermont for their countertops. Richard travels to the world's largest underground quarry where the stone originates to find out how marble makes it's way from inside the mountain to inside the kitchen. Emily wants the new exterior color of the house to fit in with...
12 Jan. 2017Arlington Arts & Crafts: Shedding the Old Look
19 Jan. 2017Arlington Arts & Crafts: Underground Energy
26 Jan. 2017Arlington Arts & Crafts: Changes Start to Show
2 Feb. 2017Arlington Arts & Crafts: Decorative Touches Make a Difference
9 Feb. 2017Arlington Arts & Crafts: Shiplap for a Ship Shape House
16 Feb. 2017Arlington Arts & Crafts: Details Make the House Beautiful
The journey of the Vermont marble continues from the cave to the counters. Richard watches as fabricator Roberto Martinez and his crew install the largest piece of marble at the kitchen island. Nothing says New England like a fieldstone wall. Kim, our landscape architect, calls for one that starts in the front yard and bends down along the driveway. Kevin finds Roger and his team laying the first giant stones for the wall. There is much more involved than just stacking rocks. Upstairs, Kevin finds Mark Pehrson hanging textured wallpaper over a wall that contains a ...
23 Feb. 2017Arlington Arts & Crafts: An Arts & Crafts for the Ages
The Arts and Crafts house in Arlington is at completion and the guys come to take a last look and celebrate with the homeowners. Kevin and Tommy arrive at the new entrance where the old Silver Maple tree and telephone pole once stood. Kevin tours the front yard with Roger and landscape architect Kim Turner. Kim points out the new plantings in the front yard and all the hardscape that Roger and his crew have worked hard to finish. Meanwhile Tommy goes around the back to meet Norm and look at the three-story exterior addition. They reflect on how the addition was ...
30 Mar. 2017Detroit: Rebuilding Motor City
Kevin introduces the city of Detroit and describes some of its history. He meets journalist Stephen Henderson in front of his childhood home, and learns about how the city and its neighborhoods came upon hard times. Kevin pulls up to the project house and meets Frank and Tamiko Polk, as well as Frank's mom Carolyn, in the front yard. He heads inside with Tamiko and Carolyn to tour the first and second floor. Frank finds Tommy in the back yard, and they assess some of the repairs needed, including repointing the brickwork and rebuilding the front stairs. Richard shows ...
13 Apr. 2017Detroit: Peering Down the Rehab Rabbit Hole
20 Apr. 2017Detroit: Windows of Detroit
At the Grandmont Rosedale project, Kevin tours the demo on the house, and then meets electrician Lenny Rodriguez to learn about his electrical plan. Back in Russell Woods, Tommy teaches Tamiko, Monet and Christian techniques to remove all the peeling paint in the living room. Richard and Frank begin rough plumbing repairs in the basement using PEX tubing. Tommy shows Kevin the issues with the framing around the leaded stained glass windows in the living room as glass artist Ann Baxter begins the repairs. Richard traces the history of Motown through the Detroit ...
11 May 2017Detroit: A Mason Steps Up
At the Russell Woods project, Tommy uses a clever fix for some damaged oak flooring in the living room. Frank and Tamiko meet with Jerusha Kaffine, a local kitchen designer, to see her plan. Mark McCullough joins the crew in Detroit to repair the front steps, and then new gutters go up. Kevin visits a nearby pottery to see how they've been making tile for a century. Then he heads to the Grandmont-Rosedale neighborhood to show the progress.
18 May 2017Detroit: Stained Glass Revival
As an old house in Detroit is being rehabbed the team installs restored lead glass bay windows. A heated floor and tile have been set and kitchen cabinets are going in. Kevin and Roger also share a segment about urban farming in Detroit.
25 May 2017Detroit: Going Old School for Tile and Molding
In Russell Woods, Kevin finds Frank and Tamiko prepping the guest room walls. Their kids join in to begin painting. Kevin finds sod farmer Mike Thompson in the front yard, planting some low maintenance plants under the bay windows and laying sod across the rest of the front yard. Tommy repairs decorative crown molding in the living room by making his own template from a putty knife. Kevin and Contractor Josh Engle work together to install plumbing fixtures in the upstairs bathroom, starting with the toilet. Tommy and Frank work together to install a new interior door ...
1 Jun. 2017Detroit: Rebirth in Detroit
Kevin and Tommy pull up to the completed Russell Woods, recalling their time in the city and the restoration efforts they've witnessed. Frank meets Tommy out front to review the exterior changes to the house. Tamiko shows Kevin the new living room, dining room and den, featuring the restored bay windows, refinished floors, new fireplace surround, fresh paint and inviting furniture. Richard gives Kevin an overview of the improvements to the mechanicals in the basement, which had been ravaged by thieves. A new furnace and water heater will keep the house warm and cool, ...