America's favorite home improvement series, the Emmy Award-winning THIS OLD HOUSE, airs in the first half of the hour. In the second half-hour, ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook address specific, viewer-driven home maintenance and repair questions.
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. In the second half of the hour, on ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Roger helps a homeowner temporarily transplant a mature rose bush while exterior work takes place. Then, Roger, along with Kevin, Richard and Tom, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom and Kevin replace old outdoor lighting with new fixtures.
Saturday, April 06, 2013 Length : 56 min MPT
Episode # 1114
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. In the second half of the hour, on ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Kevin heads to Del Ray Beach, Florida, to restore Terrazzo floors. Then, Kevin, along with Roger, Richard and Tom, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner repair a cracked floor joist.
Saturday, April 20, 2013 Length : 56 min MPT
Episode # 1115
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! In the second half of the hour, on ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Richard heads to Cheyenne, Wyoming, to help a homeowner install a toilet. Then, Richard, along with Roger, Kevin and Tom, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom shares a viewer tip about driving eye screws. Roger and Kevin patch a lawn with grass seed.
Saturday, April 27, 2013 Length : 56 min MPT
Episode # 1116
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. In the second half of the hour, on ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner hang a flat panel television on the wall and conceal all the wiring. Back in the workshop, Scott shows Kevin examples of different types of electrical outlets. Then, Kevin, along with Roger, Richard and Tom, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Roger heads to Miami to help a homeowner control the insect pests in her yard without the use of pesticides.
Saturday, May 25, 2013 Length : 56 min MPT
Episode # 1117
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. In the second half of the hour, on ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Kevin meets appliance repairman Richie Issacson to learn how to maintain kitchen appliances. Then, Kevin, along with Roger, Richard and Tom, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner install a rain gutter, downspout and rain barrel.