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Ask This Old House: Remodeling Kitchen Area/ Improving Drainage In Planters

Airs Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV

Pictured (l-r): Landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert ...

Credit: ©Anthony Tieuli

Above: Pictured (l-r): Landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, host Kevin O'Connor and general contractor Tom Silva. In the eighth season of "Ask This Old House," the experts are once again traveling the country to help puzzled homeowners in Baltimore, Detroit, Tampa, Houston and other cities tackle all sorts of common household problems.

The "Ask This Old House" team travels to homeowners' doorsteps and personally tackles viewer home improvement problems. In addition to making house calls, host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and various guest experts walk viewers through home improvement techniques and review the latest products.

In this episode, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva head to Detroit to help a homeowner remodel her kitchen with new appliances, countertops, a backsplash and kitchen sink. Then, landscape contractor Roger Cook shares with host Kevin O’Connor a viewer tip for improving drainage in the bottom of a flowerpot.

"Ask This Old House" is looking for tips on repairs, remodeling, tools, and materials. We'll choose tips to be highlighted on the Web site, on our television program, or in an issue of our magazine. Submit your tips.

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