THIS OLD HOUSE: Season 36: The Belmont Project
Airs Saturdays, Oct. 10 - Nov. 21 & Dec. 13 & 26, 2015 at 12 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, October 9, 2015
Credit: Courtesy of Anthony Tieuli
Discover America’s leading home improvement series, the Emmy® Award-winning THIS OLD HOUSE®. Follow home renovations from start to finish with America’s favorite team of experts – Norm Abram, Tom Silva, Rich Trethewey, Roger Cook and Kevin O’Connor. The Belmont, Massachusetts project focuses on salvage and restoration. Homeowners Katherine and Murat Bicer want to revive their 1895 Victorian by building a front porch, refurbishing the original windows and opening up the kitchen.
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“Dude, Where's My Victorian” airs Saturday, October 10 at 12 p.m. - 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” airs Saturday, October 17 at 12 p.m. - 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” airs Saturday, October 24 at 12 p.m. - 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” airs Saturday, October 31 at 12 p.m. - 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” airs Saturday, November 7 at 12 p.m. - 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.
“Opening The Entry” airs Saturday, November 14 at 12 p.m. - Kevin meets mason Mark McCullough as he starts laying blocks for the mudroom foundation. Tommy builds a bay window in the kitchen. Norm visits the shop where the original windows are undergoing restoration. The front entryway is opened up.
“Victorian 2” airs Saturday, November 21 at 12 p.m. - Kevin meets Richard in the basement to discuss the HVAC plan. Tommy’s excavation crew replaces the old steel main water line at the front of the house. Katherine and interior designer Amanda Reid select tile for the bathrooms.
“Antiques For An Antique House” airs Saturday, December 13 at 12 p.m. - Framing begins on the front porch. HVAC expert Brian Palen solves the puzzle of snaking ductwork through a house designed in the age of coal. Kevin heads to Brimfield, the world’s largest outdoor antique show, where Katherine searches for furnishings.
“It’s All About The Beams” airs Saturday, December 26 at 12 p.m. - 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.
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