Tom and Leslie team up with the experts at This Old House for a special broadcast taped live from their 30th anniversary project near Boston on the final day of filming. This hour we hear from host Kevin O’Connor and general contractor Tom Silva about how the 1915 Dutch Colonial was transformed into a much more useful space through an expertly designed 330 square foot addition that includes a new kitchen, family room and home office. Plumbing and heating expert, Richard Trethewey talks about his work on the project which included a high tech and energy efficient heating system, and shares a few old house plumbing tips for our listeners. Also hear how homeowners Bill and Gillian Pierce lived though the demolition, dealt with costly surprises and were able to stretch their budget and get a high-end renovation at an affordable price. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about adding insulation, and replacing a roof.
Tom and Leslie team up with the experts at This Old House for a special broadcast taped live from their 30th anniversary project in Newton Centre, MA on the final day of filming. Get tips this hour from This Old House master carpenter Norm Abram and Landscapeing Expert, Roger Cook. Learn the best way to make sure an addition matches the rest of a home, discover where to look for hidden storage space and get tips to make your own home much more energy efficient just like the team did for this project. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, detecting lead paint, vinyl tile removal, carpet removal, replacing basement doors, asbestos removal and repairing plaster walls.