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S41 E12: Seaside Transformation

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The Westerly one-story ranch house has been converted to a two-story Dutch Colonial thanks to the Sweenor team. Today the crew does a final walkthrough and says goodbye to the homeowners and the apprentices.

Starting outdoors, Kevin shows off the new sweeping gambrel roofline before heading inside to meet Jeff. They begin the tour in the original long hallway to see the updated bathroom, an old bedroom which is now an office complete with barn doors and a wall of shelving, and another old bedroom that has turned into a spacious laundry room. The original room with the green carpeting has been converted into a playroom where Jeff’s team, along with Norm and Mauro, repurposed the old knotty pine paneling to create a whitewashed wainscoting around the room.

Upstairs, Jeff meets Tommy who is helping to hang the shower door in the girls’ bathroom. In the girls’ bedrooms, they point out the reclaimed flooring that was sanded, finished and brought back to life. Jeff and his crew did the millwork in the both the upstairs and downstairs hallways including a custom built-in, the staircase and railings. The master bedroom suite shows off the gambrel accent roofline detail and has lots of windows to capture the view.

Back downstairs, Kevin walks through the widened front entry area to meet homeowners Scott and Shayla in the kitchen. The ceiling has been raised a foot with a new custom coffered detail throughout the entire living area. The original dark cabinets have been replaced with white on the exterior walls and blue lower cabinets on the island. They admire a new double slider door that opens from the dining room to a large deck. The fireplace was moved to another side of the family room, and Jeff’s crew used shiplap for the surround and white oak floating shelves to flank it. Norm and Jeff come in with the custom ellipse coffee table that they built in Jeff’s shop using salvaged wood from Scott’s great-uncle’s barn.

Outside, Tommy finds Jenn and Jon Zeyl’s crew finishing the hydroseeding. They walk up the curved bluestone walkway to go up to the front entry. In the back, the deck steps down onto a bluestone patio. With the pergola, there’s a variety of outdoor spaces. The back steps are from a local granite quarry.

In the basement, Richard and Kevin inspect the mechanicals. The heat pump water heater uses the heat from the basement to heat the water. They check out the systems such as the new gas fired burner and energy recovery ventilator.

Outside a large propane tank was buried as well as an updated septic system. Apprentices De’Shaun, Kathryn, and Ryan meet Kevin at the flagpole to talk about their experiences and future plans. Then the whole team and family gather to hoist up the heavy pole and fly the flags to signal the end project.

Original Air Date: January 26, 2020 Season 41; Ep.12 23:43

Products and Services from this episode

Bath Fans
Manufacturer: Panasonic Bath Fans

Bathroom & Laundry Room Tile
Manufacturer: Merola

Batt Insulation
Manufacturer: Rockwool

Blankets, Throw Pillows
Supplier: Crane & Canopy

Cabinet Supplier & Designer
Supplier: Completely Custom

Countertop Fabrication & Installation
Contractor: Quality Tile

Custom Flat Panel Drapes
Manufacturer: Eileen & Taylor

Decking and Railings
Manufacturer: Deckorators

Manufacturer: Juliska

Manufacturer: Homans

Electrical Contractor
Contractor: South Shore Electrical Contractors

Electronics Installation
Installer: Completely Custom

Exterior Trim
Manufacturer: Lifespan Solid Select

Fireplace Installer
Installer: Wakefield Fireplace

Furniture Loan
Supplier: Miceli's Furniture

Heating & Cooling
Manufacturer: Bryant Heating & Cooling

Contractor: AGS HVAC Services

Interior Painter
Contractor: Steve Parker Fine Painting

Kitchen & Laundry Room Cabinets
Manufacturer: Signature Cabinets

Kitchen & Laundry Room Countertops
Manufacturer: Cambria

Kitchen Range Vent Hood
Manufacturer: Panasonic Vent Hoods

Kitchen Tile
Supplier: Bedrosians Tile & Stone

Landscape Installation
Contractor: Landscape Creations of Rhode Island

LED Outdoor Lighting
Supplier: Stateline Irrigation Supply

Malin’s Bedroom Furniture
Manufacturer: Maine Woodworks

Master Bedroom Bedding
Supplier: Crane & Canopy

Master Bedroom Closet
Manufacturer: California Closets

Office Shelving
Manufacturer: California Closets

Manufacturer: Walpole Woodworkers

Contractor: JN Jordan Plumbing

Plumbing Fixtures
Manufacturer: Kohler Co

Radiant Heat & Tile Profiles
Manufacturer: Schluter Systems

Manufacturer: GAF Materials Corp

Manufacturer: Dash & Albert

Shower Doors
Manufacturer: Dreamline

Supplier: Sodco, Inc.

Trees and Perennials
Supplier: Clark Farms

Wall Art
Supplier: Avondale Arts

Wood Floors, Doors, Barn Door, White Oak Supplier
Manufacturer: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods