Season 4 - The Arlington House Episodes
Bob Vila takes a final tour of the fully decorated "dream house of the ‘80s."
Host Bob Vila meets with experts to discuss and demonstrate carpet installation, German wines, stereo speaker systems and outdoor lighting.
Host Bob Vila talks with Norm Abram about installing outdoor light fixtures. Bob installs a projection TV screen, works on terracotta tile installation and discusses water purification systems.
Bob Vila works on weather stripping the front door. He helps install the garbage disposal and point-of-use hot water heater in the apartment and learns how to re-hang old doors with Norm.
Host Bob Vila installs the kitchen sink and cuts the countertop in the apartment, gets painting tips and installs track lighting. Norm shows how he constructed wine racks.
Bob Vila works on fence and gazebo installation and puts the tiles in the exercise room bathroom. Rich Trethewey shows the new controls on the furnace and a new hot water heater.
Bob Vila works with experts to lay the floor boards in the kitchen and the brickwork on the walkway. Bob installs fixtures for the interior and exterior door sets with Norm.
Host Bob Vila tours the yard with landscape architect Tom Wirth. Bob hangs the apartment kitchen cabinets with Norm and visits the workshop where the pine planks are planed for the kitchen floor.
Host Bob Vila visits a super-insulated home in Aurora, IL, and talks with its builder, Perry Bigelow, about construction details.
Bob Vila discusses the sandblasted clapboards and the new stain. He helps install an exterior light, paint a ceiling, and choose tiles. Bob works with Norm Abram on the redwood trim in the exercise room.
Bob Vila travels to New Mexico for a look at El Dorado. Bob and Norm lay down the parquet floor in the apartment kitchen.
Bob Vila watches demonstration of storm window installation. Then he travels to Sturbridge, MA for a visit with master cabinetmaker Jack Cronin.
Bob Vila goes over hot tub set up. Tom Wirth visits a nursery to pick out plants for his landscaping design. Bob shows how a cornice can be replicated.
Bob Vila talks with Norm Abram about plans for the new wine cellar. He visits a completed cellar with Jock Gifford for a discussion of storage techniques, lighting and climate control.
Bob Vila and Norm Abram look at different types of doors that will be used in the house. Bob shows how to install a whirlpool bath in master bedroom.
Bob goes to Nantucket with architect Jock Gifford to look at an exercise room and spa. Bob talks with Norm about the old house’s siding which has been sandblasted. Norm and Bob look at the windowsill that Norm has replaced.
Bob Vila installs a new window sash with Norm Abram. Next he meets with the lighting designer. Bob he meets with Jack Cronin, to discuss layout and design of the custom cabinets in the kitchen.
Bob Vila works with crew to waterproof the deck of the exercise room, which is also the kitchen roof. He learns how to wire an electrical outlet in existing and new walls.
Bob Vila reveals that the sashes from the windows of the old house will have to be replaced. He visits a showroom/store where tile is displayed.
Bob Vila talks with Norm about the kitchen flooring. Bob visits a salvage yard that offers the yellow pine timber cut for flooring planks. Bob joins Norm again to talk about paint stripping alternatives to sandblasting.
Bob Vila works with Norm Abram to install a skylight and review the roofing, gutter and molding decisions. Rich Trethewey discusses plans for heating in each room.
Bob Vila joins Norm Abram touring the work in progress. Tom Wirth reveals landscaping plan for the yard and they go on a trip to Sturbridge village to get ideas.
Bob Vila meets with experts to move the garage to its new location, view a model of the new architectural changes and watch an energy evaluation of the old house.
Bob Vila brings in the crane and demolition of a portion of the old farmhouse begins. Later, Vila talks with a slate contractor about the old slate roof and discusses the merits of sandblasting.
Bob Vila considers the many remodeling possibilities for the old house with architect Jock Gifford and landscape architect Tom Wirth.