Season 33 - The Barrington Beach House Episodes
Norm and Kevin congratulate Andy on a job well done. Richard shares an advanced programmable thermostat. Solar shades are installed while the master closet now accommodates both his and hers space. Interior designer Lisa Newman Paratore shows off the final decor choices.
Light green grout is used with the glass tile backsplash. The garage gets an insulated steel door and storage system. A cable railing system is installed. A gas stove is installed in the living room. The new lighting design is shown.
A retractable awning is installed. Soapstone countertops get sealed with wax. Andy dresses the half-walls with oak caps and scotia molding. Light fixtures are made by New England blacksmiths. Floor warming goes in the master bath. Richard explains the ERV unit.
New concrete pavers are installed in the driveway. Norm visits a custom cabinetshop. The refrigerator panel is scribed to fit. The new soaking tub is set in plaster. The painting contractor tries out a "full spectrum" paint.
Brazilian hardwood garapa for the new deck; Red cedar shingles in a wave pattern; Kevin meets designer Lisa Newman Paratore at her shop. Norm sees the exterior decorative brackets and learns why polyurethane is a better choice than PVC.
A sustainable coastal landscape uses native plants and local sod. Metalsmiths install copper gutter and scupper. Ross Trethewey takes Kevin O’Connor to a lighthouse that’s also an off-the-grid bed and breakfast. Richard Trethewey sees the solar hot water system.
Andy Tiplady shows Kevin the red cedar shingles and flair. Richard Trethewey shows Kevin a hydronic system integrated with a solar hot water system. Solar panels provide electricity. Norm tours one of Newport’s famous mansions.
Builder Andy Tiplady shows Norm Abram the custom copper pan for flashing for the windows. Kevin visits the Hurricane Research Lab at the University of Florida. A clambake down on the beach.
New foundation is in place, and framing is underway. Andy and his crew prepare for Hurricane Irene. The neighborhood takes a hit. Kevin meets the Executive Director of the Coastal Resources Management Council, Grover Fugate.