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Season 1 - The Dorchester House Episodes

The Victorian renovation that started it all.

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S1 E13: The Finished Product

A look at the nearly finished product, inside and out. And the finishing touches are put on the picket fence, the deck, and yard.

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S1 E12: Adding Curb Appeal

A stonemason repairs the stone wall around the Dorchester House, and the yard gets two new trees.

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S1 E11: Flooring Install

Stairs and front porch columns are being installed on the front of the project house.

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S1 E10: Exterior Planning

The carpenters install new red cedar clapboards on the Dorchester House, and the Mayor of Boston, Kevin White, pays a visit.

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S1 E9: Deck Foundation

Work on the deck and its foundation is underway. Host Bob Vila offers some hints on paint stripping and introduces an alternative to ceramic wall tile around the bathtub.

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S1 E8: Insulation, Historic Paint Colors

Insulation and plasterwork; kitchen windows; preservation consultant on exterior paint.

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S1 E7: Roof Repairs, Kitchen Plaster Work

Plasterers, roofers, and carpenters are hard at work. The kitchen walls are plastered, the chimney gets some attention, and work starts on the crumbling front porch.

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S1 E6: Heating Plan, Kitchen Skylight

This week our host talks with a heating specialist about baseboard heating, the heating plant and the water heater. We take a look at the bedroom closets and a new kitchen skylight.

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S1 E5: Leveled Ceilings and Kitchen Lighting

Ceilings levels and renovated; bulkhead repaired; kitchen lighting; viewer questions.

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S1 E4: Insulation and Plumbing

It's time to insulate the house, remove the old furnace, and replace it with a new-energy-efficient heating system.

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S1 E3: Frozen Pipes and a New Kitchen Wall

The major problems encountered so far as well as the plan to modernize the function of the kitchen and bathrooms.

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S1 E2: House History and Kitchen Plans

Rot in the eaves, new kitchen plans revealed, the history of the home, an energy audit report, and demoing a downstairs bathroom.

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S1 E1: A Tour of the House

In the premiere episode, host Bob Vila welcomes us to Dorchester, MA, and the series This Old House.