Season 1 - The Dorchester House Episodes
The Victorian renovation that started it all.
A look at the nearly finished product, inside and out. And the finishing touches are put on the picket fence, the deck, and yard.
A stonemason repairs the stone wall around the Dorchester House, and the yard gets two new trees.
Stairs and front porch columns are being installed on the front of the project house.
The carpenters install new red cedar clapboards on the Dorchester House, and the Mayor of Boston, Kevin White, pays a visit.
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.
Insulation and plasterwork; kitchen windows; preservation consultant on exterior paint.
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.
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.
Ceilings levels and renovated; bulkhead repaired; kitchen lighting; viewer questions.
It's time to insulate the house, remove the old furnace, and replace it with a new-energy-efficient heating system.
The major problems encountered so far as well as the plan to modernize the function of the kitchen and bathrooms.
Rot in the eaves, new kitchen plans revealed, the history of the home, an energy audit report, and demoing a downstairs bathroom.