For Liz McQuillan Delfino, stepping through her front entry is a lot like stepping back in time. She pushes open the same heavy wood door, glimpses the same quirky fireplace nook, and passes the same staircase she knew growing up. Once the kitchen comes into view, however, it’s clear things have changed in her childhood home. Framed by a columned half-wall divider, the enlarged, opened-up cook space now has an island at its center, all-new cabinetry, quartz and reclaimed-wood countertops, and gleaming stainless-steel appliances—testament to a just-completed eight-month renovation documented on the current season of This Old House television. With the construction dust now settled, the army of contractors, subs, and Generation NEXT apprentices have moved on—and Liz, her husband, Joe Delfino, and their two young daughters are finally moved in.
Shown: New shingle siding flares above a lower section of clapboards on the renovated house. The historical two-tone green scheme is accented with off-white trim and deep-red brackets.
ROOF SHINGLES: GAF
CEDAR SHINGLE SIDING: Maibec
FIBER-CEMENT CLAPBOARD SIDING: JamesHardie
PORCH COLUMNS: Chadsworth
PAINT (EXTERIOR TRIM): Benjamin Moore’s White Sand
PAINT (BRACKETS): Benjamin Moore’s Hodley Red