Season 39 - The Newton Generation NEXT House
Eight apprentices in our Generation NEXT program will work alongside the TOH master crew to help expand and restore this 1879 New England home.
It’s the wrap of another great project. Kevin tours the renovated house with the homeowners. Their kids and Joe’s parents arrive to check out the new and improved home.
Kevin finds Tommy and Charlie installing a fireback. Roger returns the flowers he saved. The island countertop goes on. Kevin watches a crew install a garage door. The wood stove arrives.
Norm lays composite decking. Charlie makes exterior decorative brackets. Kevin watches a quartz countertop get installed. Roger paves the front walk. Liz fits her stained-glass window.
Roger explains why preventative tree work is needed. Homeowner Liz gets a tiling lesson. The original newel post is discovered to be walnut. The apprentices graduate after ten weeks of hard work.
Norm fits an old door. Roger sees a premade stone wall installed in sections. Kevin visits a career day for the trades. Twin built-in beds are made in Rhode Island. Tommy reinstalls a corner cabinet.
At the Newton Project, trim interior columns, stair treads, and stained-glass windows are installed. Kevin tours a flooring factory. Richard teaches a plumbing class.
Granite is laid for the stove. Nathan installs a porch ceiling. Kevin sees a Rhode Island home with pine trim. Richard reviews component placement at the mechanical wall. Mauro fixes holes in plaster.
Kevin reviews the progress being made upstairs. Most of the new work is at the back of the house. New gas lines are installed. Tommy builds a shower bench and double hung replacement windows.
The apprentices get a lesson in roofing, Kevin watches how an elaborate Chippendale railing is put together, the basement gets moisture prevention, and Richard shows how ductwork is put together.
Flooring is used to make a barn door. Roger teaches a horticulture class. Tommy and Charlie find an uninsulated crawl space. The garage floor gets radiant heat and the front porch gets columns.
The apprentices learn how to frame a wall in the master bedroom, build a drain stack for the master bath, and lay decking on the front porch. The homeowners visit their kitchen cabinet designer.
The apprentices learn the basics of framing a deck while the chimney gets demo’ed. The interior designer creates a custom pattern for the floor. The flue for the wood burning stove is installed.
Kevin and Tom build a new subfloor. Richard hunts for an old clawfoot tub. Tom demonstrates how to check porch level and build a hip roof. Kevin learns about a job training program in Baltimore.
Kevin checks on the foundations at the site. The homeowners request an open floor plan and enlist an interior designer. Tommy and Kevin discuss the future of their apprentices on the Newton site.
Tom finishes the forms for the new foundation. Richard gets the house safe for demolition. Roger saves roses and lilacs from being trampled by construction. Mold is found in the basement.
A homeowner inherits her childhood home but wants to accommodate their children and in-laws. Mike Rowe visits to discuss the need for a new generation of skilled tradespeople.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva teaches apprentice Austin how to make a variety of different wood joints by building simple utility boxes.
Watch Tom Silva teach two apprentices how to correctly hang a flanged window.
There’s a shortage of skilled workers across the building trades today. Learn how Marvin is doing their part to inspire the next generation, by offering an intensive Immersion Experience at their dedicated training facility in Warroad, Minnesota.
Tom Silva shows the TOH apprentices how to properly install new double-hung windows at the Newton Project House, with Marvin’s Tilt Pac Sash Replacement System
With a more open (storage-packed!) first floor, a new master suite, and dedicated space for visiting grandparents, this 1879 Italianate’s remodel was designed with family in mind
See the Newton Project like you’ve never seen it before! Explore every room and learn about the materials, fixtures, and even paint colors
This energy- and cost-saving installation takes about two hours to complete, but in this timelapse it only takes about a minute (wink)
Eight lucky Insiders get an up-close look at the Newton house
Generation NEXT apprentice Austin Wilson passed away in January 2018. Here are a few of our favorite moments with this wonderful young man
The TOH host's most popular Instagram posts of the year, featuring his own beautiful snapshots. Follow @kevinoconnortoh on Instagram to see his updates in your feed
Roger Cook finishes up at the Newton house project—with a little help from the students of Minuteman Regional Vo-Tech High School
This kitchen backsplash has hidden talents: It warms the room up, too
For its lead story on Sunday October 1st, CBS talked about our Generation NEXT campaign and what the skilled labor shortage means in the wake of natural disaster
After more than 15 years away, homeowner Liz McQuillan Delfino is teaming up with TOH to get the house she grew up in ready for her own family, complete with an in-law suite to welcome extended visits from the grandparents. New episodes start October 6th. Check local listings