Carlisle | All the Comforts of Home
Master carpenter Norm Abram meets lighting designer Susan Arnold for a look at the modern (but practical) cable lighting system in the kitchen. The limestone tub deck is installed in the master bath, while plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs an undermount sink in a freestanding vanity in the kids' bath. Norm finds garage system specialist Christopher Hubbuch installing a new workshop storage system in the basement of the barn. Designer Beth Ferencik shows landscape contractor Roger Cook the handcrafted teak furniture and accessories she's selected for the terrace. Richard shows Norm the last pieces of the HVAC story—the condensers (which use a refrigerant that won't delete the ozone layer) and the heat-recovery ventilators (which will bring fresh air into the sealed-tight house). Alarm specialist Don Martini shows Norm the latest innovations in his field—an access keypad that unlocks the front door with the swipe of a key tag, while keeping a log of comings and goings on the household computer. Finishing specialist John Dee shows Norm how he's going to stain the pine stair treads to match the engineered hickory flooring.