Newton GenNEXT | Construction Gets a Jumpstart
Coming up on this episode of This Old House
Kevin arrives to find Tommy working on fixing the old addition subfloor. When he first toured the house, Tommy noticed a ¾-inch elevation change between the dining room and the family room. They also need to restructure the corner of the floor where the new wood-burning stove will go.
Meanwhile, Richard travels to an architectural salvage yard in New Hampshire to meet the homeowners and their designer, Chloë Rideout, as they shop for the right tub. Liz and Joe want a very traditional look for their new master bath. Chloë thinks an antique claw-foot tub should be the focal point.
Back in Newton, the front porch can use a lot of love. Tommy shows the apprentices how far out of level it is, and he’s coming up with a plan to fix it.
Kevin travels to the rough neighborhoods of Baltimore to find a Generation NEXT success story. It’s called Project JumpStart, and it helps turn recovering drug addicts and nonviolent offenders into job candidates for the construction trades.
Back at the project house, the architect has drawn a hip roof over the new garage. Tommy teaches the apprentices how to calculate the cuts needed to make the rafters.