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Season 43- The West Roxbury Victorian Episodes

S43 E26, Jenn Nawada and Kevin O’Connor on the West Roxbury front porch stairs

S43 E26: A Modern Victorian

A little over a year ago, the 1890s West Roxbury Victorian was a tired-looking house. Now, it’s all dressed up and looking good. The crew and homeowners give a tour of the changes.

S43 E25, Tom Silva installs closet doors with Kevin O’Connor

S43 E25: Focus on Finishes

Countertops are going in and doors are being hung. A local stone fabrication shop is visited. A distressed stained finish is applied to trim. Under-cabinet receptacles and crown molding are installed.

S43 E24, Kevin O’Connor discusses design ideas

S43 E24: Boho Chic

Cabinets and a vent hood are being installed in the kitchen. The homeowners’ daughter chooses a paint color for her room. A stained glass window is repaired, and floor tiles are laid out for installation.

S43 E23, Tom Silva and the contractor install flooring

S43 E23: A Match Made Perfect

Antique windows are installed in Dracut, MA. The original foundation is repaired. The wood floors are patched, and a bathroom is prepped for tile. Then, the team explores aluminum gutters that look like wood.

S43 E22, Tom Silva and the homeowner and his son in the attic

S43 E22: Father and Son

Headway on the 1890s Victorian continues as the crew installs lighting on the front porch and preps the primary bathroom for in-floor heating. Later, the homeowners pick lighting for the dining room and install drywall in the attic.

S43 E21, Kevin O’Connor discusses flooring with the homeowners and contractor

S43 E21: Exploring Flooring

The old front steps are replaced in this episode, and the homeowners decide on interior flooring. Kevin visits a trade school. Then, a cable railing and new door are installed out back, and a brick walkway out front.

S43 E20, Jenn Nawada and Mark McCullough work on a brick patio

S43 E20: Outdoor Oasis

Ipe is installed on the front porch. The existing furnace gets a new heat pump coil. Back at the house, a brick patio is built. At the Dracut Centre School, original corbel replicas are installed.

S43 E19, Richard Trethewey shows an old cast iron drain pipe

S43 E19: Drainpipe Puzzle

The windows are trimmed with PVC, and the house is sided with fiber cement clapboards. An American Elm resistant to Dutch Elm disease is planted. Inside, a drainpipe puzzle is solved.

S43 E18, Jenn Nawada teaches the homeowner how to prune

S43 E18: Pruning 101

The inside of the house is demo’d. The homeowners select kitchen cabinets, then a wider window opening is created. Beams are installed to replace a load-bearing wall, a willow tree is pruned, and house wrap is installed.

S43 E17, This Old House arrives at the West Roxbury project house

S43 E17: Small Town in a Big City

It’s a new project. We meet a new builder Deliandro and homeowners Robyn and Derek in the West Roxbury section of Boston. Robyn gives a tour. Derek is an architect and drew the construction plans.