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David: This Old House - Episode #3115
Landscape contractor Roger Cook oversees the final finish going down on our driveway - a thin layer of liquid asphalt and stone that ends up looking like a gravel driveway, without the maintenance. Inside, master electrician Allen Gallant installs a new LED strip light at the old fireplace to give the brick surround a warm glow. Decorative painter Tony Bevilacqua shows host Kevin O'Connor how he created a bright custom canvas wall covering for the new powder room. In nearby Concord,
Massachusetts, master carpenter Norm Abram meets blacksmith Carl Close to see how he's making a Colonial-inspired boot scraper and doorknocker for our house. General contractor Tom Silva shows Kevin the new single garage door that's made to look like two carriage doors thanks to a false post down the center. Kevin meets with realtor Ron Phipps to discuss why antique homes can be challenging to sell, and how we've addressed the major concerns with the renovation we've done. In the basement, plumbing and heating expert Richard done. In the basement, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows Kevin the latest offering in hot water heaters - a hybrid type that functions like an instantaneous hot water heater, but
with a heat exchanger and small storage reservoir that eliminates the wait for hot water and also improves efficiency. Then, lighting designer Susan Arnold reveals her strategy for lighting both the high©\ceilinged family room, and the low-ceilinged kitchen, and how she's controlling everything with a new system that can be operated via an app on a smart phone or tablet.
Custom Wall Stenciling
TimberCraft – Western Red Cedar
Hybrid Water Heater
LED Linear Lighting Strips
Real Estate Consulations
National Association of Realtors
Rustic Finish Driveway
Nashoba Paving Company
Surface Mounted Downlights in Kitchen
Philips Color Kinetics
Terrat Elms Interior Design
Specific Fixtures by Room:
Newton– Mud Room Door
Newton– Front Door
Edison – Mud Room
Wyatt 3lt pendant – Kitchen Table
Arcadia – Family Room
Kendo - Fireplace
Bennington flush - Butler's Pantry
Finley chandelier - Mudroom
Arcadia 1 Light- Study
Arcadia 2 Light - Study
Raffia 6 Light pendant – Dining Room
Ask This Old House - Episode #1015
Electrician Scott Caron works with a homeowner to upgrade his electrical service from 100 to 200 amps. Then landscape contractor Roger Cook visits a garden designed to attract butterflies.
Electrician Scott Caron works with a homeowner to upgrade his electrical service from 100 to 200 amps.
Where to find it?
A service upgrade should only be performed by a licensed electrician. We worked with:
Roger visits a garden that’s designed to attract butterflies and learns lessons about the types of plants that feed butterflies and caterpillars and how best to arrange them.
Where to Find It?
The species of plants that will attract butterflies to your home will vary by region. Contact your local garden center or nature center for recommendations.
The butterfly garden that Roger visited was:
Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
Martha Gach, our butterfly expert, is Conservation Coordinator at Broad Meadow Brook.
Broad Meadow Brook is administered by Mass Audubon