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 April 17, 2014
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

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Added Front Porch Elegance

This Old House - Episode #3324
Master Carpenter Norm Abram arrives at the house to find countertop manufacturer Paul Grothouse ready to install the new teak island top for the kitchen, while upstairs Host Kevin O'Connor and Jim Snyder install a solid-surface vanity top in the master bath. Kevin meets homeowner Heather Faulds and designer Christine Tuttle at Boston's Design Center to see how the vision for house evolved from fabric, paint, and light-fixture choices. General Contractor Tom Silva builds a small but handy electronics nook for the new TV and playroom. Tile contractor Mark Ferrante grouts the pebble tiles on the shower floor. Wallpaper hanger Warren Reeb hangs handmade wallpaper in the powder room and dining room. Norm and Tom install a new, and more historically accurate, front door.



Products and Services

Interior Designer
Contractor:
Christine Tuttle

Tile Contractor
Contractor:
Ferrante Tile

Bathroom Tiles
Manufacturer:
Roma Tile
tel. 617-926-5800

Design
Contractor:
Boston Design Center

Interior doors
Supplier:
Arlington Coal & Lumber Company
tel. 800-649-8101
Manufacturer:
Huttig Building Products

Paint
Manufacturer:
Farrow & Ball

Kitchen Island Top
Contractor:
The Grothouse Lumber Company
tel. 877-268-5412 (toll free)

Living Room Sofa, Custom Made
Contractor:
Lee Jofa

Vanity Tops
Contractor:
NuTop
tel. 508.785.2200

Dining Room Wallpaper
Contractor:
Phillip Jefferies Ltd.
tel. 973.575.5414

Wall Paper Showroom
Side Trip:
Webster & Co.

Wallpaper Hanger
Contractor:
Warren Reeb Painting & Wallpaper
tel. 781.254.2227

Bathroom Tile
Manufacturer:
Roma Tile
tel. 617-926-5800

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1224
In this special episode, we make several important improvements. Host Kevin O'Connor helps make a home accessible for a homeowner in a wheelchair by modifying a bathroom and several different sets of stairs. Later, General Contractor Tom Silva and Kevin rebuild a dangerous staircase for a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Making a Home Accessible
Kevin helps make a home accessible for a homeowner in a wheelchair.

Where to find it?
We are grateful to all of the companies who contributed to this project.

Expert design and installation assistance was provided by Operation Independence.

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The motorized stairlift chair is manufactured by Handicare.

The shower valve system is manufactured by Symmons Industries, Inc.

The ?ClearPath? curbless shower system is manufactured by Fin Pan, Inc..

The metal wheelchair ramp used in the garage is manufactured by American Access.

The grab bars installed in the bathroom are manufactured by Healthcraft.

The non-slip ceramic tile for the bathroom floor was provided by The Belknap White Group.

Electrical work was performed by Delaney Electric with materials supplied by Needham Electric.


Tom and Kevin rebuild a dangerous staircase for a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Where to find it?
Expert assistance for this project was provided by Architecture for Humanity Boston, the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety, and the Boston Survivors Accessibility Alliance.

The metal hand rails were manufactured by Boston Welding & Design, Inc..

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