The Cape Ann Shingle Style project is complete. Kevin O’Connor and Molly tour the foyer, living and dining rooms. Jenn Nawada shows Kevin the changes made to the ledge- covered landscape. Tom Silva and John see how the second and third floors keep the original charm but with upgraded amenities. Richard Trethewey shows Kevin the mechanical area. Kevin and Molly tour the new family room and kitchen
A brass handrail is created. Mauro paints a chalkboard finish. Repaired balusters get reinstalled. Richard gives a lesson in make-up air. Work begins on a custom table. Heath talks smart electricity.
Richard Trethewey learns about one of the most important plumbing inventions: the Stillson wrench. Mauro Henrique repairs 130-year-old plaster. Norm Abram and Wayne Towle repair broken balusters. Heath Eastman installs a new panel. Venetian plaster is applied to the dining room ceiling.
Original leaded diamond glass windows by the front door are repaired. Jenn Nawada and Fred plant a bed of perennials along the new driveway. Homeowner Molly and her designer Shelby make decisions to put a touch of modern into a classic design. Tom Silva tackles tricky original trim around the upstairs windows.
Kevin finds Tom restoring the original pocket doors from the hallway to the living room. Next, Kevin talks to a solar expert installing a small roof panel. Jenn and the landscape crew are leveling the yard with boulders. Richard shows Kevin how the new boiler heats water to just the right temperature. Upstairs, the tilers are working with a unique pattern in the bathroom.
Tom and Charlie Silva install rounded-top windows in the breakfast room. An easy-install roof shingle goes down. Roger Cook and Kevin O’Connor go fishing. Tom adds a custom diamond detail with the siding. Radiant heat goes in somewhere unexpected: the ceiling.
Mark McCullough finds granite on the property to match a new stone wall to the old. Heath buries the electrical underground. Kevin, homeowner Molly and her kitchen designer Michele look for design inspiration. Tommy creates a barrel ceiling.
Tom and Charlie Silva create a cathedral ceiling. Mark McCullough breaks through the foundation to make space for mechanicals. Kevin O’Connor learns about sun tunnels and Richard creates a plan for cooling.
Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor start laying subfloor in the new dining room. Outside, Charlie Silva shows Jenn Nawada how he’s drilling granite to make way for the new garage and driveway. Kevin tours Cape Ann before heading back to the house to see Tom move an interior doorway.
Homeowners John and Molly plan to put the history back into their 1890s Shingle-style home. They’ll remove ‘70s carpet, repair cracking balusters and transform the front entry, restoring the home’s original beauty and updating it for modern living.
Paradise residents discuss their determination to rebuild. At Jose and Anna’s, Tom inspects engineered siding and fire-rated sheathing. Richard looks at a solar backup battery. Former Paradise fire chief discusses advanced preparation with Kevin. At the Hope Plaza Memorial ground-breaking, the heroes and survivors are honored. Luke and Crystal celebrate moving in.
Luke and Crystal are moving in. Kevin visits a fire test lab. Jose and Anna’s house gets roof shingles. Mark installs a stone veneer at Avonlea and Joey’s house. Kevin tours farms around Paradise. Jenn meets an architect who designed a town memorial.
Joe the homeowner fabricates a stone hearth. Richard Trethewey learns about automatic sprinkler systems. Kevin O'Connor sees a simulator that shows how the Camp Fire spread. Tom Silva inspects a vent that’s designed to resist embers. Another project gets the green light.
A year after California’s worst wildfire, the people of Paradise are still clearing the devastation. About 90% of the homes were lost. Kevin, Tom, and Richard meet three families determined to rebuild according to the wildland urban interface codes.
The old ranch is transformed into a Dutch Colonial thanks to Jeff Sweenor’s team. Kevin O'Connor and Tom Silva take the tour with the homeowners and Jeff. Norm Abram presents the pine coffee table he made with local reclaimed wood. Outside, Jenn Nawada sees the last of the hydroseeding and gives Tom the garden tour. Everyone meets at the refurbished flagpole to raise the flags.
As the project winds down, the televisions are mounted, and the blinds and curtains get installed. Richard takes a look at the new water heater. Jenn watches the final plants go in and works to install outdoor lighting. The old flagpole comes down for a touch up.
Norm uses old pine from a local sawmill to make a coffee table. Mauro teaches apprentice Kathryn to whitewash the knotty pine paneling. Tommy and Jeff build a pergola for the deck. Kevin helps with a shutter assembly. Electrician Ben shows apprentice De’Shaun how to light the pergola.
Installing floating oak shelves and a mantel; Norm panels the playroom. Kevin visits apprentices at timber framing school, then a tour of Westerly. Jenn uses Westerly granite for backyard steps.
The new propane tank gets buried in the backyard. Norm Abram advises an apprentice in composite decking. Jeff Sweenor and Tom Silva add final touches to the coffered ceiling. A shelving system goes into the new office. Outside Mark McCullough applies a stone veneer to the new chimney.
Tom Silva and Jeff Sweenor begin work on a coffered ceiling in the living room. Jenn Nawada watches as local Westerly granite is cut to size for backyard steps. Richard Trethewey reviews the complex septic system as it goes in. In Ohio, Kevin O'Connor learns how the interior doors are built. Back in Westerly, Jeff installs one of those doors.