This Old House

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  • TV-G
  • 1979
  • 44 Seasons
  • 7.8  (898)

This Old House is an all American television series and magazine that covers projects involved in renovating houses within certain periods of time, usually weeks. The show is broadcasted alongside another series Ask This Old House, which are both owned by This old House Ventures. Ask This Old House, is done such that people who read the magazine are asked to send various questions that they have about all sorts of projects related to home repairs and home improvement. These questions and worries are then answered by experts in the field of home repairs and renovations. Sometimes, answers provided by guest experts feature in the magazine. Ask This Old House, which is also a part of This Old House is quite similar to the other show Ask This Old House. It is also hosted in an open space and features the same experts in This old House. The venue of the show is usually an open space in a rural area in Boston. Here, answers are provided to most of the questions sent by viewers. Sometimes, in every episode, some home owners are paid a visit by some of the handymen on the show who provide assistance in carrying out certain tasks in projects such as painting, plumbing. The show is underwritten by a series of people and associations but was originally underwritten by Weyerhauser and Owens-Corning. Since creation, the show has experienced a lot of changes with respect to its theme song. However the initial theme song used for the show was a song written by the joint collaboration of Mitchell Parish and Fred Coots and was performed by Fats Waller. This show has aired on other channels like PBS, The Learning Channel and Local TV stations where it had other names. It is produced by WGBH Productions and distributed by Warner Brothers.

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Saratoga Springs: A Legacy Restored
33. Saratoga Springs: A Legacy Restored
August 4, 2022
It's a wrap on the multigenerational 1864 Dutch Colonial. Once a single family, then expanded and cobbled together into a three-family, the home has been reconstructed into a two-family with an open floor plan. The crew gets a tour of the finish.
Saratoga Springs: Pantry Problems
32. Saratoga Springs: Pantry Problems
July 28, 2022
Installing cabinetry in the pantry; the homeowners prepare and paint the exterior PVC trim.
Saratoga Springs: Smooth Finish
31. Saratoga Springs: Smooth Finish
July 21, 2022
Installing a low-impact automatic irrigation system; flooring; the ICF foundation gets a stucco-like finish.
Saratoga Springs: Watertight Doghouse Dormers
30. Saratoga Springs: Watertight Doghouse Dormers
July 14, 2022
Running new water and sewer lines; the house is brought up to code with fire sprinklers; doghouse dormers are made watertight.
Saratoga Springs: Amped Up
29. Saratoga Springs: Amped Up
July 7, 2022
The old electrical service is upgraded; a cold weather inverter heat pump is introduced; an original window sash becomes an awning window; insulation.
Saratoga Springs: Neighbors on Ice
28. Saratoga Springs: Neighbors on Ice
June 30, 2022
Drainpipes are hidden in the coffered ceilings; draining water from the screened-in porch; installing a diffusion vent and single staircase connecting the first to the third floor; a do-it-yourself skate rink brings neighbors together.
Saratoga Springs: Old House New Supports
27. Saratoga Springs: Old House New Supports
June 23, 2022
Replacing an old flooring system; saving an old porch; exploring tile options; installing steel I-beams and trusses.
Saratoga Springs: Up and Away
26. Saratoga Springs: Up and Away
June 2, 2022
A new chimney facade is made to look old with a brick veneer; selecting kitchen cabinets; cleaning the exterior of the house in preparation for paint; a hot air balloon ride.
Saratoga Springs: Raise the Roof
25. Saratoga Springs: Raise the Roof
May 26, 2022
The original foundation needs repointing. A steel beam is installed in the new basement. Trends in plumbing fixtures are explored. A truss system is the solution for the 3rd-floor living space, which leads to a visit to the manufacturer.
Saratoga Springs: Secret Garden
24. Saratoga Springs: Secret Garden
May 19, 2022
Summer garden tour; the 170-year-old basement gets an addition with insulated concrete forms, a slab and a staircase; addressing radon gas.
Saratoga Springs: Old Woes
23. Saratoga Springs: Old Woes
May 12, 2022
From no wiring to BX wiring, electrical in the 1864 house is addressed, but first a visit to the tracks. Unfortunate demo discoveries mean changes to framing and living plans. A temporary buttress wall supports the old foundation.
Saratoga Springs: New Vision
22. Saratoga Springs: New Vision
May 6, 2022
It's off to the races on a new project in Saratoga Springs, NY; but first, the crew gets a history of the bustling city. They meet new homeowners Evan and Whitney and Evan's mother Susan. The house has been in Evan's family for seven generations.
West Roxbury: A Modern Victorian
21. West Roxbury: A Modern Victorian
April 21, 2022
Wrapping-up the 1894 Victorian in West Roxbury, Mass.; revealing the single-family Victorian's modern look, which includes a better planned living space for the family of four.
West Roxbury: Boho Chic
20. West Roxbury: Boho Chic
April 7, 2022
New kitchen cabinets and range hood are installed. The homeowners' daughter talks Boho Chic with an interior designer. The challenges of laying out large format tiles in a small space are discussed. A cracked stained-glass window is repaired.
West Roxbury: Exploring Flooring
19. West Roxbury: Exploring Flooring
March 17, 2022
The front porch gets a new set of granite stairs and a brick walkway. A new backdoor seals the house. The homeowners decide on a finish for the floors. A cable rail system is installed on the back stairs. A trade school in Philadelphia, PA is visited. Show less
West Roxbury: Drain Pipe Puzzle
18. West Roxbury: Drain Pipe Puzzle
February 17, 2022
Elms are subject to Dutch Elm Disease.
West Roxbury: Pruning 101
17. West Roxbury: Pruning 101
February 10, 2022
Opening up the first floor; installing windows; replacing old rosin paper siding underlayment with a new high-tech house wrap; landscaping; selecting kitchen cabinets.
West Roxbury: Small Town in a Big City
16. West Roxbury: Small Town in a Big City
February 3, 2022
A small town in a big city, West Roxbury, MA is the home of our new project-an 1890s Victorian once a single family turned multi-family and back to a single family. Our crew meets the homeowners and builder and discuss future plans for this gem.
Fabulous Cape
15. Fabulous Cape
January 27, 2022
After months of setbacks including bad weather and material delays, the Concord Country Cape is ready for the homeowners to move in. They walk through their updated modern and light-filled space with Richard, Jenn, Tom, Kevin and Charlie.
All in the Details
14. All in the Details
January 20, 2022
Electrical fixtures are installed and the large bathroom receives a unique Tadelakt treatment.
Sunshine Power
13. Sunshine Power
January 13, 2022
Summary is not available.
Race to the Finish
12. Race to the Finish
January 6, 2022
Summary is not available.
Toasty Cars
11. Toasty Cars
December 30, 2021
Summary is not available.
Smaller is Better
10. Smaller is Better
December 23, 2021
Kevin and Tommy install a skylight. Richard talks about ducts. The homeowner's mother shares her craft for the house. Kevin tours a range factory in Pennsylvania established 1880. Charlie and Tom repair the original wood gutters on the house.
Planting for the Future
9. Planting for the Future
December 16, 2021
Kevin takes a trip to Pennsylvania to meet with master craftsman Paul Grothouse. Charlie has an idea to improve a thermal break for the front dormers of the original house. Jenn and landscape designer Maria begin planting away from the construction.
Focus on Framing
8. Focus on Framing
November 25, 2021
We witness an exterior wall framed on the ground and raised into place. The crew learns about the history of framing tools and talks about recessed lighting and electrical panels. Then, three laminated veneer lumber beams replace an old ridge beam.
Roughing It
7. Roughing It
November 18, 2021
Tom and Charlie remove a window and frame for new double hung windows. A non-profit creates affordable housing for vets by renovating an old school. A new deck has living space below. New bathrooms in an old house creates plumbing challenges.
Masonry Lessons
6. Masonry Lessons
November 11, 2021
Summary is not available.
Tree Dr. House Call
5. Tree Dr. House Call
November 4, 2021
Summary is not available.
Dormer Day
4. Dormer Day
October 28, 2021
Summary is not available.
Solid Foundation
3. Solid Foundation
October 21, 2021
Summary is not available.
Concord: Fix the Foundation
2. Concord: Fix the Foundation
October 14, 2021
The old foundation gets modified for the new basement with an opening for a doorway.
Designing Kitchens
1. Designing Kitchens
September 30, 2021
The evolution of kitchens from cooking in fireplaces to the most modern ovens and stoves are shown. Also featured are the development of the looks and functionality of kitchen appliances throughout the years, the modernization of cabinet finishes, and more.
Description

This Old House is an all American television series and magazine that covers projects involved in renovating houses within certain periods of time, usually weeks. The show is broadcasted alongside another series Ask This Old House, which are both owned by This old House Ventures.

Ask This Old House, is done such that people who read the magazine are asked to send various questions that they have about all sorts of projects related to home repairs and home improvement. These questions and worries are then answered by experts in the field of home repairs and renovations. Sometimes, answers provided by guest experts feature in the magazine.

Ask This Old House, which is also a part of This Old House is quite similar to the other show Ask This Old House. It is also hosted in an open space and features the same experts in This old House.

The venue of the show is usually an open space in a rural area in Boston. Here, answers are provided to most of the questions sent by viewers. Sometimes, in every episode, some home owners are paid a visit by some of the handymen on the show who provide assistance in carrying out certain tasks in projects such as painting, plumbing.

The show is underwritten by a series of people and associations but was originally underwritten by Weyerhauser and Owens-Corning.

Since creation, the show has experienced a lot of changes with respect to its theme song. However the initial theme song used for the show was a song written by the joint collaboration of Mitchell Parish and Fred Coots and was performed by Fats Waller.

This show has aired on other channels like PBS, The Learning Channel and Local TV stations where it had other names.

It is produced by WGBH Productions and distributed by Warner Brothers.

This Old House is a series that is currently running and has 44 seasons (1066 episodes). The series first aired on February 20, 1979.

Where to Watch This Old House

This Old House is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch This Old House on demand at Amazon, Sling, Apple TV, PBS, Tubi TV, Pluto TV and Peacock.

  • Premiere Date
    February 20, 1979
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (898)