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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 43 seasons (1025 episodes). The series first aired on February 20, 1979.

Where do I stream This Old House online? This Old House is available for streaming on PBS, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch This Old House on demand at Amazon, The Roku Channel, Apple TV, PBS, Tubi TV, Pluto TV, Peacock online.

PBS
43 Seasons, 1025 Episodes
February 20, 1979
Reality
7.7/10
Cast: Kevin O'Connor, Norm Abram, Tom Silva, Richard Trethewey, Roger Cook
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This Old House Full Episode Guide

  • The work is busy with flooring and finish carpentry. A custom pizza oven and fireplace is installed.

  • The once rotting Seaside Victorian Cottage is restored to its original beauty under the guidelines of the Historic Commission. A new addition matches the existing architectural details. New hardscape and landscape anchor it to the corner lot.

  • The end of the project is quickly approaching and there is still much to be done. Tommy helps hang the pantry door, and tiling and backsplash work continue as the crew creates a custom surround for the gas fireplace.

  • Trees and sod arrive. The deck hatch is installed. Inside, a Wifi lock and new rangehood.

  • Interior trim, electric meter and panels; limestone patio, storm windows; Victorian shed.

  • While the finishes are happening inside, a pizza oven arrives and is installed outside.

  • Tom watches ceiling mounted speakers disappear. Richard oversees the startup of a new HVAC system.

  • Mark shows off a cobblestone apron at the driveway and the crew reinforces old floor joists.

  • Yankee Gutters and corbels; a Gen Next electrician lesson; tankless hot water system.

  • Queen Ann Victorian windows and shingle installation. Landscape meeting with homeowners.

  • Repurposed bricks for the chimney. Staggered shingles on the porch. Shower drain install.

  • Decorative Queen Anne style barge rafters are reproduced for the addition. Richard Trethewey shows how Jeff Sweenor’s team hid the mechanicals in the house. At Jeff’s shop, Tom Silva meets Jeff and Riley as they rebuild old sashes and build new ones. Back at the house, they install a refurbished original window. Tom shows a new window with simulated divided lights that resembles the originals.

  • The Generation Next initiative encourages young people to consider the building trades as a viable and rewarding career.

  • From demo day and design, to selecting the finishing touches, we follow every step as the homeowners decide on the components and the crew converts a decades-old butler's pantry kitchen into an up-to-date kitchen for the future.

  • Featuring talented makers who make beautiful household items we meet a lumberjack who sources his own cypress from the bottom of a river and turns it into a unique table. In Detroit, a stained-glass artist restores original window panels. A family run business creates a metal stovetop hood. A painter shows a Lazure technique for the walls of a bedroom. Blacksmithing students forge an iron gate.

  • From precast concrete foundation walls to bathtubs and doors to windows, This Old House explores the places and people who provide building and finishing materials for our projects. Kevin visits factories in US and Canada to see how foundation walls, framing lumber, and doors are made, while Richard travels to see watch how a bathtub is fabricated and glass is melted for windows.

  • We take a tour of kitchens

  • A custom brass handrail is fabricated. Molly and Mauro create a chalkboard finish in the playroom. The repaired balusters are reinstalled. Richard gives a lesson in make-up air. Work begins on a custom dining table. Heath talks smart electricity.

  • Mauro repairs 130-year-old plaster and Heath installs a new panel. Broken balusters are repaired.

  • Working on a 130-year-old pocket door; and building a boulder wall.

  • Tommy and Charlie install rounded-top windows in the breakfast room. An easy-install roof shingle goes down. Roger and Kevin go fishing. Tommy 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.