Home Again with Bob Vila
Watch Home Again with Bob Vila Season 15
Manhattan Remodel and Cape Cod Affordable: Kitchens, Feng Shui, and Energy Star Homes
aired: Sun, Feb 27, 2005
The finishing touches are added at the affordable housing development in Mashpee, MA. Included: energy-saving products for any home.
Manhattan Remodel and Cape Cod Affordable: Refurbishing Wrought Iron, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Profile Molding
aired: Sun, Feb 20, 2005
The exterior of the Manhattan Brownstone gets a facelift, while custom cabinetry is installed in the kitchen.
Manhattan Remodel and Cape Cod Affordable: Installing Glazed Wall Tile and a Pedestal Sink
aired: Mon, Feb 13, 2012
At the Manhattan Brownstone, tiles are set in the bathroom, and a pedestal sink is installed.
Manhattan Remodel and Cape Cod Affordable: Affordable HVAC, Painting, Kitchen Cabinets and Counters
aired: Sun, Feb 6, 2005
The affordable housing development is nearly complete; Bob Vila tours.
Manhattan Remodel and Cape Cod Affordable: Installing Pre-Hung Doors, Hardwood Floors, and Gutters
aired: Sun, Jan 30, 2005
Workers lay down sod, install hardwood flooring, and hang interior and exterior doors at the Mashpee, MA, project house.
Manhattan Remodel and Cape Cod Affordable: Installing a Composite Deck and Fiberglass Drywall
aired: Sun, Jan 23, 2005
A new deck goes in at the Mashpee, MA, project house, while contractors drywall the interior.
Manhattan Remodel and Cape Cod Affordable: Cladding, Insulating, and Zoning for an Affordable Home
aired: Sun, Jan 9, 2005
Bob Vila returns to the affordable housing project in Mashpee, MA, where he learns more about the town's creative zoning relief strategies.
Manhattan Remodel and Cape Cod Affordable: Installing Drop Ceilings, Custom Windows, and Mechanicals
aired: Sun, Dec 26, 2004
It's time for doors, windows, ceilings, and mechanicals to be added at the Manhattan Brownstone; Bob Vila looks on.
Manhattan Remodel and Cape Cod Affordable: Affordable Framing, Roofing, and Windows in Mashpee
aired: Sun, Dec 19, 2004
At the Cape Cod affordable home, contractors are at work on interior framing, window installation, and roof building.
Manhattan Remodel and Cape Cod Affordable: Hardwood Floors, Traditional Plaster, and Fiberglass Drywall
aired: Sun, Dec 12, 2004
Bob Vila returns to New York City's Upper West Side, where trades of all kinds are continuing work on the Brownstone floor-through apartment.
Manhattan Remodel and Cape Cod Affordable: Foundations and Framing
aired: Sun, Dec 5, 2004
At the Mashpee, MA, project site, foundation and framing work is underway. Included: how nail guns revolutionized the building industry.
Manhattan Remodel and Cape Cod Affordable: Falmouth's Model for Quality Affordable Housing
aired: Sun, Nov 28, 2004
Bob Vila tours an affordable housing development in nearby Falmouth, MA.
Manhattan Remodel and Cape Cod Affordable: Building Affordable Homes On Cape Cod
aired: Sun, Nov 21, 2004
Bob Vila heads to Mashpee, MA, where a state law is helping to put higher-density, affordable housing in place for families in the community.
Manhattan Remodel and Cape Cod Affordable: Demolition in the Manhattan Brownstone
aired: Sun, Nov 14, 2004
Cornice molding is discovered intact, and brickwork is removed to accommodate the installation of a new fireplace in the Manhattan Brownstone.
Manhattan Remodel and Cape Cod Affordable: A New Lift for a Manhattan Brownstone
aired: Sun, Nov 7, 2004
Bob Vila reviews the history of Manhattan Brownstones and tours the project space Also: a tour of Central Park in New York City.
Miami Beach Condo: Finishes Make the Remodel Complete
aired: Sun, Oct 31, 2004
Bob Vila tours the completely remodeled Miami Beach condo, which has been transformed into a light filled and stylish vacation getaway.
Miami Beach Condo: Inset Bar, Art-Glass Pocket Doors, and Refurbished Aluminum Sliders
aired: Sun, Oct 24, 2004
The inset bar is completed; art glass is selected for the pocket doors; and the original aluminum sliders to the balcony are completely refurbished to work, and look like new.
Miami Beach Condo: Installing Bath Fixtures and a Water Cooled HVAC System
aired: Sun, Oct 17, 2004
The bathroom gets a contemporary update, as contractors install a suite of new. Also: the HVAC unit is set up in a closet, and Bob Vila tours a Pierce Allen designed Miami apartment.
Miami Beach Condo: Cork Floors and Custom Countertops
aired: Sun, Oct 10, 2004
Bob Vila confronts the remodeling challenge of choosing a flooring material that attenuates sound while retaining a sleek, clean look. In the kitchen, counter tops are installed.
Miami Beach Condo: Installing Kitchen Cabinets and Using Glass Shower Tile
aired: Sat, Oct 2, 2004
Semi-custom cabinets are installed in the condo's kitchen, and contractors complete the shower stall with vitreous glass tile.
Miami Beach Condo: Feature Installations and Touring Lincoln Road
aired: Sun, Sep 26, 2004
Bob Vila surveys the condo in its post-demolition state. Plumbing work is underway, and pocket doors are installed. Also: a tour of Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.
Miami Beach Condo: Demolition & Designer House Tour
aired: Sun, Sep 19, 2004
The crew proceeds to remove carpets and cabinets, while Bob Vila tours a recently remodeled condo in the same complex to gather ideas about small-space design.
Miami Beach Condo: Miami Real Estate Search
aired: Sun, Sep 12, 2004
Bob Vila zeroes in on the Miami condominium market and, with help from architect Michael Pierce, lays out plans to achieve a fresher, airier look and feel in this one-bedroom unit.
Watch Home Again with Bob Vila Season 14
Modular Mountain Retreat: Elm Court Decor and Ongoing Restoration
aired: Sun, Feb 29, 2004
Bob Vila takes his final tour through Elm Court, paying special attention to the fully restored sections of the exquisite historic mansion.
Modular Mountain Retreat: Sound Insulation and Restored Rooms at Elm Court
aired: Sun, Feb 22, 2004
Bob Vila continues his tour of the fully-restored rooms at Elm Court in Lenox, MA.
Modular Mountain Retreat: Introducing Elm Court
aired: Sun, Feb 15, 2004
Bob Vila makes his first visit to Elm Court, a historic home in Lenox, MA, abandoned for 50 years before restoration.
Modular Mountain Retreat: Berkshires Architecture, Shakespeare & Co., and Structured Wiring
aired: Sun, Feb 8, 2004
Bob Vila takes a final tour of the interior. Also: a visit to one of the Berkshires' artistic centers, Shakespeare and Company.
Modular Mountain Retreat: Energy Efficient Heat, Column Deck Supports, and the Mount
aired: Sun, Feb 1, 2004
Progress continues to be made on the exterior of the modular mountain retreat.
Modular Mountain Retreat: Direct Vent Heat and Composite Deck Materials
aired: Sun, Jan 25, 2004
Easy-to-install crown molding is installed, along with a gas fireplace. Meanwhile, decking gets underway outside.
Modular Mountain Retreat: Panelized Cedar Shingles, a Metal Roof, and the Mount
aired: Sun, Jan 18, 2004
The metal roof system is fabricated and set into place. Included: a tour of The Mount, a lavish retreat formerly owned by Edith Wharton.
Modular Mountain Retreat: Shake Roof and Stone Facade for Modular Home
aired: Sun, Jan 11, 2004
The project site is buzzing with activity. As the assembly of the home's main sections nears completion, shingles are installed and stone veneer is applied to the foundation.
Modular Mountain Retreat: Assembling a Modular Home
aired: Sun, Jan 4, 2004
The main sections of the modular house arrive from the Simplex factory, and the building lot quickly transforms into a home site.
Modular Mountain Retreat: Interior and Exterior Finishes On a Modular Home
aired: Sun, Dec 28, 2003
Work continues at the Simplex Industries plant in Scranton, PA. The interior finishes are being installed (hardwood floors, kitchen cabinets and counters, etc.), along with the windows and exterior siding.
Modular Mountain Retreat: Modular Construction, Wiring, and Drywall
aired: Sun, Dec 21, 2003
The work underway includes roof assembly, subfloor installation, wall framing, and drywall application in the main living areas of the home.
Modular Mountain Retreat: Modular Construction Details and Foundation Work
aired: Sun, Dec 14, 2003
Bob Vila talks on-site with contractors—and in Scranton, with Simplex Industries—about the manufacture and assembly of pre-cast foundation panels.
Modular Mountain Retreat: Modular Home Construction and Site Preparation
aired: Sun, Dec 7, 2003
Bob Vila and crew travel to the Berkshires, located in western Massachusetts, for the prefab construction and on-site assembly of a modular home.
Waterfront Warehouse Rehab: Roof Deck and High-Tech Bathroom Features
aired: Sun, Nov 16, 2003
The roof, deck, and bathroom remodeling near completion. Included: a tour of famed Coney Island.
Waterfront Warehouse Rehab: Marble Tile, Cherry Cabinets, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music
aired: Sun, Oct 26, 2003
Marble tile work is started in the bathroom. In the kitchen, new cabinets are installed, along with a center island. Also: a tour of the historic Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Waterfront Warehouse Rehab: Rooftop Work and Wood Floor Installation
aired: Sun, Oct 19, 2003
Work on the roof deck continues, while Bob and Chris Vila confer with HVAC and plumbing contractors and hardwood flooring is installed indoors.
Waterfront Warehouse Rehab: Brick Facade Restoration and Period Windows Installed
aired: Sun, Sep 28, 2003
Power washing is underway on the façade and new windows are installed. Included: Bob Vila tours the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.
Waterfront Warehouse Rehab: Interior Demolition, Framing With Metal Studs, and Water Taxi Tour
aired: Sun, Sep 21, 2003
Interior work and demolition are progressing simultaneously. A new tongue-and-groove plywood subfloor is being installed and basic wall framing has begun. Also: Bob Vila takes a water taxi tour of New York harbor.
Waterfront Warehouse Rehab: Demolition and Preservation in Brooklyn
aired: Sun, Sep 14, 2003
Bob Vila tours the Sweeney Building, which boasts stunning views. Back at the warehouse, demolition is underway. Included: a consult with a preservation expert.
Waterfront Warehouse Rehab: Welcome to Brooklyn!
aired: Sun, Sep 7, 2003
A new project begins in Brooklyn, NY. Bob Vila tours the abandoned warehouse slated to become a three-unit residential building with ground-floor commerical space.
Watch Home Again with Bob Vila Season 13
Modern Colonial: More Interior Design Projects
aired: Sun, Feb 9, 2003
Interior design work continues. Also: Bob Vila takes another trip to Winterthur, this time to tour the Chinese Parlor.
Modern Colonial: Interior Craftwork
aired: Sat, Jan 25, 2003
Bob Vila focuses on the decorative interior finish work. Also: touring a selection of famous parlors featuring American decorative arts.
Modern Colonial: Wood Floor Finishing
aired: Sat, Jan 18, 2003
Techniques for achieving a smooth, even finish with hardwood flooring are demonstrated. Also: a tour of the Hancock Land Company's sustainable forestry operation in Casco, ME.
Modern Colonial: Classic Interiors and Cabinet Install
aired: Sat, Jan 11, 2003
Shelving and cabinet installation are underway. Bob Vila tours Winterthur and The North Bennet Street School.
Modern Colonial: Workshops and Woodworking
aired: Sat, Jan 4, 2003
A planter box is constructed for the sunroom. Also, Bob Vila tours Winterthur, a historic estate in Delaware, and The North Bennet Street School, an arts instruction institution in Boston.
Modern Colonial: Interior Decorating Tour
aired: Sun, Dec 29, 2002
Windows are installed, paint prep is performed, and decorating is done in the bedroom. Also: a tour of the Lyman Estate.
Modern Colonial: Bedroom Amenities
aired: Sun, Dec 22, 2002
The crew works to install the perimeter fence, while inside a custom closet system is added.
Modern Colonial: Kitchen Cabinetry and Countertops
aired: Sun, Dec 15, 2002
Bob Vila focuses on the work being done in the kitchen of the modern, colonial-style home.
Modern Colonial: Mechanical Systems and Basement Refinishing
aired: Sun, Dec 1, 2002
Mechanical systems are being installed throughout the house.
Modern Colonial: Exterior Landscaping
aired: Sun, Nov 24, 2002
Bob Vila turns his attention to exterior work on the house, starting with a tour of Mahoney's Nursery led by landscape designer Ruth Foster.
Modern Colonial: Interior Woodwork
aired: Sun, Nov 17, 2002
Crown moldings are added in the dining room. Bob Vila visits the North Bennet Street School to learn about its preservation carpentry program.
Modern Colonial: Interior Door Installation and Plan Modifications
aired: Sun, Nov 10, 2002
Work continues in the master suite. Master carpenter Bob Ryley installs a new door and applies interior trim.
Modern Colonial: Wood Floor Installation
aired: Sun, Oct 27, 2002
Bob takes a look at some hardscape work being done, specifically a new cobblestone driveway apron, but the real story is flooring.
Modern Colonial: Garage Door and Generator Installation
aired: Sun, Oct 20, 2002
A generator system is installed, while new carriage-style doors make their way onto the garage. Also: a tour of the Jackson homestead in Newton, MA.
Modern Colonial: Gas Fireplaces and Cedar Shingles
aired: Sun, Sep 29, 2002
Cedar shingles are applied to the roof and a gas fireplace unit is installed on the ground floor. Also: a trip to Canada to see how wood shingles are milled.
Modern Colonial: Radiant Heating System and Ductwork
aired: Sat, Mar 23, 2002
Bob Vila surveys the HVAC ductwork and the crew installs a new radiant heating system. Also: a tour of a the Julia Wood House in Falmouth, Massachusetts.
Modern Colonial: Shingles and Windows
aired: Mon, Sep 16, 2002
On the roof, asphalt shingles are installed; back on the ground, windows are put in. Included: home designs of the firm of noted 20th-century architect Royal Barry Wills.
Watch Home Again with Bob Vila Season 12
Victorian Restoration: Final House Tour
aired: Sun, Feb 24, 2002
The Victorian house in Medford, MA is complete, and Bob Vila guides a tour of the finished restoration, from the pergolas in the yard to the electronics in the home office.
Victorian Restoration: Cabinets, Countertops, and Closets
aired: Sun, Feb 17, 2002
Cabinets and countertops are installed in the kitchen. In the master bedroom, a custom closet system is designed.
Victorian Restoration: Landscaping Begins, Flooring Continues, and Water Heater Installed
aired: Sun, Feb 3, 2002
Landscaping gets underway on the Victorian restoration project house property.
Victorian Restoration: Flooring, Glass-Block Walls and Floors, and Water Filtration
aired: Sun, Jan 27, 2002
An interlocking laminate floor system being installed, along with a glass-block wall in the master bath and glass-block flooring elsewhere. The water filtration system is also established.
Victorian Restoration: Blue Board Installation, Landscaping, and a New Garage Door
aired: Sun, Jan 20, 2002
The differences between blue board and drywall are discussed, and special fencing is put in. Also: a tour of the factory where the fencing is made.
Victorian Restoration: Barn Insulation, Video Wiring, and a New Balcony
aired: Sun, Jan 13, 2002
Cellulose insulation is installed, and construction of the second-floor balcony begins.
Victorian Restoration: Skylight Installation, Roofing, and Painting
aired: Sun, Jan 6, 2002
A tubular skylight is installed, along with new triangular peak windows. Also, exterior painting gets underway.
Victorian Restoration: Roof Work and Lighting
aired: Sun, Dec 30, 2001
The barn's roof system gets a makeover, while the interior gets air conditioning. Shingles are added to the exterior, along with a new gutter system.
Victorian Restoration: Moving the Entrance and Kitchen Layout
aired: Sun, Dec 9, 2001
The front door is relocated to accommodate a new larger entranceway, while the design for the kitchen is determined. Also: a tour of Isaac Royall House.
Victorian Restoration: Exploring the Barn and Demolition
aired: Sun, Dec 9, 2001
Bob Vila focuses on the barn, a former dairy storage building that will be converted into an artist's studio and office space.
Victorian Restoration: Initial Tour
aired: Sun, Dec 2, 2001
This ambitious restoration project involves renovating a Victorian home as well as a former dairy barn also on the property.
Vermont Farmhouse: Project Completion
aired: Sun, Nov 25, 2001
Bob Vila takes a final tour of the completed farmhouse project, paying special attention to the landscaping, home automation features, and interior design.
Vermont Farmhouse: Home Entertainment and Carpet Installation
aired: Sun, Nov 18, 2001
Landscape work begins; inside, carpet is laid down and a new entertainment center is installed. Special appearance: model and designer Kathy Ireland.
Vermont Farmhouse: Kitchen Update and Bathroom Tile Installation
aired: Sun, Nov 11, 2001
Bob Vila catches up on progress in the home's kitchen, where new appliances have been installed. In the bathroom, tile is applied.
Vermont Farmhouse: Connected Home Update and Garage Doors
aired: Sun, Nov 4, 2001
Work continues in the garage, while home automation solutions are explored inside the residence.
Vermont Farmhouse: Stone Wall Construction and Covered Bridges
aired: Sun, Oct 28, 2001
Exterior work continues with construction of a new stone wall. Inside the farmhouse, a staircase is built. Also: a look at the heritage of covered bridges in VT.
Vermont Farmhouse: Finish Trim and Cabinet Installation
aired: Sun, Oct 21, 2001
Trim work is completed in the living room and the fireplace is installed. A window and vanity are added to the master bath.
Vermont Farmhouse: Exterior Painting and Kitchen Cabinet Installation
aired: Sun, Oct 14, 2001
Painting has begun on the exterior, while custom cabinets are installed in the kitchen. Also: a tour of Crown Point factory in Claremont, NH.
Vermont Farmhouse: Exterior Update
aired: Mon, Oct 1, 2001
Metal roofing installation is underway, and the redwood deck is constructed. Included: trimwork on the porch and lessons in farming.
Vermont Farmhouse: Framing and Wiring for the Future
aired: Mon, Sep 24, 2001
Framing continues, while in the basement installers put in special wiring to make this farmhouse a "connected home". Also: a tour of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
Watch Home Again with Bob Vila Season 11
Lifespan House: Final House Tour
aired: Tue, Sep 5, 2000
Bob Vila tours the completed home, evaluating the landscaping, exterior, and decorated interior, which local designer Carolyn Griffith is on hand to explain.
Lifespan House: Completing the Living Room
aired: Tue, Sep 5, 2000
Workers install the reclaimed lumber living room floor, hang handmade lanterns on the porch, and install new Energy Star appliances.
Lifespan House: Working On the Kitchen
aired: Tue, Sep 5, 2000
In the the kitchen, cabinets and appliances are installed, while painters work using historically accurate colors upstairs.
Lifespan House: Landscaping Begins
aired: Tue, Sep 5, 2000
Landscaping begins and a granite vanity top is installed in the first-floor bathroom. Also: a tour Middleton Place, home to exquisite gardens.
Lifespan House: Plaster and Trim Work
aired: Tue, Sep 5, 2000
The plasterer is hard at work and in the dining room, the carpenter is doing the trim. In the garage, insulation is put in.
Lifespan House: Front Porch and Bathroom
aired: Tue, Sep 5, 2000
Traditional shutters go up on the front porch, and tile work begins in the bathroom.
Lifespan House: Installing a Stairway
aired: Tue, Sep 5, 2000
The framing inspector visits the project site, and contractors put in a pre-built stairway.
Lifespan House: Skylight and Garage Doors
aired: Tue, Sep 5, 2000
Custom-made garage doors are installed along with a skylight above the family room.
Lifespan House: Metal Roofing and Windows
aired: Tue, Sep 5, 2000
With new windows and French doors being installed, Bob Vila helps apply exterior siding and cedar trim.
Lifespan House: Fireplace and Porch Columns
aired: Tue, Sep 5, 2000
Masons go to work constructing the fireplace, while columns are put into place on the porch.
Lifespan House: Framing the Roof
aired: Mon, Sep 18, 2000
Bob tours the neighborhood of I'On, built around a myriad of architectural styles and designs. Meanwhile, construction on the roof of the project house continues.
Lifespan House: Working On the First Floor
aired: Mon, Sep 11, 2000
Work continues on the first floor, as the walls are framed throughout. Also: a tour of the Clemson University high-wind test house, built to demonstrate new building techniques for hurricane safety.
Lifespan House: New Project Begins
aired: Mon, Sep 4, 2000
Bob Vila begins a brand new project in the heart of South Carolina's low country where the focus is on community living.
Watch Home Again with Bob Vila Season 10
Executive Mansion: Interior Decorating
aired: Mon, Feb 21, 2000
The mansion gets elaborate interior decor.
Executive Mansion: Finishing the Kitchen
aired: Sun, Feb 13, 2000
A small kitchen in the governor's private quarters is finished and carpet is put down in the bedrooms.
Executive Mansion: Mantelpiece Restoration
aired: Sun, Jan 30, 2000
The mantelpieces are preserved in order to restore historic features to the mansion
Executive Mansion: Basement Kitchen
aired: Sun, Jan 23, 2000
Preparations are made in the basement kitchen for state-of-the-art foodservice equipment and appliances.
Executive Mansion: Installing Baseboards
aired: Sun, Jan 16, 2000
Baseboard is installed on the second floor to accommodate updated HVAC and electrical systems.
Executive Mansion: Installing a Dumbwaiter
aired: Sun, Jan 9, 2000
A dumbwaiter is installed to connect the basement kitchen with the first-floor dining room.
Executive Mansion: Framing New Walls
aired: Mon, Jan 3, 2000
Framing and trim work are underway in the basement, which is being transformed to include a state-of-the-art kitchen, wine cellar, and laundry.
Executive Mansion: Removing Windows for Restoration
aired: Mon, Dec 27, 1999
Paint is removed from the masonry garden walls and windows are taken down for restoration.
Executive Mansion: Preparing to Pour a Concrete Floor
aired: Mon, Dec 20, 1999
Preparations are made to pour a concrete floor in the basement, utilizing an elaborate concrete pump system.
Executive Mansion: Restoring the Floor
aired: Sun, Dec 12, 1999
Floor restoration is underway with an acrylic injection technique.
Executive Mansion: Governor's Mansion Tour
aired: Sun, Dec 5, 1999
Bob Vila and crew take on restoring the Virginia governor's Federal style mansion, built in 1813.
Habitat for Humanity: Interior Design
aired: Sun, Nov 21, 1999
Guest B. Smith applies a colorful wainscot pattern along the wall of the children's bedroom.
Habitat for Humanity: Carpet and Bathroom Fixtures
aired: Sun, Nov 14, 1999
Carpet is laid in a bedroom and high efficiency fixtures are installed in the bathroom.
Habitat for Humanity: Working On the Kitchen
aired: Sun, Nov 7, 1999
Cabinets and counter tops are installed in the kitchen, and money saving energy efficient appliances are discussed.
Habitat for Humanity: Floor Installation
aired: Sun, Oct 31, 1999
An entertainment center, flooring, and loft shelves are installed.
Habitat for Humanity: Painting and Door Installation
aired: Sun, Oct 24, 1999
Bob Vila explains door installation, while indoor and outdoor painting gets underway at the project house.
Habitat for Humanity: Building the Back Porch
aired: Sun, Oct 17, 1999
The back porch is built with help from some high school tech students, and the trim gets finishing touches.
Habitat for Humanity: Siding and Drywall
aired: Sun, Oct 10, 1999
A special siding goes up, and drywall with pre-finished corners is installed in record time.
Habitat for Humanity: Sheathing and Shingling the Roof
aired: Mon, Oct 4, 1999
Roofing work continues with the installation of photovoltaic shingles that convert solar energy into electricity. Also: a tour of the Global Solar Plant in Arizona.
Habitat for Humanity: Exterior Trim and Porch Ceiling
aired: Mon, Sep 27, 1999
Exterior trim work continues, while overlaid plywood is installed on the porch ceiling by a team of volunteers and celebrities. Included: tour of a plywood mill in Washington.
Habitat for Humanity: Working On the Roof
aired: Mon, Sep 20, 1999
Roof framing begins and the giant ridge beam is raised. Also: a tour of the Oregon plant where I-joists are made.
Habitat for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity Project Begins
aired: Mon, Sep 6, 1999
Plans are under way to build a house in one week with a team of Habitat for Humanity volunteers in Yonkers, NY. Included: a tour of Yonkers and of a Habitat community in Phoenix.
Watch Home Again with Bob Vila Season 9
Loft Conversion: Loft Conversion Final Tour
aired: Mon, Mar 1, 1999
A tour of the completed conversion project begins with the building's restored facade and ends with the sixth-floor residential loft.
Loft Conversion: Kitchen Work and Shutters
aired: Mon, Feb 22, 1999
Work on the restaurant-style kitchen continues, as the wire shelving system is built and the stainless steel range hood is installed.
Loft Conversion: Installing Track Lighting
aired: Mon, Feb 8, 1999
Finishes are installed in the bathroom and elsewhere in the loft, track lighting is put in. Included: a tour of Lightolier's Tech Center to learn about the power of light to change the mood of a space.
Loft Conversion: Drywall and Plastering Tips
aired: Mon, Feb 1, 1999
Bob Vila offers tips on installing precision drywall and plastering in tricky places. Plus, a bookshelf nook is built and stainless steel appliances are installed.
Loft Conversion: Installing Plumbing Fixtures
aired: Mon, Jan 18, 1999
The bathroom progresses with the installation of an electrically powered full-body shower tower, a dual-speed pressurized toilet, and a glass lavatory.
Loft Conversion: Framing a Wall With Built-in Cabinets
aired: Mon, Jan 11, 1999
Bob Vila addresses the challenge of framing and plastering a 48-foot wall with an almost imperceptible curve. Plus, built-in cabinets are constructed.
Loft Conversion: Paint and Plate Glass Windows
aired: Mon, Jan 4, 1999
The entryway and foyer are painted, and the plate glass windows are replaced throughout. Work on the bathroom begins with shower tile installation and lavatory plumbing.
Loft Conversion: Elevating the Kitchen and Bedroom
aired: Mon, Dec 28, 1998
A platform is built to raise the kitchen and bedroom above floor level. Included: a visit to a nearby finished loft.
Loft Conversion: Plastering the Loft
aired: Mon, Dec 21, 1998
Plastering is begun on the project, while Bob Vila takes a trip to Cambridge to meet a landscape architect who converted an industrial building into a spacious home and office.
Loft Conversion: Plumbing, Heating and the 'Big Dig'
aired: Mon, Dec 14, 1998
Installation of plumbing and heating begins. Included: a look at the progress of Boston's famous highway project, the 'Big Dig'.
Loft Conversion: Loft Conversion Initial Tour
aired: Mon, Dec 7, 1998
Conversion of an old fur storage building into a residential loft begins in Boston's Leather District. Included: a walking tour of other well-preserved antique commercial buildings in the neighborhood.
Accessible Home: Accessible Unit Tour
aired: Mon, Nov 30, 1998
Bob Vila tours the completed unit, paying special attention to the wheelchair-accessible kitchen with energy-efficient appliances.
Accessible Home: Lockset Installation
aired: Mon, Nov 23, 1998
A specially designed lock set is installed, along with an energy-efficient, side-by-side washer-dryer.
Accessible Home: Energy Efficiency Discussion
aired: Mon, Nov 16, 1998
The energy-efficient boiler is installed, and Bob Vila heads to Germany for a tour of the plant where the boiler was made.
Accessible Home: Accessible Fixtures and Elevator
aired: Mon, Nov 9, 1998
The elevator is put in, and bathroom fixtures are installed along with hardware specially designed for people with disabilities.
Accessible Home: Shower Stall and Drywall
aired: Mon, Nov 2, 1998
Drywall goes up and plumbing begins on a shower stall designed for wheelchair users. Included: a field trip to learn about new trends in community living.
Accessible Home: Installing a Tankless Water Heater
aired: Sun, Oct 25, 1998
Recessed lighting and a cost-effective tankless water heater are installed. Also: a tour of a lighting manufacturing plant.
Accessible Home: Building the Railing System Stairs
aired: Mon, Oct 19, 1998
Landscaping begins, the modular stair system is anchored, and the front porch ramp is built.
Accessible Home: Building the Railing System
aired: Mon, Oct 12, 1998
The railing system is built and integrated with the front porch columns. Also: a tour of Boston's Roxbury community, making a comeback from urban blight.
Accessible Home: Designing for the Disabled
aired: Mon, Sep 28, 1998
Bob Vila talks with experts to understand the difference between adaptability and accessibility when designing homes for disabled people.
Accessible Home: Insulation and Door Installation
aired: Mon, Sep 28, 1998
Insulation work is begun and trenches are dug for the new water service. Also: Boston Mayor Thomas Menino stops by to help install the front door.
Accessible Home: Installing Siding
aired: Mon, Sep 21, 1998
A special weather- and fire-resistant siding is installed. Also: finishing the basement work and running electrical wiring.
Accessible Home: Framing and Shingling
aired: Mon, Sep 14, 1998
Asphalt shingles and flashing are added to the roof, and walls are prepped with special blocking for mounting safety handrails. Also: tips on paneling and working with a culturally diverse crew.
Accessible Home: Housing Project Introduced
aired: Mon, Sep 7, 1998
In a neighborhood outside of Boston, work begins on an affordable housing unit for a person with disabilities. Included: soil decontamination and foundation excavation.
Watch Home Again with Bob Vila Season 8
Dream Garage: Barn Tour
aired: Mon, Feb 23, 1998
Workbenches are completed and metal shelves are installed in the loft, before Bob Vila leads a tour of the finished barn.
Dream Garage: Setting up the Workshop and Garage
aired: Mon, Feb 16, 1998
The interior of the barn is stained and a workshop is assembled. Also: race-car driver Lyn St. James helps Bob Vila set up the automotive garage with new tools.
Dream Garage: Heating and Lighting
aired: Mon, Feb 9, 1998
A garage-door opener is installed, the heated-floor system is activated, and interior paneling is stained. Also: track lighting goes in.
Dream Garage: Installing a Staircase and Paneling
aired: Mon, Feb 2, 1998
A horticulturalist share general landscaping tips and offers special advice on the use of native plants and trees. Also: building a staircase to the loft.
Dream Garage: Installing Protective Features
aired: Mon, Jan 26, 1998
Bob Vila takes a look at such safety features as motion detectors, a fire-suppression unit and a lightning rod.
Dream Garage: Exterior Trim and Siding
aired: Mon, Jan 12, 1998
Windows, exterior trim and siding are installed. Also: a tour of the American Plywood Association lab, where quality testing is observed.
Dream Garage: Insulating the Garage
aired: Mon, Jan 5, 1998
Insulation panels are installed and Bob Vila visits a factory where all-in-one wall product is made.
Dream Garage: Framing and Decking
aired: Mon, Dec 29, 1997
New decking is installed in the loft, while Bob Vila and the crew put up the ridge beam and rafters. Also: a joinery specialist demonstrates house framing.
Dream Garage: Framing the Garage
aired: Mon, Dec 22, 1997
A look at framing, and the special techniques and tools that are used for it. Also: a tour of a lumber company examines pre-cut materials for the post-and-beam plan.
Dream Garage: More Foundation Work
aired: Mon, Dec 15, 1997
As the foundation is prepared, Bob Vila explains termite-proofing and oversees the installation of a hydronic heating system.
Dream Garage: Working On the Foundation
aired: Mon, Dec 8, 1997
Foundation work is begun, while Bob Vila tours an antique car museum in a Shaker-style round barn in Sandwich, MA.
Dream Garage: Project Introduction
aired: Mon, Dec 1, 1997
Plans for a post-and-beam garage and boat storage project are discussed with an architect. Also: touring a marina with America's Cup champ Bill Koch.
Craftsman Bungalow: House Tour
aired: Mon, Nov 24, 1997
Bob Vila leads a final tour of the landscaped front yard and the porch addition, which features a barbecue. Also toured are the Zen garden and swimming pool.
Craftsman Bungalow: Hardwood Floor Repair and Refinishing
aired: Mon, Nov 17, 1997
Damaged hardwood flooring is repaired and an alder kitchen countertop is installed. Also: a tour of the Japanese Garden at Huntington Library and tips on building a Zen garden.
Craftsman Bungalow: Installing Cabinets
aired: Mon, Nov 10, 1997
A cabinetmaker frames boxes for living-room built-ins to match existing ones in the kitchen, and the pool crew finishes the plaster.
Craftsman Bungalow: Installing Custom Light Grids
aired: Mon, Nov 3, 1997
The electrician installs back lighting in the living room, and six stained-glass panels are cut and assembled. Meanwhile, contractors insulate the roof.
Craftsman Bungalow: Floor Tile and Cabinet Installation
aired: Sun, Oct 26, 1997
The bathroom is tiled, new kitchen cabinets are custom-made to match the vintage ones, and decking is installed on the back porch.
Craftsman Bungalow: Exterior Paint Preparation
aired: Mon, Oct 20, 1997
At the Sears kit house, the exterior is stripped for priming and painting. Also: a tour of the CBS studio center.
Craftsman Bungalow: Swimming Pool and Porch
aired: Mon, Oct 6, 1997
The pool crew finishes the rebar and sprays gunnite, while French doors are installed in the master bedroom and the porch roof is repaired.
Craftsman Bungalow: Repairing the Front Facade
aired: Mon, Sep 29, 1997
Vintage cabinetry is discovered in a salvage yard and installed in the kitchen; yellow paint is stripped off; and the facade is given a facelift.
Craftsman Bungalow: Interior Trim and Porch Framing
aired: Mon, Sep 22, 1997
Interior trim details are custom-milled as per the architect's specifications, and original bathroom fixtures are re-porcelainized. Also: framing continues on the back porch.
Craftsman Bungalow: Reconditioning the Windows
aired: Mon, Sep 15, 1997
Bob Vila oversees the reconditioning of an original window in the Sears kit house. Also: a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House.
Craftsman Bungalow: Wiring, Plumbing and Plastering
aired: Mon, Sep 8, 1997
A closet is transformed into a bathroom, while new and old building materials are blended in the living and dining rooms.
Craftsman Bungalow: Project Introduction
aired: Mon, Sep 1, 1997
A vintage Sears kit house is restored, but historic and sentimental elements are preserved.
Watch Home Again with Bob Vila Season 7
Shingle Style: House Tour, Part Two
aired: Mon, Feb 24, 1997
A look at the fabrics, colors, and furnishings inside the completed house. Also: a lockset is installed in the powder-room door and shower doors are added in the master bathroom.
Shingle Style: House Tour, Part One
aired: Mon, Feb 17, 1997
An armoire is converted into an entertainment unit, while the kitchen and family room are completed.
Shingle Style: Interior Decorating
aired: Mon, Feb 10, 1997
Bob Vila meets with the interior designers and discusses the choice of color schemes. Also: a look at the updated basement workshop.
Shingle Style: Windows and Landscaping
aired: Mon, Jan 13, 1997
Storm windows are installed, a faux paint finish is applied to walls in the master bedroom, and planting in the yard is completed. Also: landscape architects explain changes that were made to meet city requirements.
Shingle Style: Installing Built-in Bookshelves
aired: Tue, Jan 28, 1997
Built-in bookshelves are added to the library. Also: a period light fixture is refurbished, a dimmer-switch system is installed, and a stairway balustrade is reconstructed.
Shingle Style: Kitchen Work and Landscaping
aired: Mon, Jan 13, 1997
Landscapers begin planting on the terrace. In the kitchen, new countertops are installed before the sink and a faucet are put in. Also: a vist to the Burpee Seeds gardens.
Shingle Style: Landscaping
aired: Mon, Jan 13, 1997
The landscaping begins. Retaining-wall materials are used to create an elevated terrace and the backyard patio is paved. Also: a profile of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
Shingle Style: Installing Tile
aired: Mon, Jan 6, 1997
Bob Vila demonstrates the right way to install tile. Also: a look at the prep work needed for the yard landscaping.
Shingle Style: Prepping for Paint
aired: Mon, Dec 23, 1996
The exterior paint color is chosen and the necessary prep work needed for the job is assessed. Windows are restored, and in the kitchen, cabinets are installed. Also: a trip to the Pennsylvania factory where the cabinets were manufactured.
Shingle Style: Installing a Hardwood Floor
aired: Mon, Dec 16, 1996
A hardwood floor is installed; work is done on the dressing rooms in the master bedroom; and a water-purification system is installed in the basement.
Shingle Style: Trim and Paneling
aired: Mon, Dec 9, 1996
Workmen start paneling the dining room and entryway. Also: a visit to the Isaac Bell House in Newport, RI.
Shingle Style: Installing a Staircase and Chair Rail
aired: Mon, Dec 2, 1996
The crew installs a staircase, then begins repairing plaster and laying in tile. Also: glass is replaced in the doors of the dining-room hutch.
Shingle Style: Landscaping and Painting
aired: Mon, Nov 25, 1996
Work begins on the grounds as a landscape architect helps formulate plans. Meanwhile, the new deck takes shape and a parking pad is laid out near the back door.
Shingle Style: Trimming the Interior
aired: Mon, Nov 18, 1996
Bob Vila discusses ceramic tile, from design choices to installation. Also: tile shopping in New York City; digging the trench for a water main.
Shingle Style: Blueboard and Plastering
aired: Mon, Nov 11, 1996
Bob Vila offers tips on plastering and window installation. Also: a tour of a Stanford White-designed house in Stockbridge, MA.
Shingle Style: Heating and Cooling Systems
aired: Mon, Nov 4, 1996
Bob Vila oversees the installation of a heating, air-conditioning and ventilation unit. In the bathroom, radiant heat is installed, and around the house, the electrical work is inspected.
Shingle Style: Working On the Deck
aired: Sun, Oct 27, 1996
Bob Vila explores the various uses of insulation products, including noise reduction. Also: building a deck with proper drainage.
Shingle Style: Deck Framing and Window Installation
aired: Mon, Oct 21, 1996
Framing begins on the backyard deck, chimney repair gets underway, and the Palladian window is installed in the third-floor family room.
Shingle Style: Roof Work and Wiring
aired: Mon, Oct 14, 1996
Roofers replace the shingles and install copper lining to rebuild the gutters. Meanwhile, an electrician explains the project's extensive rewiring. Also: examples of fine woodwork and stained glass.
Shingle Style: Framing and Additions
aired: Mon, Oct 7, 1996
Bob Vila evaluates progress on the Cambridge, MA, project. Also: a tour of the historic Longfellow House, onetime residence of George Washington and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Shingle Style: Finishing the Basement
aired: Mon, Sep 30, 1996
Work begins on turning the basement into a combination exercise room and workshop, with Bob Vila sharing tips on concrete slab floors. Also: a trip to a Georgia sawmill to see lumber being prepared.
Shingle Style: Working On the Roof
aired: Mon, Sep 23, 1996
As structural changes to the roof are planned, Bob Vila presents a guide to shingles. Also: a look at shingles being made in Vancouver factory.
Shingle Style: Adding a New Load-Bearing Beam
aired: Mon, Sep 16, 1996
As reconstruction begins, the crew corrects a structural flaw with a new beam and starts overhauling the plumbing. Also: a tour of what remains of the house after the demolition.
Shingle Style: Starting the Project
aired: Mon, Sep 2, 1996
Bob Vila prepares to restore his own home by inspecting it inside and out. Also: a tour of Harvard Square with architectural historian Brian Pfeiffer provides a look at the influences on area builders.
Watch Home Again with Bob Vila Season 6
Master Bedroom: House Tour
aired: Mon, Feb 26, 1996
A look at the finished family room and master bedroom suite.
Master Bedroom: Custom Flooring and Landscaping
aired: Mon, Feb 19, 1996
Low-cost landscaping, carpet installation, and choosing flooring for a family room. Also: last-minute details on the Newton project.
Master Bedroom: Painting and Tiling
aired: Mon, Feb 12, 1996
Tips on interior painting and a visit to a paint factory to see how paint is made. Also: installing bathroom tile and pressure-washing a deck.
Master Bedroom: Bookshelf Construction and Installation
aired: Mon, Jan 29, 1996
Constructing shelves, installing a window seat, and adding a sliding door.
Master Bedroom: Deck Work
aired: Mon, Jan 22, 1996
To save money, Bob Vila uses sections of an old deck to build a new one.
Master Bedroom: Adding Molding and Trim
aired: Mon, Jan 15, 1996
Making the cuts for interior baseboard molding and window trim, plus constructing the steps and porch for a new entry. Also: a visit to a contractor's workshop to see how specialty molding is milled.
Master Bedroom: Application of Blue Board, Plaster and Shingles
aired: Mon, Jan 8, 1996
Work continues on the family room ceiling, and host Bob Vila demonstrates how to apply skimcoat plaster. Also: tips on attaching red cedar shingles to exterior walls.
Master Bedroom: Rough Plumbing and Wall Demolition
aired: Mon, Jan 1, 1996
Bob Vila discusses the appropriate way to sweat a copper joint. Also: breaking through a wall to create a door as well as correct window installation.
Master Bedroom: Applying Roofing Shingles
aired: Mon, Dec 25, 1995
A demonstration of the way to install roofing shingles around a skylight to avoid leaks. Also: a new gutter is attached to the roof of the Newton addition.
Master Bedroom: Framing Partitions
aired: Mon, Dec 18, 1995
A course in framing partitions (including layout, measuring, cutting and assembling) as the second floor takes shape at the project in Newton, MA.
Master Bedroom: Building the Foundation
aired: Mon, Dec 11, 1995
Building a foundation including forming, cement pouring, inspection, sill work and backfilling. Also: Bob Vila visits a cement firm to see how the material is made to order for the job.
Master Bedroom: House and Neighborhood Tour
aired: Sun, Dec 3, 1995
A new project, the remodeling of a Colonial Revival home, begins in Newton, MA. The owners' goal is to increase their living space while keeping to a strict budget.
Kitchen Remodel: House Tour
aired: Mon, Nov 27, 1995
Work on the home is completed. Host Bob Vila displays the family room, kitchen and outdoor spa. Also: tips on using radial saws for bevels, rip cuts and specialty work.
Kitchen Remodel: Installing Pantry System
aired: Mon, Nov 20, 1995
A shelf system is installed in the pantry and new sod is laid in the yard. Also: special blades for tablesaws.
Kitchen Remodel: Installing a Feature Garden and Grill
aired: Mon, Nov 13, 1995
Painting stucco walls and finding the right workbench.
Kitchen Remodel: Landscaping and Countertop
aired: Mon, Nov 6, 1995
Bob Vila oversees the planting of palm trees, then shows how to protect work surfaces when using adhesives.
Kitchen Remodel: Installing Tile
aired: Sun, Oct 29, 1995
Bob Vila helps install tile with a coral look on the lanai deck, while mosaic tile goes indoors. Also: using a finishing sander.
Kitchen Remodel: Spa Installation and Window Construction
aired: Mon, Oct 23, 1995
A spa is installed on the lanai and the partition is given a wood-grain finish. Also: fabricating a stained-glass window shaped like a slice of tropical fruit.
Kitchen Remodel: Adding a Glass Block Window
aired: Mon, Oct 16, 1995
After the exterior demolition, host Bob Vila helps install a glass-block window between the lanai and the bathroom. Also: he tours a restaurant kitchen at a local Cuban-American eatery.
Kitchen Remodel: Choosing a Stucco Finish
aired: Mon, Oct 2, 1995
A stucco finish is chosen for the exterior and the old interior walls are demolished. Also: a tour of a Spanish monastery transported stone by stone to Florida by William Randolph Hearst.
Kitchen Remodel: Roofing and Landscaping
aired: Mon, Sep 25, 1995
The work on the roof is checked and plans for the garden are reviewed. Also: preparations are made for applying stucco to the wall of the addition.
Kitchen Remodel: Pouring the Foundation and Constructing the Walls
aired: Mon, Sep 18, 1995
The walls are constructed by stacking styrofoam forms and filling them with concrete.
Kitchen Remodel: Inspection of Structure
aired: Mon, Sep 11, 1995
Bob Vila inspects the Miami work site to determine the impact of the tropical climate on building methods.
Kitchen Remodel: Project Introduced
aired: Mon, Sep 4, 1995
A look at a house that needs enlarging, located in the Miami suburb of Kendall, Florida. Architect Laurinda Spear offers some ideas with a tropical theme.
Watch Home Again with Bob Vila Season 5
Cabin in the Woods: Cabin Tour
aired: Mon, Feb 27, 1995
The weekend getaway cottage is completed.
Cabin in the Woods: Installing the Kitchen and Patio
aired: Mon, Feb 20, 1995
An energy-efficient kitchen is installed in the cabin, while landscaping begins outside.
Cabin in the Woods: Interior Finishes
aired: Mon, Feb 13, 1995
New technology in the building industry.
Cabin in the Woods: Electrical and Plumbing Work
aired: Mon, Feb 6, 1995
Electricity and plumbing are installed in the cottage. Also: a cabin in New York's Adirondack Mountains is toured.
Cabin in the Woods: Installing Windows and Doors
aired: Mon, Jan 30, 1995
Skylights and doors are installed in the cottage.
Cabin in the Woods: Installing Skylights and Framing Staircase
aired: Mon, Jan 23, 1995
Windows are installed in the cabin and the staircase is framed.
Cabin in the Woods: Framing and Chimney
aired: Mon, Jan 16, 1995
A chimney is built. Also: a Connecticut brick factory is toured.
Cabin in the Woods: Framing the Cabin
aired: Mon, Jan 9, 1995
Bob Vila tours Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater house near Uniontown, PA.
Cabin in the Woods: Foundation, Framing and Septic System
aired: Mon, Jan 2, 1995
The foundation is laid for a small weekend getaway cottage in the woods, and a septic system is installed.
Greenhouse: Adding Stucco and Laying a Stone Floor
aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012
Stucco is added to the walls of the greenhouse, and a blue stone floor is installed. Also: landscaping ideas for the surrounding yard.
Greenhouse: Heating and Ventilating System
aired: Mon, Dec 5, 1994
Heating and ventilating systems are installed in the greenhouse. Also: an Indiana limestone factory is toured.
Greenhouse: Building Masonry Walls
aired: Mon, Nov 28, 1994
Bob Vila visits two greenhouses at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN.
Greenhouse: Attaching Steel Uprights
aired: Mon, Nov 21, 1994
Insulation is installed in the greenhouse. Also: a look at two Boston solariums.
Greenhouse: House Tour and Demolition
aired: Mon, Nov 7, 1994
A tour of the solarium at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston kicks off a greenhouse project. Included: the architect discusses the construction plans.
Federal-style Home: House Tour and Decorative Painting
aired: Sun, Oct 30, 1994
The final touches are put on the restored Federal-style mansion.
Federal-style Home: Building the Portico and Restoring the Fireplaces
aired: Mon, Oct 17, 1994
Restoring a fireplace, installing a mantel, and constructing a portico.
Federal-style Home: Painting the Siding and Installing Shutters
aired: Mon, Oct 10, 1994
Projects include stripping siding, repainting and shutter installation. Also: a look at Georgian architecture.
Federal-style Home: Drywall Joints and Glass Cabinet Doors
aired: Mon, Oct 3, 1994
The restoration of an antique plaster cornice is finalized. Also: a tour of a Civil War-era mansion.
Federal-style Home: Molding Plaster Details
aired: Mon, Sep 26, 1994
Applying plaster details to a restored cornice. Also: a tour of a Georgian mansion in Charleston, South Carolina
Federal-style Home: Installing Windows and Repairing the Roof
aired: Mon, Sep 19, 1994
Repairing a slate roof. Also: a garden tour in historical Charleston, South Carolina
Federal-style Home: Discussing the New Addition
aired: Mon, Sep 12, 1994
Putting an addition onto a house. Also: restoring a plaster cornice.
Federal-style Home: Selecting the Site
aired: Mon, Sep 5, 1994
Bob Vila takes a carriage tour of Charleston, South Carolina to bserves the historic architecture and discuss restoration techniques.
Watch Home Again with Bob Vila Season 4
Ranch Expansion: Final House Tour
aired: Tue, Mar 1, 1994
An final tour of the renovated ranch-style home. Also: planting shrubbery.
Ranch Expansion: Insulating Blinds and Carpet Installation
aired: Tue, Feb 22, 1994
Furniture and carpeting are selected. Also: advice for adding a shut-off valve to a sink.
Ranch Expansion: Painting Faux Finish
aired: Tue, Feb 15, 1994
Building a home weather station and installing recessed lighting. Also: tips on painting.
Ranch Expansion: Landscaping and Planting
aired: Tue, Feb 8, 1994
Landscaping work gets underway at the project site. Also: a discussion of the importance of safety goggles.
Ranch Expansion: Installing the Lockset and Closet System
aired: Mon, Jan 31, 1994
Tips on installing a door lock and a bedroom closet. Also: using an electrician's snake to thread wire behind a wall.
Ranch Expansion: Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops
aired: Mon, Jan 24, 1994
European kitchen cabinets with granite countertops are installed. Also: working with tight paneling joints.
Ranch Expansion: Pouring the Cement Walk and Installing Crown Molding
aired: Mon, Jan 17, 1994
Pouring a cement walk. Also: an update on the playground project.
Ranch Expansion: Porch Ceiling and Hardwood Flooring
aired: Mon, Jan 3, 1994
A pine ceiling is installed over the porch. Also: a project to convert an abandoned building into a homeless shelter.
Ranch Expansion: Installing a Vanity
aired: Mon, Dec 27, 1993
Installing a double sink. Also: a visit to an Italian palazzo.
Ranch Expansion: Applying Bathroom Tile and Deck Treatment
aired: Mon, Dec 20, 1993
Fan detail is applied to the front facade. Also: cutting bathroom tiles.
Ranch Expansion: Building and Installing Cabinets
aired: Mon, Dec 13, 1993
Constructing and installing cabinets. Also: a visit to a plywood factory.
Ranch Expansion: Installing the Boiler and Drywall
aired: Mon, Dec 6, 1993
Installing a garage-door opener. Also: working with drywall and plaster.
Ranch Expansion: Installing the Shower Pan and Recessed Lighting
aired: Mon, Nov 29, 1993
Installing a shower pan and recessed lighting.
Ranch Expansion: Installing an Insulated Door and Fiberglass
aired: Mon, Nov 22, 1993
Installing a cathedral ceiling and a thermal-insulated kitchen door. Also: tips on wiring a security system.
Ranch Expansion: Wall Framing and Security System
aired: Mon, Nov 15, 1993
Projects include the installation of strapping and the application of drywall to the kitchen ceiling.
Ranch Expansion: Modifying a Window and Copper Plumbing
aired: Mon, Nov 8, 1993
Installing a double window. Also: touring Miami Beach's art deco district.
Ranch Expansion: Waterproofing the Deck and Framing a Roof
aired: Mon, Nov 1, 1993
Applying exterior trim and waterproofing the deck. Also: framing the porch roof.
Ranch Expansion: Framing the Porch and Installing a Shower
aired: Mon, Oct 25, 1993
Framing a farmer's porch and installing an acrylic shower stall. Also: constructing a birch medicine cabinet.
Ranch Expansion: Electrical Wiring and Window Installation
aired: Mon, Oct 18, 1993
Installing an electrical system and picture windows.
Ranch Expansion: Roofing Shingles and Staircase
aired: Mon, Oct 4, 1993
A staircase is constructed. Also: tips for applying asphalt shingles and properly anchoring a porch or deck.
Ranch Expansion: House Tour and Dormer Construction
aired: Mon, Sep 27, 1993
Bob Vila visits a historic plantation in South Carolina. Also: tips for applying aluminum flashing and roofing shingles.
Ranch Expansion: Framing and Cutting Rafters
aired: Tue, Sep 21, 1993
The first floor of the house is framed. Also: cutting rafters and techniques for hammering nails into wood.
Ranch Expansion: Wall Construction and Roof Removal
aired: Mon, Sep 13, 1993
Reconstructing the ranch house's walls. Also: a visit to a Colonial-era mansion.
Watch Home Again with Bob Vila Season 3
Beach House: House Tour
aired: Wed, Jan 25, 2012
A grand tour of the completed beachfront property in Malibu, California. Included: design and furniture enhancements.
Beach House: Stone Columns and Custom Cabinets
aired: Sun, Feb 21, 1993
A terracotta tile floor is laid. Also: security cameras, temperature controls and kitchen appliances are installed, and the courtyard is landscaped in California-Spanish villa style.
Beach House: Tile Layout
aired: Sun, Feb 14, 1993
Hand-painted tiles are installed in the master bath and on the staircase. Also: a trip to the Mexican workshop where the tiles are made.
Beach House: Distressing and Hanging a Door
aired: Sun, Feb 7, 1993
The front door is hung. Also: adding a distressed finish to wood and building a storage wall.
Beach House: Tile Roof and Stucco
aired: Sun, Jan 31, 1993
Mexican tile is used for the roof. Also: Bob Vila helps comedian Tim Allen pour concrete for a garage floor.
Beach House: Monitoring Network and Waterproofing
aired: Sun, Jan 24, 1993
The project's environmentally sound features are discussed. Also: Bob Vila takes a trip to the home of actor Tim Allen ("Home Improvement").
Beach House: Installing Windows and Sprinkler System
aired: Sun, Jan 17, 1993
Installed: a custom-made window and a sprinkler system. Also, Bob Vila takes visits Wisconsin to see how custom windows are made.
Beach House: Framing and Insulation
aired: Sun, Jan 10, 1993
Included: the roof and walls are framed, and cellulose insulation is added.
Beach House: Building the Staircase
aired: Sun, Jan 3, 1993
California's building codes regarding earthquake safety are discussed and a winding staircase is constructed. Also: a visit to the home of actor Max Gail.
Beach House: Demolition and Grade Beam Installation
aired: Sun, Dec 27, 1992
The foundation is inspected and a beam is installed in the garage.
Beach House: Selecting the Site
aired: Sun, Dec 6, 1992
Work begins on a house in Malibu, California. Also: a tour of Los Angeles by helicopter.
Victorian: House Tour
aired: Mon, Nov 30, 1992
A tour of the completed Victorian house includes a look at the new turret and courtyard, as well as the larger addition.
Victorian: Plate Rail and Stenciling
aired: Mon, Nov 23, 1992
A plate rail is installed in the kitchen, and a designer offers ideas on Victorian interiors. Also: landscapers begin planting in the courtyard.
Victorian: Courtyard Pavers and Master Bath
aired: Mon, Nov 16, 1992
Inside a Victorian mansion with an Arabian decorating scheme. Also: adding Victorian touches to the master bath.
Victorian: Installing Shingles and Tin Ceiling
aired: Mon, Nov 9, 1992
Shingling is applied and a stamped-tin ceiling gets installed in the kitchen. Also: selecting color schemes for the house during a tour of Martha's Vineyard.
Victorian: Wallpapering and Pantry
aired: Mon, Nov 2, 1992
Included: installing the kitchen pantry, wallpapering the den, and examining the wallpaper manufacturing process. Also: how Victorian doors are made.
Victorian: Insulation and Wiring
aired: Sun, Oct 25, 1992
Installing blown-in and high-density insulation; adding railing detail to the porch. Also: tips on basic wiring and installing a septic tank.
Victorian: Porch, Windows and Shingles
aired: Sun, Oct 18, 1992
Work begins on the front-entry porch. Also: tips on installing windows and applying cedar roof shingles.
Victorian: Verge Board and Plumbing
aired: Sun, Oct 11, 1992
A designer specializing in Victorian work adds elements to the exterior, and a verge board is installed on a gable end. Also: a walk through Lucy the Elephant, a tourist exhibit on the New Jersey shore, and a look at how to build PVC wastes and vents.
Victorian: Chimney, and Breezeway Framing Selecting the Site
aired: Mon, Oct 5, 1992
A chimney is built and the connections between the old and new structures are installed. Also: a visit to a wood-stove factory in Vermont.
Victorian: Raising the Walls
aired: Sun, Sep 27, 1992
Truss joints are installed in the bedroom wing, and, as the walls are raised, Bob describes the advantages of western balloon framing. Also: a tour of Lyndhurst mansion in the Hudson River valley of New York.
Victorian: Foundation and Framing
aired: Sun, Sep 20, 1992
A cinder-block foundation is laid and the framing begins on a turret of the existing cottage. Also: a tour of Victorian homes in Cape May, N.J., one of America's oldest resort towns.
Victorian: Clearing the Lot
aired: Sun, Sep 13, 1992
Bob meets with the contractor and architect and clears trees for the new addition, while demonstrating chain-saw safety. Also: a tour of a Newport, R.I., mansion.
Victorian: Selecting the Site
aired: Sun, Sep 6, 1992
Bob Vila's first project of the season is introduced: an addition to a small cottage in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Watch Home Again with Bob Vila Season 2
Cracker Cottage: House Tour
aired: Mon, Feb 24, 1992
A look at the landscaped areas and the slat house. Also: refinishing used furniture.
Cracker Cottage: Constructing the Swimming Pool and Shower Stall
aired: Thu, Feb 20, 1992
The pool walls are formed and reinforced and wainscoting is installed in the bathroom. Also: a visit to a development project in New York.
Cracker Cottage: Installing Windows and Shower
aired: Wed, Feb 5, 1992
Included: replacing porch windows and constructing a tongue-and-groove deck. Also: a shower-drain installation begins.
Cracker Cottage: Cabinets, Ceiling Fan and Porch Screen
aired: Sun, Feb 2, 1992
Installed: kitchen cabinets; screening and a ceiling fan on the porch. Also: an update on the New York tenement project.
Cracker Cottage: Swimming Pool and Drywall Ceiling
aired: Sun, Jan 26, 1992
Included: the pool is tiled; drywall is installed in the living room; the carport is made into a garden area. Also: a visit to the development project in New York.
Cracker Cottage: Paint Prep, Attic Louver and French Doors
aired: Sun, Dec 29, 1991
Demonstrated: smoothing out exterior siding using spackle; replacing an attic louver; and installing French doors in the entryway.
Cracker Cottage: Installing a Door and Removing Paint
aired: Mon, Dec 23, 1991
Included: a visit to a salvage yard in search of doors and lavatories. Demonstrated: how to wash peeling paint from exterior siding.
Cracker Cottage: Demolition and Roof Brackets
aired: Mon, Dec 16, 1991
The architect presents her plans; the contractor explains the demolition process.
Cracker Cottage: Outdoor Work and Planning
aired: Mon, Dec 9, 1991
A landscaper transplants a frangipani tree. Also: termite damage is checked.
Cracker Cottage: Selecting and Touring the House
aired: Mon, Dec 2, 1991
Bob goes hunting for a house to remodel in Naples, Florida. He tours the 'Cracker' cottage he plans to renovate, then looks at similar, recently revamped cottage for inspiration.
Split-level Ranch: House Tour
aired: Mon, Nov 25, 1991
The finished house is toured, including the basement rec room, and the designer discusses the Colonial decor. Also: a look at the outside elements such as landscaping, gutters and a trellis.
Split-level Ranch: Plate Rack Construction
aired: Mon, Nov 18, 1991
Bob constructs a plate rack for the dining room and shops for carpet for the living room. Outside, shrubs are transplanted, perennials are planted and the lawn is sodded.
Split-level Ranch: Light Fixture Wiring and Trellis
aired: Sun, Nov 10, 1991
Wiring is installed for a Colonial-style light fixture and a the refrigerator's icemaker is hooked up. Also: a trellis is constructed in the front yard.
Split-level Ranch: Installing Wallpaper, Door and Paneling
aired: Mon, Nov 4, 1991
A decorator offers suggestions on choosing wallpaper; a paperhanger demonstrates his craft in the living room. Also: a floor is installed in the family room; a front door is crafted.
Split-level Ranch: Masonry and Floor
aired: Sun, Oct 27, 1991
A masonry barbecue is repaired; the basement remodeling begins.
Split-level Ranch: Fireplace and Deck
aired: Mon, Oct 21, 1991
Colonial-style molding and a mantelpiece are installed in the living room; the backyard deck is completed. Also: a visit to the home of John Adams (1735-1826) in Quincy, Mass.
Split-level Ranch: Counters, Deck and Vinyl Floor
aired: Fri, Dec 23, 2011
Installed a laminated kitchen countertop, and a vinyl floor. Also, the exterior is painted and a backyard deck is started.
Split-level Ranch: Bay Window and Cabinet Doors
aired: Sun, Oct 6, 1991
Installed: a bay window in the dining room; cabinet doors in the kitchen. Also: a tour of a country-style kitchen in Nantucket, Mass.
Split-level Ranch: Paint Prep, Attic Louver and French Doors
aired: Mon, Sep 30, 1991
A broken storm window is replaced; tile work is started in the bathroom; a bathroom vanity is installed. Also: a tour of a tile factory in Florida.
Split-level Ranch: Septic System, Bathroom Fixtures and Windows
aired: Mon, Sep 23, 1991
Work begins on the new bathroom; a window and roof trim are added to the entryway. Also: landscaping plans.
Split-level Ranch: Framing and Demolition
aired: Mon, Sep 16, 1991
Construction begins on the front entryway; the old bathroom fixtures are removed.
Split-level Ranch: Demolition and Remodeling
aired: Sun, Sep 8, 1991
The deck and front entryway are demolished. Also: a look at an architect's computer-generated plans for the house.
Split-level Ranch: Selecting the House
aired: Sun, Sep 1, 1991
A new project is introduced: the renovation of a 17-year-old ranch-style house in Plymouth, Mass. Included: a look at other homes in Plymouth.
Watch Home Again with Bob Vila Season 1
Coach House: House Tour
aired: Mon, May 27, 1991
Bob takes the grand tour of the finished coach house exterior with Ron, our contractor. We go inside to see the decorating job that the team of Rita Miller and Bill Waggoner have done, and to watch them add a special touch to the decor.
Coach House: Finishing Touches and Landscaping
aired: Mon, May 20, 1991
Bob installs the finishing touches in the coach house kitchen, including some galvanized steel features. We go outside to plant a tree and landscape the little entryway garden, and Bob checks out the painting of the brick facade.
Coach House: Project Status, Cabinets and Whirlpool Tub Installed
aired: Mon, May 13, 1991
Bob tours the completed living room and dining room of the coach house, then reviews work done on the heating system. We see the base cabinets installed in the kitchen and a whirlpool tub installed in the master bedroom.
Coach House: Fireplace and Staircase
aired: Mon, Apr 15, 1991
Bob tours the Hill Arboretum, an apartment project adapted for the physically challenged. Back at the coach house, a fireplace dealer explains the new zero-clearance fireplace and an ironmonger constructs an entryway balcony and staircase.
Coach House: Roof Demolition
aired: Sun, Mar 31, 1991
The Eagle roofing crew strips several ancient layers of old roofing, and a section of the roof is removed to make room for a new dormer. Bob explains how the dormer will provide more living space, and visits the IKO roofing shingle plant.
Cape-style Home: Clearing the Lot
aired: Sun, Mar 24, 1991
Contractor Ron Gan explains how a ledger board is attached to the masonry wall to support ceiling joists; he and carpenter John Pringle demonstrate a simple way to build a set of winding stairs. Bob goes to see how Parallam beams are manufactured.
Coach House: Excavation Begins
aired: Sun, Mar 17, 1991
Bob tours architect Frank Lloyd Wright's studio and sees some houses Wright designed in Greater Chicago. Back at the coach house, the basement is excavated and steel beams are put into the back wall to make room for a garage door.
Coach House: Plans Discussed and Demolition Begins
aired: Sun, Mar 10, 1991
Bob discusses plans for the coach house with our architect, Mike Morgan, and with contractor Ron Gan; demolition begins. Brick worker Dan Webb explains how the brick facade is power-washed to remove several layers of ugly paint.
Coach House: Coach House Tour
aired: Mon, Mar 4, 1991
Bob and contractor Ron Gan look around our next projectan old deserted "coach house." Architectural historian Susan Benjamin gives us a tour of some of Chicago's 19th-century landmark buildings downtown.
Two-family Greystone: House Tour
aired: Sat, Feb 23, 1991
Kitchen countertops are mounted. Also: a tour of the home with an interior decorator.
Two-family Greystone: Flooring and Stairs
aired: Sat, Feb 16, 1991
Installed: a basement staircase. Also: a visit to a flooring plant.
Two-family Greystone: Landscaping Begins
aired: Sat, Feb 9, 1991
Kitchen cabinets are installed and the landscaping work begins.
Two-family Greystone: Lighting and Flooring
aired: Sat, Feb 2, 1991
Wooden floors are refinished and new windows are installed. Also: a visit to a light-fixtures store.
Two-family Greystone: Budgeting and Tiling
aired: Sun, Jan 27, 1991
A review of the project's budget and progress. Also: a trip to an appliance showroom, and the bathroom floor is prepped and tiled.
Two-family Greystone: Plaster and Drywall Work
aired: Sun, Jan 20, 1991
Drywall and plaster work is discussed. Also: a visit to a drywall plant in Delaware.
Two-family Greystone: Plumbing Continues
aired: Mon, Jan 14, 1991
Bob goes downtown to the Merchandise Mart to see a selection of bathroom fixtures. Back at our greystone, plumber Dan Macias replaces an old toilet and our contractor talks us through bricking in for, and installation of, a smaller bathroom window.
Two-family Greystone: Electrical Work Begins
aired: Mon, Jan 7, 1991
The concrete basement floor is poured, leveled, and screeded; our contractor Ron repairs a broken window pane the old-fashioned way, and Bob discusses the electrical layout for the first floor with electrician Slav Witowski.
Two-family Greystone: Basement Excavation Begins
aired: Mon, Dec 31, 1990
Scott Smith's excavation crew digs out the basement to make room for a basement slab. Bob discusses heating systems for the rental units with installer Kirk Rustman, and Ron Gan explains the advantages of using metal wall studs in the kitchen.
Two-family Greystone: Parallam and Iron Beam
aired: Mon, Dec 24, 1990
The crew installs a Parallam beam in the living room and iron beams in the back masonry wall. Ron Gan and Bill Bauhs talk budget and convince Bob to renovate the basement as well, so we take a visit to the Pella Window factory in Pella, Iowa.
Two-family Greystone: Engineered Beams and Plumbing
aired: Mon, Dec 17, 1990
Bob and Ron discuss the removal and shoring up of bearing walls, to be replaced by special engineered beams. We visit Macmillan-Bloedel's Parallam Plant in British Columbia, and plumber Don McPoland shows us how water service is connected to the house.
Two-family Greystone: Plans Discussed and Demolition Begins
aired: Mon, Dec 10, 1990
Bob discusses plans with local architect Bill Bauhs, and takes a tour of downtown Chicago's striking modern buildings with architectural historian Susan Benjamin. Back at our house, we meet our general contractor, Ron Gan, and begin demolition.
Two-family Greystone: House and Neighborhood Tour
aired: Mon, Dec 3, 1990
Now in Chicago, Bob takes a driving tour with realtor Catherine Caravette of our new neighborhood, Wicker Park, and of nearby upscale Lincoln Park. We check out our old greystone two-flat and visit a home that's been comparably renovated.
Cape-style Home: Landscaping and House Tour
aired: Mon, Nov 26, 1990
Bob discusses landscaping with specialist Susan Hofer--sod, a gravel driveway, brickwork, fences, perennials. We tour the smart finished exterior with Ryley, and the gorgeous interior with renowned decorator Ann Hill.
Cape-style Home: Floor Painting and Bathroom Vanity
aired: Mon, Nov 19, 1990
Artisan Terry Maiche shows us two inexpensive ways to dress up a floor with paint: spattering and stenciling. Ryley builds a bathroom vanity, and Bob talks about exterior paints and stains with painter Paul Stoliker.
Cape-style Home: Paneling, Furnace and Tile
aired: Tue, Nov 13, 1990
Our contractor Ryley shows us how to put up the pine interior paneling in the living room; Bob checks out the furnace and ducting with installer Scott Glista, and watches John Boardman apply bathroom floor tile.
Cape-style Home: Kitchen Design and Septic System
aired: Mon, Nov 5, 1990
Bob discusses the kitchen layout with designer Amy O'Haire, then visits her showroom. Claude Daigle demonstrates his drywall techniques, and John Aalto talks us through the installation of the septic system.
Cape-style Home: Front Door, Shingles and Plumbing
aired: Mon, Oct 22, 1990
Bob and Ryley install the pre-hung front door and visit Shepley Wood Products to see how it was made. Dean Fraser shows us how to apply cedar shingles, and Tom Higham demonstrates how to join copper plumbing for the bathroom lavatory.
Cape-style Home: Joining the Old Ell
aired: Mon, Oct 15, 1990
The old ell is joined to the new construction, with some demolition done to make room for a shed dormer and a slider door. Bob visits the Wes-Pine wooden window factory in Hanover, Massachusetts, and comes back to install a window in our house.
Cape-style Home: Bulkhead, Trim and Roofing
aired: Mon, Oct 8, 1990
A bulkhead is installed; a soffet, facia and drip edge are added to the front of the house. Also: asphalt shingles and a ridge vent.
Cape-style Home: Ceiling, Roof and Plumbing
aired: Mon, Oct 1, 1990
Some demolition is done on the old ell to prepare it for renovation; ceiling joists and roof rafters go up in the new section of the house, and we see some rough plumbing work. Bob and Ryley discuss the budget.
Cape-style Home: Staircase and Roof
aired: Sun, Sep 23, 1990
A staircase is built and the second floor is toured. Also: Bob Vila visits a shingle plant in Delaware.
Cape-style Home: Wall Construction
aired: Mon, Sep 17, 1990
Bob visits Barbara Gooddale in her authentic antique Cape Cod house to get a feel for the style and practicality of this design; back at our house, the crew frames, raises, and springbraces the walls.
Cape-style Home: Ell and Deck
aired: Sun, Sep 9, 1990
A recycled "ell" is added,and a first-floor deck is built. Also: tips on ordering lumber.
Cape-style Home: Clearing the Lot
aired: Mon, Sep 3, 1990
Construction begins on a Cape Cod-style home being built in Marstons Mills, Mass. Included: the lot is cleared and cement is poured for the foundation of the house.