Arlington Arts & Crafts | A New Look to Match the Old: 3808

From This Old House.

Demo of the old walls for the addition revealed a hidden doorway to the kitchen from the main hall. Norm and Charlie tackle the job of opening up the old entry way. The homeowners have a beautiful design plan for the new master bath, but it presents a classic plumbing problem. Richard shows how the open space below the bath must be traversed by drain and vent pipes. There are several distinctive features that will change the front of the house. The roof on the front porch has a special shape, as do the brackets on the side of the house. To create the elaborate cuts required for these features, Tommy’s team turns to a special shop that creates them with computerized cutting machines. Norm gets a tour of the shop and sees the brackets and porch rafters in the making. Back at the jobsite, electrician Scott Caron gets started with his work in the first floor powder room where he installs a ceiling fan, and gets ready for switches and outlets. The living room had three single pane windows that did not open. Nick and Emily want to replace them with double hung windows that fit with the Arts and Crafts style of the house. Today Tommy and Charlie are putting in new energy efficient windows.