Season 2, Episode 17 The This Old House Hour

First Aired: January 29, 2004

Work winds down at the Concord, Mass., cottage as host Kevin O'Connor reviews exterior details with architect Holly Cratsley. Inside, granite kitchen countertops are installed, as are stain-resistant carpeting, custom windows (with stained glass) and closet systems. Meanwhile, O'Connor seals stair treads with polyurethane while carpenter Norm Abrams visits a polyurethane factory in Flora, Ill. On “Ask This Old House”: contractor Tom Silva shows a Sudbury, Mass., homeowner how to snake wire through an exterior wall; and landscaper Roger Cook shows O'Connor how to plant a magnolia tree.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 2002
  • Rating: TV-G
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  • Premise: PBS's home-improvement series and 'Ask This Old House,' an offshoot in which 'House' regulars field viewer questions (and make weekly 'house calls' to make actual home improvements). 'This Old House Hour' debuted in the fall of 2002. (more)

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