Dean Johnson and Miriam Johnson wrap up 29 years of "Hometime" on public television.
Outfitting a home for security and theater.
Completing a lower level space with entertainment, convenience and comfort features.
Final tour of the Creekside Home.
New construction nears completion.
Enhancing the home's systems to increase comfort, convenience and efficiency.
Colors and patterns in the Creekside home.
Covering a roof with clay tiles, including a curved turret.
Preparing a home for new roofing material.
Final pieces come together as the new home nears completion.
Mixing traditional and contemporary elements in a transitional-style bathroom.
Part of a home's ventilation system can also serve as a feature in the home's overall design.
Kitchen and bath fixtures enhance the home's overall design.
Varieties of granite for countertops.
Fabricating and installing custom cabinets that look like they are built in.
Transitional home decor comes together.
What's new in kitchens.
Dealing with the accumulation of things.
Combining activities in a well-traveled area of the house.
Making a downstairs area more than just a basement.
Increasing a great room's functionality through cabinet design.
Decorative trim on the porches blends with the home's architecture.
Designing, irrigating and planting a new yard.
Streamlining the cleaning of a house on three levels with a single system.
Using porcelain tile in modern bathrooms.
Coating a garage floor with a protective finish and high-gloss surface.
Tools for pre-hanging doors; low-profile LED lights for suspended ceilings.
Setting the natural stone tile floor in the front entry, mud room and kitchen.
Fitting, finishing and installing decorative cedar brackets.
Cutting, tooling and finishing architectural brackets for the home's exterior.
Matching heights on adjoining natural stone and hardwood floors.
The new home spaces are defined as the walls and ceilings get a Level 5 finish.
Last-minute preps for drywall; the best way to run 4x12 sheets behind the timber trusses.
Using slabs of concrete to negotiate a steep yard; finishing a meditation room.
Cutting, bending and welding a sheet of stainless steel to form a kitchen countertop.
New floors incorporate reclaimed marble and polished concrete.
Blending salvaged materials into new construction; pouring a great room floor.
An architect applies design ideas to his own home.
Using light and glass in new homes and remodeling.
Custom garage doors blend in with the home's architecture; installers overcome a challenging roof line.
Radiant floor heat; streamlining heating.
Finishing a new home's interior design.
Combining style and function in the home.
Choosing and installing fixtures.
Planning, selecting and installing cabinets.
Interior finishes complement a home's architecture.
Stone, pavers and plants complement the new home's exterior.
Covering floors, walls and ceilings.
Multiple elements blend together to create harmonious exteriors.
Saving energy with a new home's mechanical systems.
New doors, finished millwork and a ceiling fan increase efficiency and freshen up an aging sunroom.
Keeping a new garage well-drained and warm.
Last steps needed to get things dried in.
Making a basement floor water-tight and warm.
PVC fittings; plastic plumbing supplies; solving drainage issues in new home construction.
Staining and applying shingle siding.
Drying in the home; installing windows properly.
Hanging timber frame trusses over the great room.
Installing trusses and sheathing; timber framers.
Using natural stone for durability and beauty.
A unique and durable roof system features copper and clay.
Integrating several dormers into a roof's design.
Pre-built walls are trucked to the site and set in place with a crane.
Energy-saving insulated concrete forms.
Plans and materials for new home construction; silt fence.
Energy-saving features for plumbing systems include on-demand hot showers.
Updating vacation home systems with filtration and microbe inoculation.
Wireless home security components; anti-scald; thermostatic bath valves; lead-safe remodeling practices.
Finishing the shed's exterior; preparing the shed for winter.
Installing clay tile roofing and natural stone cladding for the walls.
Installing custom carriage house doors; laying a system of tailored pavers.
Installing lights, plumbing fixtures and appliances.
Finishing the new cabinets for the kitchen island and adding a countertop.
Updating an island kitchen with new cabinets.
Resetting an outdoor natural stone island, covering it with granite and setting a new built-in gas grill.
Repouring and restamping the concrete patio; fixing up a storage area.
Repairing, reframing and resealing a patio over a storage area.
Pre-building timber frame style roof trusses and reassembling them on site.
Pre-building timber frame walls; rebuilding a new slab.
Planting site-appropriate trees after a storm; building a crib for firewood.
Finishing a hilly backyard with landscape steps and tile, a fire ring, plants and sprinklers.
New countertops are installed.
New cabinets are installed.
Construction of a north woods shed continues.
Attaching granite tops on a natural-stone island; setting a built-in grill in place.
Automating ventilation in a storage area; updating a water heating system for energy efficiency.
Pre-cutting, fitting and assembling a new timber-frame roof.
Pre-building shed walls; rebuilding the shed on a new slab.
Installing new quartz counter surfaces.
Two homes built inside a home and garden show.
Elements of a screen porch include roofing, railings and a gas fireplace.
Roofing, stone, garage doors and stamped concrete.
Wrapping up the project with fixtures and appliances.
Trimming out the kitchen, mud room and powder room.
Preparing for new flooring and countertops.
Blending two different finishes when installing new cabinets.
Finishing up rough-ins, insulation, drywall and priming in preparation for new cabinets.
Double-hung windows are updated with new inserts; gutting the kitchen; reframing the powder room for a pocket door.
Updating the 1970s remodel of a 1911 kitchen with new windows and patio door.
Installing a paver driveway, walkway and step veneer.
Garage doors, entry doors and shutters; the foundation is covered with a thin veneer stone.
New siding, soffits, fascia and trim.
Framing and decking the landscape bridge; covering the roof with copper and synthetic slate.
Blending exterior elements in new home construction, including windows and a landscape bridge.
Neighbors finish two smaller, coordinated landscapes.
Two neighbors design and install coordinated landscaping on adjacent lots.
Full extension drawers; attaching snow guards; a home's cottage style.
The design of a mailbox and flower box connects to the architectural style of a home.
Setting an outdoor grill into a stone and granite island.
Outdoor cooking island; anchoring an outdoor lamp post.
Television technology and automated controls for entertainment equipment.
Tool storage system and custom workbench.
Decorative wood brackets; a new kitchen gets a test run with a local celebrity chef.
Wine cellar racking system; installing a climate control unit.
Storage options for closets; installing a fireplace screen.
Home theater; lighting-control system; whole-house audio.
Area rugs, stair runners, and wall-to-wall carpet; central vacuum.
Installing cabinets; hanging storage for the garage and workshop.
Gas fireplace; wet-bar tile; workshop walls and ceiling.
Redesigned front yard features a circle theme.
Vanilla-covered porch is upgraded with hardwood decking and a PVC railing system.
Expanding a basement entertainment area with an island and hand-blown lamp shades.
Creating a new picket fence from a tall cedar privacy fence.
Installing lighting controls, undercabinet lights, and mirrors, in the kitchen and bathrooms.
Installing recessed lights, hanging lights, and surface-mounted fixtures.
Building, sandblasting, powder-coating, and installing the metal railing; paneling the garage walls and ceiling.
Varnishing the cherry millwork; applying stone on the basement fireplace; irrigation.
Custom handrail; granite countertops; drip irrigation; sod.
Motorized screens for the covered porch; epoxy coating for the garage floor; last few cabinets are installed.
Bathroom fixtures; appliances for the kitchen and laundry.
Stone countertops are fabricated and installed.
Custom cabinets for the laundry room; wood flooring.
Interior doors; kitchen cabinets; wainscotting; exterior columns.
Installing the paver driver and master bathroom cabinets.
Installing ceramic and natural stone tile in the bathrooms, on the fireplace, and retaining walls.
Custom matching garage; entry doors; leveling the floors for tiling.
Wooden beams for porches; hardwood wainscoting trim.
Sheathing for the floors; primer for the walls; stained-cedar vaulted ceiling in three rooms.
Installing four types of wallboard for the interior walls and ceilings.
A second-floor yoga studio; garage-level workshop.
Installing the radiant floor heating system; geothermal heating and cooling equipment.
Installing cables for lighting control, audio, video and security; insulation.
Installation of the ductwork, recessed lighting and central vacuum; driveway, stonework and siding.
The installation of the basement, garage and porch floors.
The design, construction and installation of the windows; natural slate roofing system.
The roof framing components are pre-built off-site, assembled on the ground, and hoisted into place.
Prebuilt in a factory, floors and walls are then assembled on the job site.
Excavating the new house and using poured-in-place insulating concrete forms for the basement walls.
Surveyors, graders and architects prepare the building site for the stone cottage.
Expanding a workshop for creating metal sculpture.
Framing and insulating curtain walls to enclose the space under a second-story deck.
Capturing space under a second-story deck with pavers and retaining walls.
Painting the upstairs, and adding flooring and lighting; adding flooring and cabinets to the downstairs garage.
Sealing up the exterior of the garage and the new studio above it.
Using attic trusses to create a room over a flat-roofed detached garage.
Granite countertops; shower door; custom wood paneling around the basement fireplace.
Adding doors, tile and cabinets for the basement wet bar and peninsula.
Updating an unfinished basement by repairing the floor and creating an arched ceiling.
Remodeling a 100-year-old kitchen includes installing period-style countertops, flooring, fixtures and appliances.
Removing cabinets, asbestos flooring and a concrete slab; reinforcing sagging walls and pouring a new concrete kitchen floor.
New cabinets and plumbing fixtures are added to a log cabin's lower level.
A kitchen modification includes upgraded cabinets, appliances, countertops and plumbing fixtures.
Installing sheet and tile linoleum on the log cabin basement floor.
Using trim, wood flooring, lighting, paint and furniture to transform a 1970s living room and dining room.
Transforming a kitchen with re-faced cabinets, new counters, tile, appliances and lighting.
The first phase of a housewide transformation tears apart the living room and dining room.
Installing large format limestone flooring.
Installing a super-hard prefinished wood floor.
Completing the metal-working studio.
Unused garage space becomes a metal-working studio.
Installing countertops and appliances; new wooden floor in the living room.
Installing new kitchen cabinets, new sliding door and new floor tile.
Improving storage and functionality in a small kitchen.
Creating a sidewalk outside; finishing the painting; wallpapering the interior.
A church courtyard is renovated with a textured concrete walkway, custom wood benches and a raised planting bed.
Restoring the porch on a 40-acre, turn-of-the-century lakeside estate.
Weaving several retaining walls, steps and patios into a small backyard.
Regrading a sloping backyard; installing a drainage system; paver patios.
A pergola shelters a spa.
Installing plumbing and laundry fixtures; cabinets for an entertainment center.
Installing ceramic tile, cork flooring and stair treads.
Finishing the basement walls with an improvised plaster texture matching the original 1926 surfaces.
Radon mitigation contractor; re-pouring the concrete floor; wiring the basement spaces.
Reclaiming unusable basement space by removing low-hanging pipes and reworking drains in the floor.
Building a stone wall; planting and irrigating a hillside.
Finishing the shed with roofing, flooring and paneling.
Finishing a backyard shed.
Clearing and planting an overgrown hill; building an outdoor staircase with boulders and slabs of stone.
Replacing deteriorating asphalt with concrete pavers.
Restoring the garage floor, upgrading cabinets and storage; adding a stamped tin ceiling.
Backyard water feature; maintenance-free fence; insulating an attic; installing a new roof.
Reworking a cluttered backyard with a tumbled paver patio with circles and curves.
Installing a new wood floor, appliances and furniture.
New cabinets; complete remodel of the only working bathroom.
Installing new air conditioning, insulation and heating systems in a small rambler.
Installing doors, tile and cabinets for a wet bar and peninsula.
Installing marble floor tile and countertops and an elaborate shower system.
Two out-of-date bathrooms are gutted and rearranged.
Wrapping up the furnishings, home theater and unique digital artwork.
A home office and bedroom in the loft; heating up the fireplace.
Closet organizers; custom metal railing; home electronics.
Plastering the fireplace chase, installing central vac and cleaning construction dust out of the ductwork.
Finishing the accessible bathroom with special counters, plumbing fixtures and furnishings.
Converting three main floor rooms into a wheelchair-accessible master suite.
Rebuilding old cabinets; installing countertops and flooring.
Reinforcing sagging walls; pouring a concrete kitchen floor.
Finishing a basement apartment with flooring, doors, plumbing fixtures and furnishings.
Trim, cabinets and countertops are added to a lower-level apartment.
A damp basement area is upgraded into comfortable living space.
The team finishes the carpentry and tiling, turning the job over to painters.
The team installs walnut flooring, quartz kitchen-counters, and limestone on the fireplace.
The furnace, fireplace and gutters.
Installing mahogany doors, cherry cabinets and colored concrete flooring.
Retaining walls, patios and plantings are added to the backyard.
Vinyl siding, PVC trim, cast columns and a cultured stone veneer for the exterior.
Keeping a house warm and keeping a construction site clean.
The "Hometime" team takes over construction on a town home.
New siding, a new entry door and window upgrades add to the front of a modest home.
A house gets a stone veneer for the foundation and motorized screens to enclose the porch.
An elevated, enclosed patio has a stamped, colored concrete surface.
A preservation group rebuilds the interior of the historic home.
Repairs and renovations are made to the home that served as the setting for the "Betsy-Tacy" children's novels.
The exterior restoration of a turn-of-the-century home.
Adding home theaters to several locations in a high-end house.
New, whole-house home-entertainment technologies.
Painting and decorating techniques spruce up each room in a house.
Updating a 1980s kitchen.
Patching the interior walls; adding a new deck railing and flower boxes.
The crew updates a family room with a new wood floor, lighting and window treatments.
The crew upgrades a family room with a gas fireplace, stone surround and wall-to-wall custom entertainment cabinets.
The crew converts an unused room over a garage into a play-and-activities center.
The crew reworks windows, sets tile and builds cabinets to make room for a new baby-grand piano.
The finished porch has a custom-built skylight and a floating floor over the rubber roof.
Framing in a second-floor screened porch adds more square feet of living space to a small, urban home.
Re-creating a century-old lakeside porch.
Leveling and repairing a historic home on Lake Minnetonka.
The crew works on three stories of a new home, replacing windows and siding.
The crew examines and repairs extensive rot in a 20-year-old home.
Habitat for Humanity collaborates with a local manufacturer to build 100 houses in five years.
Installing cork flooring, a new desk and a fold-down bed in a combination guest room and office.
Installing a small gas fireplace in custom-fitted cabinetry in a basement home office.
Tearing out moldy carpet and replacing a rotted patio door in a basement home office.
A cottage-style lake home made over by 19 separate teams of designers and decorators.
The finishing touches to the master suite include millwork, shutters and a hidden, stacked washer and dryer.
Creating a single master suite from two bedrooms; amenities include a whirlpool tub, new shower and heated tile floor.
Adding new flooring, moldings and a plaster faux finish to a townhouse living room.
Upgrading a bland kitchen and powder room floor with heated tile.
Adding stability and style to the muddy space under a deck with paver patio and landscaping.
Replacing decaying timber terracing with faux stone retaining walls.
A granite countertop and a load-bearing upper cabinet keep a 1970s loft from dropping on a remodeled kitchen.
Remodeling the kitchen of a 1970s home built with an improperly designed loft over the kitchen.
Irrigating a yard and finishing it with plantings.
A grown-up outdoor space with retaining walls and turf-and-paver patio.
Finishing materials, colors and furnishings for a remodeled, high-end contemporary home.
Transforming an ordinary 1980s bathroom and bedroom with contrasting colors and clean lines.
Installing an etched window; installing a diagonal tile floor in a master bathroom.
A master bath and a powder room share a toilet.
Remodeling a bathroom; 20 years of home-improvement TV.
Setting cabinets; installing countertops; plywood shelves; wainscoting.
Blending drywall beams; veneer stone; stone medallion.
Restoring windows, stairs and siding of the childhood homes of author Maud Hart Lovelace and her best friend, "Bick."
Refinishing existing woodwork, installing wainscoting and adding columns and beams in a dining room.
Transforming a conference room and kitchen at a commercial office.
Remodeling a commercial office space differs from remodeling a residential setting.
A Habitat for Humanity home is sponsored by the College of St. Catherine as part of its 100th anniversary observances.
Growing trend of loft conversion and construction in the condominium market.
Completing the finishing touches on the transformation of a mid-century modern home.
Interior finishes include flooring and countertops.
Spraying insulation; installing an EPA-certified fireplace; hanging drywall.
Efforts to seal the exterior of a 1950s mid-century modern home.
Sprucing up a home's exterior with a cupola, new front entry door, new garage door and new patio furniture.
Building a pergola over a patio; decorating a yard with shrubs and perennials.
A yard makeover includes fixing drainage problems, adding egress pits, building retaining walls and installing a patio.
Cabinets, trim and details in a basement party room; furnishing the rest of a basement.
Adding a gas fireplace unit and applying a stonelike veneer.
Setting floors and walls in a small bathroom in the basement.
Installing countertops, plumbing fixtures, appliances and lighting in a kitchen.
New drywall and original plaster; cabinets and millwork.
Renovation of a kitchen and dining room in an 80-year-old home.
Wrapping up the transformation of a new home office.
Transforming an unfinished basement office.
Rebuilding, retiling and redecorating a bathroom.
College students build bunk beds, assemble furniture and decorate a small apartment.
Tile floor for a family room; wood floor for a kitchen.
Remodeling a laundry room.
Maintenance and restoration of a log cabin.
Raised patio; driveway; plants.
Living room; siding and painting.
Cabinets, countertop and tile backsplash for a kitchen.
Window and door layout for a kitchen.
Master bath and cast-iron tub.
Countertops and flooring for a kitchen.
A family needs a bigger kitchen.
Series of high-end homes.
Finishing touches on a lakefront summer home.
Rebuilding the porches on a lakefront summer house.
Saving the structure of a lakefront summer house.
Deck makeover includes railing and stairs.
Rebuilding a wood fence; pasture and paddock for horses.
Incorporating perimeter seating with a railing system on a backyard deck; upgrading concrete front steps.
Building a children's playhouse, 12 feet in the air, which has a balcony, trap door and fire pole.
Updating a bathroom with new flooring, cabinets and countertops.
Installing a resilient floor and adding workshop storage to the basement; installing a mini-home theater.
Replacing old siding, doors and windows with new, low-maintenance materials.
Bathroom remodel; tiles; fixtures; making china sinks and toilets.
Hosts Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl offer a real-life look at home improvement.
Completing the kitchen and turning a laundry room into a space for sewing, crafts and office work.
Installing furniture-style custom cabinets in a small kitchen and laundry room.
Remodeling the kitchen and laundry room of a small condominium.
Finishing and stocking the wine cellar; wine storage principles.
Building racks for the new wine cellar; how wine is made.
Converting a small closet into a wine storage area by retrofitting interior walls; two wineries.
Holiday traditions; Christmas tree farm; the history of collectible holiday miniatures; designing and installing outdoor lighting.
Dean and Robin race to meet the magazine photo shoot deadline on their remodeled kitchen.
Kitchen; cabinet installation; countertop fabricator.
Completing the attic transformation with lighting, plumbing fixtures and window treatments.
Finishing the stairs and dealing with some finish carpentry.
Installing new wood flooring, incorporating a tile warming mat under the bathroom floor and covering the antique buffet.
Taping the drywall joints; a tour of another attic conversion; finishing an old buffet to use in the attic bathroom.
After insulating the attic, the drywall's delivered; new smoke alarm.
Attic; framing; mechanical issues; insulation.
New framing and windows; a central vacuum system is roughed in.
Converting unused attic space into an owners' suite.
Installing a pre-fabricated walking bridge and planting more than 50,000 seedlings.
The work on a five-acre pond, including shoreline erosion control, dams and bridges.
Completion of the application of Venetian plaster wall finishing.
New techniques for applying faux finish texture known as Venetian plaster.
Adding flooring and fixtures to the bathroom and laundry room.
Building and finishing the bathroom and laundry room walls.
Adding a bathroom and updating the laundry room in a basement.
Finishing soil prep and planting while landscaping a small backyard.
Wood fence and arbor installation.
Cleaning a yard following a two-story addition project includes weeding and installing a new fence.
Restoring a shoreline on a five acre pond.
Installing a railing for the deck and a spiral staircase connecting the deck and patio.
Attaching the deck boards; replacing stucco with fiber cement siding; making metal railings.
Patio and deck construction; stone retaining wall; stone pavers; stone columns.
Demolition of a stone patio, deck and water pond.
Walking tour of Gilded Age mansions in St. Paul, Minn.; Queen Anne-style home; railroad tycoon James J. Hill's home.
Finishing the new bathroom which features a curbless shower, claw-foot tub, new cabinetry and modern and retro-style fixtures.
Dean and Robin explain the tile design for the new bathroom and hook up the fixtures.
Bathroom; hanging drywall; cementing backer board; reinstalling wood molding.
Roughing in the electrical service for the newly enlarged bathroom; inspections; insulating the walls and ceiling.
Reframing a home's second floor; bathroom expansion.
Demolition begins on a project which includes eliminating a small bedroom in order to enlarge and update a small bathroom.
Model home features.
Fireplace trim; home theater installation; furniture discussion.
Adding the final features to the new living space.
Setting up minikitchens in new living areas.
Trim elements and other details for the new living space.
Drywall installation; ceiling tile; wainscoting.
Framing and mechanical issues that come up when living space is expanded into unfinished areas of the house.
Discussing options for expanding the living space as work begins on the bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette and rec room.
Finishing the home's interior design plan with rugs, carpeting and furniture.
Completing work on a home in a wooded cul-de-sac includes adding decorative elements.
Painting; papering; carpeting.
Electronics; audio system; home theater; security; phones; computers.
Lower level; climate control; wine storage.
Kitchen; countertops; plumbing fixtures; appliances.
Doors; cabinets; trim; moldings.
Covering the floors; highlighting the wood, stone and ceramic tile materials.
Preparing new beds for trees, shrubs and perennials.
Working on the exterior by putting up cedar shingles and adding the first two coats of stucco.
Weatherization; insulation; drywall.
Crimping system; heating; plumbing; casing; eaves; fascia; wiring.
How the off-site wall-framing system works; putting the first-floor walls into place using a crane; installing windows.
Architects lay out the plans for a new house; workers complete the foundation and cap; engineered lumber.
Five hundred women spend 25 days building two houses in St. Paul, Minn., as part of Habitat for Humanity.
Finishing the kitchen remodeling by installing a downdraft vent, retrofitting recessed lighting and hanging an MDF door.
Kitchen cabinets; laminate countertop; sink opening; garbage disposal.
Remodeling the kitchen of a 1950s ranch home by tearing out the old cabinets and patching holes in the plaster.
Atlanta; residential construction; ideas; technology; products.
Moving the appliances into the new kitchen; finishing the prairie home with proper lighting and furniture.
Installing durable kitchen floors; plumbing fixtures for the kitchen and half-bath.
Installing kitchen cabinets; putting up timbered beams in the family room; using millwork to bridge old and new sections of a home.
Using drywall to reveal a room's proportions.
Slapping on stucco and installing siding; laying the patio and other hardscape materials.
Plumbing; heating; electrical work; walls and ceiling insulation.
Installing windows and flat roofing; beginning work on the heating, plumbing and electrical work.
Moving construction materials in and out of a small, urban yard while building an addition to a prairie-style home.
Landscaping; planting beds; edging; trees; flowers; mulch; sod.
Landscaping a new home by building a retaining wall to level a site and create terraces; installing a paver patio.
Installing the kitchen sink and faucets, lighting and electrical devices, and appliances in the renovated kitchen.
Replacing a particleboard subfloor with plywood before installing hardwood flooring; installing kitchen cabinets and countertops.
Rerouting the mechanicals for a new kitchen layout; reframing the ceiling with beams and then installing a coffered wood ceiling.
Setting up a temporary kitchen in the basement while repairing the primary kitchen.
Making a garage useful by adding storage features, pull-down stairs and conveniently placed receptacles.
Closing up the garage with windows, vinyl siding and fiberglass shingles.
Preparing for the slab pour for a three-car garage by studying masonry products and techniques.
Blending the sunroom addition with the rest of the Folk Victorian farmhouse by adding Victorian-style trim.
Planning and building a sunroom addition to a Folk Victorian farmhouse.
Fixing up a vacation home and then closing it down for the season.
Finishing the 1923 kitchen by hanging the doors, hooking up the appliances and installing the light and plumbing fixtures.
Installing cabinets, countertops and flooring in the 1923 kitchen and adjoining powder room.
Starting the 1923 kitchen project by installing a new window and roughing-in the plumbing and electrical systems.
Restoring a home's kitchen to its 1923 design from a 1970s revision.
Furniture; cabinetry; storage; wiring; converting a bedroom to an office.
The office staff and production crew join in the building of a home for a low-income family.
Redecorating a typical colonial home's living room and dining room by painting the walls and trim, and refinishing the wood floors.
Redecorating a typical colonial home's living room and dining room.
Furniture; upholstery fabrics; accessories.
Selecting paint and wallcoverings, as well as window treatments and rugs.
Resources available to designers at to-the-trade design centers.
Home theaters with high-definition television.
Constructing an addition to a house built in 1986.
Knowing what to look for while taking a new-house tour.
Finishing up the brick addition by installing lights, window treatments and hardware.
Preparing for stone installation and a trip to a quarry to see how it's fabricated.
Installing flooring in a new room; putting in plumbing fixtures in the kitchen and bathroom.
Installing cabinets and countertops in the kitchen and in the bathroom.
Finishing the interior framing and drywall.
Matching an addition to the existing structure.
Extending the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.
Roofing the addition; installing new doors and windows.
Setting pre-cast, hollow core panels; laying drainage pipe; framing a basement.
Beginning a two-story addition designed to expand the kitchen, enhance the master bedroom and create a family room.
Decorating elements and home furnishings; touring the finished home.
Installing rustic light fixtures; putting in a gas stove; entertainment amenities.
Chinking the outside logs; capping a stone foundation; finishing soffit details.
Tinted/textured plaster treatment; custom doors; whirlpool tub.
Log home; counters; interior doors; windows; plumbing; lights; appliances.
Installing kitchen and bathroom plumbing fixtures.
Trim and finish carpentry; installing a sauna.
Installing the counter tops and flooring in the kitchen and bathroom.
Installing kitchen and bathroom cabinets, along with countertops and flooring.
Running electrical and plumbing lines through the log cabin; building pine-plank partition walls and the second-floor subfloor.
Getting the heating system going; beginning the carpentry work inside the log cabin.
Buttoning up the outside of log home with windows, doors and chinking.
Sanding the logs of a log home inside while staining them on the outside.
Log home; pine planking; insulated panels; roofing; stonework; foundation.
Using a crane to assemble a log shell on a lakeside lot.
Habitat for Humanity volunteers renovate a historic row home in St. Paul, Minn.
Creating a cottage landscape by installing a paver patio, a stone walkway and perennial beds.
Habitat for Humanity begins building in Philadelphia.
Colonial addition; appliances; hardware; lights; decorating; landscaping.
Floor options for radiant floor heat; installing new plumbing fixtures.
Installing kitchen, bath and utility cabinets, followed by countertops; pouring concrete over radiant floor heating tubes.
Upgrades in a home's electrical, plumbing and heating systems.
Framing the opening between a house and an addition; moving partition walls; installing shingles, doors and windows.
Breaking ground for a two-story addition to a colonial-style home built in 1927.
Basement; painting; staining; hardware; light fixtures; wet bar.
Installing flooring, cabinets and bookshelves to complete a home office; tile and plumbing for a new bathroom.
Installing interior doors, wood trim and cabinets in the family room and bathroom.
Installing insulation for sound and energy; hanging and taping drywall; installing direct vent gas fireplace.
Basement; framing; heating ducts; plumbing; electrical cables; recessed lights.
Finishing a basement by installing a sump pump and an egress window, plus rerouting pipes under concrete.
Cottage; cabinets; paneling; counters; fixtures; guest room; home theater.
Installing the cabinets, doors, moldings and floors in the bungalow.
Bungalow; decking; stone; doors; flooring; cabinets.
Bungalow; drywall; windows; siding; fireplace.
Bungalow; roof; pipes; wiring; insulation.
Constructing and waterproofing the foundation, and the framing of a bungalow.
Supervising the design and preparation for a Craftsman-style bungalow; a general contractor's responsibility.
Cottage; continuity; decorating; paint; walls; carpet.
Finishing the lower level of a shingle cottage with unique treatments for the guest room, rec room and home theater.
Putting together a basement workshop so that it is clean and efficient.
Planting perennial beds and a prairie garden, then laying the sod.
Planting beds; perennials; retaining walls; patios; irrigation.
Developing a landscape plan for a shingle cottage; installing a brick paver driveway.
Installing a home theater system and control pads for the security and audio-video systems.
Wiring for computers, telephones, lights and security systems.
Making a garage useful by adding paneling, surface-mounted ceiling panels and truss storage.
Installing a ceramic tile floor, tile wainscot, tub surround and shower stall; tips on tile design.
Adding character to a house with finish carpentry, from beadboard wainscotting to window seats.
The finishing touches of counter tops, appliances, fixtures and hardware.
The heating, cooling and ventilation systems; installing cabinets; laying the floor.
Speeding up the siding application with shingle panel siding; installing the roof; stone work on the fireplace.
Windows; heating; plumbing; plaster walls; ceiling; skylight.
Pairing old and new materials for framing a shingle cottage.
Hosts Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl pour the foundation walls after reviewing the plans for construction of a shingle cottage.
Hosts Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl participate in a Habitat for Humanity project in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky.
Installing the decking and building the deck's stairs and railings.
Attaching a deck to a house, anchoring it and building a solid framework.
The final walk-through of the four-square house focuses on interior finishing materials including stone, hardware and plumbing.
The basics for installing ceramic tile in bathroom floors, tub surrounds, walls and counter tops.
Installation of appliances, electrical and plumbing fixtures.
Foursquare house; ceramic tile; stone flooring; counters; roofing.
Foursquare house; custom cabinets; millwork; roof.
Foursquare house; millwork; plumbing; kitchen counters.
Foursquare house; hardwood flooring; kitchen cabinets.
Foursquare house; drywall taping; kitchen cabinets.
Foursquare house; insulation; drywall; furnace.
The addition's framing is completed; new installations and upgrades of existing windows; converting the hot-water system to ducted HVAC.
Installing a concrete foundation; work begins on framing the addition to the Four-Square house.
Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl begin updating a classic American Four-Square house.
Water gardens; aquatic plants.
Building a fence and installing a paver patio and walkways to improve an urban backyard.
Pouring a concrete path that looks like stone; preparing planting areas and installing exterior lighting.
Installing a deck; building railings; constructing a staircase.
Digging the footings and installing posts, beams and ledger boards for a new deck.
Work begins on landscaping around a newly built house, including planning, soil grading and drainage.
Installing a floating plastic-laminate floor and appliances; trimming out the electrical fixtures.
Installation of cabinets and the kitchen's island; fabricating the laminate counter tops.
After a 1970s kitchen is demolished, the new kitchen's plumbing and electrical systems are roughed-in.
Enlarging a master bathroom; ceramic tile walls; marble tile floor; glass shower enclosure; new fixtures.
Renovation begins on an outdated family bathroom, including removing fixtures and installing vinyl flooring.
Renovating a family bathroom: removing fixtures; vinyl flooring.
Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl work on projects with two different Habitat for Humanity chapters.
Painting, wallpapering, decorating and carpeting.
Trimming out the plumbing; installing cabinets and countertops; painting and varnishing.
Coffered ceiling; columns; millwork; doors.
Insulating walls and soffits; drywalling the ceilings and walls; building a custom sauna.
Framing partition walls, soffits and columns; removing part of the basement slab.
The addition is completed with the installation of ceramic tiles and counter tops, plumbing, electrical and fireplace trim-outs.
The installation of flooring, cabinets, millwork, garage doors and an opener.
Siding; exterior trim; hanging drywall; priming walls; budget status.
Reviewing the project's financing; roughing-in the plumbing and electrical systems; installing insulation and a direct-vent gas fireplace.
Installing windows; framing interior walls; variance requirements; heating.
Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl plan an addition to an urban house.
Installing a home theater system; creating movie soundtracks at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, Calif.
Wiring, finishing and furnishing a home office, including trimming out the electrical and lighting systems.
Finishing the installation of the appliances and plumbing fixtures before a final walk-through is made.
Installing stone and tile floors; the lighting controls and mechanical systems become operational.
Installing the staircase, counter tops and wood floors; landscaping continues.
Installing doors, cabinets and trim; applying exterior stucco; beginning the landscaping.
Interior insulation, veneer plaster, exterior cast concrete and stonework are added.
Radiant heating; geothermal heat pump; wiring; stamped concrete driveway.
Erosion control; work begins on a stone retaining wall; installing stamped concrete walkways and terraces.
Effects of daylighting and views; redwood fascia; concrete roof tile.
The shell's above-ground walls are poured and its shape, dynamics and economics are explored; window and roof design options.
An introduction to the floor plan; pouring the foundation; framing the first floor deck.
Historical and contemporary examples of homes with and without character.
Hosts Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl visit a traditional Irish cottage in County Cork, Ireland.
Kitchen; design; cabinets; counters.
Building a bench with interchangeable work surfaces and installing rolling carts and shelves in the workshop.
Focusing on work surfaces, storage, lighting and ventilation in a home workshop.
Installing a zero-clearance gas fireplace.
Installing the lighting and plumbing fixtures, window treatments, closet organizers and door hardware.
Installing a bathroom vanity and built-in furniture in the master bedroom and living room.
Installing ceramic tile in the bathroom and on the fireplace surrounds; applying stucco.
Replacing an old exterior door; hanging interior doors; installing rift-sawn white oak trim.
Doing the electrical rough-in; hanging drywall; installing a gas fireplace.
Shingling the new roof; finishing the framing of the interior walls; beginning to rough-in the plumbing.
Work begins on framing the interior walls and installing the new windows.
Framing the new roof and preparing the rough openings for the windows.
The transformation of a 1950 saltbox house into a prairie-style house begins with demolition and roof removal.
Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl work on Habitat for Humanity houses being built on the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation.
Last-minute problems; final inspection; certificate of occupancy.
Painting; ceramic tile; plumbing.
Kitchen construction; coordinating subcontractors.
Drywall; energy issues; using recycled materials.
Installing roofing and siding; how to hire, schedule and work with subcontractors; site safety.
Erecting the shell; product value; dimensional framing vs. panelized.
The shell of the house is erected; discussion of dimensional vs. panelized framing.
Hosts Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl visit three San Francisco-area Habitat for Humanity chapters.
Painting the master suite, installing the shower door and closet system.
Installing ceramic tile, solid-surface counter tops and cabinets in the dressing room.
Starting the plumbing and electrical rough-ins; installing a roof window; beginning the drywall process.
Demolishing existing walls and floors, and framing-in new walls for a master suite.
Installing a portable spa on an outdoor deck.
Taping drywall; kitchen cabinets.
Roofing; siding; windows; doors; interior framing; plumbing; electrical systems.
Selecting and installing window treatments and floor coverings.
Hanging wall-coverings; wallpaper borders.
How to achieve a professional-looking paint job; applying a rag-rolled faux finish.
Counter tops; appliances.
Box bay windows; cabinets.
Renovating a kitchen to meet new design standards; designing a new layout; demolition.
Tile installation; water-efficient fixtures.
Roughing-in the plumbing and electrical systems in the remodeled bathroom; installing a vanity.
Renovating a bathroom to meet today's standards; designing a new layout; demolition.
Attaching shingles and trim to the gazebo and adding finishing touches.
Framing the gazebo's platform, sides and roof; laying out compound angle cuts.
Hosts Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl prepare the site and pour footings for a wooden gazebo.
Energy efficiency; cooking, cooling, heating and water technologies.
Hiring a contractor; living amidst the work; handling the unexpected.
Home safety audit; improving safety.
Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl build wooden patio furniture.
Building a concrete paver patio, focusing on its design and integration with existing elements.
Building a backyard shed for gardening tasks, outdoor projects and tool storage.
Building and remodeling houses for greater handicapped accessibility and independent living.
Fixing siding, roofing, gutters, screens, windows, doors and other exterior fixtures.
How to fix lights, switches, outlets, sinks, faucets, toilets, drains and more.
Updating and maintaining an existing landscape; planting new trees, flowers and shrubs.
Landscape design; planting trees, shrubs, sod.
Painting; bathroom fixtures; light fixtures; storm doors.