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Season 34

"This Old House" (TV show) is a home improvement series on PBS that has been on the air for over three decades. Audiences turn to the series for advice on restoration, design and renovation. With an aim to demystify the home improvement process, host Kevin O'Connor, master carpenter Norm Abram, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook offer a trusted and formidable source of expertise, along with wit, humor, and a great sense of camaraderie.

Cambridge Project

A 19th-century Victorian-era home in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, sits in the densely packed urban neighborhood of Avon Hill in Cambridge. Homeowners Sally and John, along with their two young daughters, must preserve the exterior of their 1887 Victorian-era former two-family house to comply with conservation district standards. Inside, however, they will eliminate decades of 1960s and 1970s remodeling that has already stripped much of the house's historic character. The result will be a brand- new house within the shell of an old one − an open, modern, bright Scandinavian style home.

Beyond the design of the Cambridge Project, the "This Old House" crew will be deconstructing the interior and will be re-using, recycling and reselling as much of the salvaged material as possible. They will be working with EcoBuilding Bargains, a non-profit, to resell much of the salvage.

Essex Project

The series travels to Essex, Massachusetts, to help a family renovate a modest 1935 "Hansel-and-Gretel" style cottage. The homeowners want to restore the original character of the neglected home, while creating a universally accessible interior intended for aging parents. The new design will allow residents to live entirely on the first floor.

Jersey Shore Rebuilds 2013

Months after Superstorm Sandy devastated shorelines on the East Coast, affected homeowners are still determining how to rebuild in a landscape of provisional FEMA regulations, delayed building permits and continued weather risks. During the anniversary month of Sandy, the series will focus on three sets of homeowners rebuilding in Bay Head, Point Pleasant and Manasquan, New Jersey. Along with a multitude of side stories, experts Norm Abram, Richard Trethewey, Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor will report on individual communities' restoration efforts in the heart of New Jersey's worst storm damage, and what the future holds for building along the coast.

"This Old House: Jersey Shore" restoration projects will include an 1880s Shore Cottage in Bay Head, a 1950s Colonial in Point Pleasant, and a prefabricated new house in Manasquan. Side stories will also feature Mantoloking, Long Beach Island, Ocean Grove and other local rebuilding projects along the beach and the bay.

Abram, Trethewey, Cook and O'Connor will take viewers to the wild frontier of mold remediation, breakaway walls, house raising, and state-of-the-art pile driving. They will consult environmental experts, government officials, engineers, local builders and determined homeowners from all walks of life, to present a realistic and heartfelt portrait of a region struggling to rebuild smarter, better, and stronger, one house at a time.
"This Old House" is produced by This Old House Productions, Inc., for This Old House Ventures, Inc., and is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. Vice President of Television Operations is Michael Burton. Senior series producer is Deborah Hood. Series creator is Russell Morash.