Four-Square: Show Index
A series of
eleven shows renovating an American Four-Square house with the challenge of preserving
its 1900s character while meeting the demands of the 1990's family.
(Series originally broadcast January-March 1997; Rebroadcast April-June 1998)
and Robin discuss the plans to update a classic American four-square house. They
begin demolition and observe the removal of old stucco and siding.
demolition, showing the installation of the insulated concrete foundation, and
beginning framing the addition.
framing the addition and beginning framing interior walls, installing new windows
and upgrading existing windows, and showing viewers how the hot-water heating
is converted to a ducted HVAC system.
and installing baffles in the roof. Contractors come to install the new HVAC system,
and drywall is delivered for the new addition.
hang and mud drywall. They prime walls, install ceiling beams and start on the
new flooring and trim to what already exists in the house. Installing pre-finished
wood flooring, and finishing the windows with custom-milled trim.
up the trim details around the windows and doors. Installing the back door, getting
the countertops measured, and putting in some cans for the recessed lights.
the wood shop where the trim and custom cabinets are made. Meanwhile, the contractors
progress work on the trim and cabinets, and the roofing.
some unique tile for the bathroom floors and walls, and bathroom and kitchen backsplashes.
Installing some door hardware and getting the solid surface countertops installed.
up the last details for this addition project. Finishing appliances in the kitchen,
fixtures and countertops in the bathrooms, and wallpaper and light fixtures throughout
the design and construction. Final walk-through focuses on interior finish materials,
including stone, hardware, lighting, plumbing fixtures, and heat registers.