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New Construction
Stone Cottage Stone Cottage
In 39 episodes, Dean and Miriam follow the construction of a custom home featuring natural stone roofing, wall cladding and retaining walls as well as state of the art geothermal heating, home theater and lighting controls and a mix of traditional and transitional design.
Town Home Town Home
In this eight-episode project a high-volume builder hands off the construction of a town home half-way through the process. The Hometime team brings in high-concept architects and designers to create unique, individual spaces within a cookie-cutter floor plan. This outside-the-box approach results in fresh approaches for almost every room in this otherwise standard home.
Loft Living Tour Loft Living Tour
We toured several lofts to examine the growing trend of loft conversion and construction in the condominium market.
Autumn Woods Home Autumn Woods Home
In this fifteen-part series, we worked with local architect firm to build a new home on a wooded cul-de-sac lot. Our goal was to blend character and tradition with modern building materials and techniques. Show Index
Three Car Garage Three-Car Garage
In this three-part series we built a three-car carriage house with living/storage space in the rafters. This dream garage is filled with great ideas you can appropriate for your own garages.
Shopping for New Homes Shopping for New Homes
We explored the increasingly popular new-house tours sponsored by builders nationwide, paying special attention to what's available in a variety of price ranges.
Lodge-Style Log Home Lodge-Style Log Home
For this fifteen-part series we followed the construction and finishing details of a Lodge-Style Log Home. Show Index
Finishing a Basement Finishing a Basement
For this project we finished the basement of a typical new house, creating an office, family room, and wet bar. Show Index
Arts & Crafts Bungalow Arts & Crafts Bungalow
In this six-part series we followed the construction of a Craftsman-style bungalow. Show Index
Shingle Cottage Shingle Cottage
We devoted 18 episodes to the construction of this Shingle Cottage–style house. Highlights included timber-frame construction, shingle roofing and siding, stone-work foundation and fireplace, and old-growth pine, ceramic tile, and stone floors. Show Index
Finishing a Lower Level Finishing a Lower Level
In this follow-up to the House with Character series we finished the lower level with a new bath, sauna, fireplace, veneer plaster, suspended coffered ceiling, cabinets, entertainment center, programmable lighting, game room, and exercise area. Show Index
House with Character House with Character
In this eleven-part series we focused on what brings character to a house and how to incorporate it into new construction. Show Index
Managing Home Construction Managing Home Construction
We took a hard look at what goes into the construction of a new home and examined the steps involved in contracting a home yourself. This Forest Cottage was also featured in Better Homes & Gardens. Show Index
Building a New Home Building a New Home
We worked with a local builder to examine the role of the buyer and the builder when building a new home. Show Index
Building a Garage Building a Garage
We built this two-and-a-half stall detached garage, showing every step in detail.
Log Cabin Log Cabin
Dean and JoAnne return to the original Hometime log cabin to furnish it and apply the finishing touches.

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