Kevin, Norm, Roger, Richard and Tommy return to Arlington, MA, to take on an Arts and Crafts house built in 1909. Kevin tours the first floor with the homeowners while Norm reviews the second and third floors. Later, the homeowner demolishes the kitchen.
The design process begins at interior designer Jill Goldberg's shop in Boston's South End as homeowner Emily sorts through colors and wallpaper ideas. At the house, the plaster walls are carefully demolished and Kim presents her first landscape plan.
Tommy and Kevin replace a 100-year-old wooden beam with a steel beam to support the new addition. Then, the old oil tank is drained and removed, and digging for the new foundation begins.
A new foundation is built using insulated concrete forms and precast stairs while the old, exposed foundation gets reinforced and waterproofed. Later, the homeowner goes shopping for specimen trees.
Steel beams are trucked to the site where Tommy supervises the addition. Then, Richard starts an HVAC plan for the second floor, and Tommy’s crew demos the front porch.
Expert mason Mark McCullough gets an apprentice for the day and visits a 100-year-old Bridgewater, MA, brick-making factory. After several years with a tiny kitchen, the homeowners are excited to design the space of their dreams.
Kevin watches the custom range hood get fabricated before he meets Mark on the roof to rebuild the original chimney. The homeowner meets with designer Jill Goldberg to talk about design options for the first floor, including the living room paneling.
Norm and Charlie open up a hidden doorway to the kitchen, and Richard uses some creativity to drain the new master bath shower. Later, electrician Scott Caron starts his work in the new powder room while Tommy and Charlie replace the living room windows.
Tommy frames up a new Arts and Crafts-style front porch, and Richard visits a marble quarry in Danby, Vermont. Emily considers new color combinations for the exterior of the house while Mark McCullough shows Kevin how he fixes the original stucco panels.
A new shed is built on-site in one day, and Kevin and Tommy watch copper being installed on the front porch roof. Then, Richard looks at the new boiler being installed before heading to Devens, MA, to check out an energy efficient home.
A long trench is dug so the electrician can start the process of burying the electrical cables. Then, Norm helps Charlie Silva build the porch base columns, and months of construction work has created a nightmare for the landscaping.
The house gets new shingles, and homeowner Emily and the interior designer start measuring for various window treatments with a stylist. Later, the large existing fireplace gets a makeover and the side deck is built.
The architect's plans call for new decorative features on the exterior, so Kevin and Tommy install a small roof detail over the bank of living room windows. Then, Kevin learns about Lazure painting, and the front door gets restored in a nearby shop.
The homeowners love shiplap and decide to use it as wall covering for the third floor. Kevin joins Emily at Roberto Martinez's shop where he cuts a marble slab for the kitchen island. Back home, Emily decides whether to paint the original oak paneling.
The marble counter tops make their way from a cave in Vermont to the counters of the home. Outside, Roger and his crew start on a classic stone wall in the front yard, and Kevin watches as wallpaper covers up a new secret door in the upstairs foyer.
The house is near completion and the guys come to celebrate with the homeowners. Kevin tours the yard with Roger and the landscape architect while Tommy and Norm check out the addition in the back. Later, Roger presents the homeowners with a special gift.
A new series begins in Detroit, Michigan, where terms like "bankrupt" and "deserted" are out, and "revitalization" is in. Kevin meets homeowners who plan to renovate a formerly abandoned home themselves.
Kevin meets an executive who shows him around an abandoned home in Detroit's Grandmont Rosedale neighborhood. Through a program called Rehabbed and Ready, the city plans to renovate the property and sell it to a family who plans to stay.
Richard checks the plumbing stack at the Russell Woods project and Tommy investigates a leaky parapet. Kevin tours an automaker's Dearborn estate while a tree threatens the Grandmont Rosedale project.
At the Grandmont Rosedale project, Kevin tours the demo on the house and meets electrician Lenny Rodriguez to learn about his electrical plan. Tommy helps the family remove peeling paint at the Russell Woods project.
Tommy fixes molding with a 3-D printer at the Russell Woods project. Frank and Tamiko look at plumbing fixtures in Kohler, Wisconsin, and Kevin checks on foundation repairs in Grandmont Rosedale.
Rough wiring is installed in the kitchen at the Russell Woods project. Richard heads to Flint, Michigan, to learn about their ongoing water crisis, and Tommy installs more substantial fascia in preparation for new gutters.
Tommy uses a clever fix for some damaged oak flooring at the Russell Woods home. Kevin heads to a famous Detroit ceramic studio to see how they've been making tile for a century. Then, he heads to the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhood to show the progress.
The restored leaded glass bay windows are installed, and a heated floor and tile go down in the kitchen. Later, Kevin and Roger explore urban farming in Detroit.
Frank and Tamiko bring in the family to start painting. Tommy repairs decorative molding with a putty knife, and the fireplace gets a face lift with a new tile surround.
Kevin, Tommy and Richard tour the completed Russell Woods project, highlighting the major areas of improvement and preservation. Then, they celebrate a job well done with the homeowners and contributors.