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E15 | Lexington Modern | Judgement Day

Season 45 Episode 15 | 23m 42s

The homeowners son has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. For this reason, the 1960 mid-century modern home is being renovated to make it accessible. Outside, a pool lift was installed, and a patio with zero-threshold access to the interior was built. A final review of the geothermal system is done. Accessible kitchen appliances and a fire-rated door are installed. A blower door test is performed.

Aired: 02/14/24 | Expires: 02/29/24
Funding for THIS OLD HOUSE is provided by The Home Depot.
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A concrete block wall is built to connect the new mechanical space out front to the old.
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