The first This Old House

The first This Old House


Dorchester, Massachusetts (MA), US
It's hard to imagine a time before home improvement shows dominated the weekend airwaves with how-to tips and walk-through tours. But in 1979, the year This Old House cameras first rolled, on-air renovation was a revolutionary idea. Offering advice on which projects were do-it-yourself and which were best left to the pros, This Old House knocked down the fourth wall and let homeowners in on the secrets of renovation. Viewers had the pleasure of seeing the job from start to finish without ever breaking a sweat—or the bank.
It's hard to imagine a time before home improvement shows dominated the weekend airwaves with how-to tips and walk-through tours. But in 1979, the year This Old House cameras first rolled, on-air renovation was a revolutionary idea. Offering advice on which projects were do-it-yourself and which were best left to the pros, This Old House knocked down the fourth wall and let homeowners in on the secrets of renovation. Viewers had the pleasure of seeing the job from start to finish without ever breaking a sweat—or the bank.
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Links: www.thisoldhouse.com
By: CEMaine

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