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This Old House

Dream Kitchen (Part 8 of 8) (#2226)

After only 12 short weeks, the Dream Kitchen is complete, and homeowner Heidi Smith and the triplets are already moved in and cooking up treats for the wrap party. Host Steve Thomas sees how a decorative painter treated the inside of the new kitchen cabinets and learns how a new control device will coordinate over 40 individual lights to create different lighting "scenes" for the kitchen. Then, acclaimed Chicago chef Rick Bayless arrives to take the new kitchen for a test drive and, to answer the question "How does a pro cook at home?," shows Steve the inviting, functional kitchen he created in his house on Chicago's North Side. Homeowner Mike Smith reveals that the job cost around $85,000--which doesn't include all the donated products. In the real world, such a transformation would have been $ 200,000 and taken much longer. As the wrap party begins, Steve and master carpenter Norm Abram commend all involved on a job well doneand heartily agree that from location to contractors to homeowners this was a "dream" project indeed. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: America's favorite home improvement series, the Emmy Award-winning THIS OLD HOUSE, with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and master carpenter Norm Abram.

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