Kevin O'Connor and 'This Old House' get back to basics
This season, it's a house on the Charles River in
But when host Kevin O'Connor does the PBS companion show, "Ask This Old House," in which he and the other "TOH" experts do small projects in people's homes, it's a trip back into the real world of home repair.
O'Connor takes a seat on the lawn of a modest ranch home in
"Then you do 'Ask This Old House,' and you go into a lot of homes for a lot of small projects like this, and you realize that most of us will have one cool thing, not a house full of cool things.
"There's a certain point where you could spend a lot of time talking about the proper location of the garbage can and the dishwasher to the sink, but just having them is a great thing. Simplicity is good. Even when we tell grand stories, the simplicity is good."