Big Changes in Store for the Kuppersmith Project House

By: Danny Lipford

Architect Pete J. Vallas has a big challenge ahead to transform the existing Kuppersmith Project house into a modern, practical home. In addition to adding central air and heat, remodeling the kitchen and bathrooms, and updating the antiquated wiring and plumbing; other changes to the house will include:

  • Opening up the wall separating the kitchen and dining room.
  • Removing a doorway in the hall to improve the flow of the house.
  • Adding a master bedroom addition to the back of the house.
  • Adding another bathroom to the house.
  • Replacing the existing garage and connecting it with a breezeway.
  • Adding a porch to the rear of the house.

Watch this video to take a tour of the Kuppersmith house to see the changes in store, and check out the plans for the house.


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  • Gilda Naziri Says:
    April 8th, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    In season 20/15 you showed a paste you used to repair dry rot on the exterior door frame. I live in Pacific Northwest and have dry rot on the window frame that I need to repair. Can you tell me what was the product you used to fill in the dry rot? Thank you!

  • Dorothy Newberry Says:
    April 8th, 2018 at 4:59 am

    Can you please tell me where you found the script labels you used for the items in the pantry?

  • Susan Girardeau Says:
    April 7th, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    What was the product you used on the laundry room door that had the water damage on the outside?

  • Kim belk Says:
    April 7th, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Tell me again the product that can be used for wood repair. I have some wood posts that are degrading at the base and can’t really replace them all.


  • Patricia Campbell Says:
    March 31st, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    I am trying to change my hall bathroom with standup show no tub also put wood floor in all bedrooms

  • Martha Millan Says:
    March 11th, 2018 at 10:17 am


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    Thomas Says:
    March 4th, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Hi, Susan,
    We are so happy to hear that you’re enjoying the show!
    Thanks so much for reading and entering the contest, and thanks for the suggestion of a craft room.
    Take care,

  • Susan Montross Says:
    March 3rd, 2018 at 11:43 am

    I entered a contest recently Then I had a brainy idea,I have a craft room that needs help.I don’t think I’ve ever seen you do one .Don’t get me wrong I put in for other projects.Just a suggestion. So love love this show watching right now.

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    Thomas Says:
    March 1st, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Hi, Deb!
    We used Titebond glue all over the back of the beadboard paneling and we drilled the beadboard into the wall.
    Thanks for watching!

  • Deb Rose Says:
    February 28th, 2018 at 2:41 am

    I am going to be redoing my laundry area and that fold-down drying rack would be perfect for the space. I’d love to be able to make it at just a bit more than a 1/3 of the price!! I saw how the drying rack frame was made and the beadboard was attached to the wall, but I didn’t how the rack portion was attached to the beadboard or how the rack could be lowered down to be used. Is there a tutorial somewhere I could follow?

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    Thomas Boni Says:
    March 29th, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Hi, Polly!
    Here’s “Today’s Homeowner” host Danny Lipford’s answer to your question:
    “A great way to clean any glass in your home is to use a diluted mixture of white vinegar and water.
    To help your shower doors and repel soap deposits, you could use Rain-X, which is commonly used on auto window glass.
    For mold and mildew, check out the line of Wet and Forget products, available at”
    Thanks for reading!

  • POLLy jamison Says:
    February 25th, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    There was a cleaner advertised on the program… bath cleaner for glass doors I think and a cleaner for mold and mildew shown being used on a basement. Please what is the name of this product?

  • Vicki Baker Says:
    February 24th, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Loved this episode on Family Storage. Great ideas I will put to use, and it looked great after you finished!

    All my best!

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Big Changes in Store for the Kuppersmith Project House