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I purchased a home with an unfinished basement. It has framing/installation/some electrical and roughed in plumbing. So I spoke with an Licensed electrician about wiring it out to code
and him pulling a permit. He advised me if he pulled the permit it would have to be for the full job not just electric so it would be better if I pulled an home owners inspection permit because I'm doing the basement in stages. I called and requested this and I was told it was 71.50 a sq ft and 4.50 per something else. Well I have 1200 Sqt so just adding that together that tells me that can't be right as that is about 85,000 bucks. I question why it would be so much to to finish my basement and was told thats the system and they hung up on me. I called back and got someone else and rephased the question still to get told they needed to know the full amount I was going to spend to finish the basement.
I purchased a large 12'X16' utility shed to fix the inside up as an office. The interior is very cute and welcoming, but the outside is an eyesore in my backyard. We've thought of
building a porch on it and painting the front door a pretty color, but? The porch idea would be the width of the building 12' and 4' out. I thought of columns but that is as far as I have gotten. Help please from you wonderful creative people. I will try and get a picture in a day or two.
We are running into all kinds of problems with finding a counter top for our breakfast bar. We had a quartz picked out...they don't make it anymore. We picked out a granite that was
definitely a second choice and they had to move the wall to make it fit without a seam. Now they are saying they don't have a big enough piece to fit it without a seam. Can anyone tell me if having a seam in a granite counter top is a problem and why. We are a bit frustrated about having to keep settling and want to make sure we don't do something we will regret. Thanks in advance!
I've seen several tables (wood) that have scratches and water/cup rings. I was wondering if it is possible to repair some of these? I imagine the answer is "it depends". I am guessing
it would depend on the finish, the wood, how deep the scratch is, etc. I think most of the tables I am looking at have a veneer top - not solid wood (just guessing). They don't always seem to know. I am thinking that I can't sand and fix scratches on a veneer or laminate top and it would not be worth the purchase but figured I'd put the question out there to the experts. I've seem some really nice sets but the table is seriously scratched.
Any advice you can offer regarding scratches and water rings on wood tabletops would be great. KMS .. are you out there?
That said- the house is currently painted a nice, 'safe', beige with some maroon accents. Beautiful yes, but I want to do something completely different.. Simply because I CAN.
The first pic is my master bath. I want to paint the walls a dark grey. I think it would look fab with the white tile/trim. However, I do not currently have plans of changing the cabinets, which are wood. Is this going to look ridiculous?
Same issue with the kitchen.. The previous owner has blue laminate counters (which I want to change, SOMEDAY), and a darker blue tile backsplash. IMO it does not mesh with the cabinet color, or the current wall color. What I want to change right now: I'm going with a wayyy lighter grey in the living spaces/kitchen/etc (with a smokey blue accent wall in living room)
So. Is going to a cooler nuetral color going to be painful to look at with the warm cabinet colors? A kitchen remodel is in my 5 year plan but not tomorrow.
I have a small project, a 5x6 bathroom tile job, that I had scheduled for my vacation in August. This guy is a late starter, so when he hadn't showed up by 10:15 am., I called him. He
said his back was out a few weeks before that and now he was 2 weeks behind. So we rescheduled for Sept. 12 & 14th. Wednesday rolled around and he actually called me this time to say he was going to be late. He then called around noon to say he couldn't come at all and he would do the whole job Friday. Sooooo, Friday is today. At 10:15, still no word, so I called him. Another emergency.
Do I give him another chance? They did my kitchen backsplash a few years ago, the ceramic tile in my foyers last summer and the laminate floor in July. I am tired of using up my vacation days waiting around. I currently have some calls out for estimates from new people in the newspaper. But I am scared! lol
I have to stick around because I have a cat who doesn't like being cooped up in her bedroom all day, and I am not fond of strangers in the house when I am not home.
This is the kitchen in a home we looked at. The entire house needs to be redone but of course the kitchen would be one of the first rooms to overhaul. I'm stumped though. Den to the left, LR and Foyer to the right. I don't like the fridge next to the stove, but I do like the island counter. I could enlarge that and add a sink, but what would I do with that small wall with the stove and fridge? Since the kitchen is nearly the first thing you see when you come in, it needs to "Ohhhhh".
I've had phone conversations with a couple and given them the basics of what I'm looking for: Kitchen renovation that requires opening/relocating walls, bathroom update and potential
master bedroom enlarging (our master bath is 6x6). We're also looking at updating paint & flooring. Our home is a 3/2 ranch from the mid/late 80's around 15-1600 sq ft on a slab.
The two I've spoken with price their service completely different so I'm not sure what additional questions to ask to compare them apples to apples.
A) Prices the work in phases 1) Design 2) Concepts created 3) Schematics 4) Final Blueprints The fee is a percentage of the budget and you could stop after any of the phases. I still need to ask questions here as don't have the breakout of the percentage per phase or if the percentage mentioned included the "build".
B) Prices the "design" at a fixed $$ then gives you credit for 1/2 of that if you use them to do the build. The build is then cost plus a percentage with a minimum percentage.
I advised both my proposed budget, level of finish, appliances already purchased for kitchen and idea for kitchen layout already thought out.