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Q. As a contractor who reads your column, I don’t always agree with you, but generally I find things interesting, especially knowing other people are going through the same things as me. I have a strange situation . . . more
Q. We’re trying to do a bigger kitchen and make an office, since I’m now probably working only from home. To save on cabinets, we’re looking at several options, including cheaper, imported ones. more
Q. I’m buying a sunroom for my breakfast room on the back of my split-level house, about 8 feet off the ground. I’m being told by the contractor that I need an architect and sealed plans. more
Q. I hired a carpenter to rebuild my garage because it was rotted and leaning. The roof was OK, so we kept it, but all the walls were stripped away and replaced. In the middle of the job . . . more
Q. I’m wondering how the pandemic has affected architects and contractors. As we prepare to start our home planning, we’re concerned about whether we’ll have delays. We want to get this going before winter, if possible . . . more
Q. Our master bathroom is old and small, so we tore it apart and started making it wider, cutting into the attic next to it. We called a plumber . . . more
Q. We have a situation where our new house was finished but our contractor didn’t get any inspections. Now we can’t get our certificate of occupancy. We replaced our house after Hurricane Sandy . . . more
Q. We want to re-insulate our house before winter while we renovate, and aren’t sure about which type to use. The costs seem to be very different between fiberglass and foam. more
Q. My father built a dormer on our house in the ’70s, and we want to sell the house but are being told that the permit didn’t include the bathroom or bedrooms. We decided to go with an expediter instead of an architect . . . more
Q. Our front yard has a hilly slope to the street with a wood wall holding it up, made of railroad ties. The wall is rotting in several places and can’t be fixed . . . more
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