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Q. We read your column faithfully, and appreciate your advice. In a past column, you recommended using a steel roof, and since our roof is crumbling shingles, we decided to get estimates, which ended up being very expensive compared with . . . more
Q. While traveling recently, we stayed in a beautiful home with high ceilings on each floor. We want to make our ceilings taller and have high windows above our regular ones, like we saw. Is there any way to do this without . . . more
Q. We’re thinking about putting a sunroom addition on our family room at the back of the house, and wonder if you have any pointers about them. Because they’re mostly glass, we’re wondering if tinted glass really keeps them from getting too warm, and also . . . more
Q. At the end of our renovation, the building inspector won’t sign off because, he said, the plans don’t match construction. He said our architect must give him new plans. The plans the contractor used were . . . more
Beautifully Updated 4 Bedroom Home, Large Updated Eat-In-Kitchen, Updated Baths, Jacuzzi Bath, Full Finished Basement, Hard Wood Floors Through Out and much more!SD #21 | MLS #3057172 | … more
Q. While we were stripping the sheetrock and insulation from our family room, a building inspector showed up and stopped us, saying we needed a permit before we could continue. So we applied for a permit . . . more
Meticulous Expanded Ranch Offers Possible One Level Living. Perfect For Downsizing Or A Starter Home. Enclosed Porch/4 Season Room Is Sunny And Bright! Partially Finished Basement, Large Eat In … more
them with new permit plans for my house. I don’t understand why there are no notes or anything for lighting or heating. How did these two different plans get a permit without . . . more
Updated Colonial-Style Tudor In The Strathmore Section Boasts Expansive Rooms With Rich Mouldings, High Ceilings And Hard Wood Floors. First Floor Features A Grand Living Room With Fireplace, Formal … more
Q. I do a lot of work flipping homes in Queens, and the reason I prefer to is that we get permits right away, usually in less than a week. On Long Island it takes months just to get a permit. more
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