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Q. Our basement is unfinished, and we plan to put in walls and a finished ceiling. We know we need an escape window, but what are your suggestions on other things, like the kind of ceiling? more
Q. We’re planning to replace our old windows, and are doing research online to make sure we make the right decision. I saw that there’s an option for “triple pane” windows instead of double panes. more
Q. We just bought a house, and want to make a lot of small changes, like taking down the wall between the little kitchen and the dining area to put in an island . . . more
Q. I recently got a “framing” inspection for carpentry. The inspector asked me to get all electrical wiring and plumbing pipes in before he would look at the way the wood framing was done. more
Q. We’ve been discussing adding a room on the second floor, behind our kitchen, with views of the water. We spoke to two contractors . . . more
Q. We enlarged our kitchen into our garage, taking out walls. We now have this great open space we use constantly with our two small children, and thought we were finally done . . . more
Q. I own apartments, and like to think I’m a fair landlord, but I have a tenant who keeps their apartment at an extreme — like near 80 degrees — but also keeps the windows open. more
Q. We found a home after searching for months, and it has a lot of violations. The owner says it’s “as is” and will not take care of the violations before we take the house. more
Q. We’re looking to buy our first home, and the one we like most has a strange thing we’ve never seen before. There are tree trunks in the basement that hold up the support beam. Is this OK? more
Recently we hired an architect to enlarge our kitchen into our backyard and make a nice entrance to a porch and patio with a fireplace. more
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