Our house in Bremerton, Washington, has been in the family for over 50 years. We're all do-it-yourselfers, so the house has been very well maintained. Nevertheless, I'm wondering about scraping, sanding, filling and repainting the twelve window frames one more time versus buying replacement vinyl windows. What are the economics of the situation?
Wood laminate flooring seems like an attractive, low-maintenance floor for our Bremerton, WA, home. Our house (and budget) is modest. We'd like to keep a visual flow by extending the laminate flooring from the living/dining areas into the adjoining kitchen. Is wood laminate flooring okay to use in kitchens?