Posts Tagged 'Cleveland'

Click-lock laminate flooring vs. solid hard wood flooring

Are click lock installed hardwood floors as durable as traditional hardwood flooring? Which product is better?

How to get rid of standing water around a house foundation

When it rains I get water pooling around the foundation of my house, which I think is causing a musty smell in the basement. I had rain gutters on the house, but don't now because the snow and ice damaged them a few winter's ago. What's the best way to get rid of the standing water without having to buy new gutters?

Can I put a vinyl double hung window in a shower?

I had a garden tub with a window over it. I am replacing that area (48X 60) with a shower. The window was an aluminum clad wood window. Will I have any regrets installing a vinyl double hung vs glass block?

What concrete "mix" should I be expecting my patio contractor to use?

We're looking to get a poured concrete patio and our neighbors have warned us to make sure the contractor is using a "good mix", but I don't know what constitutes a "good" mix and I am not sure what I should be asking the contractor.

How much does it cost to build a garage apartment?

I live in Cleveland, Ohio, and would like build a two-car garage with a small apartment above it behind my house (there's already a driveway in place) for my mother to live in. I'm imagining a garage of about 22' x 20' with approximately 400 sq. feet of living space on top. My partner and I had a well-regarded garage contractor (Angie's List) give us a guesstimate of $80,000. Another contractor would not give us an estimate, but insisted we needed an architect in addition for the apartment design and suggested we ask him how much it would cost. Doing casual internet searches I've found that $80,000 is on the high end of normal. Without going too cheap or cutting corners, what is your estimate for the least we can spend to build?

Cost of Making a Sink Base for the Kitchen

I'd like to make my own sink base with cabinets for the kitchen. I'm thinking of the sink insert and two doors to the cabinets beneath it. Do you have suggestions for arranging the water lines, trap, and disposal so no hardware interferes with the cabinets? How much can I expect to spend?

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