Can a homeowner acquire permits for drywall, light carpentry, and painting renovations to a house? Nearly all drywall has to be replaced and some carpentry work as well as full painting needed for renovations in the state of Kentucky.
I would like to re-insulate (using my existing insulation) a portion (for right now) a part of my attic (ceiling over my bed room). I wanted to simply lay "aluminum foil" like Reynolds Wrap for an example on the ceiling of my bedroom from the attic (shinny side down) to simply reflect heat coming up to the ceiling back into the room. Then after laying the aluminum foil down, I want to re-install my insulation (either cellulose or open face fiberglass) on top of the aluminum foil. Am not sure, but I think the aluminum foil might act as a vapor barriers for which could be a plus. Right now, I don't have any (vapor barrier) up in my attic and so far, it looks like only cellulose is being used. (FYI: There's plenty of air space for ventilation in the attic). Before going any further, I must state that am NOT looking for the aluminum foil to act as an insulator but to ONLY REFLECT the IR (heat) from leaving the room. The insulation on top of the foil will do the insulating. And yes, I do know about Reflectix bubble reflective insulation but don't want to go there. So, what do you think about this idea? Thanks.
Our granddaughter is coming to live with us. We'd like to take the seldom-used fourth upstairs bedroom and divide it into a no-frills bathroom (store-bought shower, sink, toilet) and a walk-in closet for her. The bathroom would be right over a downstairs bathroom. Are we talking $15,000? $25,000? More?
My question is about electrical wiring. My Lexington, Kentucky home has aluminum wiring throughout, and I know that can be a bad thing. How can I tell if it needs to be replaced?
We are looking at house which we are considering buying. We like the house & the location but the house is a bit small. There is a long, approximately 30 X 4 feet front porch, we were wondering if we can extend the house over the porch so that we can have more space. Or are there other options? Any ideas on what we can do with that long porch area, in terms of increasing the square footage of the house?
I am looking to replace some of my windows. Which material is best for window replacement? Vinyl, Fiberglass or Composite?