Posts Tagged 'Washington'

Relocating an air conditioning vent in your home's basement

One of the vents for my home's central air conditioning extends about 12" below the basement ceiling. How can I make the vent flush with the ceiling so that it does not hang so low?

How much will it cost to paint fiber cement siding?

We bought a fixer-upper one story, 2,200-square-foot house here in Yakima, Wash. It needs exterior painting. Does fiber cement siding absorb a lot of paint? It looks porous. The trim has crackled paint. Painting access is easy. Roughly what should good paint and labor cost if we hire a contractor?

Repurposing old kitchen cabinets for child's room storage

We're replacing old kitchen cabinets. There are three of the same size that I could paint, stack vertically, and use as toy storage in my toddler's bedroom. How can I make this cabinet installation safe and attractive?

Can you plumb walls with pocket doors?

I have a large laundry room I want to split in half and make into a small bathroom with a toilet, small vanity and shower stall. The west wall is the exterior wall, the north and south walls are pocket doors, and I want to wall in the east side and again have a pocket door since the space will be tight. Is this possible? Do I plumb it up through the floor instead of the wall? What about the sink and shower drain? What about venting? Do I have to just run everything along the walls and paint them white to match? HELP !!!!!!

Do I need a wall or can the cabinets be attached to the ceiling?

I want to put a slide-in stove where there isn't a wall. I would also like cabinets on either side. The question is, do I need a wall or can the cabinets be attached to the ceiling and if so do they need to be supported underneath too? Or do I just need to put up a wall?

Low Slope Roofing Options

I have a client with a 2/12 pitch roof. The previous homeowner had install arch comp roofing shingles in a 350sq ft area. This area has failed and needs roofing and structural repairs. She doesn't want a roof with differing materials and doesn't like the look of Torch Down. Is there a way to laminate shingles over Torch Down? Is there a value engineered and aesthietic solution to her problem? Thanks!

Window Replacement in Vancouver, Washington's Wet Climate

Our kids have a field day drawing in the steamy windows of our 60-year old home. How can we be sure that window replacements we're planning to buy won't steam up?

Upgrading Hinges for Cabinet Refacing

We'd like to reface the cabinets in our farm house near Spokane, Washington, with new doors. The old sagging hinges are visible on the outside when the doors are shut. If we get a door style with hidden hinges, will the old screw holes be visible?

Can leaded glass be used in a backsplash?

I want to install a new backsplash in my kitchen using vintage leaded glass from old windows in combination with tile. Would the lead be toxic? How would it stand up to heat behind the stove?

Is OK to tile an entire kitchen and place cabinets over them?

Yes it is okay to install cabinets over tile. A cracked tile that is half covered by a cabinet can be replaced just as any tile would, it will just take a little bit more work. As with any tile install, I would recommend that a crack isolation membrane be

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