I just purchased a home in a cold climate area. In the attic, some portions of the roof have insulation, some of it is missing. I want to replace the missing insulation between the rafters. The existing insulation is foil-backed, not kraft-backed. All kraft-backed insulation states that it must be covered. I am assuming that is why they used foil-backed. I have not been able to find foil-backed insulation and I am not going to sheetrock the roof. What do I use?
I know weeping willows are greedy for water, but I yearn for that sort of flowing greenery amid my desert landscaping. Catching roof runoff probably wouldn't provide enough water. What alternatives for trees or watering can you suggest?
Here in Reno, Nevada, we get under 7" of rain per year. Can we collect enough rain water in a rain barrel or barrels to make a dent in the average 136,000 gallons per year that a metered user like our household uses? Admittedly about 70 per cent of the yard is lawn--around 3000 square feet of it.
What do I have to do for a house that has too much radon? We did a radon test and it came back high, is this going to be expensive?
I would like to add a rectangular, custom-made island to my Las Vegas kitchen, primarily for food preparation. What are the recommended guidelines for height, width, and length?
I'm upgrading an in-ground pool here in Las Vegas with some new lights and considering my addition options. What are the pros and cons of fiber-optic and incandescent lighting?
I recently purchased several foreclosed homes in Las Vegas, Nevada. All of them need work, and I want to accomplish the remodels on them as cheaply and quickly as possible to make them salable. What remodels give the best return on investment in this area--kitchen, bathroom, deck, master suite, or home office?
I'm painting accent walls in three or four rooms in my Reno, NV, home. The paint chip had the perfect color, but it looks lighter and slightly redder on the wall. I can't return the paint for this first room, but how can I do better when painting the other rooms?