How much will it cost to replace my living room floor, and two bedrooms from wood floors to tile floors due to buckling? Roughly 1000 sq ft total. My floor in the living room and bedrooms have buckled to the point where it is dangerous for myself and my family. I am replacing the floors myself and need an estimated of how much it will cost to repair. I currently have wooden floors but plan on putting tile floor down to replace them.
My kitchen cabinets look worn out and ugly. I love the idea of replacing the cabinet doors, but I'm not sure I want laminate. Is there a less expensive way to add new cabinet doors with those attractive glass inserts without breaking the bank?
I was eager to start replacing kitchen cabinets in our Portland, Maine house. I was hoping to replace some of the cabinets with spacious, deep drawers. The contractor said that this would increase my cost a great deal. Can you explain why?
I have a house with the curved Spanish style tiles in which many tiles are stacked on top of one another with cement in between them. An inspector looking at the roof identified that many of the top tiles were missing or broken. This was apparent because some of the current top tiles have cement on top them. However, there has been no sign of leaking even after some fairly heavy rains recently. Also, as far as I can tell there are several more layers of tile below these missing top pieces. Am I correct in understanding that the only reason to replace these is for cosmetic purposes? Also, is there not more risk in creating new problems by having someone walking around on these tiles in order to replace the missing ones?
We have baseboards and door trim throughout our house that is stained wood. We would like to either have the trim primed and painted white, or replace every piece with new painted molding. Cost is a factor.
The asphalt roof on our Oregon house is 20 years old and it looks like there's another layer underneath. The roofing is beginning to come apart in places and curl up in other spots. Should we have the whole roof removed and reinstalled with a new one--or can we tell the contractors to just add another layer on top of the old roof?
I hired a carpenter to replace all the rotten wood on my house before having it painted. The painter told me the carpenter used pine to replace the fascia boards. He told me pine is not ideal to use on the exterior of a house...it is too soft. I told the carpenter I wanted him to use good wood and treated wood where possible. Later when I confronted the carpenter and relayed to him what I was told about pine, he told me there are different qualities of pine and the higher end pine was O.K. to use to replace the fascia. What say you?
We're thinking about replacing windows in our home near Albany, Georgia and have been surprised by how expensive they can be, even at home improvement warehouses. If we decide against replacing all of the windows in our house, how can we prioritize which to replace and which to leave?
My home in Phoenix, Arizona is a mission-style home with a tile roof. I am considering roof replacement with more modern materials. Is this a job I can do myself? What steps are involved in tile roof replacement, and what are the costs per square foot?
Is replacing vinyl siding difficult? Is modern vinyl siding more durable? Can I install new siding over the old, or must I remove the old siding? How costly might this project be? My house in Omaha, Nebraska, has vinyl siding that is stained and old, and I'm wondering about my options.