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Brad Korb, Real Estate Pro in Burbank, CA
Brad Korb answered:
Converting a garage to a "bonus studio" space in Los Angeles?
Hi Jeffrey,

You are fine with everything except for removing the garage door,you could change out & get an insulted garage door.if you take away the garage door then you should creat ... more
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Stephanie Ir…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Stephanie Irto answered:
Has anyone had experience dealing with a horrible contractor in Los Angeles county? Bad workman ship, work unfinished, devastating to your family?
This answer is meant as advice for anyone about to start a large renovation or construction project.

I would suggest being present on the jobsite to monitor progress and make sure ... more
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SoCal Prefer…, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
SoCal Preferred Builders answered:
Garage - 2nd floor addition.
My name is Harry and I would like to introduce my company Socal Preferred Builders. We are a full service licensed and insured general contractor. We work on projects similar to yours a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 12, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 90019
SoCal Prefer…, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
SoCal Preferred Builders answered:
what are typical prices for remodeling a bathroom or kitchen in Los Angeles?
The best way to really understand the costs behind a kitchen or a bathroom remodeling is to simply request an estimate. Contractors are literally throwing themselves at homeowners for a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 12, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Gail Mercedes…, Real Estate Pro in 90292
Gail Mercedes Cole-Trulia VIP answered:
whos responsibility is it if the home is old and a door comes off because the wood is softinig and screws cant attach them selfs to the wood?
I do not know if you are looking to rent, purchase, current tenant or current homeowner. It is no one fault if the home is old. But if tenant repairs would be the landlords responsibili ... more
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz (213) 814-5238 answered:
can a landlord raise my rent or tell me to leave because i called the city due to fleas and a back door that wouldn't close/lock?
There are many laws on the books for Tenants as well as landlords. They are online and I recommend you take the time to read them, and know your rights. You can find this at www.dca.ca. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 24, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 90004
Downtownmbro…, Home Buyer in Santa Maria, CA
Downtownmbrownn answered:
How often must a landlord/lady paint and replace carpeting?
whos responsibility is it if the home is old and a door comes off because the wood is softinig and screws cant attach them selfs to the wood?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 24, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 90004
Prueskee, Other/Just Looking in 90019
Prueskee answered:
Does anyone know the feasibility of getting a permit to add a washer/dryer to a garage? Does LA City typically agree to that?
Thanks - I am complete. Got the permits for the washer/dryer and my garage is now completely renovated. Thanks to everyone for your advice/recommendations.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 14, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Private Land…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Private Landlord answered:
I have just bought a home and I'm remodeling the guest bathroom (it's the only other bathroom besides the master bath).. Since it's
if this is a "family" home, the bathtub would be better. to accommodate children. If there is already a bathtub in the other bathroom, a frameless shower is more sophisticated and wou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 9, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 90049
Carlos Parra…, Real Estate Pro in Monrovia, CA
Carlos Parrague answered:
Does anyone know the feasibility of getting a permit to add a washer/dryer to a garage? Does LA City typically agree to that?
It is alway6s best to ask the Building and Safety department first and to get a permit. It won't cost much but it is a bit of a hassle.
There are several offices for the LA Building an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 21, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz (213) 814-5238 answered:
can i paint over old lead paint to cure it?
Painting over old lead paint does not "cure" it. The lead paint is still there, under the layers of top coat. The main problem with it, is if it flakes, that's when it can produce parti ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 90026
jbush9, Home Owner in San Francisco, CA
jbush9 asked:
I had a kitchen fire and need to replace cabinets , my ceiling is asbestos . Does the insurance company have to remove or contain this material ? I had thought if any renovations were done the ceiling must be removed by state law.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Carlos Parra…, Real Estate Pro in Monrovia, CA
Carlos Parrague answered:
What does it cost to add sqft to a commercial retail building with store front? (shell only) 12 feet ceiling hight.
Too many variables.
Have you checked with the City? Is it allowed? Will you have to do additional site work to add parking?
Will it require sprinklers?
What material for outside wal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 28, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
americandrai…, Other/Just Looking in Miami, FL
americandraincorp answered:
How much should a sewer camera inspection cost me in an apartment if they remove and replace the toliet?
$ 195.00 with DVD http://www.americandrain.net/
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 21, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Henry Coe, Real Estate Pro in California
Henry Coe answered:
I'd like to add a 400 sq.ft. bedroom with its own bathroom and closet above my existing garage. What am I looking at cost-wise (per square foot)?
Great advice from everyone else on this...My feeling is you never know how much a remodel will cost until it is done! I know that isnt helpful so here is some information for you.
Th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 22, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Douglas Lagos, Real Estate Pro in Pacific Palisades, CA
Douglas Lagos answered:
Does anyone have opinions on Meridian Kitchen and Bath located in Los Angeles?
Read their yelp.com reviews and make a judgement call.

Douglas Lagos
Realtor®, Certified HAFA Specialist (CHS)
DRE# 01921046
Coldwell Banker Residential
Tel. (310) 463-808 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 15, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Douglas Pere…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Douglas Perez-(323) 285-8864 answered:
I live in los angeles, ca. I have an open concept bathroom. I want to enclose it by adding 2 interior walls. Di I need a permit
It's always advisable to check with your local building and safety department eventhough it seems a small task.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 9, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles
Ken Esajian, Both Buyer and Seller in San Pedro, CA
Ken Esajian answered:
how much $ would you put into a house for renovations in Koreatown?
Bring your address up on one of the online sites, trulia, redfin, zillow. Than look at the sold properties the same size or close to your sf and lot size that sold in the last 3 months. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 30, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Wilshire Center / Koreatown
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