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Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
We plan to replace carpet with laminate flooring in our living and family rooms. Pl suggest how it will impact home valuation in future.
Although it's more expensive, hardwood flooring will really add more value than laminate flooring...but if your budget is limited, and you like laminate flooring , then go for it.

Ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 24, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 92833
Bob Phillips…, Real Estate Pro in Coto de Caza, CA
Bob Phillips - (949) 887-5305 answered:
Converting a pool room and pool bathroom to interior space?
As long as your remodel is TASTEFULLY and professionally done, and it has some cohesiveness with the rest of the house - AND you make sure to get all the proper permits - your project s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 14, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 92835
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Which Fencing Preferred?
Scott,

That question is impossible to answer here as you'd have to do a large scale survey of fencing preferences throughout California. In practice, wood is a much more common ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 6, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Mission Viejo
Raquel Pasala, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Raquel Pasala answered:
Keep laminate, or replace with carpet now, or hardwood later?
Hardwood floors are durable and really warm up a room and home. I would certainly get pricing from several differently places and their are a lot of great deals out there for flooring. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 11, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Orange
Ingrid Ski 9…, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Ingrid Ski 949-874-0432 answered:
What is the best way to soundproof an existing room to bring it to recording studio quality?
Hello Glen,

I would check with the city for the codes in doing a project like this.. They will be the best source of information.. You could talk to a contractior and they will a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 2, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Orange County
Deborah Garv…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego County, CA
Deborah Garvin answered:
Do you know the current SF costs for 2nd story home additions for Coastal Orange County, CA? I understand the variables so a range would be great :)
Banbury77, It would be nearly impossible to provide you any substantative information because there are just too many variables involved in a major construction project such as this. Y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 25, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Capistrano Beach
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
I have cloudy/milky water coming out of faucet in the kitchen. Both hot and cold water. It clears up after a few min.
Hmmm. A typical faucet runs at a little over two gallons per minute, so it's taking five to ten gallons of water to flush out your system at every use. I think that's pretty b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 11, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 92780
Bob Dalsimer, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Bob Dalsimer answered:
Does installing an elevator in a Casa Blanca building, in Laguna Woods, increase the price of the unit in today's market? If so, by how much.
Contact Lisa Letourneau @ 714-928-3976 - She is expert in Laguna Woods with renting, buying and selling. Tell her Bob from Inspira recommended her. She is a great resource for Laguna Wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 16, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Laguna Woods
Susie Lehmann, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Susie Lehmann answered:
Hello, a good license contractor
I have a great licensed contractor that I use for my personal use and also have referred him to many clients. He does excellent work and is very dependable.

Larry Zigmond 714-904- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 27, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Anaheim
Home Inspect…, Real Estate Pro in Dayton, OH
Home Inspection Services, Clay answered:
Is two doors between bathroom and kitchen a requirement to pass hud inspection?
I have never heard of this in any of the states I've worked in. Having to open a second door doesn't guarantee that someone will wash their hands.
To be on the safe side cal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 30, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Laguna Beach
George Chest…, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Santa Margarita...
George Chestnut answered:
Does anyone have a referral to an outdoor BBQ, Kitchen, Casita contractor in South Orange County, CA?
Hey Leslie: Call Jim Allee with Sunbelt Companies. His company designed and install a outdoor entertainment area like what you described. Tell him George Chestnut referred you and he ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 15, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Rancho Santa Margarita
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Are people more likely to remodel now than in the past?
Hi Stats:

Yes depending on their ability to afford remodeling and whether the house is underwater or not.
Also people are concerned about remodeling and not being able to recoup the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 21, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Los Alamitos
Rick Fisher, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Rick Fisher answered:
I like to renovate my SFR house in University Park area (Redwood Tree Lane). I plan to add a second floor and extend the living room.
Peter:
Yes, living in Irvine, your association will require a review and approval. You will need to go to the association office to get guidelines, but some associations are putting th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 6, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Irvine
innercitysky…, Other/Just Looking in Newport Beach, CA
innercityskyline answered:
What's the average square foot cost for a room addition in Orange County, California?
Average costs for additions in Orange County can vary depending on the requirements. Approved plans is a must and costs vary depending on area. Sometimes certain neighborhoods are restr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 8, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 92647
Thom Colby 8…, Real Estate Pro in Newport Beach, CA
Thom Colby 888-391-5245 answered:
Can a CC&R restrict opening up a load bearing wall, providing it is engineered correctly and permits obtained?
Nancy,

Most likely your CC&Rs and HOA Documents have a provision that any alterations must be approved by an Architectural Committee or some other governing entity of the HOA.

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0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 14, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in Laguna Niguel
Cindi Hagley,…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Cindi Hagley, Prudential answered:
How do I update the information on my home? The room count and square footage is prior to an addition?
Was the addition done with permits? If not, I would contact your local building inspector and ask how to proceed.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 25, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Laguna Beach
Brad Davidson, Real Estate Pro in Anaheim Hlls, Anaheim,...
Brad Davidson answered:
The pool 624 N Heatherstone Dr?
The bank isn't going to allow you to make repairs on a bank owned property prior to the close of escrow (neither would you want to in the even the transaction goes south). On most of t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 11, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Orange
Tim Kunze, Real Estate Pro in Huntington Beach, CA
Tim Kunze answered:
(IN ESCROW) Home Inspector found numerous issues. Who to contact and/or What to do next.?
Sun,

First, if you are in escrow, you should be addressing this question to the realtor with whom you are working. Their job is to represent you and protect you, known as their fidu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in Garden Grove
Debra Enos, Real Estate Pro in Huntington Beach, CA
Debra Enos answered:
I am looking for a referral on a kitchen remodel group that specializes in beach house contemporary (without
If your still looking for someone, call me. Debra Enos, Realtor, (562)852-4663
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 20, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 92660
Sj209, Both Buyer and Seller in California
Sj209 answered:
Will the addition of a pool enhance the value of a property?
In-ground pool? Yes, in most cases. It really depends on the exact property. Other types of pools may not give an advantage.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 8, 2008 Remodel & Renovate in Fullerton, CA
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