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Design & Decor in California : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Dec 26, 2017
Sashaa.dillon asked:
Sun Nov 26, 2017
Derek Jones answered:
Decoration such as what? For a general idea of what stays with the home you can read page 3 of the purchase agreement for what is included and excluded. Remember that you are buying Real Property and not Personal Property (unless specifically noted). ... more
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Fri Sep 15, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
Your question is very general. The answer is depending on your contractor and how upgraded you want your home to be.
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Sat Apr 29, 2017
John Smith asked:
Sat Feb 25, 2017
Pellinistone answered:
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Thu Feb 16, 2017
Dwiborn asked:
where can I find this calendelier
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Sun Jul 3, 2016
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Are you looking for their value if you were to sell the existing windows, or the value/cost of replacing them with new? I'd suggest you speak with a local general contractor or window installer/specialist who knows and has worked with victorian homes in the past to get their opinion. It would likely be something that would require them to come to your property in person to inspect the windows and discuss details with you. ... more
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Tue Feb 23, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:

Some owners still prefer wood for the look, while it is still in good condition.

Kind regards,

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Wed Dec 16, 2015
Arpad Racz answered:

Turning the second bedroom into an office, thereby eliminating calling it a bedroom (without closet) may have some negative issues from a value perspective.

All the best,

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Sat Dec 12, 2015
Alan May answered:
When I've had this conversation with flooring people, they've typically told me that the boards should be installed the same direction as the main staircase.

So if the stair steps go east to west, the boards will probably be best east to west, also.

But I don't think it's set in stone. Ask the opinion of your flooring professional.
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Mon Jul 13, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
It would depends on so many things...size, upgrades, construction materials...your best bet is to poses this question to an architect or general contractor.
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Thu Jun 25, 2015
Michael Laird answered:
The landscaping may be worth it if you are going to gain a lot of enjoyment from the greater use of your yards. It will always be a large factor in selling your home but, you may not get all that you put into it back in increased sale price. I just did a pretty major yard redo in the front, taking out the lawn and putting in drought tolerant plants. It looks great, the house has much better curb appeal and there is hardly any weekly maintenance. Be careful how much you spend if you are looking to recoup the money anytime soon.
I agree with your assessment of the neighborhood. With the drought a lot of folks are just letting their yards go. It is a hard choice, I say enjoyment first and then resale vale second.
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Mon Apr 13, 2015
mattdalek47 answered:
I would contact a professional home design company. They can help you out and give you exactly what you need. The personal connection might be better for your final plan, as will their expertise in the field.
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Mon Mar 16, 2015
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
Tile in the kitchen and bathrooms is a more durable material. Water run off from the bath or sink can cause problems to hardwood. Power outages can defrost ice makers in the kitchen and cause wood damage. Tile in the bedrooms always gets a thumbs down from my clients. Carpet and hardwood are the way to go for bedrooms. It all about what you want but for a resale value I would avoid tile in the bedrooms. ... more
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Tue Mar 10, 2015
Mtaunk answered:
Thanks for your answers guys! I was thinking the same think. What do you guys think about the cultured marble bathroom counter? Here is a link: ... more
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Sam Shueh answered:
The cost of pavers is as high as carpet. You need to learn about quality, design. The labor cost varies. You need to inspect hopefully the contractors recent work and contact his past clients for proof. ... more
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Fri Jan 9, 2015
Wally West answered:
My wife and I have been looking for some good furniture to put in our empty apartment. We just got married and moved into our own apartment. Right now, there is literally no furniture in our apartment and we need places to sit. We have been looking around trying to find the best furniture that would go with our apartment. We hope to have all of our furniture by next week.
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Tue Jan 6, 2015
John Connor answered:
I think that this is so true. People love to be outside when good weather hits because that is the best time to be outside. I think that since humanity had always been fascinated with nature that of course we would love to spend time outside. ... more
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Fri Sep 12, 2014
The Medford Team answered:
There are a few different types of systems - the one we see the most here is an electric system installed under tile flooring - typically in bathrooms. It's a mesh that's installed as a part of the underlayment. As such, it's usually covered in thinset or mortar. However, there is a newer product available to install under carpet or laminate - my only concern with laminate is that it usually sits on a foam backing that may actually impede heat distribution.

Here is a link to a product that will work under laminate:

The other type is a boiler driven hot water system with piping that is either built into the subfloor in specially designed panels with grooves for ducting, installed as an integral part of a concrete slab or retrofitted on the underside of the floor between the floor joists. Since hot water radiant systems are actually an integral part of the sub-floor per se, you can put just about anything you want on top of them. Although many hot water systems have been installed in the Bay Area, they are much more expensive to install than any other type of heating system. Older systems (typically in Eichler homes) are prone to leak because of the way they were installed. Since they are boiler driven, hot water radiant systems are more prevalent on the East Coast where oil-fired boilers are commonly used for heating instead of the natural gas-fired forced air systems we see here in the west.

As for what is better to install over a radiant floor, my personal choices would be tile, stone or hardwood flooring. You have to very careful installing a hardwood floor as you cannot nail it down (nails may damage the radiant system) - it has to be glued down. All of these will provide even heat distribution. I'm not sure I'd go with laminate, but the, laminate is not one of my favorite choices for flooring to begin with.
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