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Design & Decor in New York : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Oct 10, 2016
Andrew Simmons answered:
I think white plantation shutters are traditional shutters to make your house more elegant. I would say that plantation shutters have a country style. They are custom creation for every customer's window ... more
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Fri Oct 7, 2016
Andrew Simmons answered:
Use the product what you need to build your tiny quarters and make it best for your comforts.
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Wed Sep 28, 2016
Andrew Simmons answered:
There Are many new decors and design company which you prefer for your best comforts for your house. Buyers always look for clean and well kept homes with beautiful colors.
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Mon Jun 6, 2016
Adam Feinberg answered:
Has your building hired a structural engineer to review the roof? Many flat roofs are not designed to routinely accommodate the weight of decking materials as well as people. If it isn't designed to accommodate the additional weight and stress- the roof would need to be re-enforced, and in this case would be an easy situation to insert your concerns. Having a roof deck also requires additional accommodates that a non-walkable flat roof doesn't have- i..e. railings have to be a specific height to eliminate risk of people fallling, etc. Also, is your building insured properly for a roof deck? These are important points to bring up to your fellow board members. If you have a managing agent (and many HDFC's do not), then they have likely raised these issues as well- which could slow the process down.

Whether your building is structurally ready for a roof deck or not- you should definitely voice your concerns to the board and perhaps they already have a remediation plan in place to minimize the impact on your family.

A roof deck is a very expensive project and could increase the costs to the shareholders significantly, which isn't exactly consistent with the HDFC model. Maintaining a roof deck can also be an expensive proposition as well. I have been a President in a market rate condo (a no frills building) and we toyed with the idea of adding a roof deck with garden- ultimately we nixed the idea because of costs up front as well as continued maintenance.
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Tue Mar 12, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are concerned about safety for your pet, ask your veterinarian for suggestions....
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
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