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Remodel & Renovate in 03063 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Nov 9, 2009
Steven Reddy answered:
Hi Lan

Sorry to hear that, situatons like this are frustrating for you the client and for the contractor. Many contracts have a binding arbitration clause that requires you arbitrate any disputes instead of the more expensive and lengthy court proceedings. I would check your contract for that and if it is there, that is a good avenue to go as each side presents it case in front of a neutral third party. If it is not in the contract than you can suggest it. There is also the less formal mediation process which is a good route if you think the relationship can be salvaged with some outside input. ... more
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Sat May 23, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
Raj,

Whatever you decide to do to improve your home needs to be practical. Enlarging the master bedroom is a reasonable consideration but considering the space above the garage an additional bedroom space with access through the master, in our opinion, would not be beneficial. This arrangement could result in a 300 sf. closet area....a bit excessive. Extending the existing master to include this additional space is a more practical approach.

Take caution.....most 300 sf areas above the garage are not constructed to handle the weight of a normal living space...you should consult your builder on this.

Our recommendation for making the best decision is to view it less from the perspective of what it is going to cost and more from the angle of how is this project going to impact the quality of life for our family.

Good luck
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