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Archive >> December 2007

Dec 03
2007

Green Bath Remodel


Posted by C. Mason Hearn | Tags: remodeling, green
Mason:

Could HomeMasons advise me on saving money in remodeling by reusing existing components of my house like doors, cabinets and the like? It would be helpful if you could tell me where reuse of my existing materials would save money and where it would not be advisable.

Could you also give advise on how to incorporate "green" energy saving and "sustainable" components in my remodeling project?

Thanks.
PB in Richmond

PB:

“Green” remodeling has little to do with your color selections (although I do believe that 60's Avocado is coming back!). Remodeling, a form of recycling, is inherently “green”.
Dec 03
2007

HVAC Replacement?


Posted by C. Mason Hearn | Tags: HVAC
Mason:

I am considering the purchase of a 1960’s home, which has a couple of old-looking heating and air conditioning systems. I am concerned that these might be in need of replacement. How would I know if these are going to be a problem?

Patrick

Dear Patrick:

First, let me suggest the engagement of an independent, professional home inspector prior to making any purchase decisions on an older home. These guys are well worth their fees, to let you know what you might be getting into in regards mechanical systems, as well as the multitude of other concerns you might encounter. Naturally, expect

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