You’re about to remodel, renovate, fix up, DIY or call a pro, and you’ve got questions! Get answers from design-build expert Mason Hearn, owner of Central Virginia’s HomeMasons.
Category >> remodeling

Jan 15
2013

You CAN, but you MAY NOT!


Posted by C. Mason Hearn | Tags: tile, renovation, remodeling, floors, cracks, bathrooms

Hi! We have a early 1930s house. The bathroom has an old tile floor set in cement, with plywood and vinyl laid over the top of this. We want to install a new tile floor. Can we install directly over the vinyl (on top of the plywood), or will this cause cracks? If we take out the plywood, can we tile over the old tile? Thank you!

 Mark

 

Dear Mark:

I am reminded of one of my favorite movies, "Avalon", where a kid raises his hand and asks his grammar teacher "Can I go to the bathroom?"  The

Jan 15
2013

Raise the Bridge or Lower the River?


Posted by C. Mason Hearn | Tags: value, select contractor, renovation, remodeling, floors, design, contractors, Accessibility

Mason:

We are interviewing contractors for a remodel to our home which we want to make handicap accessible.   Our living room is two steps up from the rest of the house.  Is it possible to have it lowered?

Linda

 

Dear Linda:

 Thank you for your question.  The EASY answer is always YES!  I believe that anyone can do anything, given enough time, money and expertise.  I assume your question really means "is this reasonably achievable?"

The answer to the latter interpretation of your inquiry,

Aug 29
2012

Remodeling to Sell?


Posted by C. Mason Hearn | Tags: value, resale value, renovation, remodeling, bathrooms
I want to sell my house. All the rooms but one
Aug 20
2012

How Much??


Posted by C. Mason Hearn | Tags: windows, value, resale value, remodeling, handyman

Hello,

Can you provide me an idea of how much I

Aug 20
2012

Mind the Gap


Posted by C. Mason Hearn | Tags: tile, remodeling, kitchens, handyman, cracks, countertops

"Mason:

We have remodeled our kitchen and are to

<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next > End >>

Latest News

HomeMasons introduces Whole Home Care service

Ask Mason

If you have a design, remodeling or home improvement question, all you have to do is ask. Click here!
© 2017 HomeMasons, Inc.