Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric Williams-13
My boyfriend is going through the process of buying a house, but so many sales are the unit splits that seem like shoddy construction. While he is trying to avoid those types of units in general, I do want to see if there are some renovators that do a good job at it (or rather those to avoid). Would love to hear of any positive/negative experiences so we can at least be more informed while searching!”
I’m moving within my own building, and was looking for recommendations for labor only movers, specifically to help with the disassembly and reassembly of my bed. (Everything else I can do myself and/or with the help of friends, but as far as the bed is concerned, we are not the handiest of people). I’ve looked around and have found most places charging around $140/hour with a 2 hour minimum, which is a lot for help with one piece of furniture.
FWIW, I considered craigslist and task rabbit, but would feel more comfortable having someone who actually knows what they are doing help.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown
Was wondering if readers knew of any good painter recommendations. Very small task. One bedroom (11 by 11). Want the ceiling, four walls, closet, bedroom door and window painted.”
We are looking for recommendations for a skilled carpenter, who could build/install built-in bookshelves on a wall in our basement. We would love recommendations from the PoPville community. I’ve included a picture below of something similar to what we have in mind. Thank you!!”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Wayan Vota
Moving into a new house with a CARPETED basement. We don’t like the look or feel, and it doesn’t seem to be the right choice for a basement, dry as it may seem.
If we want something with a cool hardwood or stone look that’s moisture resistant and durable, what should we do? Thinking about vinyl block – seems like some of it looks pretty good. Read More
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jenn Verrier
I am a long-time resident of Capitol Hill but a very recent, first-time homeowner. The house is a contributing property to the historic district, and the front door needs to be replaced (it is heavily rotted and is also not original). I have obtained a permit to replace the door, and I am looking for recommendations for a local carpenter to create an historic reconstruction mahogany door. Read More
July, 2011 photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC
End of July seems like a good time to discuss A/C installation. My husband and I are starting to get quotes to install A/C in our 1,500 sq ft, 3 BR, 1 BA rowhouse. We will keep our radiator heating and eventually install a mini-split in the basement for A/C and heat.
There isn’t space on the main floor for conventional horizontal ductwork throughout, or a mini-split unit, so we thought high-velocity was the way to go–but were a bit surprised by Sila’s $25k quote (we were expecting $15-20k).
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin
Am seeking recommendations for someone that can do quality patio work for a reasonable price in DC.”
Does anyone have recommendations for technicians who can diagnose and repair window air conditioners and provide in home service? I know that it’s often more economical to just buy a new one, but I have a nearly new, ultra quiet high end unit that works great but suddenly got noisy, making me think it could be a simple fan adjustment or something. If I can get it looked at for under $100, I’d like to try it before buying a new one.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC. For some reason this photo came up when I was searching for backyards and who am I to refuse a gift from God.
I’m looking for recommendations for architects or builders (preferably with zoning/permitting expertise as well) for a small project at the backyard of my rowhouse. I’m looking to revamp the parking area and add a new deck. I feel like going straight to an architect who does entire homes isn’t the best option for me, but I don’t really know where else to start. Anybody have any good names? Thanks!”