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  • Forum Post: What do you look for in a kennel?

    Posted 08/07/2012 08:18:36 EDT

    After the fire at a kennel in NH, I make sure there is staff on site 24 hrs a day.  We use a dog daycare that also does cage-free boarding and there is someone at the facility overnight.  It works out more »

  • Forum Post: Creating a garage in the basement of a Charlestown single family

    Posted 10/29/2011 06:03:58 EDT

    If I were you, I'd probably not do it unless it gave you space for 2 cars (1 in the garage and 1 behind it in the driveway).  That way the curb cut that takes away 1 space actually takes 2 cars off th more »

  • Forum Post: insulation and knob & tube wiring

    Posted 03/23/2011 07:06:14 EDT

    Ask yourself these questions: Is it cheaper to replace the wiring or hire a slew of lawyers when your home insurance refuses to pay after your house burns down?  Is it going to be cheaper to replace t more »

  • Forum Post: what does a 100K renovation look like?

    Posted 03/23/2011 07:00:37 EDT

    And don't forget, it may be cheaper to move.  In some areas houses above the median selling price are taking a larger hit than houses at or below the median.  So if you thought your house was worth $4 more »

  • Forum Post: what does a 100K renovation look like?

    Posted 03/18/2011 08:11:05 EDT

    About 9 years ago we added two dormers to the front of a cape  (each one was 5' wide) + a portico over the front door + put vinyl siding on the house, breezeway, and attached garage (the kind that loo more »

  • Forum Post: Cost to add a window to a wall?

    Posted 03/03/2011 08:26:11 EST

    So, to answer the original poster's question with a wee bit of "typical homeowner experience" .... About 6 years ago we looked at having a picture window replaced with a new vinyl unit (we were having more »


    Posted 02/13/2011 08:50:08 EST

    Sounds like the dog owner is just one of the inconsiderate ones who has no clue about basic decency.  I doubt she didn't know her dog pooped on your driveway, she just didn't care.  I have a 16' retra more »

  • Forum Post: Before & After photo's - Where are they?

    Posted 10/30/2010 10:11:29 EDT

    For a really awesome collection of ideas, have you looked at  I don't work there or get paid anything - I stumbled across a link on another blog & became somewhat addicted to creating littl more »

  • Forum Post: What is your opinion on ear-cropping for Dobermans?

    Posted 08/25/2010 03:22:24 EDT

    In Response to Re: What is your opinion on ear-cropping for Dobermans?: Thanks for your feedback everyone and to AngellVets, it is very much appreciated!  We've decided to keep 'em natural and uncropp more »

  • Forum Post: Does Katy Perry have staying power?

    Posted 08/22/2010 08:21:07 EDT

    I hope she lasts longer than Lady GaGa (she makes me want to gag gag).  Her songs are pure pop, what's the harm?  As long as she doesn't go all Madonna and get too serious about herself, that is. more »

  • Forum Post: cat losing weight - no apparent reason

    Posted 08/11/2010 08:37:01 EDT

    In Response to Re: cat losing weight - no apparent reason: Couldn't weight loss (unexplained) also be hyperthyroidism?  I was surprised that wasn't mentioned - of course, that's for older pets, usuall more »

  • Forum Post: Have you renovated your home?

    Posted 06/20/2010 10:28:03 EDT

    Hey rcldesigner13 ... your statement that "it's a proven fact that an architecturally designed product yields more value to your project" has me intrigued.  Do you have any statistics or studies to ba more »

  • Forum Post: Best choice for Mulch color?

    Posted 04/25/2010 10:10:01 EDT

    Hi Rodman (as an aside, I finally answered your question in basement waterproofing), I like the dark brown (mahogany colored) mulch.  It's in between the bright red & the black, and seems to stay attr more »

  • Forum Post: Best basement waterproofing companies?

    Posted 04/25/2010 10:00:29 EDT

    In Response to Re: Best basement waterproofing companies?: Engineer Chic, can you tell me what they quoted you? I've heard that it's relatively inexpensive. My basement only got water from this last e more »

  • Forum Post: Best basement waterproofing companies?

    Posted 04/11/2010 11:28:34 EDT

    In Response to Re: Best basement waterproofing companies?: I still want to check out a company in Billerica called Done Right Services.  They claim to have a way to waterproof a basement without the u more »