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Robin LaMonte/Rooms Revamped

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for writing this article Matt!

With Houzz being a platform for both professionals and the DIYers, it is nice to show the DIYers that a remodel project is something they can take great pride in if they take the time to understand why they may need to pull permits when necessary and if it is required.

Always take the high road and ask if you need a permit and be an advocate for your own health, safety and welfare.

If a contractor, plumber, or electrician tells you don't need a permit for a project, make sure they are licensed. Ask your town if you need a permit. They will advise you.

@karyn, the sneaky building inspector is not looking for trouble, he may be looking for shoddy workmanship and no he cannot sneak into your house without someone letting him in. If he did, he should be reported.

Because we have witnessed an economic downturn, many people may try to cut corners on home projects including professionals. Many people love doing DIY projects, just know what you are doing before you do it.

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tree894

I call the building department the Department of No. If you want to do anything other than what the mainstream does, the answer is "no!" No, no, no, no!! The building inspection procedure is a joke - the inspector arrives after the work has been done and relies on photographs taken by the contractor to approve or disapprove the work. Building departments in this part of the country (South Florida) are over-grown bureaucratic monsters that are solely concerned about job security and generating revenue, not public safety. They are your worst nightmare. If you want to pull a permit yourself, good luck. I had to hire a permit runner and it took me 5 months to get the permit. 5 months for a residential remodel with a budget of $150K.

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Ibraheems Rugs and Furnishings Boutique

Where do you live Hayley? That seems quite cold for a summer.

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shawnaleeah
How could I possibly plant two months before expected frost date? The ground will be frozen!
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gillr52

Thanks so much for these lovely ideas. I'm not usually a "yellow person," but the promise of Spring is welcome, as I sit here in bed with a terrible cold and another foot of snow outside!

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sacapuntaslapioz

set yellow ever is Benjamin Moore Solei AF-330. I call it sunshine in a can

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grandmariver

Would've liked to see the before in order to understand how each section was improved and what materials were used.

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dtjallen

This is the second article today that has copper in it (the tiny house with the copper shingled shower) and I am wondering if I am wrong to think that copper is incredibly expensive? I often read of copper piping being stolen from worksites to be sold on the black market. Didn't the use of copper greatly increase the cost of these homes?

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