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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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nnigrt

sloppy work will cause a flood or fire whether you live in berkeley or montana. i am not a contractor, i can not supervise the subs to know what they are doing other than design wise. i am happy to live in a regulated sort of place to keep the contractors and subs up to date and honest.

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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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Cyndie Dyer

was already planning to use this color next. thanks for the affirmation =)

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summery
Yellows can be really unforgiving to get right - they seem to drink up surrounding colours more, rendering some really icky off-tones. Got it wrong once, and kitchen instantly became Ikea showroom, ugh!
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Susan Strickland

This is one of your stories I will remember. The photo showing that little shack and what appears to be a neighbor' laundry hanging to dry was very cool. I don't know if these neighbors are great ones but I got the feeling they might be. Anyway, I enjoyed this very much Houzz.

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arteshouse

Yes, I love this home and love copper.

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