Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Improvement,NY http://www.zillow.com/advice/NY/home-ownership-home-improvement/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate where to get a good price on kitchen cabinets http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-to-get-a-good-price-on-kitchen-cabinets/420725/ 19 replies Wed, 26 Oct 2011 18:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-to-get-a-good-price-on-kitchen-cabinets/420725/ 2011-10-26T18:59:00Z Need good contractor to build rear extension in the New Hyde Park, New York area. Please advise. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-good-contractor-to-build-rear-extension-in-the-New-Hyde-Park-New-York-area-Please-advise/583325/ 1 reply Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-good-contractor-to-build-rear-extension-in-the-New-Hyde-Park-New-York-area-Please-advise/583325/ 2015-04-17T22:06:00Z Pressurized Walls NYC advice http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Pressurized-Walls-NYC-advice/579176/ Have you ever used some of these companies. Need to separate a 2nd bedroom in NYC.[Hotlinks removed by Zillow moderator. See our <a rel="nofollow" title="Good Neighbor Policy" href="http://www.zillow.com/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a>.]<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Pressurized-Walls-NYC-advice/579176/ 2015-03-17T05:41:00Z How do I delete photos? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-delete-photos/576140/ 1 reply Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-delete-photos/576140/ 2015-02-18T14:49:00Z How do I delete photos? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-delete-photos/576140/ 1 reply Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-delete-photos/576140/ 2015-02-18T14:49:00Z We live in Orange County, NY and received a proposal from Solar City to lease their solar system http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-live-in-Orange-County-NY-and-received-a-proposal-from-Solar-City-to-lease-their-solar-system/494889/ <p>The cost of the lease is $139/month for 20 yrs, increasing $4.00/month/per yr.&nbsp; Our electric company currently has us&nbsp;budgeted&nbsp;at $335/month. Solar City proposal estimates a savings of roughly 42% of the $335 for an estimated net cost of $40/month including the lease.&nbsp; Is this worth it and, will it increase the value of our house?&nbsp; Thanks.<br/><br/>Dan</p><br \><br \>6 replies Sat, 01 Jun 2013 10:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-live-in-Orange-County-NY-and-received-a-proposal-from-Solar-City-to-lease-their-solar-system/494889/ 2013-06-01T10:59:00Z We live in Orange County, NY and received a proposal from Solar City to lease their solar system http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-live-in-Orange-County-NY-and-received-a-proposal-from-Solar-City-to-lease-their-solar-system/494889/ <p>The cost of the lease is $139/month for 20 yrs, increasing $4.00/month/per yr.&nbsp; Our electric company currently has us&nbsp;budgeted&nbsp;at $335/month. Solar City proposal estimates a savings of roughly 42% of the $335 for an estimated net cost of $40/month including the lease.&nbsp; Is this worth it and, will it increase the value of our house?&nbsp; Thanks.<br/><br/>Dan</p><br \><br \>6 replies Sat, 01 Jun 2013 10:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/We-live-in-Orange-County-NY-and-received-a-proposal-from-Solar-City-to-lease-their-solar-system/494889/ 2013-06-01T10:59:00Z fraud- Electrician http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/fraud-Electrician/569122/ We paid an electrician 29K to rewire a house top to bottom. The contract clearly says this includes wiring for boilers and thermostats(it's a three family). He got paid in full. We --- being total novices -- didn't realize wires were not there until plumber told us. Now electrician says he won't do it unless he gets more money.&nbsp;<br/>It's as clear as day in the contract. Next to wiring of boilers and thermostats, it says NC...it was one of the items the electrician threw in to lure us into choosing him for the job.&nbsp;<br/>We live in NY state (westchester county to be exact)<br/>What to do now? Any advice is appreciated.<br/>Thank you<br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 09 Dec 2014 03:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/fraud-Electrician/569122/ 2014-12-09T03:45:00Z How much should I spend on a kitchen remodel? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-should-I-spend-on-a-kitchen-remodel/568300/ 6 replies Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-should-I-spend-on-a-kitchen-remodel/568300/ 2014-11-30T23:47:00Z Cost to convert 2 family to 3 family in New York http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Cost-to-convert-2-family-to-3-family-in-New-York/558127/ my house is about 3000 feet, two story with walk-in basement.<br/>what is the approximate cost in this case?<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Cost-to-convert-2-family-to-3-family-in-New-York/558127/ 2014-09-05T23:44:00Z Do you know of anyone that builds wood cabinets http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-know-of-anyone-that-builds-wood-cabinets/547197/ 1 reply Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-know-of-anyone-that-builds-wood-cabinets/547197/ 2014-06-25T20:26:00Z What would be a better investment? (see comments below) http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-would-be-a-better-investment-see-comments-below/545749/ Last winter I had some foundation damage from the severe cold.&nbsp; One end of my kitchen 8 ft x 12ft and my laundry room 8ft x 12ft were originally a porch.&nbsp; Is it better to repair the foundation and keep a bigger kitchen with a separate laundry room or is it better to have a smaller updated kitchen with a stackable washer and dryer, not repair the foundation but turn it back into a covered porch?&nbsp; Which would bring a better resale value?&nbsp; Thanks for the help.<br \><br \>3 replies Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-would-be-a-better-investment-see-comments-below/545749/ 2014-06-16T19:19:00Z How do I edit my facts http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-edit-my-facts/541742/ The house was completely re-built from foundation upwards in 1995 because the house was lost to fire.&nbsp; We added 600 square to the house with all rooms being hardwood floor.&nbsp; Cherry wood cabinets made by Shrock&nbsp;and a solid surface counter top.&nbsp; Beautiful premium tiled kitchen and entrance area.&nbsp; A much larger deck on the backside.&nbsp; All walkways and patios are of stained concrete.<br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 20 May 2014 23:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-edit-my-facts/541742/ 2014-05-20T23:55:00Z i own at 2 fortune road west apt 2m middletown, ny 10941 would like to know the value of it today i http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i-own-at-2-fortune-road-west-apt-2m-middletown-ny-10941-would-like-to-know-the-value-of-it-today-i/532087/ i have 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath and 1 stand up shower bathroom. Can you provide any information according to the sells of this kind of condo. horizon hills condo.<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i-own-at-2-fortune-road-west-apt-2m-middletown-ny-10941-would-like-to-know-the-value-of-it-today-i/532087/ 2014-03-12T22:02:00Z where to get a good price on kitchen cabinets http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-to-get-a-good-price-on-kitchen-cabinets/420725/ 17 replies Wed, 26 Oct 2011 18:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/where-to-get-a-good-price-on-kitchen-cabinets/420725/ 2011-10-26T18:59:00Z Synthetic lawn or not?? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Synthetic-lawn-or-not/440537/ <p>I'm trying to get a consensus on synthetic lawn.&nbsp; Should I do it or not?&nbsp;<br/><br/>I've been doing quite a bit of research on it and it seems nice.&nbsp; It looks realistic these days, saves on watering, mowing, maintenance, chemicals/fertilizer; on the other hand it's expensive to install intitially (although it pays for itself in a few years on water, etc.&nbsp;saved), it gets hot on sunny days, and the hardest thing for me to get over is that it stays green int he winter (when everyone else's lawn will be dormant).<br/><br/><br/>What's the consensus on the points above?&nbsp; How do you think resale is?&nbsp; Does anyone else have it and what do you think?<br/></p><br \><br \>13 replies Thu, 26 Apr 2012 22:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Synthetic-lawn-or-not/440537/ 2012-04-26T22:34:00Z Converting 2 family to a 3 family. 2 story house with basement http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Converting-2-family-to-a-3-family-2-story-house-with-basement/505972/ <p>We are in the beginning stages of converting a 1910 semi detached house from a two family to a three fam. Currently set up as a two family with a basement. &nbsp;We are hearing mixed things from different architects &ndash; the most concering are the Fire code issues (Sprinkler System and Building Access (Handicap access to garden level unit).1. Some architects are saying that the whole house will need to be updated to 2008 building codes. Sprinkler systems would need to be installed throughout the whole house. Others say that we can install sprinkler systems according to 1968 buildings code. In this case, sprinklers would need only be installed throughout hallways. but we will need a fire escape from 2nd floor. 2. Some architects told us that the entrance to the basement level would need to be updated for handicap access. Right now, it's a couple of steps down from the curb to the entrance. Other architects say it's not necessary.Why am I hearing all this discrepancy? Has anyone dealt with this, in regards to the sprinkler fire escape systems and entrance situation?</p><br \><br \>2 replies Fri, 09 Aug 2013 03:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Converting-2-family-to-a-3-family-2-story-house-with-basement/505972/ 2013-08-09T03:11:00Z Homebuying Vs Building Violations http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Homebuying-Vs-Building-Violations/514978/ To buy or not to buy? If you buy a building with violations - you become responsible for penalties. This is why you should ask for a [Hotlink removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our&nbsp;<a style="text-align: right;" rel="nofollow" title="Good Neighbor Policy" href="/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a>&nbsp;for information.]<br \><br \>0 replies Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Homebuying-Vs-Building-Violations/514978/ 2013-10-11T21:03:00Z dark vs. light kitchen; beech shaker natural color vs. dark mocha bamboo frameless style? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/dark-vs-light-kitchen-beech-shaker-natural-color-vs-dark-mocha-bamboo-frameless-style/511676/ Hi there, I'm looking to redo my old outdated kitchen and have narrowed it down to 2 styles: shaker beech in natural color with black granite tops. Or dark chocolate bamboo with frameless doors, really modern look with light beige quartz top. My dilemma is my appliances are fairly new and are in bisque and I'm not fond of stainless steel since I have kids and know that cleaning and maintaining is difficult. Our home is townhouse and from 1985. it's a new neighborhood with mostly young families moving in. That's why I'm leaning toward the modern dark bamboo. And one more thing; the sink that I have now is bisque and is an over hang, I wanted to save it and reuse it since it seems more sturdy than the stainless under mounts that I am offered for free. My floor is natural pink tile, which one would it fit with?<br \><br \>3 replies Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/dark-vs-light-kitchen-beech-shaker-natural-color-vs-dark-mocha-bamboo-frameless-style/511676/ 2013-09-17T12:18:00Z 12 Homes Made From Shipping Containers http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/12-Homes-Made-From-Shipping-Containers/508796/ Worth sharing, great use of containers!<br/><a href="http://design-milk.com/12-homes-made-from-shipping-containers/" rel="nofollow">http://design-milk.com/12-homes-made-from-shipping-containers/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/12-Homes-Made-From-Shipping-Containers/508796/ 2013-08-27T17:07:00Z