Wood is the element of Wealth, and it belongs in the Southeast corner, according to ancient Feng Shui precepts.
Another consideration for renovating the dining room was that the access-way between the two rooms, rather than being a conventional doorway, was a 4′ (1.22 ms) wide brick arch. The brick arch although architecturally pleasing was also a space waster. Taking down the brick arch and replacing it with a more conventional doorway left enough space to custom build a built in larder, thus adding further strength to justifying renovating the dining room at the same time as modernising the kitchen.
Consider a professional renovator for structural changes, finish work or to undertake the complete project management. If you are doing it yourself, you will still need to hire subcontractors to carry out the electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilation work. Depending on the nature of the project, you may also need to hire other tradespeople to do roofing, window and door installation, install cabinets and flooring or paint and do drywall finishing. Remember to obtain all necessary permits, sign a written contract, ensure that workers use safe working practices, have professional licenses where required and are covered by workers’ compensation. Protect yourself, your family and your home.
Homeowners have many options when it comes to bathroom remodels and the total cost depends on style and budget. The average bathroom remodel costs $9,279, but you can spend less – between $3,500 and $7,000 – to fix up the essentials in a small- to medium-sized bathroom. On the other end of the spectrum, you could spend $13,000 to more than $20,000 turning your master bathroom into an oasis. Most homeowners spend between $5,648 and $12,937.
It was while conceiving this idea that we had a couple of skylights fitted in the house to give extra natural light and better ventilation (in the summer months) to the upstairs home office and one of the bedrooms located on the side of the house where the roof slopes. After the builders had fitted the two skylights they kindly left the spare roof tiles which I thought would be ideal for the roof of the shed extension I was planning.