For Louisville, Kentucky but I guess anyplace will do. I am trying to determine if I need to switch my aging furnace from gas to electric and for the life of me I can't find any pricing over time ( like years ) to compare rate hikes. Any suggestions?
I'm doing the ground work in setting up a small side business. This business would target a specific demographic with a defined subset of residential design services. I feel compelled to do a 'rate card' but I wonder if anyone here has experience with using a rate card as a service provider. Trying to figure out pros and cons and whether I've missed something. As a consumer, I think I'd love to see some up-front rates but I know that, realistically, it would keep me from hiring someone if I felt like I couldn't afford them (even if I could). [more inside]
I'm interested in getting a few residential security cameras installed to cover our yard and car areas. Requirements are: ~40 feet night vision, decent motion detection, networked recording to central PC/DVR unit (either over WiFi or PoE power), no batteries, weatherproof, not easily stolen. There are plenty of cameras with good tech specs, but many of them look like warp engines. I imagine putting up giant cameras will not only piss off the neighbors, but serve as a giant ROB ME I HAVE STUFF sign. What exterior cameras are not only good but inconspicuous? [more inside]
I would like to buy unconverted industrial/office/non-residential space in London, like a warehouse or a school hall, to transform it into live-and-work artist studios over a few years. The state of dereliction does not matter too much, nor does the location, but how can I actually find some for sale? I doubt most of these things make it to mainstream websites, as Zoopla/Rightmove hardly have two handfuls of commercial properties for sale at a given time. Any clue?
If people living in Laos are Laotian, then are those in Taos Taotians? [more inside]
ADA Residential Design Filter - Exterior Hardscape - The Sheltered Walkway. Can it touch the foundation, or not? [more inside]
As owner, how involved do I need to be for a full residential restoration construction project? [more inside]
What is the legality of commissioning graffiti art for a residence? [more inside]
Is there a specific name for the style of roof/eaves on these houses? Does this fit into a specific architectural style such as period revival? [more inside]
How much does it actually cost to commission an architect to design an "interesting" home? [more inside]
Residential Electricity: Is it possible to measure current flow through romex in a non-invasive manner? [more inside]
I want to know more about Brady Bunch-era American house designs. [more inside]
How do I send email from a linux box from my residential cable modem connection? [more inside]
My partner and I are thinking about buying an old mechanic's shop and converting it into a home, but we need a little visual inspiration. Where can I find images (books, magazines, websites) of garages turned living spaces? And, does anyone have advice about commercial to residential remodeling?
Is it safe to live directly underneath a large number of radio and/or cell towers? [more inside]
So when is a business not a business? This relates to zoning regulations, and what seems to be a way around a prohibition of businesses in residential neighborhoods. [more inside]
MentalHealthFilter: To try and sum up a fairly long and complicated issue: My brother, 23, is diagnosed as bipolar. It's been an uphill battle ever since he was admitted to the psych hospital at 11/12 years old. Although his diagnosis and medications have switched many times, nothing seems to work. [more inside]
Where could a young, devilishly handsome architect find free 3d models of office and residential buildings to download, preferably in 3ds or DXF format? [more inside]