Nightmares 2018-08-27T06:10:58+00:00

Editor’s Selection

THE CASE OF THE DISAPPEARING CONTRACTOR

August 27th, 2018|

A couple of years ago our growing family needed more living space. It seemed to make more sense to add space to our present home rather than to move to a larger one. This [...]

OUR OLD HOUSE HAS NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS

August 27th, 2018|

What can I say? It was love at first sight. A blind, unadulterated crush that totally consumed me. It makes me realize just how much my husband loves me that he agreed to buy [...]

THANK HEAVENS FOR FANS AND DEHUMIDIFIERS

August 27th, 2018|

I just wanted to cry. Well actually I did cry, inconsolably for most of the day. I don’t think I was being a baby. I was just so upset after all the money we [...]

People’s Choice

ROOFING CATASTROPHE

August 27th, 2018|

Many years ago, while living in the Midwest, I hired a roofing contractor to replace the roof on my home. We lived on a hillside so access for loading the roof was a bit [...]

GET IT IN WRITING!

August 27th, 2018|

Hindsight is always 20:20 and I would never go ahead with any contracting work in the future without having everything written down. But it is hard to resist when you have the chance to [...]

THE WALLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF SQUEAKING

August 27th, 2018|

A couple of years ago we moved into our house in San Juan Capistrano. It is very countrified where we live and our yard backs onto open hills. We have seen all sorts of [...]

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HELP! MY CONTRACTOR LEFT ME STRANDED

August 27th, 2018|

We never thought we would be in that group of renovators who are conned. We have owned several houses and done several major renovations. I am also very handy and and can turn my [...]

I CHOSE THE WRONG COLOR – TWICE

August 27th, 2018|

There is a big difference between the color on a tiny color sample and that same color up on the wall, as I found out to my cost. I like interior design and playing [...]

LATEX PAINT PEELING OFF ALL THE TRIM

August 27th, 2018|

I recently bought my first house in Lake Forest. I am single and not really into renovating and DIY so I chose a house that did not need much work. It had been freshly [...]