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Posted By: Angi
Saturday, 20 January 2001, at 4:25 p.m.

Hi there! This is a great website, because as you pointed out, your advice is free. So why not. : - )

Ok, here goes my problem...We're looking to start remodeling downstairs this spring, and I was hoping to ger your opinion on a couple things. First being, concrete floors. Currently about half of the floor space (1500 total) is concrete, while the other half is wood flooring with dirt underneath. The wood floors have to go. I'm sure they're original (circa 1923), and while they've held up pretty well, they have to go. What do you think about tearing them up, and concreting the floors? My husband is worried that it will be cold. We live in Tennessee, if that will influence anything at all for you.

The other dilemma is the walls. They're all solid brick, even the interior ones. Currently they're covered with plaster, which you can imagine has seen better days. We'd like to avoid plaster if we could. Any ideas other than literally reframing the room in 2x4's?

Again, thanks for your help, and I'll look forward to your answers!

Angi

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