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Old 03-26-2018, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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The Boss asked about shiplap wall covering, "we don't do that". She was pretty stunned.
You gave an excellent review of the builders you met with. I am not surprised that one would not do shiplap wall covering, as the standard finish is sheetrock. You could add shiplap yourself later.

I agree that a wood-burning fireplace is too much work. You will find very few houses on the coast have them. Propane is much more convenient. It is worth finding a builder who will provide one and will bury the tank.
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:02 AM
 
Location: SW Corner of CT
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I agree that a wood-burning fireplace is too much work. You will find very few houses on the coast have them. Propane is much more convenient. It is worth finding a builder who will provide one and will bury the tank.
I agree, but Boss Lady prefers wood....maybe if she split a Cord or two .......will likely cave and go with Propane, I'm getting too old to be splitting wood
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:05 AM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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I agree, but Boss Lady prefers wood....maybe if she split a Cord or two .......will likely cave and go with Propane, I'm getting too old to be splitting wood
Some people get great satisfaction out of splitting a cord of wood. Others get great satisfaction out of paying someone to split, deliver, and stack a cord of wood!
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Old 03-26-2018, 11:55 AM
 
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Some people get great satisfaction out of splitting a cord of wood. Others get great satisfaction out of paying someone to split, deliver, and stack a cord of wood!
Wood piles....snakes, spiders and bugs coming in the house.....maybe not the snakes....but spiders and other creepy crawlers....for me that would be the end of the fireplace
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Old 03-26-2018, 12:01 PM
 
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Wood piles....snakes, spiders and bugs coming in the house.....maybe not the snakes....but spiders and other creepy crawlers....for me that would be the end of the fireplace
IN coastal NC, that will happen with or without a fireplace.
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Old 03-26-2018, 12:09 PM
 
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Some people get great satisfaction out of splitting a cord of wood. Others get great satisfaction out of paying someone to split, deliver, and stack a cord of wood!
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IN coastal NC, that will happen with or without a fireplace.
Guess I had been pretty lucky....lived in Bolivia for a year....no creepy crawlers inside LOL
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:37 PM
 
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I do love a wood burning fire place on a cold winter day.

If I had one though, it would a nice outdoor one, adjacent to a patio, with a built in pizza oven.

All the fuss and mess would stay outside.
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:25 PM
 
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Thank you for the review. Helps those of us making the same decision.
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:47 PM
 
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Happy to answer any additional questions.

Basically the range of costs to build new construction are from a low of $145 per sq ft to a high of about $190.

To some extent you get what you pay for in terms of techniques, materials, styling, design and freedom of choice on building materials and the umpteen options along the way.

I think, for us at least, Hagood appears to be a "Goldilocks" choice, not too expensive, but they still build a beautiful home at a fair price. This is completely subjective, of course.

Steve
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Old 03-27-2018, 03:47 AM
 
Location: SW Corner of CT
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I've heard that some builders offer to install a fumigation system in the walls for bugs, with a port outside, just plug in and gas the place once a year....have you heard of this ?....it's somewhat like running plumbing.
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