My husband was using plaster of Paris to mend something
and wiped his hands on his jeans and then sat in his
black leather chair.
are now streaks of white on the seat.
have tried vinegar and leather cleaner. Any suggestions?
Plaster of Paris dries, hardens and is tough to remove.
Since vinegar and leather cleaner have not worked for
you, it is time to ask our readers to weigh in.
I live in the Mayfair neighborhood of Philadelphia, and
many years ago I had a deck built off the kitchen at the
rear of my house over the rear common driveway.
no longer use the deck, and it has fallen into
dilemma is: Should I just tear the deck down or have it
torn down and rebuilt? The price quoted to just tear
down the deck is $1,500.
wife and I are in our mid-60s and are considering
downsizing by relocating to a condominium in the
your opinion, will having a rear deck significantly
enhance the selling price of my rowhouse?
Without question, a rear deck in Mayfair is something a
rowhouse cannot do without.
walk from Friendship Street to St. Vincent Street and
down Rowland Avenue and look at the alley between two
after deck after deck after deck . . . well, you should
know, you live there.
would think that if you didnít have one, your house
might be more difficult to sell. That is no guarantee
that the cost of demolition and building a new deck will
be recouped when you sell, but I think it will pay to
that two houses were listed for $130,000, and one had a
deck and the other did not?
a buyer pay $130,000 for the house with a deck, or the
one without it?
high-rise condo developers design new structures, they
try to include as much outdoor space as they can,
because their buyers are used to it, coming from big
houses in the suburbs, as many do.
same should apply to a rowhouse in Mayfair. Even if it
isnít in use 12 months of the year, it still makes a
small house look much, much bigger.