Send Us Your Most Pressing Renovation Questions

Here's your chance to get a contractor's advice for free.

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As much as we love a good DIY home improvement, sometimes you just need a professional opinion. What’s the best way to restore peeling cabinetry? How can I easily repair leaking windows? Can I move this wall, or will my ceiling collapse if I take out that beam?

Never fear: Domino is here to help. We’re teaming up with the renovation experts at Best & Company, a New York-based general contracting and construction management firm, to bring you answers to your most pressing questions—for free. Send us your questions and concerns in the comments, via email to, or on social media, and we’ll have Chip Brian, founder and CEO of Best & Company, weigh in with his expert tips and solutions.

Having founded Best & Company in 1996, Brian has decades of experience in the construction industry, and can speak to every part of the renovation process, from pre-purchase estimating and budgeting to HVAC systems and plumbing to final touches like closet systems and window treatments. (See how his team transformed a dark and dated New York condo into a bright, airy home here).

We’ll be sharing Brian’s answers on the first Monday of the month, starting in February. Team Domino already has a long list of questions, so here are just a few of the topics we may be covering:

  • How can I estimate how much my renovation will cost? Is there a formula?
  • How do I know if a wall that I want to remove is load-bearing?
  • Uh, what’s a contractor and why would I need one?
  • How do I change a light fixture?
  • I want to redo my floors, but the options are overwhelming. How do I choose the best floor material?
  • Can I turn my walk-in closet into a bathroom?
  • How can I insulate my balcony door in the winter?
  • What’s the correct order in which to renovate a bathroom?
  • I want to install new mouldings. Where do I start?

No question is too big or small, so send ’em over. Let us know in the comments, via email to, or on social media.

While you wait, see more home improvement guides:

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