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How difficult and costly is it to renovate an authentic adobe home?

We are thinking about purchasing an adobe home and would need to undertake several renovation projects. We’re wondering what sorts of challenges we will face. The projects include removal of an interior wall of stained glass and replacing with adobe, removing and replacing an exterior stained glass window, and hardwiring wall sconce lighting fixtures. Will it take a huge effort and cost lots of money, or are these sort of projects practical in an adobe home?
Submitted by mlw1459

Working with adobe is a lot like working with brick. Making repairs or alterations to an adobe wall requires expertise with adobe brick and mortar. It would be a good idea for you to locate a remodeling professional familiar with adobe for consultation. The projects you describe are certainly doable, but if you are not familiar with adobe I would suggest you hire a qualified contractor. 


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