DH and I have been talking about plans for our house and we want to do some work on our back porch - improve what we have, possibly add a patio and some landscaping, etc. Our neighbors (who we don't know except to say hello) did something kinda like what we want. We were talking about getting the name of their contractor and I said we can ask them how much it cost too. DH was aghast and said we can't ask them how much it cost.
I don't know - do you think that's inappropriate? Would you be offended/put off if someone asked you about something like that? I wouldn't just randomly ask a stranger how much their house cost or something, but I thought asking them how much that work cost, when we are considering doing something similar isn't too nosy.