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With apologies to William Shakespeare, the issue in this column's title has been an ongoing topic of debate in our industry for literally decades. I've heard most of the arguments, pro and con, about whether to charge a fee for kitchen or bathroom design in the context of a bid proposal. This is almost always a topic of lively discussion in the design classes that I conduct. Everyone wants to know what they can do to protect their time and ideas. First and foremost, let us agree that being paid for one's time and ideas is fair and just. Unfortunately, remodelers, who don't seem to receive the respect that they should, have found it difficult to get