Handyman Services Relieve DIY Home Improvement Difficulties

Owning and maintaining a home is hard work. Things wear out and break down. Getting them fixed is sometimes difficult, especially for people who are not comfortable with a hammer and nails, plumbing or putty. Home improvements can be pushed to the back burner for years until someone gets hurt or it is time to sell the house. Rather than letting the house fall into disrepair, a logical alternative is to hire a handyman service or discount home improvement company.

Wood

Working with wood is difficult if someone does not have the proper tools and know-how. Trim and other exterior wood on the outside of a house can be fixed rather easily by someone familiar with this type of project experience. Rotten wood must be removed and replaced to prevent damage to the home’s structure on the front entrance, porch or siding. A professional carpenter is frequently employed by a handyman service and is able to fashion, repair or install kitchen countertops, cabinets and even put in new shelving. Custom-built bookcases and closet organizers can also be created to help with organization and reduce clutter.

Plumbing

Leaky pipes and clogged drains keep a handyman service busy as well. Rather than calling a plumber, these are the types of jobs that will likely result in replacing parts and fixtures that have been around for years with little to no maintenance. Replacing a sink or toilet requires no only familiarity with how the process works, but someone who has the right tools and is physically able to lift the fixtures to do the installation. After all of the proper plumbing connections are made, the apparatus device still needs caulking. This is another project that many people are leery about tackling. Rather than doing it improperly and making a mess that …

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5 Home Upgrades You Can Make This Weekend

1. Clean out your closets

It may not seem as glamorous as revamping your kitchen or redoing your bathroom, but it can be just as important when it comes time to sell your home. After all, people love houses that are chock full of storage space. As a result, potential buyers will want to see how much of their stuff will actually fit in your home, if they decide to buy it.

However, if your closets are filled to the brim, people won’t get an accurate idea of just how much storage space you’ve got. Your closets will look like they’re bursting at the seams, and no one wants to buy a home that can’t accommodate them (and their stuff!).

Chances are your closets are long-overdue for a good cleaning and organizing session anyways, so you might as well bite the bullet and do it now.

If your closets are jammed with stuff that you absolutely-positively-can’t-live-without, rent a small storage unit and put the stuff in there. That way, you won’t have to throw away your priceless treasures — and you won’t have to worry about them leaving a bad taste in potential buyers’ mouths.

2. Install laminate flooring

This may seem incredibly difficult, but if you can put together a puzzle, you can do it! That’s because some laminate flooring is designed to “float” — meaning that you don’t have to nail or glue it down to your subfloor. Instead, it comes in planks that you simply snap together. All you have to do is line the pieces up, and snap the edges together until the entire floor is covered.

Yes, you’ll have to cut a couple of planks when you get towards the edges of the room. However, that’s not hard to do — and it …

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