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The Best Way to Remodel? Hire a Handyman in Chandler (Conclusion)

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The Best Way to Remodel?  Hire a Handyman in Chandler (Conclusion)

When you are doing a kitchen remodeling project, it’s all about the details

As we covered previously, one of the things a handyman is going to do is open all the boxes and inspect each cabinet to make sure they are ready to go.

The Final Stages of Kitchen Remodeling

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Hire a Handyman Contractor in Chandler | (480) 726-0011

Another thing that a lot of people overlook with cabinet installation is spacers.  Spacers are pieces of lumber or other material that either match or complement the cabinets you’re are installing.  With a professional handyman they’re going to make sure that your spacers match the cabinets you’re choosing.

Spacers provide clearance for other hardware and are often used as fillers to extend the cabinet face for a clean fit. Most manufacturers will provide spacers in the same color and finish as your cabinets, but if the cabinets are unfinished, your handyman in Chandler  will know to stain extra slats of wood in varying sizes so they’ll be ready to go when you begin installation. It’s another of those little details that tends to be overlooked, particularly with a do it yourself job.

A Chandler General Contractor and Your Remodeling Project

Make no mistake.  There’s a fair amount of experience necessary to properly install kitchen cabinetry. If you have no experience, it’s worth it to hire a general contractor to do this part of your home improvement project. Cabinets must be properly leveled and if you have old walls and floors, it’s tricky to get them accurately lined up to prevent future misalignment. Also, nothing looks worse than seeing a major difference in the placement of cabinets surrounding a window. Small differences create an oddball look since windows tend to draw the eye.  You’ll be aware of it on a subconscious level.

You don’t want a kitchen you’re going to regret later on.  You’re going to want a showpiece, and you’re going to want to be able to use it without any problems or hassles later on.  You also don’t want to damage your cabinets while you’re installing them.  And considering how awkward they are to install, this is a real concern.

There are two ways to deal with kitchen remodeling.  You can try to do it yourself, and come to the conclusion that you don’t know what you’re doing, usually the hard way.  Or you can hire a professional handyman to help you achieve the look you want.

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The Best Way to Remodel? Hire a Handyman in Chandler (Continued)

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Your Chandler handyman or general contractor can help you to not only remodel your kitchen, but do it the right way.

Hire a Chandler Handyman: Get it Done Right

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As we covered previously, you should really hire a handyman to install your cabinets.  Why?  Because so much can go wrong.

Do you know why you should hire a handyman to handle all of your kitchen remodeling project?  In addition to proper planning there is also the problem of bad merchandise.  In fact, not inspecting cabinets immediately after delivery is a common mistake that people make.  Most of the time, homeowner’s get caught to involved in the preliminary work that needs to be done during a remodeling project.  They’re usually in for a shock.  They open the cabinet boxes on the day the project is to start and find out that the cabinets are either defective, or they are the wrong type of size.

One of the things a handyman is going to do is open all the boxes and inspect each cabinet to make sure they are ready to go. The same holds true for your hardware.  He will make sure you have the correct number of knobs, handles and pulls as well as the correct amount of hinges or any other hardware necessary for installation. More importantly, for safety reasons, he’ll use the right-sized fasteners to install the cabinets to the wall. A good kitchen remodeling project isn’t just cabinets and appliances, however.  There’s also lighting.

What do cabinets have to do with lighting? Almost everything.  Are you going to do any under-cabinet lighting?  Or are you going to do recessed lighting or track lighting? This also ties to measurement and kitchen design.  Too few lights and your kitchen will look like a cave.  Too many lights, or lights put too close together, you’re going to need sunglasses when you cook.  There is an even more obvious reason why a handyman contractor can help you install cabinets better than you could yourself.  Weight.

Install Kitchen Cabinets: Spoiler, They’re Heavy

Attempting to install cabinets alone is a disaster waiting to happen.  : Cabinets are awkward, heavy and difficult to install. and it is easily a two-person job at the very least.  And what else can go wrong? Well how about doors that don’t open properly, or swing the wrong way.  This is a common mistake, particularly in smaller kitchens is when oven doors won’t clear the cabinet after handles are installed because a spacer wasn’t utilized.

A professional handyman helps you to not only remodel your kitchen, but do it right.

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The Best Way to Remodel? Hire a Handyman in Chandler

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The Best Way to Remodel?  Hire a Handyman in Chandler

Hiring a handyman in Chandler is the best way to remodel your home.  Why?  Well, because of the combination of skill, experience, and licensure.

Take a look at a simple project like cabinet installation.

Why You Should Have a Handyman Install Your Cabinets and Appliances

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Hire a Handyman to Remodel Your Kitchen | (480) 726-0011

You should really hire a handyman to install your cabinets.  Why?  Because so much can go wrong.  Installing cabinets can be like any project.  It has a process that must be followed implicitly.

When you measure your cabinets and measure the space they’re going in, what can go wrong?  Inaccurate measurements for one.  And this is the biggest thing that can go wrong.  It’s a root cause in fact.   One slip, and you have some of your cabinets installed right and a bunch of left over materials. Most cabinets are mounted high. So miscalculating the size and height of your cabinets is one of the easiest ways to cause problems. If you’ve got high ceilings, you’re going to have a very noticeable gap if you’re installing standard sized cabinets.  Mounting them higher is not really an option as you’re going to be constantly up and down on step ladders.  In fact, you may want to install cabinets based on how short or tall you are.  And while we’re on the subject of measurements, what about replacing appliances.

If you’re replacing appliances, be sure to measure them. What was standard size back in the day is not necessarily the standard size today.   A handyman contractor will go over the specs for your appliances and make sure they fit in the space you need.  And this is just part of the planning steps they will take as part of your remodeling project.

Planning is Key:  Hire a Professional Handyman

There is an old saying.  “Failing to plan is planning to fail.”  Let’s say you’re a free spirit.  Lovely.  Except when you are installing cabinets, that doesn’t work too well.  Using an informal design layout is a big disaster waiting to happen.  You could end up with haphazard placement of cabinets that will be jarring each and every time you set foot in the kitchen.

There are even more reasons that you should consider hiring a handyman.  It’s all dependent on how you want to spend your money.  You can either try to save money and end up spending more than you save by calling in someone to fix any problems, or do it right the first time.  Hire a handyman in Chandler.

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Bathroom Remodeling: Hire a Handyman Contractor

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Bathroom Remodeling: Hire a Handyman Contractor

Bathroom remodeling is a wonderful way to transform your home. There are two different ways to go about it. You can go for a store bought solution, which will probably cost you a few thousand dollars, or you can contact a handyman instead.

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Built by Grace is Your Handyman Expert for Bathroom Remodeling | (480) 726-0011

Contact a Handyman for Bathroom Remodeling?

We know what you’re thinking. Contact a handyman for bathroom remodeling? Don’t those people just do cabinets, and odd jobs around the house? A handyman has to be a licensed contractor with the state of Arizona.

As a result, there are several areas of expertise that he has to have. Carpentry, tile, flooring, drywall, all these things are part and parcel to bathroom remodeling in Phoenix, and also part of the skill set that separates him from his competitors.

You also want to make sure that even if he says he can do bathroom remodeling that he has a portfolio of his work to show you.  That way you know you’ve got the right guy for the job.  As to why you should hire a handyman for bathroom remodeling, part of it is the connections that he will likely have.

Bathroom Remodeling in Phoenix: A Handyman’s Connections and Ties

A handyman in Phoenix is going to have ties to suppliers that you are just not going to have access to, unless you have a business license. Do you know where you can buy a mahogany vanity and bathroom bureau at cost? How about affordable tile and grout? What about fixtures? Where can you buy cheap plumbing fixtures? Your Phoenix handyman knows and will be able to pass those savings onto you. However, it’s not just for savings and connections that you want to get a handyman to do your bathroom remodeling project. There is also pride and the handyman’s reputation in the community.

A big box store can remodel your bathroom, but you will probably have to finance it as there is a big time sticker shock connected with working with them. And almost all of the money goes out of state. A local handyman contractor will keep the money in your town and your state with very little of it going anywhere else. So let’s recap, shall we?

They help to save you money, check. They are a local business, so the money stays local, check. They know what they’re doing, check. All very good reasons to hire a handyman for a bathroom remodeling project.

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Reasons Why Homeowners Should Call A Professional Handyman (Conclusion)

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Reasons Why Homeowners Should Call A Professional Handyman (Conclusion)

A professional handyman service in Chandler is a good service to work with. One reason is that they save you money. Surprised? Don’t be. Because of the quality of the excellent workmanship we provide, you won’t have to spend more money redoing the same project completely or replacing it sooner than you expected. This leaves more money in your pocket in the long run.

Finally, these professionals have been in the industry for a couple of years and have made the right connections; hence they know where to buy the materials they use in bulk at a significant discount. Because of this, a professional handyman service’s rates are often much lower than the amount of money you’d spend when doing everything yourself.

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Professional Remodeling in Phoenix |(480) 726-0011

Another Reason to Hire a Handyman Service: Less Stress

As we covered previously, a professional handyman service has access to the right tools for any job that you may want done.Most homeowners have at least a few repairs and installations to deal with around the house. However with work, family and school to worry about, there’s always not enough time to handle such tasks.

With time, this can turn into a time-consuming and tedious affair that almost always results in procrastination. Consequently, your home’s value may suffer because of the damages that require immediate attention. A professional handyman service can help you with this.

Calling in the experts will free up your time, enabling you to concentrate on more important issues. In addition, you’re guaranteed of high quality work that will last for many years to come. No more worrying about possible injuries, unexpected costs or unsatisfactory results while handling the tasks yourself.

A Professional Handyman Service Saves You Time

This is another reason to hire a professional handyman. You won’t need to allocate several days for every expert to come and complete all the tasks in your home since many handymen have skills to deal with a wide variety of home repair or renovation jobs. This means all your tasks will be taken care of within the same day, which helps to save you a considerable amount of time. In addition, a professional handyman service will be able to complete your projects efficiently and quickly because they know their craft well.

Safety is another reason.  Doing various home improvement projects on your own, can be very dangerous. For instance, you can fall accidentally while trying to reach high places (ceiling, roof etc), leading to property destruction, serious injuries or even death that you’ll have to solely take care of financially. However, if you hire a licensed, bonded and insured handyman service, you’ll be protected in case things go wrong while these experts are working in your home.

Overall, home improvement projects can considerably increase the value of your home and make it more comfortable and enjoyable to live in. Hiring a professional handyman service will ensure that all your home repair and renovation projects are done properly, with your home value and safety in mind.

Your home is your sanctuary so treat it as such.  Call a professional handyman service today.

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Reasons Why Homeowners Should Call A Professional Handyman (Contd.)

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You want to make smart decisions with your money; one of the smartest decisions you can make is to hire a handyman in Chandler.

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A Handyman Can Also Help with Remodeling Projects too | 480-726-0011

A Chandler Handyman Has Specialized Tools and Knowledge

As we covered previously, you should consider hiring a handyman in Chandler for all of your household repairs and home improvement projects.

Other than having the right know-how to perform various home repair jobs efficiently, a professional handyman service also has access to the right tools for any job that you may want done. Most homeowners keep basic tools like nails, hammers, and pliers for emergencies. However, for extensive work, specific tools (which they don’t have most of the time) are often required. For example, a proper painting job requires specific tools like brushes, rollers, sandpaper, a stepladder etc.

Unfortunately, it’s simply not possible for homeowners to buy all the tools they need for every repair in their homes. It therefore makes sense to hire a professional handyman to do the job for you because they have the right tools and skills to get the job done right the first time.

A Handyman is Surprisingly Cost Effective

You have three options when it comes to your home renovation projects. You can attempt everything yourself, hire individual experts for each task or hire a handyman to do all the jobs for you. Many homeowners are tempted to go the DIY route because they believe they’ll save money in the process. But, due to lack of proper skills, experience and tools, they end up making mistakes that cost more in the long run.

On the other hand, you can also hire specialists (i.e. carpenter, plumber, painter etc) to take care of your tasks individually, but it will cost you more since each person charges differently. However, if you choose to hire a handyman, you can get all your repair or renovation tasks done the same day, perhaps in a couple of hours. With their expert knowledge, these professionals are able to do the job fast and at an affordable rate.

So, how does a handyman service help you save money? For starters, handymen charge per hour, which makes it relatively easy to know how much you’ll need to hire them. If you’re on a budget, it doesn’t hurt to compare the fees vs. quality of work of different services, after which you can decide the one that fits your budget the most.

And if worse comes to worst, you can do any home repair or remodeling project in stages.  It all starts, however, with a simple step: hire a professional handyman service in Chandler.

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Reasons Why Homeowners Should Call A Professional Handyman

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Reasons Why Homeowners Should Call A Professional Handyman

You should consider hiring a handyman in Chandler for all of your household repairs and home improvement projects.

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Hire a Handyman Contractor in Chandler | (480) 726-0011

Home Improvement and Repairs

Busy schedules can make doing home remodeling and repairs around the house almost impossible. With a growing to-do-list and lack of enough time, things can become overwhelming very fast. And attempting to do it yourself can work only so far. Some things are easy.

Tighten a loose screw on a hinge, fix a window that doesn’t close properly, but just as many home improvements and repairs require a bit of a time and a lot of knowledge to carry out. Instead of risking making a costly DIY mistake while updating your floor or replacing the toilet, and wasting lots of time and money in the process, you may want to consider calling a professional handyman service instead.

A Chandler handyman is a professional who is capable of carrying out various home repair projects. Note that not all handymen are skilled in every type of repair jobs. Some specialize only on carpentry, painting or roofing jobs, while others can only do assorted electrical jobs, flooring,and plumbing. Then there are those who have the skills to handle all your home renovation or repair projects. Because of this, it’s crucial to make sure the person or company you are hiring is capable of handling the specific tasks you want done. Here are some of the benefits of calling a professional handyman service:

A Chandler Handyman Provides Guaranteed Quality Workmanship

It’s very easy to differentiate between a job that has been done by a professional from that of an amateur. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to hire a handyman service to maintain your home at its best. One of the best things about these professionals is that they know what they’re doing. They have the right skills and knowledge, as well as several years of experience to complete majority of tasks around the house fast and efficiently. This can be anything from installing countertops, fixing broken windows, to mounting your new television set on the wall.

However, in the case where a handyman does not have the right experience, he’ll most likely connect you with someone else who does, since these professionals have a long network of people they work with.

We are all busy people.  So why not make it easier on yourself and take something off your to do list?  Call a handyman in Chandler.

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A Job for a Chandler Handyman: Windows and Doors

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A Job for a Chandler Handyman:  Windows and Doors

A Chandler handyman can also help you to replace your windows and doors.

Replace Your Windows and Doors With a Chandler Handyman’s Help

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Replace your Doors and Windows with the Help of a Chandler Handyman | Replace your Doors and Windows with the Help of a Chandler Handyman | (480) 726-0011

A Chandler handyman can help to replace your doors and windows.  Why would you want to?  For three main reasons: security, giving your home a new look, and to save money on your electric bill.

Do you get drafts in your home?  How about hot patches?  This means only one thing.  Air is leaking in and out of your windows.  And if air is leaking in, then air is also leaking out, making your power bills inch higher and higher.

Your old single-pane windows are not energy-efficient, making your heater and air conditioner work harder, particularly if your home is older than 1960.  Replace your windows and door with more modern windows and doors and watch the savings mount.   Your handyman in Chandler can help with that.  But what type of windows should you get?

Get the Right Windows: Hire a Handyman in Chandler

What type of windows should you get.  You should get new  windows and doors with high-performance insulating glass.  These will eliminate drafts, and stop the glass from conducting either cold or heat, making your home more comfortable and energy-efficient.  Getting the right windows, particularly those that block UV rays help to stop fade damage in your home.  However, there is another reason to consider replacing your windows and doors.  Your safety is key.

If you have any doors or windows that don’t work right, or have some other issue such as they are painted shut, or nailed down, what happens in the event of a fire, or other emergency?  You want doors and windows that are easily opened.  There is another ’emergency’ to contend with your doors and windows.

They’re not much to look at.

Final Thoughts on Replacing Your Windows and Doors

 

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A Job for a Chandler Handyman: Room Additions

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Ok, let’s say you want to hire a Chandler handyman for something new.  How about adding a room to your house?

What You Should Know About Room Additions

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A room addition is all about the deatils | (480) 726-0011

Room additions are a good idea to improve your home.  As your handyman service in Chandler, however, there are some do’s and don’ts to consider.

According to the site American Home Shield:

“1. Do Increase the Size of Your Kitchen
It’s said that any kitchen improvement project will add to the value of your home. When considering a kitchen addition, make sure that what you’re doing is functional for your current needs and the potential needs of future buyers. Keep your own taste and wants in mind to create your dream kitchen, but if you plan on selling anytime in the near future, remember to keep it functional and neutral. Chef’s kitchens are a huge selling point and stone countertops with upgraded appliances are always a plus.

2. Don’t Overbuild for the Size of Your Lot
Adding square footage to your home will almost always pay off, unless it’s at the expense of your lot size. Enlarging a kitchen, adding a sunroom, additional bedrooms or bathrooms will increase the value of your home, but remember that you, and potential buyers, will want outdoor living space as well. If you build to the edge of your property lines you’re eliminating the opportunity for landscaping, patio space and kid’s play areas. You also may upset neighbors. Your homeowner’s association, or city, may have regulations as to how far you can build on your lot, so be sure to check that and pull all the proper permits before any addition.

3. Do Add Additional Bathrooms
Just like a kitchen addition, adding one or more bathrooms to your house will likely add value to your home now, and when you are ready to sell. Whether you’re adding a powder room to the main floor, or increasing the number of bathrooms that accommodate the bedrooms, you almost can’t go wrong. You may want to consult with a professional to be sure that both the location and functionality of the additional bathroom makes sense with your home’s layout.

4. Don’t Overdo Specialized Customization
If your intention is to stay in this home for decades after your addition, go ahead and do whatever you want. If you have plans of selling, either eventually or quickly, try to consider that your taste may not be universal. Going for neutral in flooring, tiling and appliances is always a plus. You may fall in love with intricate, expensive custom cabinetry that is everything you’ve dreamed of, but a potential buyer may not share your enthusiasm.

The bottom line when it comes to home additions is to follow your heart and create the home of your dreams, but if you’re looking to cash in on those dreams at some point, these simple do’s and don’ts provide a guideline to additions that will pay off in the long run.” [READ SOURCE]

Final Thoughts on Room Additions From Your Chandler Handyman

Make sure that if you hire a handyman service in Chandler to add a room to your home, make the right sort of room add ons.  You want something that you will use and that will also add value to your home as well.

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A Job for a Chandler Handyman: Bathroom Remodeling

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A Job for a Chandler Handyman:  Bathroom Remodeling

Want another job for a Chandler handyman?  How about bathroom remodeling?

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Built by Grace is Your Handyman Expert for Bathroom Remodeling | (480) 726-0011

Hire a Chandler Handyman and Remodel Your Bathroom

If you want to remodel your bathroom, hiring a handyman in Chandler is a good idea. How do you find one?

As we covered previously, Yelp is a good source, however, there are others. According to the site Life Hack:

“Angie’s List: Angie’s List may be paid members-only, but it’s one of the web’s most trustworthy resources for real reviews of hundreds of different services, from home contractors to babysitters. Membership fees vary depending on where you live, but you can expect to pay something like $30/yr (they do have monthly plans if you just need access for a short time) to get access and poke around. You can check how much a membership in your area would be here. The service’s membership-only approach to reviews and ratings is generally regarded by both customers and contractors as a good deal—contractors can’t pay to be featured or listed and they can’t buy reviews—they can, however, post discounts for other users if they’re highly rated. There are no anonymous reviews, and reviewers are (usually) verified by the service. Reviewed services actually respond to their reviewers, and the service even has an arbitration team to help resolve any disputes between a reviewer and the company they found through Angie’s List. It’s hard to suggest Angie’s List if you’re only hiring someone once in a blue moon, but if you hire frequently or are getting a lot of work done, it can be a huge help.
Word of Mouth: Word of mouth is the way most great repairmen and handymen get business. Ask any good one and they’ll tell you that customer referrals are their livelihoods. Ask your friends and neighbors if they’ve had any work done, and if they have, who did their work (and of course, whether they would recommend them to someone else). Don’t stop with just your friends or neighbors though—if you’ve recently purchased your home, give your real estate agent a call and see if they have any suggestions—odds are they will. Get the word out that you’re looking for someone good, and you’ll probably get a few referrals from people you can trust. That doesn’t automatically mean they’re a good handyman, and it doesn’t mean you should hire them right out of the gate, but it’s a good start.” [Read Source Article]

Final Thoughts on Hiring a Chandler Handyman to Remodel Your Bathroom

Why hire a handyman to remodel your bathroom? Their skillset for one. They have a lot of knowledge. Another reason is that you probably end up paying a third of the price.

So do some research and find yourself the best handyman in Chandler.

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