What Projects a Handyman Can Help You With

  • 3 Reasons To Resurface Your Countertops Instead Of Replacing

    27 December 2016

    If you are tired of the look of the countertops in your kitchen, bathroom or both, or if your countertops are really worn out, you might be thinking about having them replaced. However, depending on the condition of your countertops and the changes that you want to make, resurfacing them might be a better option. Here are a few reasons why you should consider talking to a good contractor about resurfacing your countertops rather than replacing them completely.

  • Shotcrete And Erosion Prevention

    6 April 2016

    Building your home on an incline can create dramatic vistas, but placing the weight of a home on an unstable slope will only increase the risk of erosion. If you have your heart set on a million dollar view, then you should take steps to stabilize the slope around your home. This will likely require the use of mini piles and shotcrete.  How Mini Piles Help to Stop Erosion Plants will help to stabilize a slope because their root structure will help to keep soil in place.

  • 3 Ways To Increase The Energy Efficiency Of Your Home

    6 April 2016

    One of the biggest costs of home ownership can be cooling and heating your home. Homeowners are trying to reduce costs by making their home energy efficient with home improvements. Thankfully, you don't have to turn down your air conditioner to save money. These tips will help you keep your house comfortable while improving energy efficiency. Add Insulation A crucial element to an energy efficient home is insulation. If your house is poorly insulated, the air that you spent energy on to cool or heat will find a way to seep out of your home.

  • Three Tactics To Try Before You Call A Plumber For A Drain Blockage

    11 March 2016

    A slow-draining sink or tub might not seem like a major plumbing emergency, but it can certainly pose an inconvenience. If you don't deal with this problem, it will likely continue to worsen to the point at which it could require attention from a professional. While it's a good idea to call a plumber to handle any drain blockages in your home, you can consider attempting to rectify the issue on your own before you make the call.

  • Three Important Questions To Ask Your Painting Contractor

    2 March 2016

    When you're thinking about improving the look of one of the rooms in your home, one of the best things to do is have it painted. While you can go through the hassle of picking a paint colour and buying it, arranging drop cloths, painting the room and then cleaning all your brushes, it's much easier to simply hire a professional -- and you'll have a better finished product, too. It's ideal to get recommendations from friends and neighbours for a few painting contractors in your area and then call them.

  • Taking Care Of Your Vinyl Deck

    8 January 2016

    Vinyl or composite decks are a great alternative to traditional wood decks, and they are popular thanks to their durability and ease of maintenance. Unlike wooden decks, vinyl can withstand weather and heavy use much better than wood and never needs to be refinished. If you own a vinyl deck and want to keep it clean and well maintained, there are some simple and easy things you can do to help ensure it continues to look beautiful and lasts for many years.

  • Creative Ways To Decorate A Porta Potty For Outdoor Events

    1 December 2015

    If you are hosting an outdoor event that is intended to last for more than just a few hours, renting an outdoor toilet is vital. Regardless of what kind of event you are hosting, there are fun and creative ways you can decorate the porta-potty to make it more fun. Put Necessities in the Toilet You should always add a few necessities a person would expect in any bathroom to a porta-potty for convenience purposes.

  • The Slope Is The First Step: Snow And Ice Safety Around Steeply Sloped Roofs

    15 October 2015

    If you're trying to obtain a pre-engineered steel building for use on your construction site, agricultural land, or other industrial property, you know that you need it to stay upright and safe in bad weather. If you are in an area that sees heavy snowfall or ice buildup, you must ensure the building will not collapse under the weight of the ice or snow. One way to help prevent that problem is to get metal buildings with a sloped roof, but the safety precautions don't end there.

  • 3 Tips For Designing An Accessible Home

    21 September 2015

    When you bought your first home, it fit your needs perfectly. Now you have a child in a wheelchair and you need your new home to be completely accessible. Before you sit down with your contractor, take a look at three design options that will open up your home and make it truly accessible for your child. The Perfect Entry The entry point to your home is one of the most important features in an accessible home.

  • 3 Kitchen Renovation Ideas That Can Help You Sell Your Home

    1 September 2015

    Renovating your home is a great way to make your home easier to sell, mostly because many people actually do base a lot of their home-buying decisions on the kitchen. However, you don't really need to replace your entire kitchen to make it more desirable; a few basic changes can make your kitchen a lot more appealing. Replacing your appliances, changing your lighting, and altering the layout are just a few kitchen refacing ideas to consider.