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Kitchen and bath facelifts are some of our favorite projects at DogGoneHandy. So many homeowners have dated or worn out kitchens or baths that don't function as well as they could. But with the average cost of a kitchen remodel hovering around $50,000 and up, many of us don't have that in the budget. By changing a few key pieces, we can give you the feeling of a new kitchen or bath without feeling the pain in your wallet.CabinetryWhen doing a facelift, it is important to look at what you have to work with. What can you live with? Maybe the terra cotta floor tiles that were installed by the...
Fall is the perfect time to take care of the little things that can make a big difference for you and your home. Most of the tasks listed below are well with-in the average person's ability. But even if you choose to have a professional handle them, it's worth the expense. Your roof's drainage system annually diverts thousands of gallons of water from your house's exterior and foundation walls. That's why it is so important to keep this system flowing smoothly. Clogged gutters can lead to damaged exterior surfaces and to water in your basement. They are also more prone to rust and...
Much like the addition of jewelry to a great outfit, interior trim and molding can take a plain room and make it something special.  If you have a builder-basic space and are looking to create some character, interior trim can be a valuable resource.  Whether your home's style leans classic or modern, you can customize it with gorgeous architectural details. A carpenter or handyman can easily install some additional pieces of crown molding or door casing. There are also a few tips to leave your current trim and add an aditional piece. Once all has been painted, the overall look has...
The bathroom can be a tricky spot to keep clean and organized. Typically a lot of things are going into this space and the small square footage can pose a challenge. Do you struggle with finding a home for curling irons, hairdryers, electric toothbrushes, large shampoo bottles, towels, shavers, or makeup? Here are a few tips we've collected that can make a big difference in your small space.Hate the messy look of curling irons lying on the vanity or the toilet tank? Here’s a tip for you. Use hook-and-loop tape to attach 5-in. lengths of 2-in.- diameter PVC pipe to the vanity door to hold the...
Did anyone have a room made vacant by a young adult who has headed off to university? Although we always want to encourange visits home, this recent vacancy could provide the opportunity to create the home office or guest room you have been looking for.  Have you craved a craft space or man zone to watch the game, undisturbed? This could be the moment you have waited 18 years for. A few simple changes can create a room that can welcome your collegiate offspring home and still accomodate the needs you may have as well. Often a young adult heads off to college and their old room...

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