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Over the past few years, Atlanta has become a rentals hotspot. Our city is poised to continue growing due to a booming film industry, more large businesses moving into town, a thriving Beltline, world-class chefs, and ample places to shop, eat, and be entertained. In fact, a recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution article mentioned that in 2016, more than 90,000 people moved into the metro Atlanta area – the fourth-largest population increase in the country.     Where are all these people going to live? If you’ve been thinking about purchasing an investment property, it might be time to...
For most of us, our home is the most valuable thing we’ve ever purchased or owned. Our homes are where we where we raise our kids, where we make memories with our family, and where we’ve invested countless dollars and hours. When something breaks in your home, or when you want to make some upgrades, it can be daunting to find someone you can trust to do the job right. After all, a handyman is a stranger that you’re letting into your home and trusting around your family and with perhaps your most valuable asset.  Referring agencies can seem helpful, but when you’re working with multiple...
Historical Charmers: Keeping Your Home’s Original Style Any good Atlanta handyman can help you fix up your new home, but only a trained expert who’s been in the business for decades can help you make changes to your home while still respecting its original design. Atlanta is a city with a rich history, and many of its in-town neighborhoods feature homes with unique details, historic charm, and period features. It can be challenging to know which features of your home are original and which are add-ons, to update your home while paying homage to its roots, and to blend your exterior repair...
Have you ever tackled a home repair project, only to find out halfway through that it was much more intensive than you thought? DogGoneHandy’s crew wants to help make sure that when it comes to home repairs, you don’t end up chasing your tail! Here are just a few of the questions we hear often from those who wonder why they “need” to hire a handyman!  Can’t I just do it myself? Nowadays, there are plenty of home fixit shows and online resources that can help you learn more about home repairs. However, many jobs truly are best left to a licensed and insured professional – especially those...
Top 5 Reasons to Finish Your Basement  Is your family running out of space in your home? The solution might be right under your feet! Finishing your basement is a convenient, cost-effective way to add more space to your home while adding long-term value to your house! Here are five reasons why DogGoneHandy’s clients rave about their basement refinish projects: 1)    Create a storage spot for everything. A finished basement provides a clean, convenient place for holiday décor, extra household essentials like paper towels and shampoo, and...
Call DogGoneHandy and Call It a Day!   While many home repairs seem easy to DIY, there’s nothing like the peace of mind that comes with using a trained professional. DogGoneHandy’s Atlanta handyman experts have an average of 16 years of experience! That means they have the know-how and the tools for the job, and they can adapt a plan on the spot if the unexpected occurs. They can also handle the permitting process, since it can be difficult to know which projects even require a permit. For example, did you know that window and door replacement requires a permit? You’ll also need a permit...
The Biggest Bang for Your Bathroom Buck!   Even though the bathroom is where we get clean, it can be one of the dirtiest rooms in the home. Bathroom floors are exposed to dirty feet and dripping towels, while shower walls can be a trap for soap scum, mildew, and bacteria. If your tile looks a little worse for the wear – or if your grout is dark and grimy, DogGoneHandy is here to help! Especially if you’ve just purchased a new home (or a new-to-you older home), it might be time for some tile repairs and re-grouting!   While a full bath remodel is tempting, costs can add up quickly....
Backyard Bliss for the Whole Family!   In just a few short months, school will let out and you might find your home feeling a bit more crowded than usual during the day. Young children who are used to playing with their friends and running around during recess might need a way to expend all their energy during the summer days. An outdoor play space is the perfect way to encourage your children to spend time outside, build quality memories together, and enjoy the convenience and savings of a playground right in your backyard.   Most parents love the idea of a backyard play set but...
Are Updated Plug Outlets the New Granite Countertops? Replacing plug outlets doesn’t typically elicit quite the same amount of excitement from homeowners as more glamorous projects. However, the today’s plug outlets pack a lot of punch into a small area with features that are smart, safe, and stylish. Here are some of our outlet types. DogGoneHandy’s Atlanta handyman services can help install whichever types would make your family’s life easier!   Child-Safe Outlets Those little plastic covers are cheap and easy to put over a plug outlet. In fact, they’re so easy to use that children can...
*A good handyman never bites off more than he can chew! Have you ever wondered how DogGoneHandy got its name? It’s simple: just like man’s best friend, our trained crew members are trustworthy, loyal, and helpful – and they’ll come running just as soon as you call! Hiring an Atlanta handyman you can trust goes well beyond the quality of the job itself. It’s important to consider how your family feels with this person around, how you feel when they’re in your home alone, how kind they are to your dog and children, and how respectful they are to your home.   DogGoneHandy likes to...

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