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Pergolas can be an attractive way to add interest to your landscape as well as add some important shade in the warmer months.  A pergola can be a free standing structure placed in the yard, maybe a reward at the end of a stroll down a garden path.  This can be a lovely spot for a few chairs under a canopy of climbing plants or flowers.  Other pergolas can be built to attach to your home, creating an architectural feature as well as shading a sun-filled room or covering an existing patio.  Pegolas are fairly easy to build, quick to assemble and not to tough on the wallet. A...
When it is time to buy a bath tub, the choices can be overwhelming.  Even for the standard 32- x 60-inch bathtub, you have several choices of materials. And the material you select determines the tub's price, durability, and cleanability.Plastic, either fiberglass or acrylic, offers the greatest design flexibility because it can be molded into many shapes. It's warm to the touch and insulates well, too, so water doesn't cool as fast as in enameled steel or cast iron tubs. Plastic is also the lightest tub, weighing in between 60 and 70 pounds. Although it doesn't chip easily, abrasive...
It's that time of year again. The Spring air seems to bring out the urge to clean and purge our homes. Basements, garages, and attics are natural collectors of "stuff" and can be a satisfying spot to unleash the need to clean.  The first order of business generally begins with taking a critical look at what you have and what you are trying to store.  Start with items you know you need to keep and try to group similar items in groups that make sense, sports equipment, lawn and garden tools, holiday decorations, etc. Anything that hasn't been used for over a year is a good thing to...
Our first try at this giveaway didn't make the facebook requirements, so we're taking another shot at it via the blog.Our parent company, Home ReBuilders, has worked with people for over thirty years to help them create homes they love. As February is the month of love, they'd like to share the good feelings by giving away four free hours of design time, valued at almost $400. Please leave a comment below about what you love about your home or what you’d love to change. Once you comment, you are in for the drawing that will be held March 6th. It’s hard not to love something that easy!
Linoleum floors seemed to get a bad rap somewhere along the way. But did you know that linoleum is not the plasticy vinyl product made popular in the 60s? Linoleum has been around since the turn of the 20th century and is making a huge comeback.  It is an eco friendly flooring option made from natural materials making it environmentally preferred.  High quality options provide a long wearing finish, is a quieter floor and one that is easy on the feet and wallet. Take another look at linoleum. Companies like Armstrong and Marmoleum have revamped this product that has been around for...
Storage in your kitchen becoming a problem?  Tired of tripping over paper towels on your way to the pet food? A full scale kitchen remodel may not be in your budget or your future and it may not have to be.  Sometimes some clever storage solutions can save the day.A designated pantry,  a small room outfitted with shelving and its own door, can be the gold standard for storage. However not all kitchen footprints or budgets can accommodate this much designated square footage and a built-in cabinet can provide the answer.  Cabinet companies, both custom and stock, typically...
Here at DogGoneHandy we have a soft spot for most furry beasts.  However, uninvited guests can cause a headache in home repairs.  Squirrels, raccoons, possums, rats and skunks love to find a warm and dry spot to spend some time. You want to make sure it’s not at the expense of your home. Wildlife is just that, wild! Their rules regarding what to eat (woodwork and trim) and where to relieve themselves (anywhere) can wear out a welcome fast. To prevent visitors, start by securing the perimeter of your home.  Confirm all garage doors and exterior man doors have a tight seal and do...
Sure, some of us still have stray holiday decorations kicking around. But Atlanta’s recent warm weather has some of us starting to think about spring and one of the season’s common maintenance problems. Atlanta’s wet spring season, followed by its humid summer air provides an ample breeding ground for mold and wood rot.  Left untreated, rot damage can grow and become not only unsightly but dangerous and expensive to fix. If your home is showing any signs of rot, in those commonly susceptible areas of fascia trim, thresholds, window sills, and exterior decking, the proper course of action...
With temperatures heading to 32 degrees F this Wednesday evening it is time to think about draining your outdoor hose spigots. In most cases, this is fairly straight forward and can be accomplished by following these simple steps:Locate the faucets on the outside of the house.Go inside the house and find the corresponding cut off valve - an example is pictured. Typically there is one valve for each faucet located just inside the basement or crawl space, but sometimes you might have to follow the pipes until you find the valve.Turn the cut off valve(s) off by turning clockwise.Go outside the...
The techs at DogGoneHandy can tackle almost any home maintenance project that you can throw at them.  We have tackled everything from unclogging stopped up gutters to adding beautiful millwork to dress up less than exciting rooms.  In an effort to continue to provide the best handyman services in Atlanta, DogGoneHandy now has the ability to repair, replace, and upgrade your existing cabinetry.    Thanks to exclusive partnerships with top-notch cabinetry manufactures, DogGoneHandy can quickly and efficiently replace existing cabinet doors, upgrade old fashion drawer glides...

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