Small Projects

5 DogGone Good Ways to Get Organized in 2017  Happy New Year! With a new year comes a new opportunity to get organized and make the best use of your space. Did you make a resolution to be more organized in 2017? If so, here are our top 5 ways to simplify your life with some DogGone Handy projects! When you’re ready to take the next step, call your Atlanta handyman at DogGone Handy to get the job done.Build it In Built-in storage is a great way to make the most of your space while also increasing your home’s value. From built-in office storage for books and papers, to custom closet...
The holidays are a time for family and friends to gather, celebrate, and create lifelong memories. However, around this time of year, you may have noticed that your home isn’t quite as roomy as you thought it was – especially if you hosted holiday guests! DogGone Handys’ team of Atlanta handyman pros can work with you to turn small projects into big opportunities. This year, make it a resolution to treat your family to the gift of more space and a more inviting home! Build a shed: Create a designated space to store holiday décor in the off-season, give tools a proper home, and organize other...
Bathroom renovations don’t have to be big, messy, expensive and painful. If you have a standard bathroom that has seen better days, a renovation can be easily within your reach. The key to a smooth bath remodel is planning.  When a wise person said “the devil is in the details” one wonders if they were talking about home renovation!The first step is to think about what doesn’t work in your space. That’s probably the easiest part and on the forefront of your mind. But maybe think a bit deeper. If lack of storage is something you struggle with, identify which specific items you can’t find...
Installing barn door hardware or sliding interior doors that are mounted on exposed tracks seem to be everywhere these days. No denying the look is fun, clever and it some cases a practical solution. Here are some tips and steps to installing one. Consider the space where you would like to add a door. Is there room next to the door equal to the door opening itself for the door to slide over? Is the sliding area clear of light switches, outlets, air vents, windows, or doors? How often will you use the door? Much like a pocket door, these doors function best when they’ll remain open or closed...
Urban chicken coops are not a new idea but boy, they sound like a good one!  Who wouldn’t love to live out a little country charm in their urban or suburban yard? Fresh eggs would be terrific as well as the companionship of a flock of friends. If you’re thinking about venturing into this territory, here is a link from the fine folks at Virginia Tech’s poultry science department outlining general care and requirements. https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/2902/2902-1092/2902-1092_pdf.pdf   Still interested? Now you need a cool house for them. DogGoneHandy is looking to build their first coop....
Lighting can play an important role is the overall look of your interior and we are often held back by the thought of how to switch something like this out. You might want a fixture that provides more light or you may just want something that reflects your tastes. Either way, replacing a fixture is doable. At DogGoneHandy, we can help tackle this.   Residential ceiling fixtures come in many different shapes, and people have devised many ways to attach them to the ceiling. Most of the time, a central threaded hollow rod holds a chandelier in place. Ceiling fixtures hang by two screws that...
If you are thinking about backyard gardening, here is a quick primer on raised beds including some planning tips and things to consider when laying out your garden. Raised bed  gardens can reduce back strain because you won’t have to bend over as far to reach the plants. With easier access and less pain potential, you're better able to enjoy the labor involved in planting, tending, and harvesting your raised vegetable garden. Build your raised beds so they're at least 12 inches tall. If the walls are slightly below waist level, you can sit on edges to work the soil and harvest your...
throom renovations don’t have to be big, messy, expensive and painful. If you have a standard bathroom that has seen better days, a renovation can be easily within your reach. The key to a smooth bath remodel is planning.  When a wise person said “the devil is in the details” one wonders if they were talking about home renovation!The first step is to think about what doesn’t work in your space. That’s probably the easiest part and on the forefront of your mind. But maybe think a bit deeper. If lack of storage is something you struggle with, identify which specific items you can’t...
Painting is often the easiest and most affordable way to give your home a facelift. Here are some good tips to ensure your paint job is one you’re pleased with. It's difficult to tell what a color is going to look like on your wall from a small paint chip, so many manufacturers offer sample containers of their colors. Depending on the manufacturer, you can buy sample containers in quarts, pints or even smaller sizes, and they range in price from $3 to $8. They're a wise investment that will prevent you from wasting money on a color that isn't right. And because colors can change dramatically...
At DogGoneHandy we really do just about everything related to home repairs. Lately we’ve had several clients ask us about small renovation or kitchen or bath facelifts. We love this type of project and are happy to help! Our parameters are fairly straightforward and we can help in a multitude of ways. Our technicians are well versed with cabinetry work. If your current cabinetry is in good shape but could use some upgrades, we’re easily able to do some modification. Adding things like new cabinetry hardware, installing a trash pull out, painting some cabinetry, modifying hinges, are all part...

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