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Small Upgrades For Getting Organized

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.

Small Renovations to Create More Space

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!

Painting Cabinetry

Have you dreamed of a new kitchen and wanted to update cabinetry but don’t have the budget for brand new cabinets? Painting your existing cabinetry is always an option to consider. Here is a step by step guide to painting cabinetry. Wood, wood-laminate, and metal cabinets usually can be repainted without difficulty. Plastic laminate cabinets resist overpainting — those that can be refinished often require special paints and techniques, and results can vary.

Holiday Lights

Use the Proper Outlet

For starters, safety first! Your source of power should come from a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet. This type of outlet will shut the circuit down if there is overcurrent. We want your lights to shine, not sparks to fly! If you don't have a GFCI outlet, a qualified electrician can permanently install one outdoors for holiday seasons to come.

Keep Extension Cords Out of the Way

Bath Renovation

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!

Barn Door Hardware

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.

Fireplace Maintenance

Fall is in the air. Even though the drop in temperature is slight here in Atlanta, it's enough to get folks thinking about colder months ahead and toasty fires. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you are thinking about getting your fireplace ready for the season. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, fireplaces and chimneys cause more than 25,000 house fires every year, resulting in at least 10 deaths annually. Some of the dangers of fireplace operation include the following:

Home Maintenance-Cold Weather Planning

Chicken Coops

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

 

Fireplace Maintenance

The warm glow of a fireplace is one of nature's simple gifts. To keep things simple and safe, clean the fireplace regularly and know that it is well built. It's also a good idea to have a professional initially inspect the fireplace and chimney.

When the chimney is cleaned by a technician he will lay down a drop cloth, place lights, plug in a vacuum system, and have an array of tools and brushes at hand. But before the chimney is cleaned, key areas of the chimney are first checked.

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