Lehigh Valley Home Improvements That Will Help You Love Your Home Again

You might see your Lehigh Valley house as being absolutely perfect in every way, a flawless haven that is ideally suited to the needs of your household. But most homeowners, even those who truly adore their property, would agree that there are some opportunities for improvement—home improvements, that is! And for many people in Lehigh Valley, those nagging repairs and neglected improvement tasks are preventing them from enjoying their homes as much as they once did.

Whether you need some help falling back in love with your house or there are some tweaks that would make an already-great property even better, professional Lehigh Valley home improvements can go a long way towards making your house more comfortable, livable and appealing. With the right team of handyman professionals on your side, you can get hassle-free home improvements inside and outside your house that will boost your property value and make you love your home all over again.

When you're ready to get started on your Lehigh Valley home improvements list, get in touch with the expert team at Mr. Handyman of Easton, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Allentown, and the Lehigh Valley. As a locally owned and operated Lehigh Valley handyman business, we take a lot of pride in delivering the highest standards of quality craftsmanship and attentive customer service for home improvements, remodeling and more!

Lehigh Valley Remodeling Projects

When you think about what needs to be done to really change how you feel about your home, a remodeling project is probably the first thing that comes to mind. It makes perfect sense—after all, a home improvement project such as a basement, bathroom or kitchen renovation has a dramatic impact on the appearance and function of the most heavily-used, utilitarian spaces in your house.

Whether your home improvements involve a complete renovation from the floor up or you just need a few tweaks here and there to give you the kitchen, basement or bathroom remodeling results of your dreams, our team of expert remodelers will take care of every step of the process. From electrical and plumbing to tile installation and custom trim details, we do it all so you don't have to worry about a thing.

Hardwood or Vinyl Plank Flooring Installation

Floors are obviously very important to the structure and function of your house, but because they take up so much physical and visual space, they also have a large effect on the style of your home improvements. The flooring material you choose needs to enhance your interior design efforts, but it also needs to perform well and last for a long time.

Hardwood or engineered wood are both beautiful options that exude a natural charm. They look identical, but have different pros and cons that may make one more suitable than the other for an area of your home. For example, engineered wood is much less prone to warping when it is exposed to moisture, so it is a better choice for rooms that are prone to dampness such as an entryway.

Luxury vinyl planks (LVP) or luxury vinyl tile (LVT) are alternative options that are becoming increasingly popular because of their durable, inexpensive attractive qualities. Most vinyl planks and vinyl tiles are made to mimic the look of hardwood or natural stone and they can be very convincing, so they don't compromise the appearance of your house at all. Regardless of the flooring material you choose, you can count on our Lehigh Valley handyman professionals for expert installation.

Custom Cabinetry

Much like your flooring, cabinets can take up a huge amount of physical and visual space in your kitchen or bathrooms, which are usually smaller rooms to begin with. They are absolutely critical for storage space but they need to be nice looking as well, so swapping tired, damaged, outdated or just plain ugly cabinets for new, custom cabinetry will make a massive difference in both the look and function of the room.

Online shopping is often the norm these days, but when it comes to something like cabinets, it really pays off to see them in person first. That's why Mr. Handyman of Easton, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Allentown, and the Lehigh Valley has a showroom—conveniently located right off the Lehigh Valley Thruway in Easton—where you can see and touch a wide selection of superior products in person. We're proud to say that our high-quality cabinetry is 100% made in the U.S.A. Book an appointment to visit our showroom and check out what we have in store for your Lehigh Valley home improvements—we think you'll be impressed with what you see.

Tile Installation

There's probably at least some tile in your home already, and you may not have considered adding it to your remodeling list. However, replacing tile or adding a brand-new tile installation is one of the top Lehigh Valley home improvements that can really refresh your house and make it feel very different. Tile comes in a huge variety of colors, sizes, shapes, materials, patterns and textures, so it represents an opportunity to make your mark on your home by infusing it with your personal sense of style.

Whether your tile installation is part of a bathroom remodeling project such as a tub-to-shower conversion, your kitchen could really use new backsplash installation, or it would be perfectly suited to another part of your house, choosing the perfect tile can be a challenge. Think about the location and the main purpose of the tile. Is it on the wall or floor? Glass tiles are too delicate for the floor, but they make a beautiful addition to a wall installation. Is function or appearance most important? There can be a trade-off between the two depending on which materials you choose. For example, natural stone is absolutely gorgeous, but it is more easily damaged and needs more maintenance than a ceramic or porcelain option.

Repairs & Installation

Has your house suffered damage over the years such as holes or cracks in your drywall, interior trim that is looking decidedly worse for wear and other unsightly issues that are making it less comfortable? Lehigh Valley home improvement services such as repairs or installation from a skilled local handyman can get your home back in attractive shape and make it more livable by improving the condition and quality of your finishings.

Drywall Repair

Most people don't spend much time inspecting their drywall. It's not exactly the most noticeable or fascinating material, so that makes sense. But drywall damage like cracks, holes or water stains aren't just cosmetic problems. Damaged drywall could cause some unpleasant issues for your home, such as:

  • Cracks and holes reduce sound separation between walls so you can hear every whisper and bump from the next room. That's especially a problem in multi-family dwellings, but it is also a big deal if you just happen to live with someone who loves to crank up the tunes.

  • Damaged drywall might increase your energy costs significantly. Cracks and holes in your drywall let warm or cool air from your HVAC escape inside the walls, so you have to pay for a lot more energy so your HVAC system can operate longer and heat or cool all that additional space.

  • Holes encourage rodent and insect infestations by giving access points in and out of your walls, and once one of those little pests finds their way in, dozens of their nasty friends will soon follow.

  • The damage could be a symptom of a larger problem that needs to be uncovered sooner rather than later. For example, if you have brown water stains on your drywall and you're not sure where the excess moisture is coming from, it is likely the result of a leaking roof or hidden plumbing leak—both are very serious problems that need to be found and stopped as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

Our skilled drywall repairman will take care of every step of the repair process, including joint taping, mudding, sanding and refinishing the patched area so the repair is invisible. We'll also clean up after ourselves (drywall is messy!) and even rehang your curtains and framed photos for the final touches.

Ceiling Fan Installation

If you don't have a ceiling fan currently installed in your main living area (or secondary areas like the master bedroom) it may not have occurred to you that it is a way to improve the quality of life in your house. A ceiling fan improves air circulation, which could be a big benefit because it helps fresh air circulate through the home a lot more easily. But did you know ceiling fan installation might actually save you money on your energy costs?

Your heating and cooling are probably the biggest expenses on your utility bill, because your HVAC system needs to use a lot of energy to keep your home at your preferred temperature. But a ceiling fan could actually change the temperature in a room by as much as four or five degrees. It pushes down warm air that rises to the ceiling and stirs up cold air that "settles" near the floor. That means you could set your heater four degrees lower than you normally would, or set your air conditioner four degrees higher than you normally would, and the room will still be at the temperature you want it to be. At the same time, your HVAC system will be using less energy and saving you money on your monthly bills.

Interior Trim Repair or Installation

Everywhere you look in your home, there's interior trim: framing windows and doorways, embellishing staircases and handrails, and influencing the style and design of your house. Decorative wall elements such as crown molding, chair rails, wall paneling, and wainscoting are also part of the interior trim category. If your trim isn't looking its best—or it’s missing altogether and you would like to add a home improvement by having it installed—you can depend on our home improvements team to restore your interior trim to its former glory or give you a brand-new installation. It's genuinely surprising how a little strip of decorative wood where your wall meets the ceiling will refresh the room and give it a whole new look.

Boost Curb Appeal

Appearance isn't everything, but it is important. Getting your outdoor space in excellent condition involves a series of Lehigh Valley home improvements that will make you love your house again—or get it ready for the real estate market if you decide it's time to move.

Pressure Washing

If you're interested in boosting the curb appeal of your house, or finding an inexpensive way to increase property value before selling, pressure washing should be number one on your Lehigh Valley home improvements list. In just a couple hours, your outdoor surfaces such as vinyl siding or deck boards, and your outdoor items such as large play equipment or patio furniture, will be sparkling clean and looking their very best. A pressure washer is capable of producing pressures that range between 750 and 3,000 psi (pound-force per square inch). That's powerful enough to blast away built-up dirt, grime, algae, mildew, harmful bacteria and other substances most cleaning methods can't budge.

Porch & Deck Repair & Refinishing

If your wooden porch and deck are covered in weathered, gray, splintery or rotting wood, that's not just an unappealing eyesore—it can also cause dangerous pitfalls for your friends and family to avoid. We can repair or refinish your deck, but you may want to consider converting the wood to water-resistant Trex composite decking material. It is made from recycled materials and can withstand constant soaking from harsh weather without succumbing to wood rot.

Quality Lehigh Valley Home Improvements from a Professional Handyman Will Transform Your Home!

Whether you are in Allentown, Nazareth, Easton, or another part of the Lehigh Valley area, you can rely on the team of service professionals at Mr. Handyman of Easton, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Allentown, and the Lehigh Valley for expert workmanship and exceptional customer service.

Pick up the phone and get in contact with us at 610-463-1667 to book a convenient appointment time, or speak with our knowledgeable office staff about which home improvements you need to give you back that new home feeling.

A completed remodeling project for a walk-in shower conversion with new flooring and backsplash material that has a swirling pattern, natural stone pattern.