Fairfax Home Remodeling Project Ideas, Room By Room

Is your home in Fairfax, VA absolutely flawless in every way, a veritable palace of perfection? Or are there a few opportunities for improvement here and there? Most Fairfax homeowners, even those who truly love their homes the way they are, would agree there are some parts of their houses that could benefit from Fairfax home remodeling solutions. On the other hand, your house may be long overdue for a home improvement project, leaving you more than ready to make some big changes.

If you don't currently have the time or budget for a major renovation, you may be feeling discouraged that you can't make a huge difference to the appearance and function of your home—but that's not necessarily the case. You don't always have to undergo a complete renovation process in which you gut an entire room and start from scratch in order to transform your house for the better. A less-intensive home remodeling process in one or more rooms could have a surprising impact on how your home functions and how you feel about living there.

Need some help coming up with the right Fairfax home remodeling vision? This guide from your local Fairfax handyman covers some ideas for possible projects that will help you get inspired to think about what your household really wants and needs. When you're ready to get started, rely on the experienced team of home remodeling experts at Mr. Handyman of Fairfax and Eastern Loudoun Counties. We are proud to deliver the highest standards of quality craftsmanship, and customer service that goes above and beyond

Kitchen Remodeling

When you think about home remodeling, is a Fairfax kitchen remodeling project the first thing that pops into your head? That's pretty common, and it makes perfect sense—after all, a kitchen is the heart of a family home. It's also a highly utilitarian part of your house that is used every day (sometimes all day long) and contains a lot of different appliances and built-in features. If you have an outdated kitchen that is looking rather worse for wear—or just plain ugly—changing out one of the elements that takes up a lot of visual space, such as flooring or cabinets, is a great way to increase its appeal and make you actually want to spend time in your kitchen again.

Flooring Installation

You may have loved that flooring 10 or 15 years ago, but it's glory days are long gone now that it's dingy, scuffed and faded. Out with the old, in with the new! There's a wide range of options available for flooring replacement in Fairfax, VA, and when we're talking about the kitchen, it makes sense to choose a water-resistant material such as tile, vinyl, linoleum or laminate. Because there's so many possible colors, styles and sizes to choose from, a new flooring installation is an ideal opportunity to put your own personality into your home.

Hardwood is not typically a good choice for the kitchen because it's easily damaged by excess moisture. But if you love the look of hardwood, consider luxury vinyl planks (LVP). They're durable, water-resistant, long-lasting and mimic the look of hardwood convincingly. You can find LVP that looks like pretty much any type of wood you can think of, so you can get the look of expensive exotic hardwood for a fraction of the cost. In a similar sense, you may love the look of natural stone tiles like slate, but they are costly and high-maintenance. Luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) are made to look like natural stone and they're virtually maintenance-free.

Basement Remodeling

When it's time to consider Fairfax home remodeling, the basement is often overlooked. That's unfortunate, because there is usually a lot of potential hidden away down there. If you feel like the house is bursting at the seams upstairs, you could have a gold mine of unused space right beneath your feet.

Drywall Installation

If your basement is currently unfinished with concrete floors and no wall surfaces, finishing it up with flooring and drywall installation will naturally go a long way towards creating a livable space that you could use for a wide variety of purposes, depending on the priorities of your household. If you've got a child who would really rather not be sharing a room with their sibling, it makes sense to consider having your Fairfax handyman frame in a bedroom or two down there that will give everyone the privacy they need. Or, maybe you're craving a quiet place to get some work done from home—a basement office could be the perfect solution to increase productivity and reduce stress. Tired of toys everywhere you look in the living room, kitchen and hallway? Create a big playroom in the basement to contain the bigger items and give the kids a place to spread out.

Our drywall installation experts will take care of every part of the installation process, including:

  • Hanging new sheets of drywall

  • Taping joints and corners

  • Mudding over tape with joint compound

  • Sanding dried compound to create an even surface

  • Cleaning up after ourselves

We can also take care of ceiling drywall installation and finish it with a skim coat for a smooth finish, or handle drywall repairs for issues like holes, cracks and water damage.

Storage Solutions

If your basement has become the place where you put everything that has nowhere else to go, that situation could become a long slide into disorganized clutter that could make you feel like closing the basement door and never opening it again. That's especially true if you're the type of person who values a place for everything and everything in its place. Custom storage solutions are a Fairfax home remodeling addition that will give you back your peace of mind—as well as the ability to easily access the stuff you have stored in the basement. Our handyman team can install storage solutions that are perfectly suited to your household's lifestyle and storage needs. That may include options such as:

  • Shelving of all sizes and configurations

  • Racks and bins for large sports equipment

  • Cubbyholes for children's toys that will make tidying up a lot easier

  • Built-in seating with hinged boxes underneath for hidden storage

  • Cabinets and drawers for hobby items

  • Pegboards for tools

  • Closets and drawers for storing seasonal clothing items

Bathroom Remodeling

A bathroom design is usually pretty cohesive across the whole room, fixtures, tiles and other finishes included. When it comes to bathroom remodeling projects, that cohesion can make it feel like it's an all or nothing situation—you have to either change absolutely everything or nothing at all. That's not necessarily the case, though. You can alter certain aspects of your bathroom such as the shower or vanity and make a huge difference to the look or function of the room without a total overhaul. Want to know more? Check out our top 10 bathroom remodel tips.

Tub to Shower Conversion

If you have a bathtub-shower combination and you never really use the tub part—except as a place to stand while you take a shower—removing the tub and replacing it with an extra-large, luxurious glass-walled shower stall could be the Fairfax home remodeling project you're looking for. It will make the entire room feel larger and more opened up, and give you a shower experience that improves your entire morning routine. You can count on our bath remodeling experts every step of the way, from removing the tub to tiling and putting in the glass partitions. We can also install a new rainfall showerhead for that "showering in a jungle grotto" feeling.

That being said, if we're talking about removing the only tub in the house, there are two situations in which you should consider keeping the bathtub in place:

  1. You're planning on having children in the next few years. Toddlers are slippery and bathing them in a shower is not easy, so you'll want to have a bathtub for those early years.

  2. You're thinking of putting your home on the market in the near future. Most prospective home buyers want at least one bathtub, so removing the only tub could lower property value a bit or make it more difficult to seal the deal.

Exterior Home Remodeling

Okay, technically the exterior of your house is not a room—but that doesn't mean it can't benefit from Fairfax home remodeling services. From repairs that make your home more energy efficient to creating a brand-new outdoor living space, an exterior remodel can give you back some energy savings or add property value that will get you a return on investment when it's time to sell.

Improve Energy Efficiency

Tired of paying so much for energy costs on your monthly utility bills? Fairfax handyman services such as window and door repair or replacement, siding repair and exterior trim repair can make a surprising difference in how much you pay for energy. Here's how:

Your HVAC system needs to use a lot of fuel, whether it's natural gas or electricity, to keep your home at the temperature you have set on your thermostat throughout the year. When the exterior of your home has weak points such as deteriorated window frames or damaged siding, it allows for the transfer of heat between indoors and outside. That forces your air conditioner or furnace to operate more frequently and for longer periods of time, increasing their already-considerable fuel consumption and taking the difference out of your bank account via your energy bills.

By repairing or replacing parts of your exterior, our handyman team can actually help to lower your energy costs. Your home will be able to hold in heat from your furnace or cool air from your air conditioner better, so your HVAC system can take a break and stop costing you so much money.

Deck or Porch Improvement

One of the very best things about the arrival of warm weather is the ability to enjoy your outdoor living spaces such as a backyard deck or front porch once again. But if your current deck or porch isn't enough, you're missing out on a great place for outdoor cooking, dining, socializing and just sitting back to soak up the sun or catch a breeze. We can enhance your current structure to make it better suited to your household's needs and wants. Here are a few ideas for deck and porch home remodeling in Fairfax, VA:

  • Install cabinets and a countertop next to the grill for a convenient outdoor food prep area

  • Have a TV wall mounted on an exterior wall of your porch so you can watch the game outside

  • Add or assemble a garden gazebo

If your deck is in rough shape with splintery boards, patches of wood rot, loose handrails and other issues, it may be time to consider deck replacement or repair. Those types of problems aren't just unsightly—they can be dangerous hazards that your family and friends have to navigate around. Wood rot is a particular problem for any timber that is outdoors and exposed to the elements, because it affects any wood that has a moisture content of 20% or higher.

Ready for Fairfax Home Remodeling? Call the Experts at Mr. Handyman to Get the Job Done Right!

Whether you are in Fairfax, VA or another nearby community such as Leesburg, Fair Lakes or Reston, you can count on the team of home remodeling experts at Mr. Handyman of Fairfax and Eastern Loudoun Counties for exceptional remodeling services and outstanding customer service.

Pick up the phone and get in contact with us today at 703-962-1202 to schedule a convenient appointment time, or to speak with our knowledgeable customer service staff about what else we can do to transform your house with Fairfax home remodeling services.