How Northern Virginia Home Improvement Professionals Will Help You Love Your Home Again
Is your Northern Virginia home absolutely flawless in every way, a beautiful palace that is perfectly appointed and ideally suited to the unique needs of your family? Or are there, to put it politely, some opportunities for home improvement? If you answered the latter, you are certainly not alone. Most NoVA homeowners have a few—or a lot—of things they would change about their homes if they could. If those things are preventing you from loving your house the way you once did, it is time to call in the pros—your local Northern Virginia home improvement professionals, that is.
Before you give up on your current home and start looking at the real estate market for solutions, take a deep breath and consider if you actually need to move. Could there be a home improvement project (or three) that will change the appearance and functionality of your house enough that you fall back in love with it all over again? Chances are good that a talented team of Northern Virginia home improvement professionals could help you accomplish exactly that and avoid the stress and hassle of moving.
If you're not sure where to start, or what your house even needs to make it feel like home again, we can help. Check out these ideas for potential projects the team of skilled home improvement professionals at Mr. Handyman of Northern Virginia - Arlington to Haymarket can tackle. Our home improvement team is highly experienced in remodeling and repair trades, and we take pride in delivering the highest standards of quality workmanship and outstanding customer service. When you hire our Northern Virginia handyman pros, you can rest easy knowing that you’ve chosen the right team of professionals.
1. Remodeling Projects
When most people in Northern Virginia think of transforming their house, their mind goes straight to major renovations. That is completely understandable—after all, remodeling is the most transformative thing you could do to make a huge impact on the appearance and functionality of your house.
Whether you need a major overhaul or just a small bathroom or kitchen tune-up, our home improvement professionals will take care of the entire process. We offer all-in-one services that take the stress and pressure off of homeowners. You don't need to worry about hiring and managing multiple improvement contractors when our team of home improvement professionals are a convenient, one-call solution for all your remodeling needs.
Many homeowners choose to start with bathroom remodeling or kitchen remodeling. There are a lot of reasons why these two rooms in particular really cry out for help from home improvement professionals. They are highly utilitarian rooms that you have to use every day, and they have a lot of built-in fixtures and features such as plumbing fixtures, appliances, countertops and cabinets. The bathroom and kitchen should be inviting, attractive, comfortable spaces where you enjoy spending time, and they should also function perfectly and meet the needs of you and your family. Here are a few of the projects you may want to have your local Northern Virginia home improvement professionals tackle.
Tile features heavily in most bathrooms and kitchens in the Northern Virginia area, and it's not difficult to see why—it is beautiful, durable and protects your walls and subfloor from water damage and other problems such as impact damage. When it comes to choosing tile, there are a huge variety of colors, shapes, sizes, patterns, textures and materials available. The sheer volume of choices can feel overwhelming at first, but look at it this way: a new tile installation is the perfect way to put your stamp on your living space by making it better reflect your personal sense of style and taste. From flooring to a tile backsplash, our expert tile installers could change the entire look and feel of a room with a new set of tiles.
Cabinetry is another big opportunity to create a drastic change in the appearance of a room. Cabinets take up a huge amount of physical and visual space, so changing the way they look will alter the feeling of the whole space. Experienced home improvement professionals from our team will install prefabricated cabinets or alter them to perfectly fit the space you have available. You could even choose to create a new cabinet layout that serves you better than your current layout.
While you are remodeling a kitchen or bathroom, it makes sense to consider replacing old plumbing fixtures. You don't even have to call a plumber to handle that part—our Northern Virginia home improvement professionals replace and install bathroom fixtures such as faucets, toilets, shower heads and bathtubs, as well as kitchen fixtures such as kitchen sinks and appliances like stoves, dishwashers and refrigerators.
2. Interior Repairs
If your house has suffered damage such as holes in the drywall, or has trim that is in rough condition, it has some unsightly cosmetic issues. But that interior damage can also make your home a lot less comfortable and livable. These repairs and installations are two ways of improving both the appearance and the function of your house:
Drywall damage such as holes, scuffs, cracks, and water stains is obviously unattractive. But it also causes problems such as reducing the sound separation between rooms so you can hear every bump and whisper, or encouraging rodent and insect infestations by giving those little pests an access point into your house. You may not see drywall as very important, but you will be surprised by the positive change that drywall repair by qualified home improvement professionals brings.
Install or Repair Trim
Interior trim is everywhere in your home—around windows and doors, decorating staircases and banistersbannisters, and helping to dictate the style and atmosphere of your home. Elements such as crown molding, chair rails, wainscoting and wall paneling are also included in the trim category. If your interior trim is looking worse for wear, we will restore it back to its original beauty. You can also rely on our Northern Virginia home improvement professionals for painting, staining, and refinishing trim. Or, maybe you don't have some trim elements such as crown molding installed. A new trim installation will have an outsized impact on the look of a room—it can be very surprising how much difference a little strip of wood along the upper part of the wall makes.
3. Improve Energy Efficiency
Are high charges on your monthly utility bills one of the things that are preventing you from loving your NoVA house? As parts of your home deteriorate over the years, they can let in air drafts and moisture that not only make your home less comfortable and more vulnerable to serious damage such as wood rot, but also increase the amount you have to pay for energy in Northern Virginia.
Your heating and cooling are likely the biggest expenses by far on your utility bill, because your HVAC system needs to use a large amount of energy to keep your house at the temperature you have set on your thermostat. If the warm or cool air from your HVAC is leaking out through deteriorated window frames, damaged siding, and other parts of your house that are susceptible to energy loss, you are basically paying to heat the outdoors because your HVAC needs to operate for much longer and use a lot more energy, which results in significant increases to your energy costs. Here are a few of the modifications and repairs our Northern Virginia home improvement professionals can do to make your home more energy efficient and decrease your utility costs, or check out the ways exterior trim repair might save you money.
Door and Window Repair
Window frames and door jambs are notorious for compromising the energy efficiency of your house. They are often made of wood, which can suffer from wood rot when moisture slowly seeps in. Rotten wood softens and crumbles apart, letting in chilly air drafts and letting out all the warmth from your HVAC system. The panes of glass themselves could also be a source of trouble, especially in older homes that have single panes of glass, or double panes that have become unsealed and lost their argon gas insulation. Professional door repair and window repair will make a noticeable difference in energy costs.
Siding is your home's armor, the first line of defense against harsh weather, wildlife and other damaging factors. When it suffers problems such as cracks, holes, missing pieces, rot, rust or other types of corrosion, it lets in air drafts and lets out heat from your HVAC system. Siding repair will improve your curb appeal and decrease your utility expenditures.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
This one might seem surprising, but it makes a lot of sense. Over time, lint makes its way into your dryer vent pipe or hose, partially or completely blocking the machine from venting out hot, humid air. That makes it a lot more difficult for your dryer to get your laundry dry, and it has to operate longer and use more energy. But a blocked dryer vent is also a major fire hazard, and if you have a gas-powered dryer it could create a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Your home needs dryer vent cleaning by home improvement professionals at least once per year to keep running efficient and reduce the risk of fire. Additionally, you should have smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors on every level of your house.
Water Heater Insulation
Looking for a relatively simple fix that will result in energy savings? Have your home improvement professionals insulate your water heater. Conventional water heaters use a lot of energy constantly heating that big tank of water, and insulation on the tank will help it hold in heat much more efficiently so it doesn't need to use as much energy to meet your hot water needs.
4. Boost Curb Appeal
Appearance isn't everything—but it is still an important factor that could really change the way you feel about your home. Boosting curb appeal obviously has a lot to do with improving the look of your home's exterior, but it also means having your home improvement professionals carry out repairs and other tasks that will make your home function better in the long run. Here are two ways home improvement professionals can help boost the curb appeal of your Northern Virginia home.
Pressure washing may not sound that impressive—it's basically just spraying your house with water, right? Well, yes and no. The pressure part is what makes it so effective. A pressure washer is capable of producing pressures that range from 750 to 3,000 psi (pound-force per square inch). That's strong enough to blast away caked-on dirt, grime, bacteria, algae and other unwelcome substances that other cleaning methods can't budge. It makes a dramatic difference in how your outdoor surfaces and items look. For example, if you have an old brick patio that is covered in dirt and moss, you may not even know what color it truly is until it has been pressure washed and is looking as good as the day it was installed.
Deck and Porch Repair and Refinishing
Is your deck or porch covered in rotting boards, peeling paint, or weathered, splintery timber? Those problems are obviously an eyesore, but they could also be a dangerous pitfall for your family and guests to navigate around. Our home improvement professionals will repair and refinish your backyard deck or front porch to get them looking brand new again and create a welcoming outdoor living space. We’ll help you stay on top of all your deck maintenance jobs.
Want to Love Your House Again? Our Northern Virginia Home Improvement Professionals Can Help!
Whether you are in Manassas, Bull Run, Yorkshire, or another nearby community in Northern Virginia, you can always rely on the home improvement professionals at Mr. Handyman of Northern Virginia - Arlington to Haymarket for modifications that will give you back that new home feeling. Our licensed, qualified team knows how to adhere to all building codes, and our many positive client reviews attest to our quality workmanship and customer service.
Give us a call today at 703-621-4817 to book an appointment, or to speak with our knowledgeable customer care representatives and find out more about our dependable Northern Virginia handyman services.