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Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale is committed to building a strong presence within our local community. A few ways in which we do this is by being a BBB Accredited Business with A+ rating; a 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner; and member of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce. We thank our local community for trusting America's most reliable, insured and bonded handyman services. Below are a few of our news highlights:
Mr. Handyman offers spring cleaning tips for your home
As the weather improves, many people take on the task of deep cleaning their homes, an exercise known as “spring cleaning”. Even if you have a cleaning service come a couple times a month to clean bathrooms, vacuum, and tidy up, there’s still more that can be done. Read this article.
Mr. Handyman offers budget tips for home improvement projects
Unless you live in a brand new custom-built house, chances are you have a list of improvements you’d like to make to your home. It’s fun to fantasize about the changes you’d like to make, but it’s also important to have a handle on what those improvements will end up costing you. Read this article.
Mr. Handyman offers energy tips for older homes
The older your home, the more likely you’re paying higher energy costs than necessary, especially if you have a fireplace. The Department of Energy estimates that a lit fireplace removes about 24,000 cubic feet of furnace-heated air out your chimney every hour, and replaces it with cold air that comes back in through the chimney. Read this article.
Mr. Handyman offers No-Slip Tips for icy conditions
January was kind to Chicagoans, with very little snow or ice to create hazardous conditions. February and March may not follow suit; in the event of icy surfaces during the rest of this winter season, the following tips may keep you and your loved ones safe from falls due to slick surfaces. Read this article.
Mr. Handyman offers winter home maintenance advice
With winter in full swing, it’s important to prepare your home for any weather-related problems that may occur during these colder months. Being proactive reduces your chance for home maintenance issues down the road. Read this article.
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale offers budget-friendly bathroom remodel tips
If you’ve lived in your home a long time, your bathrooms may be outdated. Updating a bathroom adds value to your home; but while an average bathroom remodel costs a little over $10,000, there are inexpensive ways to transform a bathroom into a beautiful new space.
To add tile, focus on high-impact areas like the floor, instead of the entire shower area. You can tile a horizontal strip along the walls and paint the rest of the bathroom. If an expensive tile has caught your eye, use it as an accent alongside a cheaper tile.
Granite countertops are very popular; because bathroom counters tend to be smaller, your cost to replace laminate or tile counters with granite may be reasonable. To save money, consider less popular colors when choosing your granite slab, or find one with slight imperfections. The sink will take up a portion of the slab, so imperfections may not be noticeable at all. Consider using an old wood dresser as a sink pedestal instead of buying new cabinetry.
Repainting a bathroom is another low-cost, high-impact change. Choose a high quality paint with a satin finish formulated for bathrooms, which will help resist growth of mold and mildew. Updating light fixtures, faucets, towel racks, and drawer pulls are also inexpensive changes that can really change the look of your bathroom.
Instead of replacing a tub or shower, have your existing one relined. Fixtures can be purchased used; check eBay or Craigslist online, or visit your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which stocks items like doors, mirrors, sinks, toilets, and tubs. Low-flow toilets, sinks, and shower heads will conserve water and save money. Upcycling vintage light fixtures or old barn wood for shelving will also reduce the stress on your wallet. Remember to donate your old bathroom items to Goodwill or Habitat for Humanity ReStore. For more information, please contact:
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale
245 W. Roosevelt Road #69
West Chicago, IL
Mr. Handyman offers important Fire Safety tips for the holidays
During the holidays, there are several potential sources of fire that homeowners should pay special attention to. In this wonderful season of beauty, generosity, and fun, it’s easy to get distracted with shopping, parties, travel, and special celebrations. Read this article.
Mr. Handyman encourages families to work together on household projects
With kids home throughout the holidays, you may be looking for something fun for them to do. Instead of letting them spend all their time playing video games, get them involved in some household projects that you can work on together. Read this article.
Mr. Handyman shares tips for pumpkin carving with power tools
Instead of purchasing a pumpkin carving kit, use items you already have to save time and effort when carving your Halloween pumpkins. Read this article.
Business Insight - Mr. Handyman primes you for fall, football and family.
Traditionally, fall is also the busiest time of year for the home improvement business. To-do lists have grown because of busy summer schedules and family vacations. Read this article.
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale wins the Pulse of the City 2016 award!
Awarded for excellence in customer service, Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale adds to its accolades with another Pulse of the City award! View this award here
My Suburban Life - Fix up your “man cave” for football season!
Are you ready for some football? This is the time of year when both college and professional teams take over weekend television; if you can’t get to a game in person, make sure you have a space in your home dedicated to watching this exciting national pastime! Read This Article
Business Insight - Mr. Handyman to the rescue in your garage - August 17, 2016
Organizing pros say only about 30 percent of us keep our cars in the garage. Why? Too much stuff. The garage is often a neglected, messy space. But with little organization and a few DIY projects, you can turn your garage into a clean, neat and organized space. Read This Article
Business Insight - Give Your Home a Good Summer Tune Up - July 25, 2016
It’s summertime. The flowers are in bloom, the grass is green and the bushes have been trimmed. Now that your yard is spruced up, it’s a good time to give your home a summer tune-up. Read This Article
My Suburban Life - Preparing Your Deck For Summer - July 14, 2016
A deck provides a wonderful place to relax, grill out, and enjoy being outdoors. Read this article to find out how to protect it from year-long exposure and reduce repair costs.
Business Insight- Keep Your Home Safe - June 27, 2016
Summer means time for a much needed vacation. While your away from your home you'll want to make sure you are keeping it in good shape. Read this article to learn six tips on how to keep your home safe while you're on vacation.
Business Insight- Exterior - May 25, 2016
Now that summer is around the corner you can begin to work on those exterior projects. Read this article to find out how to inspect the exterior of your house to prevent major issues down the line.
Business Insight- Time To Get Your Deck Ready For Summer- April 28, 2016
With Summer around the corner, you may want to start thinking about sprucing up your outside deck! Read this article to find out how Wayne Owczarzak of Mr. Handyman Wheaton-Hinsdale can help.
You’re ready to sell your home. So how do you make it stand out from the sea of listings out there? - March 1, 2016
Wayne Owczarzak, owner of Mr. Handyman, a family-owned and operated professional handyman company, stands ready to help you make your home shine. Here are his recommendations to get your home ready for the spring housing market. Although you may want to take on some tasks yourself, for many it might be time to call in the professionals to give your home a proper facelift. Find out more about Wayne's suggestions here!
Business Insight- Mr. Handyman Offers Tips for a Smooth Winter- February 22, 2016
Wayne Owczarzak, owner of Mr. Handyman, a family-owned-and- operated professional handyman company, offers these home maintenance tips for homeowners to avoid weather- related problems during the cold winter months. Read the full article here.
My Suburban Life- Mr. Handyman of Wheaton Helps Church on Service Day- September 15, 2015
For the sixth year in a row, a Wheaton businessman took himself, his coworkers and his tools out into the DuPage community for the National Day of Service...Read full article here.
My Suburban Life - Mr. Handyman Gives Back During Day of Service - September 18, 2014
Realtor Mag Article - March 19, 2014
Wayne Owczarzak from Mr. Handyman of Wheaton to Hinsdale conducted an interview in Realtor Mag, the official magazine of the National Association of Realtors (Circulation: 1 million / UVM: 1.7 million). Wayne provided helpful tips to block water from damaging homes as an expert in home repair and protection. Article Link
Tips to Prevent Damage to your Home this Winter - February 01, 2014
Wayne Owczarzak, Owner of Mr. Handyman of Wheaton to Hinsdale shares tips pn Fox News about how to prevent damage to your home this winter.
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton National Day of Service September 2013 - September 13, 2013
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton to Hinsdale participated for the third year in the National Day of Service. We partnered with Community Housing Advocacy & Development(CHAD)in Wheaton this year. CHAD provided us with a list of items for one of their houses to complete during the day. Article Link.
Power Tools Make Pumpkin Carving More Fun - October 09, 2012
Watch Wayne Owczarzak, Mr. Handyman of Wheaton to Hinsdale on WGN in Chicago, Illinois. Learn how to carve pumpkins utilizing power tools. See all the different techniques to make your own pumpkin or dress is up with items you have in your toolbox.
Interview with Wayne Owczarzak Mr. Handyman of Wheaton Owner - September 19, 2012
Hear from the owner of Mr. Handyman of Wheaton to Hinsdale while at his National Day of Service with Bridges Communities. Download PDF
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton National Day of Service 2012 - September 10, 2012
As part of National Day of Service, technicians from Mr. Handyman of Wheaton
to Hinsdale will perform over 40 hours of repair and maintenance jobs
on Monday, September 10, all without a collecting a single penny in labor costs.
Owner Wayne Owczarzak, along with his three technicians, will be providing service to Bridge Communities, a non-profit organization devoted to helping homeless families in DuPage County through programs that focus on housing, mentoring, and empowerment. Among many, their projects will include sprucing up the main office and remodeling and upgrading the entire basement of a transitional housing complex in Glen Ellyn.
Check out the article posted in My Suburban Life of Warrenville newspaper. Article Link
Ideas to Makeover Your Deck - July 01, 2012
Watch Wayne Owczarzak, Mr. Handyman of Wheaton to Hinsdale on NBC in Chicago, Illinois. Learn how to update and improve the appearance of your deck, understand the difference between treated wood or composite decking; or just spruce up your railings by replacing your wood ballisters with one of many decorative ballisters.
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton National Day of Service 2011 - September 09, 2011
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton to Hinsdale is teaming with Bridge Communities in Glen Ellyn and donating technicians’ time and services to better the lives of homeless families. Article Link
Chicago Tribune Article - May 23, 2009
Easy and inexpensive ways to remodel your home on a tight budget. Download PDF