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3 DIY Projects to Usher in Spring

woman in yellow shirt

With spring around the corner, you may be thinking of ways to clean and freshen up your home to usher in the new season, especially through the remaining late snowfalls and overcast days. Here are 3 DIY projects that will help get your home ready for spring’s sunnier, more colorful days.

Is a Steam Shower the Best Choice for Your Home?

Lady in showerThere are few things more satisfying than a long hot shower after a hard day’s work. One benefit you may notice while showering is that, after a while, the heat from the water begins to cloud the shower stall with steam, leaving you refreshed and relaxed for hours afterwards. Steam showers are specially constructed to take your bathing ritual of choice to a whole new level by actively producing water vapor on demand, essentially combining the utility of a shower and the intense relaxation of a wet sauna. Click here to learn more!

3 Important Things to Know About Caulking

If you’re interested in learning more about how to complete some DIY projects in your home, caulking is an activity that is fairly easy to perform. Caulk is a material used to seal a gap between two surfaces, usually for the purpose of waterproofing. Click here to learn 3 things about caulking!

3 Tips for Patching Drywall

Man Standing on StiltsWhether you need to hide a small crack in the paint or fix a large hole in the wall, patching drywall can be a frustrating process, especially if you aren’t very experienced. Here are 3 tips for patching drywall that may save you time and money in the long run!

5 tile trends to watch for in 2020

White KitchenAt the beginning of a new year, many exciting trends emerge that are worth noting, especially those in the fashion and home decor industries. Home decor trends are fun to follow, because they present creative ways to update and style your living space. If you’re considering updating the tile in your kitchen, mudroom, or bathrooms, here are 5 tile trends to watch for in 2020!

5 Tips For Keeping Your Home Extra Warm This Winter

When it’s cold outside, it’s important to have your home be comfortable indoors. If you don’t have a fireplace, and want to keep your energy bill in check, HERE are 5 tips for keeping your home extra warm this winter!

How to Replace a Single-Pole Light Switch in Your Home

A single-pole light switch is the most common type of light switch in a home. It is used to control one or more lights or fixtures from a single location. A single-pole switch is different from a three-pole switch, which controls lights or fixtures from multiple locations (for example, from the top and bottom of a flight of stairs). CLICK HERE to learn more about how to properly replace a single-pole light switch!

3 Things to Know About Screwdrivers

Screwdriver and Door A screwdriver is a common tool that can be found in almost every home. It can be manual or powered, and is used for installing and removing screws. While screwdrivers may be different in terms of the grips or the materials used to create them, the real difference in classification has to do with the shape of the tip. The tips are shaped to fit a variety of driving surfaces (groove, recess, or slot) on the head of a screw. Click Here for 3 things to know about screwdrivers!

5 Tips For A Super Clean Shower

Grey showerMost people clean their bathrooms about once a week. But after cleaning the toilet, sink, and floor, some don't consistently tackle cleaning the shower. While the shower may not need to be cleaned as frequently, it's important to not let mildew build up over time. Not only will it look unattractive, it will be harder to clean down the road. Click Here for 5 tips for keeping your shower clean and fresh!

4 Things to Know About Walk-in Showers

showerIf you're planning to build a new home, or remodel your existing one, consider having a walk-in shower installed in one or more of the bathrooms. This popular feature offers several advantages over a traditional shower or shower/tub combination. Click Here for 4 things to know about walk-in showers!

Top 4 Benefits of Installing a Range Hood in Your Kitchen

A range hood is an appliance that hangs over the cooktop in a kitchen; its function is to remove airborne grease, smoke, heat, odors, and steam from the air by suctioning and filtering it out. If your cooktop currently has a microwave installed above it, there is a small fan/vent underneath the microwave that acts as a filter and reduces the steam and heat to some degree. But if you cook a lot, or cook with very high heat, you may want to invest in a range hood. Click Here for 4 benefits of installing a range hood in your kitchen!

3 Tips for Refinishing Your Deck

Your deck is an important extension of your home, as it provides a lovely outdoor space for entertaining and relaxing. Inclement weather can take a toll on it, however, as can the passage of time. Regular staining and sealing will help extend the life of your deck, making it a terrific place to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. Click Here for 3 tips for refinishing your deck!

4 Things to Consider Before a Bathroom Remodel

There are many ways to freshen up a dated bathroom. Some DIY projects include switching out the fixtures, cabinet handles, and drawer knobs, and retiling the shower area. For a full bathroom remodel, however, it's best to call in the experts. Click Here to learn about 4 things to consider before a bathroom remodel.

4 Tips for New Mailbox Installation

A mailbox can be both functional and attractive, and there are many styles to choose from. Some homeowners select a decorative mailbox that blends well with their home, or that shows off their personality. Decorations run the gamut from displaying colors and mascots for a favorite sports team to showing beautiful hand-painted artwork. If your mailbox is in need of replacement, READ MORE HERE!

Spruce Up Your Kitchen With New (Or Like New) Cabinets!

If you're interested in updating your kitchen, consider the options available for changing the look of your cabinets. If you have the time and the budget, you can replace them from top to bottom; if you're trying to save money or don't have a lot of time to have the work done, there are other ways to change the look of your cabinets. Click here to learn more!

Spruce Up Your Home With These 4 DIY Spring Projects

With spring around the corner, it's time to get your home spruced up for the new season. While some will do deep cleaning to prepare for spring's arrival, others may be looking for DIY projects to redecorate their home. Click Here to learn more about these cool, fun ideas!

How To Caulk Like A Professional

Caulk is a pliable substance that becomes solid after it sets, and is used to seal cracks and gaps in areas where air and/or water could seep between two adjoining materials. Caulk is often used to seal window frames, door frames, sinks with adjoining countertops, and shower joints. Read More.

Drywall Patching 101

Dry Wall

There are many reasons why you may have holes in the walls of your home. If you're replacing a curtain rod, moving artwork, or your door stop fails, you'll have to patch the drywall so the imperfections won't show. Read More.

5 Things Mr. Handyman Wants You To Know

Green Lawn leading to a two story home

A little bit of regular home maintenance will go a long way in keeping your house and yard in good shape, and helping it remain that way for a long time. Homeowners should create and follow a customized checklist for inspecting parts of and items around their home during each season. When issues are discovered, Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale can help you get everything taken care of. Read More.

Which Are the Best Screwdrivers for My Home Toolbox?

Spiral bound notebook with screwdrivers, screws and bolts

Woodworking, framing, drywalling, and decking projects don't utilize one universal type of screw, so professionals and DIYers need to own a variety of screwdrivers for handling all sorts of tasks. Not only that, most types come in both manual and powered form, and ratcheting screwdrivers are available that reduce the need to lift and reposition the tool after each turn. Screwdrivers are used to insert and remove screws; the tips, or heads, will vary based on the type of screw used for a project.
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4 Tips For Choosing and Installing a Ceiling Fan

A woman servicing a ceiling fan light

A ceiling fan can be an attractive and functional addition to almost any room in your home, including outdoors in a covered patio space. Ceiling fans provide extra comfort in a room by providing air flow that makes the area feel cooler when temperatures are high. During colder months, a ceiling fan can be used to circulate the warm air, simply by reversing the direction of the blades. Read More

3 Things to Know About Cleaning Your Shower

A newly remodeled shower

Although your shower is where you go to get clean, it doesn't stay clean with continual usage. Soap scum and mildew can form on glass and tile shower surfaces, which require regular maintenance to keep them looking fresh and clean. Here are 3 things to know about cleaning your shower. Read More.

4 Things You Should Know About Walk-in Showers

A newly remodeled bathroom

A walk-in shower can be a wonderful addition to your bathroom, adding to your home’s value and offering years of enjoyment. Constructing a walk-in shower is not a DIY project, so you’ll want to consult with a professional about the layout, plumbing, and structural issues that will need to be addressed. Here are 4 things to know about walk-in showers. Read More.

Tips For Sealing Your Deck

wooden deck overlooking green field

Your deck is a terrific place for relaxing outdoors, grilling food, and enjoying time with family and friends. It’s important to take good care of your deck so it will last for many years and continue to add value to your home. One way to prolong the life of your deck it to seal it regularly, so it’s protected from weather and other environmental factors. Read More.

Tile Backsplash Adds Personality, Pizzazz to Kitchen Design

Chestnut kitchen with backsplash

If you’re looking for a way to create a spark in your kitchen design, consider adding a tile backsplash. Tile is decorative, ties together other fixtures and design components in the kitchen, and offers a wall surface that is easy to clean. Read More

Remember These 4 Tips When Staining Your Deck

Staining wood with a paintbrush

Spring is a terrific time for DIY projects. If your deck is showing signs of wear and tear, restoring it to its former glory is a fun and rewarding task that isn’t difficult for homeowners. If you decide to tackle a deck-staining project, remember these 4 tips. Read More.

Tile Trends and Installation Tips for 2018

modern dining room with tile floor

Installing tile in a kitchen or bathroom can be labor intensive, but it’s a fun and challenging DIY project that’s easy to learn and rewarding to complete.Read More

Attic Remodel Offers Additional Space, Unique Opportunities

blue print rolled into a tube

If you’re looking to add living space to your home, consider building up instead of out. Many homes offer sufficient attic space that can provide a terrific new home office, media room, play area, or bedroom.Read More.

Get Ready for Spring Cleaning!

vacuuming carpet

Before the weather gets too nice to spend the days indoors, use this time to get some deep cleaning done around your house. Late winter/early spring is a great time to do some truly deep cleaning, where you allocate more time and attention to the things you don’t tackle on a daily or weekly basis. Read More.

4 Easy DIY Home Projects for Spring

basket sitting on a table in front of a green wall

When winter transitions into spring, many homeowners get motivated to do some deep cleaning and add some updates to their home. Here are some ideas for easy DIY projects to try this spring, courtesy of Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale. Read more.

3 Things to Know When Selecting a Kitchen Sink

white kitchen cabinets with granite counters

A sink is a very important feature in any kitchen. It’s used for a variety of purposes, including washing hands, cleaning dishes and utensils, and prepping food for a meal. If you’re building a new home or renovating an existing kitchen, it helps to research your options before selecting a new kitchen sink. Here are three things to consider when choosing a kitchen sink. Read more.

French Doors Add Elegance, Function to Your Home

white french doors

If you’re adding some minor updates to your home, or doing an all-out remodel, installing French doors adds an elegant, timeless look to the interior of your home. Read more

Drywall Patching Fixes Holes, Dents in Walls

man installing drywall

Patching drywall is a fairly simple DIY project. You’ll need drywall compound, a small bucket for larger jobs, a putty knife, and sanding paper. For larger holes you’ll need mesh patches. All are available at your nearby home improvement store. Read more

Reclaimed Wood, a Beautiful, Eco-Friendly Decorating Option

Reclaimed wood detail

Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling an older one, reclaimed wood is a fantastic decorating option. Reclaimed wood refers to aged, recycled timbers; the wood that was harvested many years ago was used in construction, and was then salvaged when the original building was torn down. Read this article

Walk-in Showers Add Elegance, Value to a Bathroom Remodel

elegant stone bathroom with walk-in shower

Adding a walk-in shower is a terrific alternative when building a new home, finishing a basement space, or remodeling an existing bathroom. A walk-in shower is a waterproofed area for showering that doesn’t have a hinged door at the entrance point. Read this article

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale Give Us 3 Things to Know Before Purchasing a Shower Head

shower head

If you have old, leaky shower fixtures that need replacing, or if you’re looking to improve your shower experience, there are several things to know before choosing a shower head. There are a lot of choices available, some of which may need an expert for proper installation. Read this article

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton Hinsdale Offers Advice on Replacing Interior and Exterior Doors

orange wood door with wreath

If you live in an older home, you may notice wear and tear on your interior and exterior doors. One way to spruce up a home for resale, or as part of an overall remodel, is to replace the aging doors. Read this article

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton Hinsdale Explains the Advantages of Having a Range Hood

beautiful stone kitchen backsplash

If you’re building a home, selling your current home, or remodeling your kitchen, it’s important to consider the advantages of a range hood. Read this article

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton Hinsdale explains the need for caulking in your home

Hands caulking

Caulk is a soft, sticky compound that, once applied and exposed to the air, hardens into a substance that provides an airtight, watertight, non-porous seal. It’s used to seal cracks and gaps around your home, both inside and out. Inspecting the caulk around your home, and repairing or replacing it as needed, is a critical maintenance project that should be performed every year. Read this article.

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale offers ideas for updating your cabinetry

handle details on cabinets and drawers

If you’re looking for some budget-friendly ideas for updating your home, consider switching out the cabinet pulls and knobs throughout your house. If you look around, you’ll realize you have them in just about every room. There’s a large variety of options for replacing the existing hardware on your cabinets, so it shouldn’t be hard to create the look you’re going for. Read this article

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale offers tips for tile installation

Couple installing tile together

Installing tile in a kitchen, foyer, or bathroom is a popular DIY project. A tile floor is stylish, durable, and easy to maintain. While there are many steps involved, it’s not too difficult for homeowners who have the time to invest in the process. Read this article

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale offers tips for choosing flooring

Empty room with wooden floors

The flooring in your home is part of your decor, but also serves a functional role. Before choosing the best flooring for your home, it’s important to learn about the various alternatives. There are many options available, so researching what’s best for your lifestyle will result in a beautiful, long-lasting new floor. Read this article

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale offers tips for flower boxes

White trim  window with flower box

If you’re looking for a new way to add curb appeal to your home, or for some new ideas to freshen up your outdoor living space, consider adding flower boxes underneath your windows or along the railing of your deck. Adding urns or planter boxes is another beautiful yet functional way to add color and texture to a patio or front porch. Read this article

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale offers ideas for your home’s curb appeal

White home with manicured landscaping

It’s hard not to judge a book by its cover, especially when it applies to your home. The outside appearance of your house and yard offers your first chance to make a good impression; if it looks beautiful from the curb, it’s assumed that the interior looks great too. Read this article

Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale: DIY or call a pro?

As summer approaches and your home repair list grows, there are some projects where you can save money and are DIY while others will require a professional.


Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale offers ideas for remodeling

Dark wood kitchen with white cabinetry

Homeowners may want to remodel their home for any number of reasons. After living in a house for many years, many owners make changes to update the style of the home, either for their own comfort and convenience, or to prepare for a sale. Read this article.


Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale offers exterior maintenance ideas

Painting a pillar white

You may have completed your indoor spring cleaning projects by now, and are ready to focus on outdoor maintenance and repairs. During this time of year, high winds and strong rains can lead to issues that should be tackled right away before they have time to progress into becoming major repair projects. Read this article


Mr Handyman offers tips for Aging in Place

Two men installing cabinets into a kitchen

Aging in place is a term used to describe a person living in the residence of their choice, for as long as they are able, as they age. This includes being able to have any services (or other support) they might need over time as their needs change. Read this article


Mr. Handyman offers spring cleaning tips for your home

mopping white tile

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

Handyman measuring wood plank

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

Home covered in snow

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

man shoveling snow

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

house roof covered in snow

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

Blue bathroom with white tile-work

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

Phone: 630-657-0378

www.mrhandyman.com


Mr. Handyman offers important Fire Safety tips for the holidays

Fireplace and pine tree decorated 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

Child working with a hammer

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.


Business Insight - Mr. Handyman primes you for fall, football and family.

Detail of a wooden deck

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.


My Suburban Life - Fix up your “man cave” for football season!

home theater

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

house with white garage door and chain link fence

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

Washroom with washer and dryer

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


Business Insight- Keep Your Home Safe - June 27, 2016

Brick home with a wooden deck and patio furniture

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

White fence with flowers

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.

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