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Handyman Project Inspiration Guide: Home Remodeling Wichita, KS Edition

Home remodeling is a job that's never completely finished for most Wichita homeowners. As you and your family change through the years, your home should change as well to ensure that it is perfectly tailored to your unique needs.

That doesn't mean you need a drastic overhaul of the whole house every few years—carefully chosen improvement projects here and there will give you the beautiful living spaces you want without so much stress and expense. If you're thinking about potential home remodeling Wichita, KS projects there's probably a few things that come to mind, but it’s often difficult to know where to start. We've sorted a few project ideas according to different areas of Wichita properties that often don't get much attention, to give you unique inspiration for future home remodeling projects.

Already know exactly where you want to begin? No problem! The remodeling experts at Mr. Handyman of the Wichita Metro Area will take your home remodeling projects to the next level. As a locally owned and operated business, our home remodeling Wichita, KS service professionals are proud to provide outstanding craftsmanship and customer care for every project.

Living & Dining Rooms

There's a lot of focus on kitchen and bathroom remodeling, and that's fair; they are highly utilitarian rooms that require clever, functional design. But that doesn't mean the living and dining rooms should be left out of all the fun. It can be a challenge to envision the perfect remodeling project for these rooms because they're typically defined by their furniture rather than built-in features—but that just makes it more striking when you come up with the perfect improvement project to make the space really sing.

Custom Carpentry

One of the reasons people tend to love historic homes so much is all the beautiful custom woodworking throughout, from elaborate trim such as corbels, spindles, and crown molding to built-in furniture like china cabinets and window seats. But those unique, charming features don't have to be left behind in the past. A talented carpenter such as the ones at Mr. Handyman will take your design ideas and turn them into reality with elegant craftsmanship and finishing.

Don't be turned off by the thought of old-fashioned details that wouldn't fit with your home design. Since carpentry home remodeling projects are being created just for you, it’s easy to choose a style such as contemporary, rustic, minimalist, or modern that will fit perfectly with your existing decor.

For example, when people think of wood wall paneling, they tend to imagine grandma's basement circa 1970. But the right type and style of paneling or wainscoting could be a modern masterpiece that sets the tone for the entire room. The same could be said of a built-in china cabinet or trophy case to display your precious mementos and proudest achievements—don't forget cabinet lighting to showcase them to their full advantage.

Wichita Wood Floor Installation

Flooring installation is another opportunity to bring new life to your living and dining rooms. Flooring is practical, of course—you need something to stand on—but because it takes up so much visual space, it also makes a huge impact on style. While carpet and tile are, of course, excellent choices and may work best for your personal style or the way you like to use your home, wood floors are the go-to living and dining room option in most houses—they're beautiful, classic, durable, and can be quite unique depending on the choice of wood.

When considering wood floors for home remodeling Wichita projects, it's important to understand the difference between solid hardwood and engineered hardwood. Solid wood flooring, as the name suggests, is made with solid planks of hardwood that interlock to form a smooth surface. It is nailed to the subfloor, which makes installation more of a challenge, but it can be sanded and refinished many times. That means it could last up to 100 years if properly maintained, which certainly cuts down on installation costs. Engineered hardwood, on the other hand, is made up of a veneer of hardwood bonded to plywood. It's easier to install but can only be sanded down once or maybe twice and has a lifespan of about 25 to 30 years.

Basement

The basement is often forgotten when it comes to home remodeling, but there are so many opportunities to change it from an under-utilized space to one of the best parts of the house. If your basement is currently a cement subfloor with unfinished walls, basement finishes like drywall and flooring will obviously go a long way towards making it livable and appealing. Even if you already have a finished basement, there's still a lot that Mr. Handyman's improvement services could add to your basement.

Storage Solutions

If your basement is a dumping zone for all the stuff that doesn't have anywhere else to go, you probably feel frustrated every time you try to use it or even look at it. We can create custom storage solutions that will give you the peace of mind that comes with having a place for everything and everything in its place. This could include storage options such as:

  • Shelving, large or small

  • Racks for sports equipment

  • Cubbyholes for children's toys

  • Built-in seating with hinged boxes underneath

  • Cabinets and drawers for hobby items

  • Pegboards for tools

Upgrade Lighting

Basements tend to be dark, so the right lighting is critical to transform your basement into an inviting living area. Recessed lighting is a popular choice, especially in basements with lower ceilings, because there's no risk of accidentally cracking your head on a hanging light fixture. Wall sconces or light strips also go a long way toward brightening up a space.

If you'd like your basement to be a little less cave-like, investigating your lighting options should be your first step. We could upgrade your existing light fixtures, relocate them to a better spot, or install brand-new ones, depending on what you need.

Exterior

Finally, let's talk about the exterior of your home. It's what determines the curb appeal of your house and gives visitors that important first impression, so exterior home remodeling could really change how you feel about your house overall. Projects such as new siding or window installations might also improve the comfort of your home and save you a lot of money in the long run on your energy bill by making your house more energy efficient.

Deck or Porch Construction

Outdoor living spaces such as the backyard deck and front porch are ideal for socializing, dining, recreation, and just sitting back to soak up the sunshine. If your current deck or porch doesn't suit your needs — or you don't have those outdoor features — we’ll build custom decks from the ground up that will turn your outdoor space into your favorite part of the house.

Or, our carpenters could enhance what you already have to make it the envy of the neighborhood. Consider adding a covered deck or screened-in porch; there are a lot of benefits of porch screening services beyond just mosquito prevention! (Although let's face it, that's a pretty big advantage.) Other ideas for deck and porch home remodeling Wichita, KS projects include:

  • Countertop and cabinets by the grill for an outdoor chef's zone

  • Mount a TV on an exterior wall and watch the game outside

  • Multi-level deck that serves multiple stories of your home with areas for dining, cooking, recreation, and relaxation

  • Gazebo connected to the deck with a raised wooden walkway

Need Home Remodeling Wichita, KS Service? Trust Mr. Handyman of the Wichita Metro Area.

Whether you're in Wichita or a nearby area such as Schulte, Andover, or Derby, the dependable professionals at Mr. Handyman of the Wichita Metro Area have quality workmanship and commitment to customer service to meet your needs.

Contact us today at 316-285-1217 and let us know how we can help make your home remodeling Wichita, KS dreams a reality!