The Best Wichita Home Improvements For Your House
If you're like most Wichita homeowners, you likely take pride in your home's appearance—both in its interior and exterior. After all it is one of your biggest investments, so you want it to look and function at its very best. Making that happen is easy if you ask a professional handyman for help with Wichita home improvements.
Maintaining your home is a lot of work. Most Wichita homeowners are very busy, and don't always have the time to clean siding, update old cupboards, or paint front doors. If spending a weekend fixing up your house feels stressful, don't worry. You don't have to tackle these improvement projects by yourself. Our team of experts will take care of it for you.
At Mr. Handyman of the Wichita Metro Area, each Wichita handyman on our team has years of experience, is highly versatile at completing a wide range of jobs, and has the right expertise to help with your Wichita home improvement project. Customer service is always our top priority, so you can rest assured that you will always be our top priority while we work at your home improvements. Furthermore, we take pride in ensuring your home is treated with the utmost respect. We even go so far as to wear booties while working in your home to protect your floors.
There are many ways our team of experts can fix up your house's exterior and interior. The following are a few of our most recommended improvement services:
Exterior Wichita Home Improvements
The outside of your house contributes to its curb appeal, welcomes friends, family and neighbors to your humble abode. It sets the tone for the rest of your property. For instance if your home's exterior looks unkempt, your fellow community members will have reasons to believe the interior of your home is also poorly maintained. Stay on top of the following Wichita home improvements to keep your home looking its best.
1. Gutter Cleaning
While it may not sound like gutter cleaning is a home improvement service, it's actually very important for maintaining the appearance of your house. Why? Gutter cleaning prevents significant damage and wear from impacting nearly every part of your home's exterior. Without regular gutter cleanings, the system will become clogged. When this happens, water and muck will spill down the sides of your house. The subsequent water damage is quite serious and could result in significant repairs needed for your Wichita home.
How Often Should I Clean My Gutters?
At Mr. Handyman of the Wichita Metro Area, we know most homeowners don't want to spend the weekend elbow-deep in muck. Not to mention, gutter cleaning can also be dangerous if you're not comfortable climbing ladders. That's why you should hire our professional services to take care of this task for you. At the bare minimum, your gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year. We recommend once in the fall and once in the spring.
Gutter Cleaning Prevents:
Staining on siding, paving stones and windows
Structural issues with your home's foundation
Mold, mildew and wood rot
Insects, like mosquitoes
Flooded basements, attics and yards
2. Siding Repair
When siding looks neglected, dirty or is damaged, your entire property's aesthetic appeal will suffer because it makes up the majority of surface area on your home. No matter what type of siding you have at your residential property, it's important to take good care of it and repair any damage right away.
Different types of siding have different requirements. For instance, wood siding is prone to water damage and rot. Likewise, if hung improperly, vinyl siding can warp. Since different materials have different needs, it's best to hire a team of Wichita home improvement experts who can fix any problem areas in your siding promptly—such as the team at Mr. Handyman of the Wichita Metro Area.
What Damages My Siding?
Rain may lead to wood rot, mold and mildew
Sunshine might bleach vinyl siding
Moisture could lead to lichen and staining
Wind may knock panels loose
Hail could cause dents and cracks
3. Paint Trim
Painting your entire home is a great way to improve its appearance, but it's also time-consuming and expensive. An easier alternative with less overhead costs is trim painting. Not only is this a more cost-effective option for home improvements, but it will also refresh its curb appeal and make your home look more aesthetically pleasing.
4. Fence Repair
As lovely as your property might be, a damaged or run-down looking fence will spoil even the most beautiful facades. Fences should add to your residential property's aesthetic, not take away from it. So when it looks rundown, it's time for a home improvement service. Besides, fences also provide privacy, security and mark property lines. Also, if you have missing slats or exposed nails in your fence, it's possible children or pets could get hurt while playing in the backyard.
Common Fence Repairs We Can Help With:
Replace broken chain link
Right leaning fences
Fix squeaking gates
Replace damaged posts, pickets and slats
Paint or stain old fences
5. Front Door Repair & Replacement
Your Wichita house's entryway is an important part of its exterior. From elegant century homes to new builds, a front door welcomes friends and family to your home, contributes to your property's energy efficiency, and keeps your possessions safe from intruders. When your door is damaged, looks worn-down, or has gone out of style, the team at Mr. Handyman can help. Our team can offer both repair and replacement services.
Common Door Problems We Can Solve:
Peeling paint and chipped stain
Torn screen doors
Wood chewed or scratched by pets
Knobs that no longer turn
Latches that do not work correctly
Squeaky and rusty hinges
Wood rot and termite damage
6. Power Washing
One of the best exterior Wichita home improvement ideas is to get a power washing service for your outdoor surfaces. Pressure washers spray water at an incredibly high force—2,000 to 2,800 psi to be exact. This means they can blast away years of stains, buildup and grime from your driveway, deck or even your fence. It's truly amazing the difference power washing services can make. Since power washing is an efficient, cost-effective alternative to an entire remodel, it's a great way to get the benefits of exterior home improvements without breaking the bank.
Why You Should Hire the Pros
You may be tempted to rent a power washer and use it on your own. We strongly advise against this. These are very powerful machines that can be very dangerous in untrained hands. Different surfaces need to be washed with different pressures, and you can easily damage your house by not changing the pressures accordingly.
It's not only your house that can be damaged by improperly using a pressure washer. These tools can cut human skin. If unsafely used, you could harm yourself or a loved one that winds up in front of the spray. The best and safest option is to hire an expert to take care of your power washing needs.
Interior Wichita Home Improvements
It's not just the interior of your house that can benefit from Wichita home improvement services. By maintaining its interior too, you not only create an enjoyable space for you and your loved ones to be in, but you also help prevent damage that could otherwise be costly and time-consuming to repair. Use these tips to keep your Wichita home in peak condition.
1. Apply Fresh Paint Inside
Whether you've lived in your home for a few years and you're tired of the current color, or you just moved in and the previous homeowner's style does not match your own, a fresh coat of paint is an easy way to revitalize any room. Should you choose to paint on your own, remember to go over the walls multiple times and use a primer to completely cover the original color.
Pro-Tip: Preparing to Move?
If you're thinking of moving, you should consider painting your house in neutral colors like white, gray or beige. These tones tend to perform best when trying to impress prospective buyers because it's easier for them to envision living in your space.
2. Re-Grout Old Tiles & Re-Caulk
Over time, the grout in your bathroom or kitchen backsplash gets old, dated and dirty. All kinds of stains and grime can make your grout look worse for wear. Likewise, caulk only lasts about five years. After that time, it starts to deteriorate and will need to be replaced. Both these fixes are easy and simple to complete with help from a pro technician. And, refreshing your grout is a fantastic way to make your backsplash, countertop or flooring look brand-new without having to retile the entire area.
3. Change Your Tile
Retiling your bathroom or kitchen is a big job, but it's also one that can be easily handled by the experts at Mr. Handyman! Our team has years of experience working on a range of home improvements, including tiling. Whether you want your floors redone or the shower backsplash to be updated, we've got it covered. Our team is experienced at installing a wide variety of materials and will expertly replace or install new tile to your floors, backsplashes, shower walls, countertops and more.
Wichita Home Improvement Tip:
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are man-made but are incredibly strong and durable. Available in an array of colors, these materials are more cost-effective than stone tiles.
4. Update Old Faucets & Light Fixtures
Little details can make a big difference in any space. Often in new builds, the faucets throughout your house are not of the highest quality. While they serve a purpose, you may want to eventually buy new ones that are built to last and are more in-line with your personal tastes.
The same goes for your light fixtures. There is plenty of room to play with the lighting as part of your home improvements. Changing up the lights can illuminate the space better, improving its aesthetic and your ability to complete tasks like reading, cooking, styling your hair or doing laundry. When shopping for light fixtures, keep in mind the three different types of lighting:
5. Refinish Cabinets
Whether in your kitchen, bathroom or as part of a storage area, cabinets tend to take up a lot of space in any room. Thus, they draw the eye and contribute to making or breaking a space's aesthetic. In particular, outdated or worn cabinets can make your house look uncared for. Whether as part of a bathroom remodeling project or because you want to spruce up your kitchen, refinishing cabinets is a great home improvement project to update any space.
How to Refinish Your Cabinets:
Paint: One of the easiest ways to transform any cabinet material is with paint. Spruce up your storage and get creative!
Stain: If you have wood cabinets, you can apply a different color of stain to give them a new lease on life.
Reface: While maintaining the structural integrity of your cabinets, why not swap out the doors alone? This saves you the hassle of paint/stain while giving your cabinets an entirely new appearance.
Although this may seem like a daunting home improvement project, it's actually very easy with the help of our expert team. We'll sand, stain and varnish—or sand and paint—your cabinets according to whatever you have in mind.
Hire the Experts at Mr. Handyman of the Wichita Metro Area Today!
Are you ready to bring your Wichita home improvement dreams to life? With help from the team at Mr. Handyman of the Wichita Metro Area, you can turn around your home's exterior from drab to fab in no time. We've helped countless homeowners throughout the Wichita area, including in Haysville, Derby and more.
To get started today, we invite you to give us a call at 316-285-1217. We look forward to helping with your next Wichita home improvements!