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Quick and Precise Handyman Services for Homeowners

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Benefits of a Custom Closet System

Having an organized closet is exactly what you want. When you need to store clothes and shoes, don’t just throw them in the corner. Instead, opt for a custom closet system that meets your storage needs. From shelving and clothing racks to drawers and cabinets, there are many options you can choose from to organize your closet space. Learn more in our blog!

Double Your Storage Space

Are clothes piling up on your closet floor? Find your organizational flow with a wall-mounted system. This closet plan is perfect for spaces with deep corners, tall ceilings, and unusual shapes. You can optimize your closet to its full storage potential. Hang up clothes while storing your shoes in a place you can easily reach. Ideal for those with a larger wardrobe!

Build In Hidden Features

Install hidden baskets or hampers to hide away dirty laundry. With a custom design plan, you have the choice to add more storage options, including shelving, drawers, and even a foldout ironing board if needed. All of these features are simple to install, so if you need more storage or have a different idea of what you want, don’t stress!

Add Lasting Value

Who doesn’t want a walk-in closet? An open closet concept is appealing and adds value if you ever plan to sell. Furthermore, you can better visualize your options, have a place for everything, and stay organized much more easily. There’s no reason for you not have a closet that’s functional and beautiful!

Conclusion

Let House Doctors Handyman of Hardin County install the custom closet system of your dreams! With our organizational experience with shelving, clothing racks, and more, we can create a custom closet for your space and lifestyle. Contact us to get started on your new closet today!

Popular Plumbing Problems

Modern day plumbing has come a long way but it isn’t without its flaws. From the kitchen sink to the toilet, plumbing in any form can be finicky and delicate. Below we discuss the most common plumbing problems and how they are solved.

Leaking Faucets

Leaky faucets are the most common plumbing concern most property owner’s face. Not only can a leaking faucet become incredibly irritating over time, it also wastes a surprising amount of perfectly good water. Most oftentimes the solution for this is to replace the cartridge or O-rings below the faucet.

Clogged Drains

Unfortunately drains can easily become obstructed by chunks of food, trash, or hair. If the drain is a small one located in a bathroom sink or shower, check to see if the drain cover easily pops out or unscrews, remove the obstruction, and replace the cover. If you do not have this option or have a clogged kitchen sink, more advanced tools and skills will be required.

Faulty Toilet

A faulty toilet can include anything from a clog to a one that won’t flush at all. The most common plumbing problems include toilets that won’t stop running, won’t flush, are clogged, leaking, or won’t refill. Each of these will require immediate attention and various solutions, tools, and potentially replacement parts.  

No Hot Water

One of the worst plumbing problems to encounter in a hurry is not having any hot water. Most often this will be a result of a leaking, broken, or malfunctioning water heater. A less likely but possible culprit for no hot water is that the thermostat itself could be not working properly too.

Final Thoughts

Plumbing problems and repairs are not to be taken lightly as they can lead to serious structural consequences and the formation of mold when ignored. With the professionals at House Doctors Handyman of Hardin County you can ensure that even the most common of plumbing problems are adequately addressed every single time.

Home Improvements: Garage Edition

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When you’re making a list of home improvements, make sure to include your garage. Although it’s a part of the house that’s not shown as much as the kitchen or dining room, the garage is still an essential space. It can be used as extra storage for cars, boats, tools, power equipment, sporting goods, and more. If you’re someone who utilizes the garage, there are many ways to upgrade it so it can benefit your lifestyle. Keep reading to learn more!

Install a Cabinet System

If you’re looking for ways to stay organized, a cabinet system is a good place to start. Cabinets can be installed in your garage to give you maximum storage. There are options like fitted cabinets that stay upright against the wall and can hold heavy items. On the other hand, you can choose free standing cabinets, which are able to be moved around to fit your needs. Either way, a cabinet system can provide you with storage and organization!

Refurbish the Flooring

Don’t forget about your garage flooring! The appearance of your flooring matters, so it’s best to explore your flooring alternatives before finishing up your garage improvement project. For concrete flooring, homeowners have the option to choose epoxy paint, concrete stains, concrete sealers, and more. Depending on what you want (including the price range you want to stay in), a refurbished floor can surely enhance your garage.

Replace the Garage Door

When guests arrive to your home, the garage door is one of the first things they see. Ensure your garage door corresponds to the design of your home. There are affordable garage doors replacements on the market, but if you’re satisfied with your door and just need a simple upgrade such as new paint, then call your local handyman. The transformation of your garage door can bring together the whole house!

Conclusion

If you’re searching for a handyman to help with your home improvement plans, call on House Doctors Handyman of Hardin County. We have many years of experience with garage remodels and repairs, so you can trust us to complete the job. Contact our team at (502) 791-9555 to request a quote!

How to Protect Your Home During Fire Season

Fire season generally occurs during the warm, dry months of summer. During this time it becomes increasingly important for property owners to take steps to ‘harden’ their properties, or otherwise brace them for potential exposure to fire. Continue along below as we discuss many ways in which you can harden your home and better protect it from being damaged in a fire.

  • Roof

Your roof is the most vulnerable part of your home when it comes to fire. It’s important to understand that not all roofing materials are created equal and the most fire resistant types of roofs include those made of metal, tiles, or composition shingles.

  • Vents

A simple way to critically protect your home from fire damage is to cover all of the interior and exterior vents with noncombustible and corrosion resistant screens. By properly screening your home’s vents not only will you be protecting it from dangerous embers, but pests too!

  • Siding

Ensuring the siding on your home is fire resistant is crucial for keeping fire at bay. Stucco, metal, and cement are all protective, fire resistant, and attractive siding materials that might be perfect for your home.

  • Fences

Consider replacing your wooden fence with non-combustible materials. Also, separate wood fences from your home with a 3′-5′ section of metal fence where they attach to the house.

  • Windows

Windows provide a great opportunity to stop flames in their tracks. Ensure that your home is equipped with dual paned windows, with one pane being made of tempered glass.

  • Decks

While replacing your wood deck with noncombustible materials may not be practical, there are still ways you can make your outside space more resistant to fire. The easiest way is to regularly clear out organic and combustible debris from underneath your deck.

Final Thoughts

As fires continue to destroy billions of dollars worth of property annually, it’s never been more important to proactively protect and prepare your home and family from fire. The House Doctors Handyman of Hardin County can help prepare your home this fire season by updating your roof, siding, fences, deck and more!

A Few Ways to Finish Your Fence

As a homeowner, you might understand that updating areas of your house is inevitable. If one of those projects include restoring your fence, then we have a few suggestions before you get started. Of course, there are plenty of ways to “finish” a fence, including painting and staining. But which one should you choose? In this blog, we talk about the pros and cons of each option. Continue reading to learn more!

Painting

One way to give your fence a facelift is to paint it. Of course, you should know that painting requires a good amount of prep work. From peeling off the previous layer to priming the surface, there are certain steps to follow. However, the finished look is always something to admire, especially if you are going for a “white picket fence” appearance.

Staining

When it comes down to finishing a fence, staining is at the top. Why is this? Well, staining is less maintenance and doesn’t peel or crack like paint does. In addition, you don’t need to spend a lot of time with the prepping it either. Just pressure wash or use a deck washer to get it cleaned. Furthermore, there are many options to choose from when it comes to stain colors, waterproof stains, and more.

Natural

Do you want to preserve the natural look of your fence? All you need to do is wash it occasionally. If a rustic and weathered appearance is what you’re going for, then you don’t need to worry about the upkeep. You can leave it alone and let the elements do the work. Sometimes, all your fence may need is a simple pressure washing to get it back to its original look.

Conclusion

When you contact the experts at House Doctors Handyman of Hardin County, you can expect the best home improvement services in your area. We handle projects, including fence installation and repairs, with the upmost professionalism. We have the skill and expertise to complete the job. Request a service by calling us at (502) 791-9555.

The Benefits of Home Improvement Projects

It is common for small house projects to drive us crazy. Whether it is the time it takes, or the amount of money you have to invest, there can be many factors that interfere with you actually completing a home project successfully. Whatever these factors may be, we promise you that completing the project can bring more good than bad! Read along as we discuss the benefits of home improvement projects.

Comfort

A well-maintained home is a comfortable home. We all seek comfort in our home and problems such as a cracked window or an outdated kitchen can alter that feeling. By tackling those issues and enlisting the help of professionals, you can enjoy the new updates made that bring back that sense of safety while enjoying it to your benefit!

Curb Appeal

While comfort is a major part of a home, it is also important to view your house as a long-term investment. Investing into the improvement of your home can significantly increase its curb appeal and increase the overall value of your home. Whether you extend your deck, or expand a room, these projects have many benefits to them.

Cost Efficiency

It is common for home repairs to rise, but if not take care of in a timely manner, can lead to more costly repairs. By making improvements sooner rather than later, you are being efficient with your costs, which saves you from bigger expenses in the future.

Take the First Step

Start your home improvement projects by giving your trusted, local handymen a call. At House Doctors, our professional and highly skilled team is here to help. They specialize in a wide variety of projects and will deliver the results you seek. Learn more about our services and us by siting our website.

3 Reasons to Install a Deck

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Have you considered installing a deck for your backyard? With cozy outdoor furniture and a heavy-duty grill, you can make your deck into a relaxing hangout area for friends and family. A new deck can bring together your favorite people outside, while adding value to your home too. The many benefits of a deck are explored in this blog, so continue reading!

Property Value

One way to increase your home’s property value is with a deck installation. Relatively inexpensive compared to other home additions, decks are a feature that buyers are looking for when house hunting.  A deck will increase your home’s value more than adding a living room or an extra bathroom according to some experts.

More Room

Installing a deck provides more room for outdoor entertainment, especially for larger gatherings. If the square footage in your home is not enough to host big parties, this new feature is perfect for spreading out guests and giving them options to be seated indoors or outdoors. Consider adding lighting and furniture to make your deck into a comfortable and stylish space.

Quick Construction

In as little as a few weeks, you could have a whole new addition to your home. That’s why it’s a good idea to hire a reputable contractor, as they will have the expertise to install it quickly. A couple of months is the standard amount of time to build and install a deck, which is a considerable difference than a DIY installation would take.

Conclusion

When you are ready to install a deck, call on the experts at House Doctors Handyman of Hardin County. We will work with you to come up with a design that conforms to your home’s aesthetic. For more information about deck installation and repair services, visit our website here.

Where to Use Trim and Molding in Your Home

Do you have a list of home improvements projects that you want to complete? Make sure to have molding and trimming written down. There is versatility to molding, as Lumber Experts explains, “you can incorporate it into almost any room design, and it can be applied to much more than just the edge between your wall and ceiling.” Learn more about the benefits of trim and molding for your home by reading our blog!

Places to Mold

Molding gives any room a completed appearance, even if the room empty. The contrast from the molding alongside new flooring or a freshly painted wall can bring together the look of the house. Although molding is commonly found on walls and ceilings, there are other places this application can be placed. Here are some ways molding and trim is used:

  • Baseboard: The meeting point of your wall and floor needs some type of protection, which molding can give. Not only does molding provide a safety barrier, it adds aesthetic too. There are different designs that can be custom fitted to each corner of your home.
  • Chair rail molding: This molding is found where the height of a chair armrest lies. Meant to protect against scrapes and scuff marks, chair molding can also be an attractive part of the room. It can separate wallpaper and paint transitions for a striking impression.
  • Casing: Windows and doors are another area where casing can make a wonderful addition. It can fill in the empty spaces between windows, doors, and other entrances that may have gaps.
  • Cove Molding: You might have heard of cove molding referred to simply as “coving.” This subtle interior trim is another option for crown molding, with a concave design and lower-profile style.

Conclusion

Give the rooms in your home a finished look with mold and trimming. The professionals at House Doctors Handyman of Hardin County can complete your molding with our quality workmanship and attention to detail. Call to inquire about pricing and other services for your home, or visit our website here.

How House Doctor’s Is Taking Preventative Measure

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Hardin County, KY along with the rest of the United States is living through a Pandemic that has put a halt on most of our everyday routines, jobs, and services. Services such as ours have learned to readjust to continue our livelihood. Preventative measures are continuously made to ensure the safety of our clients, their homes, and our staff members. You might seem weary to allow someone into your home during these trying times, but House Doctors is here to reassure you that we are using special measures and technology to help remove risks while giving our clients a peace of mind. Through our contactless options, we are minimizing in-person interaction while maintaining top efficiency.

How It Works

If you have a home project that you want us to partake in, you can contact us via phone. During this call, you will be speaking with an experienced staff member about your needs, and together you we will either schedule a convenient time for a contactless estimate or set a time to get the work completed. 

If you need an estimate, we are able to provide it to you virtually. The best option is through video options such as FaceTime, Zoom, or any other video app. This will allow us to see your home without having to come in, and will give you the opportunity to ask any questions.  Once the video chat is completed, we will email you an estimate (Good for at least 30 days), and move forward with setting a date and time to begin the work in your home.

Contactless Service

Once you accept the estimate, we will set up a date that you are comfortable with for our staff to come and complete the work requested. There will only be a bare-minimum of time spent in your home. We will only come into your home if we absolutely must. You can expect us to enforce a suitable distance between you and our work crew at all times. We are taking these necessary steps to ensure that you and our crew remain safe.  

To those that are ready to continue making improvements in their homes, we want to express our true appreciation for your support. These times have been difficult on everyone, and as a business that puts great emphasis on customer service, it is our mission to continue our services while implementing precautionary steps that offer the best sanitary repair or installation experience for everyone. If you are interested in an estimate from us for your home project, feel free to give us a call or visit our website for more information!

3 Types of Masonry Materials

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As you plan the design for your masonry project, it’s a good idea to do a little bit of research on different types of materials. You may ask yourself questions like am I going for a natural look? Do I want a staggered or symmetrical formation? Fortunately, there are a variety of resources that can be used for your outdoor development, while still appealing to your style and budget. If you’re curious about which masonry materials are right for you, keep on reading!

Brick Masonry

Bricks are a common material that are used for both residential and commercial projects. The material itself is made to be long lasting and durable, which is why many builders choose bricks for masonry purposes. They come in a variety of styles too, ranging from traditional to modern colors and textures. Bricks are typically placed in a staggered form, making them sturdy and giving the structure added strength to withstand the elements.

Stone Masonry

When it comes to stone masonry, there are stones that are considered dressed and undressed. Dressed stone is going to come in more sizes and patterns. Undressed stone, also known as rough stone, is laid as ‘rubble masonry,’ which provides a less clean look, and includes putting a wall together without a regular pattern. Instead, undressed stone provides a more authentic or natural appearance.

Concrete Blocks

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Larger than an average brick, concrete blocks are a standard material for construction. This material offers durability for projects like walls and chimneys. It often takes less time to lay them out and tend to be more affordable. Concrete masonry units come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and specialty forms making them a versatile building material.

Conclusion

Need help planning your masonry project? The team at House Doctors Handyman of Hardin County is here to help! We want to be part of your home improvement ventures, so go ahead and give us a quick call. You can also visit our website for more information on our professional services. We look forward to working with you soon!

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