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Creating a Timeless Kitchen

Kitchen remodels can be costly, but oh-so-worth-it. Ditching a dated kitchen can be a cleansing experience. A timeless kitchen means there will be less remodels later and potentially only minor updates. Whenever you’re ready to go out with the old and in with the new, keep in mind these details to creating a timeless kitchen…. Read more

3 Trends in Master Bathroom Remodels

Trends change faster than people can keep up these days, and that’s a prime reason to consult a remodeling specialist like Handyman Professionals when considering a master bathroom remodel. The team in place here can be a strong guide to make sure you don’t end up with a bathroom that will decrease the selling price… Read more

Sunroom 101: What You Should Know (And Why You Need to Build One)

Traditionally folks have added sunrooms to their homes to increase entertainment space, add a comfy relaxation room or bring in more natural light. Sunrooms are typically cost-effective and add overall value to your home. Future buyers look at sunroom additions as a positive because of the usable square footage they create no matter how they… Read more

Why You Should Build the Ultimate Rec Room for Teens

Building a space your tween or teen can call their own may add serious bonus points to your “cool parent” status. While being the coolest parent on the block may be appealing, there are more reasons than that for building an addition suitable for the mini-adults in the family. Read on to learn some of… Read more

3 Signs it’s Time to Renovate Your Kitchen

Wondering how to know when to take your kitchen from drab to fab? With so much to consider, including timing and budgets, we’re reminded a kitchen renovation is no small project. Knowing your kitchen will be unavailable for use for several weeks or even months depending on the size of your project, may help you… Read more

Four Kitchen Design Styles Trending in Today’s Homes

Long gone are the days of tucked-away kitchens. Today, kitchens are a focal point of a home – a gathering place, a homework spot, a place for special occasions and more. Kitchens play many roles in today’s homes. Typically, the style of a kitchen carries through the remainder of the house. When determining your kitchen… Read more

Bathroom Remodel 101

Kitchen and bathroom remodels are two of the best investments you can make in your home. When buyers are shopping around, these rooms are at the top of the list for “splurge” areas. Even if you aren’t preparing to put your home on the market, a nicely remodeled bathroom can add years of enjoyment. It… Read more

7 Must-Have Ideas for Your Master Suite Remodel

“Your home is a living space, not a storage place.” We couldn’t agree more with these words by Miss Minimalist, Francine Jay. Your home is for family dinners, first-date introductions, movie nights and memory making. Whether you keep your clutter to a minimum, like Miss Minimalist would recommend, or you need creative solutions to pack… Read more

Top Three Spring Home Remodel Projects

The birds are chirping. The bees are buzzing. The grass is turning green and the flowers are blooming. Spring is in the air, and so is the desire to freshen up old spaces. Whether it’s spring cleaning, a new coat of paint or a complete room remodel, many homeowners choose the spring season for their… Read more

Ditch the Winter Blues and Plan Your Backyard Oasis

Does an extra-cold winter have your sights set on spring? There’s one advantage to being cooped up inside all winter: You have plenty of time to plan and prep your next backyard or home improvement project. (There’s always a silver lining to the snow cloud that’s been hanging around all winter!) Now’s the perfect time… Read more

When You Know It’s Time to Build an Addition

Building an addition on your home isn’t for the faint of heart. There are questions to ask yourself and considerations to be made before taking the leap and picking up a hammer. We’ve listed four of these questions to get your wheels turning. 1.) What’s the purpose of your addition? Has your family simply outgrown… Read more

Big Changes to Small (Bathroom) Spaces

Is your bathroom square-footage-challenged? With proper planning, small spaces can be great places. The pros at Handyman Professionals have compiled these tips to turn your small bathroom into a spacious retreat. Vanity vs. Pedestal Sink. If you’re looking for more floor space and an open feeling, then a pedestal sink is the way to go…. Read more

Your Kitchen Remodel Checklist

When it comes to kitchen remodels, there’s a laundry list of things to think about, including plumbing, flooring, paint and even door knobs and drawer pulls. If the idea of a remodel has you shaking in your steel-toed work boots, we’ve got a simple checklist to take the worry out of the work. But before… Read more

Three Reasons to Attend Tuscaloosa’s Best Home Reno Show

Tuscaloosa’s only home show takes center stage Feb. 3 and 4. Held at the University of Alabama’s Bryant Conference Center, the Renovation Revolution Home Show is the go-to place to talk with more than 60 experts in the home improvement industry, including Handyman Professionals. Whether you’re thinking about tackling a small DIY project or a… Read more

Four Home Reno Resolutions for 2018

You’ve committed to taking off that extra 10 pounds, drinking more water or exercising more in 2018, but how are the renovation resolutions for your home looking for the coming year? What goals have you set for your home? We’ve got four home improvement resolutions for you to consider for the new year. Some are… Read more

Light Up Your Kitchen with These Hot Ideas

When it comes to lighting, the team at Handyman Professionals has a few bright ideas for you – specifically, kitchen lighting ideas. Yes, even your kitchen could benefit from ambient lighting. You don’t have to sacrifice style for a utilitarian space! Today’s trends lean toward natural products. Light fixtures that are a mixture of wood… Read more

Five Trending Tile Treatments

Tile can add the finishing touch to your kitchen remodel or be what ties a whole bathroom together. Whether you’re selecting your backsplash options or making your flooring selections, consider these four trending options for your next renovation. Textured Tile Textured or three-dimensional tiles add interest and depth to kitchen backsplashes and shower walls. These tiles… Read more

The Perfect Countertop: Six Options for Your Design Style and Budget

So many choices, only one kitchen. How do you decide what type of countertop to use in your kitchen? While budget is usually the ultimate deciding factor, durability and design are also important factors to consider. Marble. Marbles offer stunning veining and are popular in today’s kitchen designs, offering a high-end look and timeless appeal…. Read more

Four Honey-Do List Projects to Hand Off to the Pros

If your fall honey-do list is longer than the grocery list for your tailgate party, maybe it’s time to call in the pros to tackle the biggest and baddest players on the list. Why tie up your football Saturdays or Sundays with painting trim or building that long-anticipated pergola when you could be cheering on… Read more

A Kitchen Remodel on a Budget

Are tired cabinets weighing you down? Do you still have avocado green kitchen appliances? Yes, those still exist. No, they aren’t in a museum. Circa 1970s suburban homes across the country still have the remnants of the TV dinner era. Despite what you may think, you can have a steak-dinner kitchen for the cost of… Read more

Six Do’s and Don’ts of a Bathroom Remodel

You’ve likely heard it a hundred times. When preparing your home for the real estate market, kitchens and bathrooms sell homes. Whether you’re selling your home or not, the fact remains that these are two rooms you’re going to spend a lot of time in. With that in mind, a good bathroom remodel can increase… Read more

Score a Touchdown with a Winning Backyard Makeover

If you retreated to the indoors during the peak of summer, the fall and winter months may be a welcome respite from humidity and high temperatures. Great fall weather also means football, food and fires. It’s time to consider an upgrade to your backyard and extending your living space to make the most of the… Read more

Three Trends on Their Way Out in 2018

Are you considering renovations in 2018? According to Trulia, there are a few trends on their way out the door in 2018. Trends Heading Out Brushed Metal – Whether it’s a microwave, light fixtures or door hardware, nix the brushed metal in 2018. Homeowners will be opting for warm metals that shine, including bronze and… Read more

Remodeling for the Golden Years

You love your home, but will it love you back during your golden years? As the average life expectancy of today’s Americans increases, homeowners are considering ways to make their homes more accessible, allowing them to live independently well into their later years. “Aging in place” gives people the ability to remain in their own… Read more

Four Things to Consider When Selecting a Builder

Next to purchasing a home, oftentimes the next greatest expense for a homeowner is renovations and remodeling. A full kitchen remodel or a master bathroom renovation can cost thousands. Upgrades to finishes can quickly increase your bottom line. All these things make it even more important to do your research when selecting the builder that… Read more

Our Favorite Custom Built-in Ideas

If we polled today’s homeowners asking what their houses are lacking, storage will likely rank at the top of the list. Effective and clever storage solutions can add hundreds of square feet to store linens, DVD’s, board games and anything else homeowners want to discreetly store. Many builders don’t install custom built-in’s in new or spec homes,… Read more

Six Hot Trends to Add to Your Home Renovation

Did you know according to Consumer Reports, Americans are projected to spend a whopping $317 billion on home improvements in 2017? Homeowners are renovating their kitchens, outdoor spaces, bathrooms and more at record paces, whether it’s to increase the value of their home for the real estate market or simply for their own enjoyment. What are these… Read more

Four Reasons You Should Build a Sunroom

When you’re ready to bring the outside in – and take the inside outside – it’s time to talk about sunroom additions. Sunrooms can increase the value of your home without the cost of a traditional addition. These cost-effective additions offer versatility and easy maintenance. But why else should you enlist Handyman Professionals to build your… Read more

Get Top Dollar for Your Home with These Remodeling Tips

The real estate market is a hot one right now. You may have even received postcards from agents offering to sell your home. Inventory is low and many homeowners are considering the pros and cons of buying and selling in a seller’s market. If you’re in this boat, our design and remodeling specialists can help… Read more

How to Cut Costs on Kitchen Remodels

If your kitchen is still sporting avocado appliances, it’s time to talk. The ugly truth in home trends is that everything doesn’t always come back into style, despite the myth. If you’re waiting to see those green or mustard appliances in your local home improvement store, it’s time to give up and consider a kitchen… Read more