Fall time in Chicago is a good reminder that it’s time to tackle a new list of home projects. The fall season is a particularly important time as there’s much to do before the winter cold sets in. Performing energy updates such as sealing up doors and windows can help make your home more comfortable while saving on energy.

Then before you know it, the busy holiday season kicks in!  From entertaining guests, to hosting parties, to getting ready for out of town visitors – it’s a busy time of year.  Having your home in prime condition can alleviate some of the stress and make it more enjoyable.  Have you been wanting to re-paint living room to freshen it up?  Or perhaps the guest bathroom is in need of a facelift?

Save yourself some time and effort this season by hiring a handyman to take care of your home maintenance to-do list. Relax and enjoy the season, give Handy Men & Mrs. Helper Kitchen & Bath a call to complete your home projects.

Caulking Windows & Doors

Caulking Windows And Doors 1aThere are several key areas of the home that can create drafts and let the cold air in or hot air out if they are not properly sealed with caulk. The top areas of the home for energy loss are the windows and doors. If the borders in these areas are not sealed properly, the hot and cold air produced by your HVAC unit escapes, causing it to work harder and use more energy to maintain the temperature in your home. Caulking your windows is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce your heating bills.

Replace Weather Stripping

Replace Weather StrippingHaving the right weatherstripping around your windows and doors can make a big impact on your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. Weather stripping your exterior doors can save hundreds of dollars in a given year. It also keeps rain, insects and the cold drafts out. A wood door can shrink and expand over time causing gaps in the existing dry and cracked weather stripping.

It is a good idea to check for weatherstrip wear and tear as part of your annual home maintenance checklist. Our handymen can inspect your home and determine its weatherstripping needs. We install a variety of weatherstripping options to ensure that your home is as efficient as possible.

Interior Painting For A Fresh Look 1aInterior Painting for a Fresh Look

Paint really transforms any room and is an affordable remodel project.  Interior painting can do so much for a space – make it appear brighter, bigger, cleaner and fresher!  Since interior painting is a relatively inexpensive way to update your home, it can be one of the best tools to make your home a more comfortable and happy place. A freshly painted room can really set the mood and provide an inviting atmosphere to your guests.

Undertaking the project yourself can be a bit daunting so don’t hesitate to hire the professionals…it will certainly save you time and you will love the results.  Whether it’s painting the living room for a more inviting atmosphere, or you’re looking to change the style, our expert painters will transform your space into a work of art.

Time For A Bathroom Remodel 1aTime to Remodel the Bathroom?

Looking for a simple remodel project that will give your home a face lift? Start with your bathroom, especially if it’s outdated or in disrepair.  From outdated faucets to funky colored tile, most homeowners know the first place to show signs of dating or wear and tear is the bathroom. That’s why many homeowners decide to take on bathroom renovations and invest in their home.

The benefits of a bathroom update has a wide range whether you are living in your home for the long haul or looking to sell in the near future. If it’s storage, efficiency, appearance or increasing home value, remodeling your master or common bathroom provides an endless array of benefits for you, your family and your guests.