Has fixing your house become a chore? Do you struggle finding the time to make much needed repairs around the house? Do you lack the expertise it takes to truly fix things once? Does your “Honey Do List’ keep getting longer without an end or completion date in sight? If you answered yes to any of these questions – you most definitely need a handyman!

Fixing things around the house.

We’ve all had things break around the house from time to time. We make a mental note of it and possible mark it down on the “Honey Do List” but rarely do we get a chance to fix it.

It can be quite cumbersome to do hours of research on the internet searching YouTube to try to learn how to diagnose and fix something that has broken in your home.

You may have even spent money on replacing parts that you thought were a solution only to have to spend even more money because that part didn’t fix the problem.

Recent polls suggest that most people simply don’t have the time or the skills to fix most household repairs. They would much rather pay someone to fix their home at a reasonable cost.

No Worries – you are not the only one who is facing these issues. It is estimated that 8 out of ten homeowners lack the knowledge to be able to fix even the most common repairs such as stopping a leaking faucet or replacing a door lock. If your like most; you have a master list of repairs that keeps getting longer every year. You only fix something when it is an emergency such as a broken water heater or a leaking pipe.

Mind your step – An under-the-stairs storage solution is great for maximizing your basement storage space. Set up simple shelving units to efficiently store and sort rarely or seasonally used items, and – voilà! – you’re maximizing basement space! Under-the-stairs space is often unused or not used effectively, so finding storage remedies there will create bonus space in the remainder of your basement.

Smoke and mirrors – This optical illusion is hardly a secret: Installing mirrors makes any space appear larger than it is. Plus, remember that ambient light that you added to brighten up your basement? It will also reflect off your mirror, making the space even brighter. If you have only one or two small windows to let in natural light, consider placing your mirror in such a way that it reflects that natural light.

Cut the couch – Furniture can be enemy number one when it comes to saving space. Keep only the furniture that you absolutely need, and when possible, purchase multi-functional furniture. Trade in that chunky recliner for comfy yet compact furniture. Many furniture companies offer space-saving furniture options, and the extra legroom will be worthwhile.

Broad daylight – Maximize exposure to natural light as much as possible. Natural light can make your finished basement feel less like a basement and more like a living space. While man-made lighting solutions are helpful, nothing lightens the mood like natural light in a small space.

Professional Help for a Basement Makeover

Your finished basement is a living area, not a place for junk to pile up. By implementing some of these ideas, you can turn even the smallest basement into a comfortable and functional space. Does your basement need a little more than just added storage space and decoration? Hartford Handyman can help. Request service today or call (860) 300-8009. Our team of home improvement professionals will help you turn your basement into the living space you’ve always wanted!

Basements are notoriously dank and musty spaces. Before you begin your small basement project, make sure you remove any existing mold and address the root cause of the mold so that it doesn’t come back. We recommend contacting your local Hartford Handyman for mold removal and remediation services.

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