Turn Dull Doors into Classy Decor

Like most things in life, sometimes it’s the things that are used the most that are noticed the least. Like all the doors in your home — in and out of rooms, to closets and utility rooms. But after a closer look, the scratches, cracks, old hinges and outdated style can be hard to miss. And so we have arrived at our next home improvement project: Dull Doors.By replacing worn, tired interior doors you give your home an updated look for a relative affordable price versus an expensive remodel. There are actually a…Read more …

Give your Guest Bath a Facelift!

With the holiday’s right around the corner, that usually means guests staying over.  As you prepare for the annual arrival of friends and family you come across the guest bath that you put off doing anything about last year.  It only looks older this year. You still have time to turn your tired old guest bath into an updated dream bath for a fraction of the cost and in a fraction of the time. Andy onCall® specializes in bathroom “facelifts” that will have both you and your guests all smiles for the holidays. …Read more …

Closet Make-Overs

When you make your New Year’s resolutions next year will getting organized be one of them?? If you want to get started on that resolution now, or you just plain want to get your home better organized, then one of the best places to start is your closets.  They are without a doubt one of the biggest culprits when it comes to clutter-creep, mostly because we can simply close the door and ignore it.  Once you have organized your closets, the rest of the house is a piece of cake. That’s why I…Read more …

Take Your Bathroom From Drab to Fab

There’s no better time than winter to turn your boring bathroom into a spa retreat. Some jobs, like replacing a faucet, re-grouting tile, or repainting can be relatively easy for the average do-it-yourselfer,  but more ambitious jobs like replacing the tub or retiling the floor might be better left to a professional like the skilled artisans at Andy onCall.A complete remodel might be a bigger investment, it could be worth considering. Many older homes were not built using mold-resistant drywall, so if you’re going to investment in upgrading your bathroom, that’s one of…Read more …

Lighten and Brighten Up Your Rooms

What easier way to brighten and warm your rooms than with new lights, lamps or ceiling fans. Plus it’s an easy and affordable way to update the style of any room. New lights are a great way to accent new kitchen and bathroom renovations, as well as to save on your energy bill with ceiling fans which push heat and air back down into the room. LED-style lights, which come in contemporary and bold styles, also provide a money-saving options. Having dimmers installed in areas like the family room or dining room can…Read more …

Quick Kitchen Make-overs

For homeowners looking to spice up their kitchen without spending a pretty penny, adding a backsplash is a great solution, not to mention the perfect project for the weekend. You can completely change the look of your kitchen, and customize your backsplash to fit your personality relatively inexpensively. Just a few years ago, a consumer had only about 40 tiles to choose from. Today, you can choose from more than 400 different styles and sizes, ranging from classic subway tile to natural stone to metal and in a wide variety of colors. While…Read more …

Interior Projects

Summer is finally here and it is the perfect time to add some finishing touches. There are a lot of fun and easy projects that you can either do yourself or hire Andy onCall to help you execute to freshen up the interior of your home. Then when winter arrives, you can sit back and enjoy all your hard work. When deciding what projects to tackle first, focus on ones that will increase your property value, save money on your utility bills, and, add a smile to your face. Over the next couple of…Read more …

Is your Bathroom need of a Facelift? Part 2

Last week we discussed how you could give your bathroom a mini facelift, well, really a fresh make-up job.  This week I am going to describe what Andy onCall can do for your bathroom, what we call a bathroom facelift. First, let me define what I mean by what we are calling a “Bathroom Facelift”. This is a remodel that does not require moving or relocating any walls or fixtures. We usually can replace the tub/shower tile surround, vanity and toilet within a two week time period.  This is a perfect refresh that…Read more …

DIY Drywall Repair Part 2

In our last blog we covered how to make small patches and small repairs to your drywall. In this blog we will be talking about how to tackle larger projects.  First a quick recap of what you will need a basic tips: If you’re planning to attempt these repairs yourself, you should take care to make sure you have the right tools and technique on hand before attempting any repairs: Tools Utility Knife Box Cutter Sandpaper (150-grit) Putty Knife pencil Materials Joint Compound Spackle Drywall Tape – Fiberglass Mesh Drywall Tape and/or Paper Drywall…Read more …

DIY Drywall Repair Part 1

Summer is typically the time of year that the family takes on a lot of little home projects that have been accumulating through the year. And, chances are, one of these projects is a sneaky little drywall repair that has been bugging you since you first noticed the hole, gouge, dent or whatever. It doesn’t matter how beautiful the rest of your home is – a cracked, chipped or otherwise damaged drywall can mar any home’s interior making it appear less than its best, in fact it can make it look even shoddy.…Read more …