Tag: home repair Hampton Roads


Painting to Sell a Home

Are you selling a home? At Home Mender Inc. we work with countless real estate agents and property managers, providing them with home improvement and maintenance needs. Through our experience we can provide tips and tricks to help you accomplish any DIY projects  that will get you a quick sale. A lot goes into preparing a home for a sale. In order to make sure your home shows well to potential buyers consider the exterior and interior colors.

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Winterization Tips

Home Mender Inc. is here to offer you tips and tricks for all home maintenance and improvement needs.

You know you live in the south when it was 65 degrees one day and 15 degrees the next. It’s hard to keep up with the changing weather and here in Hampton Roads, VA cold days like today are a surprise. You never know if it’s going to be hot or cold from one week to the next. Either way, you need to protect your home by being ready in season and out.

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Keeping it clean during the job

Customer Satisfaction

At Home Mender Inc., we pride ourselves on customer satisfaction. This goes beyond doing the job right; we want people to feel safe and to find their house in a better condition than it was before we got to work.

In the search for a home improvement contractor there are a lot of things to consider. You don’t want to invite just anyone into your home, and you have every right to be picky. The key is to ask questions before you hire.

What are your personal expectations? And what sort of track record does the company have? If you really need a contractor to be prompt, make sure you tell them. If you are quality oriented, not necessarily time orientated, tell them that too. The more you communicate before the contract is signed, the more likely everyone will be happy in the end. 

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Staircase Improvements

Home Mender Inc. offers tips and tricks for home improvement that go beyond repairs and maintenance; here you’ll find ways to customize your look, repair and maintain your home, and add style to any room or project.

Giving your home a new look doesn’t have take up a lot of time or cost a lot of money. There are a lot of simple, small things you can do to improve your home. At Home Mender Inc. we believe that small improvements make a big difference.

While fixing up various home in Hampton Roads, we realized staircase improvements have been on the list for realtors trying to spruce up a current listing. The fact is, staircases do more than connect levels in your home; their visual presence is an architectural statement.

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Open floor plans give an inviting and arm atmosphere.

Floor Plan Ideas

Looking for a way to create an open and inviting ambiance for the upcoming holiday parties? Maybe you would like your house to be the meeting spot for all the social events you plan. Or perhaps you envision your home being the place where the family gathers and spends time together. At Home Mender Inc. we have an idea for making that vision a reality: open floor plans. Why not knock out a wall and give your house some room?

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Fireplace Improvements

Fireplace improvements are a great way to update your living space. Getting rid of an old smoked brick colonial style mantled fireplace is just what the doctor ordered for modernizing your home. If that’s your style, big beautiful mantles can be nice as long as your woodworker knows what they are doing. But dont let your “once handy” grandpa do it in his spare time because chances are, he can’t see quite as well as he used to and he just might lose a finger!

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Home Mender repair concrete walkway

Concrete Walkway

For a home that has a lot of traffic going in and out, a stone or concrete walkway that is cracked or has chipped paint can be an eyesore and can become a tripping hazard if waters gets underneath and loosens the stones. While there are many homes that have brick pebbled or paved passageways, a lot of homes have a simpler walkway made from concrete.

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Fixing Fences

Home Mender Inc’s tips and tricks to home improvement is where you can find new ways to customize your home’s look, repair and maintain your home, and add style to any project.

Today we are talking about fixing fences. Apart from keeping out unwanted pests, such as the neighborhood kids and dogs, fences add a lot to your homes curb appeal. The majority of fences we install are 6ft. privacy fences. Many times this is the finishing touch that is needed to make a house feel like a home. The added privacy allows you to enjoy family time without prying neighbors. Plus, a high privacy fence takes away the worry of having kids play in the yard and allows your family dog added freedom to burn off all that energy usually used to chew carpet.

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Creepin it real…when termites attack

You might not hear them. You might not see them. Something is stirring in your house, climbing up the walls, gnawing beneath the surface. Termites.

A homeowner who discovers termite damage will spend an average of $3,000 to repair the damage. There is good reason to be concerned about these little pests. Termites are capable of compromising the strength and safety of an infested structure and homes constructed primarily of wood are not the only structures at risk of termite infestation. Termites are capable of traversing through plaster, metal, siding and more. Once they are inside, termites will then begin to feed on cabinets, floors, ceilings, and wooden furniture. It seems that they will stop at nothing. But don’t panic! There are some things that you can do. Identification of termite infestation is key, as well as preventative measures that can be taken to protect your home. And in case of termite damage, Home Mender is ready to help!

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