Mike’s Guys Home Improvement: The Ease of a Free Virtual Estimate

If there is one common complaint we’ve heard from homeowners throughout the years, it is that they struggled to find a contractor that would follow-up after their initial conversation. Unfortunately, homeowners are often forced to deal with the frustration of waiting for an estimate that never comes. If you’ve ever experienced a disappearing contractor or non-responsive home improvement service, you know how infuriating it is to be seemingly forgotten about when you’re trying to get a project done. Read more

Mike’s Guys: Can I Paint My Home’s Exterior in the Winter?


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It is a beautiful time of year in North Texas. Many of the days are chilly in the morning, warming up to 60 or 70 during mid-day, and then cooling off again in the evening. However, if you’ve lived in Texas any length of time, you know the weather can be pretty unpredictable from week to week. On the topic of outdoor temperatures and weather patterns, our team is often asked about how it influences the types of exterior projects we can complete – a big one being exterior painting. Is it too late in the season to paint the exterior of your home? Typically, the answer is this: fall (and even late fall) is a fine time to complete exterior painting, but in Texas, it may be a little trickier to get it done as we transition to winter and more consistent cold weather. Read more

Mike’s Guys: Schedule Your Spring Projects Now!

As we wrap up 2021 with the holiday season upon us, we’d like to remind you that now is a great time to start planning for your upcoming home repairs, maintenance projects, and small remodels for Spring!

Spring is a very busy time for homeowners and our schedule fills up quickly. We’re already booking into the first part of the year.

Our team of professionals is ready to help with:

Small Remodels
Window Replacement
Interior & Exterior Door Installation
Siding Repairs & Replacement
Drywall Repairs & Retexturing
Attic Ladder Replacement
Interior & Exterior Painting
Roofing Repairs & Replacement
Demolition & Haul-off
Insulation
Caulk Windows & Doors
Weather Stripping Installation
Wallpaper Removal
Popcorn Ceiling Removal
Cabinet Painting
Power Washing
Masonry Repair, Tuck & Pointing
Stone Retaining Walls & Patios
…and Much More! Read more

A Craftsman-Style Door Replacement in Arlington

Medford Remodeling has long been associated with luxury remodeling and large-scale renovations. However, that’s not all we do! Our small projects division, Mike’s Guys, handles smaller projects such as repairs, maintenance, and pull-and-replace remodels. They also address various exterior projects, like siding repairs, exterior painting, and window and door replacements.

This client’s West Arlington home was built in 1994 and had the original front door intact. While the existing door was functional, the homeowners wanted to replace it with a more modern unit for an updated aesthetic. They chose a Craftsman-style Masonite unit with side lites. The scope of work involved removing the existing door, trim, and frame, and installing the new ones, followed by painting the inside and outside. Read more

Mike’s Guys: 4 Things to Know About Wall Removal


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Open-concept floor plans have become one of the most sought-after features among home buyers and homeowners alike. As a remodeling company, the majority of the projects we do involve some extent of removing or shortening walls to create a more open, airy overall feel. Among the many before and after transformations we share, the ones that include a wall removal are by far the most impressive. It’s amazing how different a space can look and how much better the area can be utilized once unnecessary walls have been removed! Read more

Mike’s Guys: 5 Steps to Remove Wallpaper


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Although wallpaper seems to be making somewhat of a comeback, removing it is something we almost always do when remodeling a space that is wallpapered. In most cases, homeowners prefer to have all wallpaper removed to allow for the more modern aesthetic of paint. Unfortunately, in many older homes, wallpaper was applied on every wall of a room, so even if new wallpaper was going to be laid over one wall to provide a decorative accent, three other walls would still need to be scraped and prepped for paint! While not impossible, the task of removing wallpaper can be tedious, messy, and time-consuming. Read more

Update Your Home’s Interior Walls with Mike’s Guys


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If your home needs a refresh and you’re not quite sure where to start, simply updating the walls is a fairly easy task that can make a big impact. Whether you are changing colors, textures, introducing a pattern with wallpaper, or adding dimension with new crown molding, you’ll be surprised at just how much these changes influence the home’s interior as a whole. Although wall colors and finishes are typically the last thing our Interior Designer selects when we’re working on a major remodel, updating the walls is an excellent stand-alone project that can usually be done in a day or two. It’s an ideal first step if you don’t have the time or money for a full remodel, but still want to breathe new life into a lackluster room. Fair warning, though: the impact of updating the walls can snowball into bigger projects! The satisfaction of the refreshed space can be addicting! Read more

3 Options for Completing a Pull-and-Replace Kitchen Remodel with Mike’s Guys

As our business continues to grow alongside our expanding client base, we have found that there are many homeowners looking to complete a kitchen remodel in which no walls or plumbing will be moved. We refer to these types of remodels as “pull-and-replace” projects, where the existing footprint stays the same. Original cabinets, countertops, backsplash, etc. are removed and replaced with new materials, but in the same location. Due to the simple nature of these types of projects, they do not require the full design package that would accompany a more complex kitchen remodel. Read more

Mike’s Guys: How to Get Rid of Ceiling Condensation

    
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Ceiling Condensation is a common problem homeowners face and should be addressed promptly; excess moisture can eventually cause mold and mildew to form — quickly escalating a small problem into a much larger and potentially dangerous ordeal. Not only will you have to pay for a mold remediation company to handle the hazardous growth, but you’ll likely need to hire a contractor to repair the affected areas afterward. What a headache! It is helpful for homeowners to understand what causes the condensation and how to get rid of it before it becomes a bigger issue. Read more

Mike’s Guys Handyman: Why Gutter Maintenance Matters


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As a homeowner, there are many steps you can take to keep your home’s exterior in good shape. Replacing old siding, trimming away vegetation, and routinely checking the shingles for damage are a few examples. Each of these tasks will help keep your home structurally sound, keeping out things like problem-causing water and pests. One of the easier home maintenance projects that might be overlooked is maintaining the gutter system.

Your gutters are a safeguard to prevent rainwater from pooling at your home’s foundation, causing flooding and damage. They are designed to drain water out and away from your house. However, if they become blocked with leaves and other debris, they can quickly become more of a problem than a solution. The frequent storms throughout the Spring and trees shedding their leaves in the Fall result in the two times of the year when it’s most critical to have clean gutters. Failure to maintain your gutters could have drastic consequences! If you don’t think it’s a big deal and that rainwater will eventually wash away any debris, here are some of the issues you may find yourself dealing with down the road: Read more