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: A Polished Kitchen Refresh in Arlington

If you have kept up with our Small Projects Division, Mike’s Guys, you know that a big part of what they address involves kitchen and bathroom updates that are not large-scale remodels. These projects don’t require design packages; no floor plans or renderings to be drawn. All major components of the space remain in the same location and may or may not include minor modifications. A great example is this small kitchen update our Mike’s Guys team recently completed in Arlington, Texas. 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: Wall Removal & Kitchen Refresh in Arlington

Our recent clients in Arlington, TX, came to us requesting some updates to their kitchen and neighboring dining room. The main focus was to open the area by removing the wall separating the two rooms. They also wanted to refresh the kitchen with new paint, backsplash tile, and countertops. Since this wasn’t a full-gut remodel, it was perfect for our small projects division – Mike’s Guys!

The clients knew they wanted a new cabinet color in their kitchen, but instead of painting both the uppers and the lowers the same color, they decided to go with the two-tone trend. They chose a new white for the uppers and a deep navy blue for the lowers, with gold knobs and pulls for an elegant touch. They also decided to paint the walls of the kitchen white, resulting in a brighter space and the illusion of higher ceilings. Read more

Schedule Your Spring Home Projects With Mike’s Guys!

Spring is well underway and summer will be here in a few short weeks! It’s a great time to check off your home projects to-do list and get your home looking its very best. Our small projects division, Mike’s Guys, is happy to help! Our team of professionals can assist with a variety of home improvement projects, including:

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

Caulking 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!

If you’ve got these or other small projects you’d like to get done, contact us today to set up an appointment. Spots are filling up quickly, so give us a call while it’s on your mind! 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 Do I Refinish A Popcorn Ceiling Myself?


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We recently shared a post on 3 options for getting rid of popcorn ceilings. There are a few different ways to approach it, including hiring a professional (like Mike’s Guys) or installing beadboard sheets over the popcorn for a cleaner look. Of course, if you have settled on the idea of tackling the project on your own, we thought it would be helpful to have a step-by-step guide explaining how to scrape and refinish your ceilings.

Before You Start…

 

As mentioned in our initial post, before you start scraping away, it’s important to test your ceiling for asbestos. Homes built prior to 1980 potentially contain this dangerous substance in the ceiling, which could be a hazard to your health if inhaled. You can easily scrape off a section and send the sample by mail to an asbestos testing lab for a small fee. If asbestos is present, it will be necessary to hire a company that specializes in removing materials containing the substance rather than trying to do it yourself! 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

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

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