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Need a Handyman? 3 Easy to Use Resources for Your Home Improvement Projects

May 28, 2015

After living in a home for awhile you’ll inevitably need to do renovations to upgrade outdated spaces or fix internal or external issues. Whether an area of your house has fallen into disrepair, you need more storage, or you just want to make your living space more contemporary, simple and quick remodeling projects are a great way to make your home more enjoyable. By making these changes on a regular basis, you’ll increase the value of your home incrementally.

Unfortunately, not all of us are do-it-yourself type people and thus rely on the expertise of a handyman or remodeling professional. When you need an expert to help with your remodeling project, you may be confused about where to turn. You can ask for recommendations from friends or read reviews online, but that process can be unreliable. Instead, try these three easy to use resources to find the best help for your next project.

Angie’s List

For a small monthly fee, you can access a list of businesses that have been verified by Angie’s List members as highly competent. Not only will you see contact information and details about each company, but you can also read reviews posted by people who have used that company’s services. Additionally, as an Angie’s List member, you’ll receive access to exclusive discounts on the services you need.

If you choose a professional from Angie’s List and have issues, you can report them directly to the site and they’ll work with that provider to find a solution. Businesses understand that their reviews matter and work hard to maintain their Angie’s List status, ensuring a positive experience.

TaskRabbit

From hanging a TV to painting an entire house, TaskRabbit’s members can assist you. Work is crowdsourced through real people, giving locals a great deal on services that would cost much more through a professional. This service is ideal for those random tasks homeowners often have and rather not or have time to do. Each “tasker” is carefully screened and members can also read reviews to know they’re getting a trustworthy service provider.

Unfortunately, TaskRabbit is currently only available in 19 markets, most of which are major cities. If you are in one of their service areas, however, it can be a great way to accomplish small remodeling jobs around your house.

Thumbtack

Imagine posting the service you need online and having local contractors bid on your job. Thumbtack provides that option, sending information about what you need to local providers, who then send you an introduction with a paid quote. Each quote will include customer reviews, so you can read what others are saying without having to research separately.

The service is free, so it can’t hurt to give it a try as part of your search process. The site is also a great way to get an idea of how much the project will cost from the start. You’ll know whether you can afford to hire out or if you’ll need to do it yourself.

Remodeling work isn’t for everyone, fortunately there are experts who can help. Through these resources, you can locate a professional in your area who will perform high-quality work without cutting into your monthly budget. By utilizing these resources and carefully reading customer reviews, you can avoid getting a provider who isn’t up to your standards.