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About WNY Handyman

WNY Handyman has been renovating property since the mid 1990's. We have done a number of renovation projects over the years and often share our experiences or renovation techniques. We have been in the business of flipping for fun and profit and provide advice based on our experiences. Our site is geared toward the weekend warrior and the DIY'er. However, it is our experience that many "professional" contractors could use a little advice now and then.

Does Your Contractor Use a Quality Brand Tool? If not, RUN!

By |June 26th, 2014|Quick Tips|

If your contractor comes into your job with some clunky and cheap tools, you need to do one of two things. Consider another contractor Check their prior work/reference carefully I kid you not.  If a contractor comes to your job sporting a $79 table saw and a $59 miter saw, you might have made a mistake [...]

Renovations That Yield the Best Return on Investment – Short Term

By |June 24th, 2014|Real Estate|

People who are selling their homes often ask me what improvements they should make before listing (selling) their home.  It always surprises me that Realtors aren't more forceful with their clients when it comes to a listing and the simple changes that would help it to sell quickly.  There are some common sense items that [...]

Is this Maintenance Worth it? You Decide.

By |September 3rd, 2013|Before and After Photos, Cottage Project, How To's|

Everyone seems to strive for low maintenance in a home nowadays. Well, it isn't always the best option. We had a sunroom project to work on at a cottage where we are replacing 9 storm windows that were caulked shut to keep out the water. A sunroom that doesn't have an operable window might as [...]

Cottage Project – 2 Year Update with Pictures

By |July 22nd, 2013|Before and After Photos, Cottage Project|

We purchased this cottage about 2 years ago this month.  There was nothing "wrong" with the cottage at the time, but we decided to make many improvements to move the place forward.  I wanted to write this post to outline the major work that was done since we purchased.  This article certainly isn't a "how-to", [...]