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Day in the Life of Handyman John Stone

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s been a busy spring for Artisan Handyman Services. I completed a variety of home improvement and general handyman “fixes” for my customers who live in Greenwood, Lee’s Summit, Pleasant Hill, et al. (My service areas are generally on the east and south side of the Kansas City metro.) Here’s a look at just a few of the projects I worked on — a “day in my life,” if you will: Repaired a broken panel on a fence that couldn’t withstand our recent high winds Replaced a sump pump and added a battery...

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How About Some Custom Shelves?

Posted by on Oct 8, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

How About Some Custom Shelves?

Custom can’t be beat! Sometimes a little thing — like a custom shelf — can make all the difference in a small space. Recently, I made this custom shelving unit for one of my homeowner clients. The closet was somewhat small, but the amount of new, usable space my customer now has makes the most of what was previously a crowded corner. If you could use a custom shelf like this or a complete organizer system created and/or installed, let me know. My service areas include Harrisonville and Independence. (See my other service areas...

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Look What’s Lurking in Your Dryer Vent!

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Look What’s Lurking in Your Dryer Vent!

Goodbye, dangerous build-up This photo of a dryer vent pipe clean-out illustrates why it needs to be done at least every year to prevent dryer vent fires. This vent pipe went straight up to the roof for about 10 feet and is one of the more difficult to clean. If you don’t want to tackle this messy job yourself or another household hazard, give me a call at 816-694-8171. My service areas include South Kansas City and Lee’s Summit.

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Deck Needs Repair? Don’t Despair!

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Deck Needs Repair? Don’t Despair!

Rejuvenated, repaired deck = a happy customer Sometimes you don’t have the money to replace the entire deck, and that was the situation with my client in Lee’s Summit. She and her husband didn’t want to spend thousands of dollars for a new deck, so they hired me to clean and re-stain the deck. As you can see in the photo, just by cleaning the boards, making minor repairs where boards were missing and then adding stain, the deck “lost a few years” and appeared newer, with richer, darker wood. A rejuvenated deck...

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Ugly Front Doors Are No More!

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Ugly Front Doors Are No More!

Homes make first impressions, too Are your doors and windows looking a little — um — rustic? I can take care of most any exterior “fix” like: painting your front door; installing locks and deadbolts; adjusting and installing door thresholds; replacing screen; and installing pet doors. If you can envision it, I can probably do it. Request a quote from me today, and let’s talk! I help homeowners in and around the south Kansas City...

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NEW! Snow Removal Service

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

NEW! Snow Removal Service

Ahhh, I love a good snow day! Are you dreading getting bundled up to go out and shovel your driveway, sidewalk and steps? Starting this season, I am providing snow removal for residential customers! Save your time, back and heart by hiring me to come out with the proper equipment to clear the snow. Contact me early to get you on my list before it is too late. I offer reasonable rates and liability insurance for your protection. My service areas include Lee’s Summit and Greenwood. (See other areas...

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New Homeowner Checklist

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

New Homeowner Checklist

To-dos and to-don’ts for homeowners If you are a new homeowner or even have owned your home for awhile, these useful tips can save you money and future headaches: 18 Things A New Homeowner Should Do Immediately What Not to Do as a New Homeowner The New Homeowner’s Survival...

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Add USB Charging to Your Outlets

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Add USB Charging to Your Outlets

Power up your devices Are you tired of searching for an empty outlet to plug in your iPhone or tablet? Cooper Wiring Devices has a duplex electrical outlet that includes two USB outlets for fast, full-speed charging with an LED indicator that shows the device is charging. It replaces your existing outlet and takes only a few minutes to install. If you’re looking for more space to charge all your family’s electronics, call me at 816-694-8171. I’ll come out and change one outlet or one in every...

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Home Security Improvement in Lee’s Summit

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Home Security Improvement in Lee’s Summit

Door Break-In Prevention It doesn’t matter if you live in an urban area or out in the country, home burglaries are a common problem. If you live in the Lee’s Summit, Pleasant Hill, Grandview or surrounding areas, there is a product I recommend and install called EZ Armor. It’s a kit that reinforces the weak points in your exterior doors, which is the door latch and hinge areas. Kits are also available for sliding glass doors, double doors and doors with side lights. For around $150 installed, most doors can be secured,...

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