Monthly Archives: October 2014

Kitchen Remodeling Adds Value to Your Frederick Home

Kitchen Remodeling FrederickFrederick, Maryland is a great place to live. With an unemployment rate (4.9%) below the national average (6.3%), and an average household income of $65,328, also above the national average ($53,046), Frederick is becoming quite popular. In fact, home values have gone up 4.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will continue to rise. Of course, there is a more proactive way to add value to your home: Kitchen Remodeling.

Frederick Kitchen Remodeling Contractor

With more than 27 years in the home improvement industry, Andy Lofstrand, better known to some as Handy Andy, is a remodeling contractor who specializes in light kitchen remodeling. Andy can handle everything from crown molding and casings to drywall and plaster repair, baseboards, custom trim work, and so much more.

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Andy also specializes in light bathroom and basement remodeling.

Kitchen Remodeling Adds Value to Your Frederick Home…And So Much More!

Home Value

According to Remodeling magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value Report, kitchen remodeling has an average return on investment (ROI) of 74.2-82.7%. Wow! Remodeling that old, outdated kitchen is an excellent way to add value to your home…and so much more!

Aesthetic Value

That outdated kitchen is an eyesore. Be honest. You are embarrassed to show it to your house guests. Well, you can change all that with a simple remodel. Let Handy Andy help you be proud of your home again!

Add Functionality

Have you always wanted a kitchen island? What about more storage space: cabinets, a pantry, etc. Well, now’s your chance to completely revamp your small, inconvenient kitchen.

An Excellent Selling Point

“Real estate agents and remodelers say updated kitchens and baths still bring a significant payoff, especially at resale time,” writes Teresa Mears, blogger for U.S. News. Conversely, nothing can send potential homebuyers running for the hills quicker than an ugly, out-of-date kitchen. Yuck!

And Even More!

Need a Kitchen Remodeling contractor in Frederick County? You’ve found him! Please contact Andy Lofstrand by calling (301) 639-6879 or email Andy.Lofstrand@gmail.com. You can also follow Handy Andy on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest for home improvement tips and tricks.

Renovation Contractor in Frederick County

Renovation Contractor Frederick CountyHave you been considering remodeling your bathroom, kitchen or basement? Why wouldn’t you? With returns on investment (ROI) as high as 85%, it is easy to justify the costs of remodeling. Maybe you have bought a fixer-upper somewhere in Frederick County that you want to flip, or maybe you just want to give your home an updated look and feel. Either way, it is high time you hired a Renovation Contractor, because, let’s face it, you do not have the time, energy, or tools to properly renovate your bathroom, kitchen, basement, or any room for that matter.

Renovation Contractor in Frederick County

Andy Lofstrand, better known as Handy Andy, is a renovation contractor who specializes in light remodeling. After 27 years in the home improvement industry, Andy has earned a reputation for providing clients with the highest quality work and best possible customer service. Andy goes the extra mile to ensure his clients are completely satisfied with their projects.

“I credit my success in the business to my enthusiasm for the craft, the highest regard for craftsmanship, and providing consistent quality over a long period of time at a fair price,” said Andy.

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Benefits of Hiring a Professional Renovation Contractor

You Do Not Have the Time

Unless you want your bathroom, kitchen, or basement to be in shambles for weeks or worse – months – while you slowly work on the project when you have the time, you should probably leave the renovating to the professionals.

In the words of Sweet Brown, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” Let’s face it; between work, the kids, cooking, and cleaning, you barely have time to breathe, let alone renovate your bathroom. Sheesh! That’s why it is bets to hire a professional contractor.

The Tools to Get the Job Done Right

You probably do not own the tools you need to properly remodel your bathroom, kitchen, or basement. So you have a few options. 1) Buy the tools you need…and then never use them again. Ca-ching! 2) Rent the tools you need, but you still do not know how to use them. 3) Hire a professional who not only owns the right tools, but is capable of using them.

And So Much More!

Need a renovation contractor in Frederick County? You’ve found him! Please contact Andy Lofstrand by calling (301) 639-6879 or email Andy.Lofstrand@gmail.com. You can also follow Handy Andy on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest for home improvement tips and tricks.

Remodeling Contractor in Frederick Specializing in Stenciling

Frederick StencilingAs we mentioned in last week’s blog, it is the “extras,” like trim work, that can put your remodel over the top. These tiny additions – chair rail, crown molding, etc. – can make even a simple project seem more luxurious. Another “extra” to consider is custom stenciling. Just take a look at some of Andy Lofstrand’s previous stenciling work. Look at how it takes a boring, ordinary room and makes it extraordinary.

Remodeling Contractor in Frederick Specializing in Stenciling

Andy Lofstrand, better known as Handy Andy, is a remodeling contractor who specializes in Custom Stenciling. Andy has been in the home improvement industry for 27 years and can handle all of your interior painting needs.

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“Correct and proper preparation work is the key to a successful, long lasting painting job.” - Andy

Benefits of Custom Stenciling

Affordable

If you are looking for a cost effective, affordable way to add style to your remodeling project, consider custom stenciling. It is an inexpensive way to border or pattern a wall or add interest to a unique motif.

Easily Changeable

Let’s face it; styles change. Fortunately, stenciling is easily changeable. Want to paint your room a new color? Tired of your current design? Stenciled walls can be primed and painted to refresh décor without any hassle. If you choose to go with wallpaper, you may find yourself in a sticky situation (pun intended) when you grow tired of that design.

And So Much More!

Yes, is a popular do-it-yourself (DIY) project. Of course, for professional results, it is best to leave the stenciling to the professionals.

Need a home improvement contractor in Frederick who specializes in Custom Stenciling? You’ve found him! Please contact Andy Lofstrand by calling (301) 639-6879 or email Andy.Lofstrand@gmail.com. You can also follow Handy Andy on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest for home improvement tips and tricks.

Remodeling Contractor in Frederick Specializing in Trim Work

Frederick Trim WorkAs they say, the devil is in the details. Sometimes the seemingly small “extras” can be what puts a remodeling project over the top. One example is Trim Work: crown molding, chair rail, etc. These luxuries can be exactly what you need to give your remodel a more luxurious look and feel.

While it may seem simple to install, this type of trim work requires precision cutting and a steady hand to install properly. You need a professional remodeling contractor.

Remodeling Contractor in Frederick Specializing in Trim Work

Andy Lofstrand, better known as Handy Andy, is a remodeling contractor who specializes in Custom Trim Work. Andy has been in the home improvement industry for 27 years and can handle everything from crown molding to chair rail and everything in between.

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Over the years, Andy has earned a reputation for providing clients with the highest quality work and the best customer service in the home improvement business. Andy goes the extra mile to ensure his clients are completely satisfied with their projects.

“I credit my success in the business to my enthusiasm for the craft, the highest regard for craftsmanship, and providing consistent quality over a long period of time at a fair price,” said Andy.

Do you have a small remodeling project or repair job that you have been meaning to get done? Call Handy Andy! With returns on investment as high as 85%, it is easy to justify the extra cost of a professional remodeling contractor to handle your custom trim work.

Benefits of Custom Trim Work

  1. Custom trim work gives your home an added element of elegance.
  2. Custom trim work is an affordable way to change the look and feel of an entire room.
  3. And More!

Need a home improvement contractor in Frederick who specializes in Custom Trim Work? You’ve found him! Please contact Andy Lofstrand by calling (301) 639-6879 or email Andy.Lofstrand@gmail.com. You can also follow Handy Andy on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest for home improvement tips and tricks.