Top 10 popular handyman projects at home


Do you have a small job or task at home you want done but just don’t have the time to get it done? Is there something that needs fixing or installing inside or out, but you don’t have the tools? Or, perhaps you don’t have the expertise, knowledge, patience or even interest to start, let alone complete the task?

For small tasks, installations, assembly, mounting, building or repair jobs, a Vancouver handyman services expert or a Toronto handyman services pro are just a few taps away through the HeyBryan mobile app. They can help you with a wide range of odd jobs around the home on a very reasonable budget (and yes, HeyBryan is coming soon to other Canadian cities so stay tuned).

Hiring a handyman to do small tasks around the house can be much more efficient and affordable than specialized tradespeople or contractors because you will:

  • Save time since it will likely take you longer than someone who is handy.
  • Save money by not having to buy tools and equipment to do the job.
  • Avoid the frustration of not doing it good enough to be satisfied.
  • Get the job done quicker because a handyman can be available on short notice.
  • Get several tasks done at once rather than hiring multiple people.
  • Avoid injury by not falling off a ladder or hurting yourself with a tool!

Hire a Vancouver Handyman or Toronto Handyman through the HeyBryan app for installing, building or repairing these top 10 most popular home projects:

1. General carpentry and repairs

Bookcases, shelving, cabinets, countertops, mantels, baseboards, trim, moulding, framing, doors, staircases and bannisters.

2. Mounting or hanging

Flat screen televisions, book shelves, and pictures.

3. Minor electrical repairs or installation tasks

Lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, and ventilation units. For more complicated electrical work HeyBryan has licensed Electricians as well.

4. Minor plumbing repairs or installation tasks

Faucets, sinks, toilets, and shower heads. For more complicated plumbing work HeyBryan has licensed Plumbers as well.

5. Furniture assembly

Bedroom suites, Ikea furniture, shelving units, wall units, desks, and patio furniture.

6. Outdoors and home exterior

Fencing, gates, decks, awnings, landscaping, lawn maintenance and cutting, arbours, power washing, gutters, downspouts, and walkways.

7. Flooring installation or repairs

Tile, vinyl, laminate, hardwood, and carpeting.

8. Hardware installation

Door knobs, hinges, locks, and handles.

9. Painting

Walls, trim, rooms, exterior, and interior.

10. Energy efficiency upgrades

Weatherstripping, thermostats, and caulking.

Questions to ask your Handyman

When booking a handyman through HeyBryan you can feel confident knowing they have already been vetted, verified, interviewed, background checked, and are insured by HeyBryan up to $1 million, so when messaging with them (done through the app during the booking process) feel free to ask them about:

  • Years of handyman experience or training?
  • Photos of their handyman work?
  • Any handyman speciality that they are particularly good at?
  • Do they guarantee their work and for how long ?

Affordable Handyman pricing

Handymen do a lot of small jobs but don’t charge the higher rates that a contractor or might. Contractors generally need to charge more because they are often hiring independent tradespeople such as framers, plumbers, electricians and therefore charge a premium to make a profit on their rates.

Fast Handyman services

Handymen specialize in odd jobs so aren’t usually tied up for weeks or months like many contractors who are booked in advance and have larger projects. So if you need to have a squeaky door or loose bannister fixed, you won’t have to wait a long time for a handyman.

Prepare and prioritize your list of tasks

When you’ve decided that a handyman is exactly what you need, get organized by taking a walk around every room in your home and make a list of things that need to be done. With that To Do list, organize the odd jobs into groupings, for example, drywall repairs, door knob replacements, painting, furniture assembly, TV mounting, or window and door weatherstripping.

For each task, jot down the type of materials you think the handyman will need so you can get an idea of how much each task might cost. Discuss the cost of materials with your handyman and decide whether it’s more efficient for you to buy it and keep the excess on hand for the future, or for him to buy it. Fortunately you won’t need to buy any tools which will save you a lot of money.

Prioritize the tasks. Decide what’s most important to do. Or, have the handyman do some small jobs first so you can judge how long he might take to do other tasks. This also gives you a chance to study his workmanship to see if it’s up to your expectations.

Free up your day by hiring a HeyBryan Handyman to do the small tasks you need done well at very affordable prices.

And if you consider yourself a handyman capable of performing any of the tasks mentioned above, apply to become a HeyBryan Approved Expert here and start earning extra money, on your own schedule, doing what you’re good at!


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