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Custom Builds

Infusing character into any design is what customization is all about. Whether you’re envisioning elegant custom cabinets for your kitchen or dreaming of the perfect walk-in closet, our team at Handyman And Designs is here to transform your wishes into reality. We excel in crafting one-of-a-kind objects and spaces, setting your project apart from the rest. Explore this page to discover our capabilities and learn what makes a Custom Build truly distinctive. Let’s create something fun and exceptional together!

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Custom Build Services

Embarking on a customization journey for an object, room, or space can be both thrilling and challenging. With a plethora of options to choose from, like paint colors, furniture, materials, and decor, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and tempted to throw in the towel. But worry not, we’re here to help! Boasting extensive construction experience across a wide range of materials, we know exactly which combinations yield durable and stunning results.

Turn to professionals for support with your custom build projects. Whether you require assistance for home renovations or seek expert advice on a DIY endeavor, we’ve got your back.

We can help you with the following Custom Builds:

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Basement customization services

A basement is a place that brings the family together for games, art, music, and a host of friends. Every family member can find their perfect retreat in a fully finished basement. So if you want a custom layout design or a customized object, we can help create anything needed to transform your basement into a perfect space to relax and unwind.

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Custom cabinets and countertop services

Cabinets and countertops play an essential role in the aesthetic appeal of any home. Do you wish to update the appearance or add new features to your cabinets or countertops? We can help bring your personal taste to a finished and attractive reality.

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Custom Build Decks and Fences

Want to build a deck that will serve as a centerpiece for your dream backyard retreat? Or would you like to improve the aesthetic appeal of your existing fence? We can help you create an attractive design that offers seclusion from nosy neighbors, intruders, and wild animals.

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Do you love to get organized but don’t know how? Then, we can assist you in creating an ideal storage and organization system. We’ll work with you to brainstorm and develop a plan that meets your unique aesthetic preferences. And once the plans are complete, we will transform the design layout into a reality.

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General Custom Builds

Perhaps you’d like an extra custom-shaped shelf in an existing shelf unit, or you’d like an electrical outlet installed inside a cabinet, or you’d like to run LED lights beneath a countertop. Whatever you require, we can help.

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Custom Objects

We can construct custom objects to fit your specifications. So whether you need a doghouse, a table, a shrine, the modification of an existing item, or just some repairs around the house, we can help.

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Custom Sheds, Toy Houses and Tree Houses

We offer custom building services for sheds, toy houses, and tree houses. Whether you have a specific design in mind or need help creating one, our team can help bring your vision to life. We use high-quality materials and pay attention to every detail to ensure that your custom shed, toy house, or tree house will last for years to come. Contact us to learn more and get started on your project today!

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Custom Shelving & Bookcases installation

Custom shelving and bookcases installation is a process that involves installing shelves or bookcases in a customer’s home or office. The installation process includes measuring the area, selecting the design and materials, and assembling the pieces. When complete, you will have a more aesthetically pleasing room and a lot more storage for your books, clothes, and other items.

Personalizing rooms and objects are becoming more popular in today’s society. People are looking for a sense of security, privacy, and/or exclusivity in their homes. Customizations can offer all three things.

There are many different types of projects that we can do for you. If the project you have in mind is not listed above, please feel free to contact us via our Handyman Contact Form, and we will be happy to help in any way we can!

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Understanding the Costs For a Custom Build:

Every project is unique, and custom builds are no exception. From quick, one-day tasks like modifying a chair or shelf to more extensive endeavors like revamping a walk-in closet, timelines and costs can vary significantly. Custom builds generally start at a minimum cost of $1,000, as they involve designing, research, and a collaborative process between the builder and client.

Here are some factors that influence the cost of a custom build:

  • Project size
  • Type of construction: Modifying an existing object or creating a new one from scratch?
  • Final installation location: Hard-to-reach area? Any surrounding area prep work required?
  • Design complexity and associated fees
  • Builder’s workmanship quality and experience
  • Construction materials used (metal, wood, stone, cement, etc.)
  • Regional labor rates

Keep these factors in mind as you embark on your custom build journey, and remember that we’re here to help bring your vision to life.

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The Lasting Value of a Custom Build

Choosing to customize features within and around your home is a decision that pays dividends in the long run.

Tailoring your home to suit your needs not only enhances its durability but also serves as a valuable investment for your family’s financial future. When the time comes to cash in on your investment, you’ll find that the personalized touches have increased your home’s desirability and value.

Throughout our years as professional handymen, we’ve never encountered a client who regretted adding personal customizations to their home. So, let’s collaborate and create a space that’s uniquely yours, blending fun, functionality, and lasting value.

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Reasons For Custom Builds

Custom-made objects are Not just for the rich and famous. They can be a great way to express your personality and interest in your home. For example, if you are a sports fan, you might want a custom-made basketball hoop for your driveway. Or, if you love gardening, you can have custom planters for all of your plants.

There are many reasons why someone would choose to build or modify an object or space. They include:

  • To make it better match your personal taste.
  • To make it more interactive and user-friendly, e.g., remove sharp corners, lower a seat or shelf that is much too high, etc.
  • To increase the overall attractiveness. For example, modernizing outdated cabinets, making something look more expensive, etc.
  • To create something new and original, such as a wood-crafted altar, a fancy bird house, a personalized dog house, etc.
  • To modify something to make it fit into a confined space. For example, trim a bed so you can open your closet door.
  • To modify an object or space to allow for additional incorporations, such as adding a dishwasher into a pre-existing closed cabinet.
  • To add privacy or additional security.
  • To save money from buying costly brand-name items.

For any house to be complete, it needs to have everything a family needs and desires. After all, a home is much more than just a residence; it should be a place where living is fun, relaxing, and enjoyable.

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Ideas for Custom Builds. What Can And Cannot Be Done

Creating personal customized objects or spaces is exciting, but at the same time, it can also be intimidating. There is an overwhelming amount of information to process and choices to make, such as what materials to use, how they will fit together, what colors work well together, and more.

The following are a few popular projects that people like to do in their spare time:

  • Convert a room into an office space.
  • Create an area for social gatherings, like a backyard fire pit or a basement bar.
  • Add a creative touch to railings or end posts to a staircase. For example, add statues as end posts or attach glass to railings.
  • Convert your kitchen into a social hotspot by adding a floating island and a few comfy stools.
  • Create unique objects to make a space more special.
  • Hang art, tapestries, or shelves to make rooms feel cozier.

Essentially, when it comes to customizations, the sky is the limit. However, unless you have a bit of experience in crafting and construction, some projects you should probably avoid are:

  • Projects higher than 20 feet off the ground, such as roofs, trees, or the ceiling of a large staircase.
  • Complicated projects that take a great deal of time to complete.
  • Projects that must be made waterproof. Examples include window/door installations, shower installations, etc.
  • Most electrical installations
  • Creating large structures such as a backyard deck, shed, staircase, tree house, etc.
  • Anything that more than two people will walk or stand on.
  • A project that requires the use of dangerous tools, such as a chainsaw, grinder, table saw, etc.

While the realm of customization offers endless possibilities, it’s crucial to recognize your limitations and prioritize safety. Steer clear of projects involving heights, extensive time commitments, waterproofing, electrical work, large structures, those accommodating multiple people, or those requiring hazardous tools. By acknowledging and respecting these boundaries, you can focus on creative and engaging customizations that are within your skill set, ensuring a positive and rewarding experience.

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There’s no denying the charm and satisfaction of completing a home DIY renovation project. Not only can you save on labor costs, but you also gain invaluable experience and the pride of a job well done.

However, there comes a point when expertise matters. It’s essential to strike a balance between your DIY capabilities and the level of quality a professional can provide. When making this decision, carefully weigh the costs and benefits, your personal skill level, and any potential risks involved.

However, there comes a point when expertise matters.

Take the time to explore both avenues. If you’re confident in your ability to complete a task effectively, go ahead and enjoy the process and the final result. But if the project demands a level of detail and expertise that only a professional can provide, don’t hesitate to seek advice or hire an expert to ensure the best outcome. Remember, we’re here to help and make your project fun, safe, and successful.

An extensive tool collection may seem pointless if weekend DIY is a rarity. However, having a simple set of tools on hand can save a lot of time and hassle in the event they are ever needed.

The following are a few suggested tool to keep around your home:

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NoCry Stubby Ratcheting Screwdriver

We like this small, lightweight ratcheting screwdriver because it has many features that are ideal for tight spaces and small objects. This ratcheting screwdriver is perfect for DIY enthusiasts and professional mechanics alike.

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Dewalt Impact Driver and Hammer Drill

With these professional drills, you can drill into anything – wood, concrete, tile, and steel. For something delicate like IKEA furniture, set your torque dial to 5 or 6, and this will prevent the screw from tearing into your panel!

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Dekopro 150 Piece Tool Set

The toolset has various tools to help you with household jobs, including minor repairs, furniture assembly, and basic DIY projects. In addition, it comes in a rugged case for easy transportation, making it a perfect kit for emergencies and a thoughtful gift for a DIY enthusiast.

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Black and Decker Home Tool Kit

This kit comes with robust drill bits, screwdriver bits, and tools. It’s great for furniture assembly, fixing bikes, and simple repairs, making it a perfect starting package for any DIY Enthusiast.

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Aluminum 24-inch Magnetic Spirit Level Tool

We like this leveler tool because it has magnets, which lets us attach it to the inside roof of our tool van. This way, it is easy to find and transport. In addition, it is built primarily with aluminum and has robust end caps that prevent damage when dropped.

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Ratcheting Screwdriver Set

This small set includes everything you’ll need for a furniture assembly project. It sports a ratcheting system, so you don’t have to reposition your grip after each twist, it has a magnetic tip to keep screws from dropping, and finally, it has a storage compartment for your bits in the handle.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions to Ask Before Asking For a Custom Build

Before reaching out to a professional for a custom build, keep these essential questions in mind to ensure a smooth and successful experience:

  • Does the professional possess relevant experience in creating the type of build you’re looking for?
  • If you haven’t seen samples of their work, don’t hesitate to ask for some before committing to the project. You can typically find their portfolio on their Facebook page, Google business page, or company website.
  • If you already have a concept in mind, feel free to seek advice and suggestions from the professional. They may offer valuable insights for improvement that you hadn’t considered.
  • Lastly, inquire about the expected time frame for project completion to ensure it aligns with your schedule.

With the above in mind, asking the right questions before embarking on a custom build journey sets the stage for a fun and rewarding collaboration with your chosen professional. By addressing these key points, you’ll pave the way for a successful project that brings your unique vision to life.

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Common mistakes to avoid when ordering a custom-built object

Placing an order for a custom-built object is always exciting. Just make sure you avoid these common mistakes:

  • The first mistake is if you are unclear about the object’s intended use. To ensure a professional can meet all your expectations, it’s essential to specify your desired object’s intended use from the beginning.
  • The second mistake many make is underestimating how long it will take for their order to arrive. Some people opt to have their custom objects shipped to their homes or offices, while others prefer to handle the process in person. For this reason, it’s essential to specify which method works best for both parties.
  • Another mistake people make is thinking that the final result will be better than what they can do themselves at home or with friends. Sometimes, depending on the project’s scope, it might be better and cheaper if you do it yourself.
  • The fourth common mistake is starting a project from ground zero and buying pieces individually. Sometimes, it’s better to customize a pre-made product than to create something from nothing. In the end, you’ll have a higher-quality build and save lots of money.
  • Another mistake is trying to rush the process. It’s important to allow time for the craftsman’s work and skill to be put into the piece for it to become a masterpiece. Remember, It is never pleasant to receive something hastily and poorly built!
  • Another mistake is not to ask for an initial sketch or photo example. Any drawing that you or a craftsperson comes up with will help a great deal to get the process rolling in the right direction. Having ideas finalized on paper will ensure clarity later on. Photo examples of similar products or designs found online can also help.

Learning the right way to order a custom-built object can save you time, money, and frustration in the long run. These days, if there’s something you need but can’t find, all you have to do is hire a Handyman, carpenter, or even a 3d printer service to help you with your needs. You can create anything if you find the right professional for your needs.

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Where do I find a custom builder?

If you want a list of local Handymen or carpenters, the best place to start is via your neighborhood or an online search for a Handyman or carpenter near me. You could also consult family and friends for referrals.

For additional help finding a great craftsperson, we discuss a few methods to find them here: Find The Best Handyman Near Me – An Ultimate Guide For Homeowners.

And for additional info about what a Handyman does and can do for you, view What is a Handyman And Why Homeowners Prefer Them Over Contractors.

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How long does It take to create custom builds?

To personally create a custom build often takes days, weeks, or months, depending on the nature of the project. However, If you want to get a job done more quickly, feel free to consult or hire a professional. Hiring professionals for large and complicated projects can make your job easier, allow you to focus on what needs to be done, and lower the risk of mistakes. Or, if you’d prefer to hire a pro or two to do it all, that is a good option too.

Final Note

At Handyman And Designs, we build, maintain, design, and render custom-build services for you, your home, your office, or as a gift for a dear friend. We’re always ready to create something extraordinary for you, and you don’t need to break your bank for our services. Do you want to begin a custom-built project? Message us via our Handyman Contact Form today to get a free quote via email!

Thank you for reading this article for Custom Builds. We hope it helped answer some questions you had about this type of work.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if there are any other ways in which we can assist you with your needs.



Custom Build Jobs

You may already have a full time job, but you enjoy building things in your basement or garage during your spare time. Maybe you would like to share your passion for creating wonderful things with others, but you don’t know where or how to start.

We at Handyman And Designs are always looking for exceptional people who are passionate about creating. Students, professionals, or retirees, we need people who enjoy perfecting a build and take pride in committing to a job well done.

Professional experience is not required, but we will ask to see personal projects that you have worked on for friends, family, or yourself. So show us your love for your craft! To view additional info, visit our Handyman employment page and contact us via our Handyman Contact Form today to get the construction cart rolling!



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