Worcester Handyman And Wall Hangings Services
Specializing in hanging mirrors, pictures, artwork, blinds, drapes, curtains, shelving, flat panel TVs and more. Give yourself peace of mind with a quote for total project completion. Offering the reliability, flexibility, and honesty that you need in someone that is servicing your home.
Hanging Artwork, Blinds, Curtains, Drapes, Mirrors
Looking for someone to hang treatments in your home? Project Completion provides handyman services and home improvement to the greater Worcester, MA area. Complete hanging services for artwork, blinds, curtains, drapes, frames, mirrors, paper holders, shelving, towels bars and rings, TVs and more. Get your "To-Do" list done quickly and easily. If you don't have the time or the inclination to tackle those jobs, please contact me, I'll get it done for you.
Sampling of Projects for My Worcester Home
- Hang Artwork, Frames, and Mirrors
- Hang Blinds, Curtains, and Drapes
- Hang Tissue Paper Holders
- Hang Towel Bars and Rings
- Shelving Installation
- Wall Mount Flat Screen TVs
How High Should You Hang Artwork, Frames, and Mirrors?Hanging artwork, frames, mirrors, and other items allows for personal touches to be added to a space. When hanging items, you are the boss, your opinion matters. If you are looking for a few basic guidelines when hanging items, consider these:
- For a single item, hang it so that the center of the item is at about eye level, or roughly 56" to 60" high.
- For a group of two, three or four items, think of treating them as a single object. Hang each item about 56" to 60" high and spaced just 2" to 3" apart.
- If items are hung over a piece of furniture, the items should be hung about 3 to 8 inches above the top of the furniture.
What Type Of Hardware Should I Use To Hang Artwork?There are many different types of hardware available for hanging artwork and frames: nails, screws, picture-frame hangers and nails, wall anchors, molly bolts, toggle bolts and "peel and stick" hangers just to list a few. Your first choice, if possible, is to use a nail or screw directly into a wall stud. That will give you maximum load carrying capability, up to several hundred pounds. If a wall stud does not conveniently align with your hardware placement, not to worry; picture-frame hangers and nails installed in drywall can carry from 10 to 100 pounds depending on size. Wall anchors and bolts are another choice that typically provide 25 to 75 pound carrying capability, again depending on size. Be wary of "peel and stick" hooks; small ones are rated for less than 1 pound and larger sizes just a few pounds.
What Is The Best Choice of Hanger For Hanging Artwork?The best type of hardware to use in drywall when hanging artwork and frames is the good old-fashion picture-frame hanger and nail. Since the nails are installed at an angle, it provides good tear-out resistant and shear strength. Large single nail hangers are rated to hold up to 50 pounds and three nail hangers can hold up to 100 pounds. If installing in old plaster walls, brick or concrete, wall anchors must be used.
What Hardware Is Available For The Back Of The Artwork?There are basically four different methods to provide a mount for a frame: eyes and wire, d-rings or straps hangers, saw tooth hanger, and cleats. Eyes and wire is a traditional mounting method. Frames can easily be mounted with picture-hangers. D-rings or strap hangers are used in lieu of eyes and wire. Basically, the d-ring or strap hanger replace the eyes and the wire is eliminated. Picture-hangers directly support the d-ring or strap hanger. A saw tooth hanger is place at the top of the frame with two small nails. The saw tooth hanger in turn is supported on the wall by a nail, screw, or picture-hanger. Cleats are generally used only for very heavy frames or where stability is paramount.
How To Hang Blinds, Curtains And Drapes?When hanging blinds or shades, it is important to determine if you want an inside mount or an outside mount. Inside mount sits within the window frame; the window casing, if any, is totally exposed. An outside mount sits on the window frame and covers the window casing.
When hanging curtains and drapes, you must consider the placement of the mounting brackets in relationship to the window frame. The brackets should be placed no more than about 6 inches above the window frame. The curtains or drapes should just touch the floor. Measure the length of your curtains or drapes panels and determine the proper height for the mounting brackets. Standard lengths for ready made curtains and drapes are 84, 96, and 108 inches. Also, the brackets should be placed about 6 inches from the outside edge of the window frame on both sides.
What Height Is Best For Towel Bars and Tissue Holders?On an open wall in the bathroom, towel bars are typically placed 48 to 54 inches above the floor. If there is a countertop below the towel bar or towel ring, then the height should be set so that the top of the towel is at least 20 to 22 inches above the surface below. For tissue paper holders, 19 to 26 inches above the floor is a good height. And, if possible, place the tissue paper holder 8 to 12 inches beyond the front rim of the toilet.
What Type Of Shelving Should I Use?There are many different types of shelving schemes: fixed brackets, floating, adjustable, built-in, free standing and top-hung. The right one for you is a matter of personal preference.
- Fixed bracket uses two or more brackets that are fastened to the wall, then a shelf is placed one top.
- Floating is similar to fixed bracket, but the mounting brackets are hidden within the shelf, giving the appearance of floating.
- Adjustable uses vertical rails with slots that are mounted to the wall. Then, brackets are placed into the rail slots at the desired height and a shelf is placed on top. One or more shelves can be placed on those rails, depending on the rail length.
- Built-ins fit between two walls and can be either fixed or adjustable.
- Free standing, think of a standard bookcase that sits on the floor.
- Top-hung uses a horizontal rail that spans the top of a shelving unit. It is similar to hanging a bookcase off the floor.
How High Should I Mount My TV?The most comfortable viewing angle for most people is to look slightly down at the TV screen. The next most comfortable angle is seated eye level. I know, you want to put the TV above the fireplace, above a piece of furniture, high enough for all to see. The worst place to mount a TV is above a fireplace. Besides the heat and soot from the fireplace which will ruin the electronics, you will end up with a sore neck. Saying all that, there is no standard height for mounting a TV, its all personal preference.
If you are considering a TV mount, there are three basic types: fixed, tilting, and full-motion. Fixed is a good choice if you want the TV mounted flat on the wall. Tilting is handy if you want to tilt the screen down to reduce glare and improve viewing. Full-motion allows you to pull the TV out away from the wall, move it left or right, rotate it left and right, and tilt it up and down for optimum viewing.
Do You Offer Other Services In Addition To Hanging Mirrors, Pictures & Drapes?Yes! While redecorating your room with new treatments, you may decide it is time for a new paint job. Maybe you bought some new RTA furniture that requires assembly. I offer a wide range of handyman and home improvement services. See below for more details.
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