Home improvement: Kangaroo Contractors president in McKinney weighs in on remodeling projects

During the coronavirus pandemic, homeowners are tackling maintenance items and improvement projects both inside and outside the home. Ward Vestal, the president of Kangaroo Contractors in McKinney, said he and his crews have been “covered up with work” since the coronavirus pandemic hit McKinney.

“I guess [it’s] because people are at home more now, and they’re seeing that their house really needs to be repaired and updated,” Vestal said.

He offered advice on some of the key maintenance areas in a home and suggested projects homeowners can take on to improve their home value.

Paint the front door

Creating a pretty front door is one of the simplest projects a homeowner can do to increase curb appeal.


Paint kitchen cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets and adding new hardware can refresh the look of a kitchen. One popular color people are choosing to paint with is white, Vestal said.

Update lights

Having lights that are updated—not only in bathrooms, but also in hallways and other living spaces—can help improve the look of a home.

Frame mirrors

Mirrors can be updated with a simple frame to add a personalized touch in bathrooms or other spaces where mirrors are used.

Clean windows

Like doors, windows are one of the first things people see with the home. Making sure they are clean is a simple but effective way to help boost curb appeal.

Kangaroo Contractors is located at 2334 N. Ridge Road, McKinney. For more information call 972-843-7657 or visit www.kangaroocontractors.com
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.