Author: Omar Alonso

Omar Alonso acts as editor and as an author for our editorial team at Worst Room. Omar authors most of our content related to topics such as appliances, construction, roofing, painting, and repairs.


  • As a professional handyman for over 20 years, there is no household project Omar hasn't successfully completed to full satisfaction.
  • Though nothing is out of his reach, Omar's expertise lies in HVAC repair, general appliance maintenance, and interior and exterior construction jobs.
  • Omar's "golden touch" didn't form out of thin air. He is a natural, but his endless studies and experience as an adult and from a young age tinkering as an apprentice for his father turned him into a master.


Omar's story begins as young as he can remember, sitting in the garage playing with his dad's tools, to growing enough to learn and help. It's no surprise that he turned this into his profession, continuing to offer his handyman services for over twenty years.

He can fix and build anything you need, from framing walls and floors, putting up drywall and putting down flooring, to painting, installing and configuring custom entertainment systems, all the way to repairing HVAC systems, dishwashers, refrigerators... you name it!

To this day his studies continue. As all of these industries evolve and as technology becomes more complex, you either grow and evolve with the times or get left behind. Omar has done so as evidenced by his healthy set of regular clientele and referrals, more than enough to keep him busy. And yet still he finds time to share his boundless knowledge with us here at Worst Room.

Most Memorable Home & Garden Moment

I remember being tiny and seeing my father come home covered in soot and sweat. Eventually when I was old enough to bother asking, he explained what he did for a living, which was working on a home construction crew, framing out the building and working on the roof laying shingle and what not.

We all have those memories that are so vivid for no real reason other than we were so young and curious about the world. This is how it is for me with my father showing me how to frame out a wall. That wasn't particularly hard, which is why my eyes lit up when he showed me how to frame a corner (we were building a giant shelving unit in the garage to store all of the holiday decorations and wreaths). While that's not a challenge to me now, it showed me how engaging, captivating, and fun working with my hands could be. Eventually he was teaching me to shingle our house's roof and the shed.

Fast forward to a job I had on a construction crew as a young man. Our boss brought us out to his incredible three-story house and needed one of us to go out and tar around a leaking roof vent on the third floor. I was cocky and confident as I had experience so I was the first to volunteer (so I thought). My boss led me to a bathroom dormer window where I could climb out of and onto the roof. I got one leg out the window before I froze. Turns out that I'm scared of heights past a certain point (two stories are fine but three was too much).

I broke out into a sweat and was trembling and everyone made fun of me, only to later admit that everyone on the crew, including the boss, had refused to do it for the same reason, and we, as a construction crew, had to bring in someone from the outside to complete a simple task for us! It's a funny memory that still makes me nervous thinking about it.

Omar Alonso's Articles

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Fire Alarm Randomly Going Off for a Few Seconds

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Have you recently had a fire alarm randomly going off for a few seconds? This can be irritating, especially during a good night's sleep. Regardless of how inconvenient […]

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Shoe Molding vs. Quarter Round: Which & Why

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Shoe molding and quarter round are home improvement materials used to enhance the appearance of a room and protect its baseboards. Shoe molding is a thin strip placed […]

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Does Paint Dry Darker or Lighter? (6 Factors)

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Paint is a crucial component when it comes to renovating or redecorating a space. Every step is essential for achieving the desired look, from choosing the perfect color […]

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The Standard Shower Valve Height From the Floor

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As a homeowner, choosing the right shower valve height can pose a dilemma since there are so many options. The incorrect shower faucet height choice can result in […]

Skillion Roof: Pros, Cons, Types, & Their Aesthetics

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When it comes to roofing, many materials and construction techniques can be used. One such option is skillion roofs. What is a skillion roof? A skillion roof is […]

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How Much Weight Can Drywall Hold? (6 Factors)

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Drywall is a popular building material to construct and finish interior walls and ceilings. It's strong and can hold plenty of weight when you install it correctly. But […]

How Far Apart Are Studs? Standard Stud Spacing

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Studs are essential pieces of your home because they’re the upright supports in walls. Knowing their spacing can help you avoid complications when you renovate, check for repairs, […]

What's the Standard Height for Shower Doors by Code?

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Are you renovating your bathroom? One of the most popular projects with a bathroom model is refitting your shower. However, if you want a successful renovation and you're […]

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Your Refrigerator Making a Clicking Noise? 5 Reasons

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Did you open the fridge to grab a soda, only to find it's warm? You stand there wondering if you unplugged it by accident and noticed your refrigerator […]

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The Standard Window Height from Floor to Frame

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Are you remodeling your home or collaborating with an architect and designer on your new house? Choosing the perfect windows for your new premises is a painstaking process […]

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9 Types of Shower Pans for Bathing in Style

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Is there any better feeling than jumping in the shower first thing in the morning? Having the warm water (or cold, if that's your thing) splash over your […]

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Can You Flush Hair Down the Toilet? No & Why Not

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Are you shaving your beard off or cutting your hair today? When you're staring at the sink full of hair, you might decide to flush the freshly shaved […]

How To Remove Drywall Anchors (2 Real Options)

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We've all used them for the most part, but what we don't usually know is how to remove drywall anchors. Drywall anchors are the tools you need when […]

7 Common Shower Pan Sizes: Listed & Explained

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If you’re remodeling a bathroom or repairing your shower, you have to choose a shower pan. While the shower pan sizes are many, you don't need to worry […]

The Standard Shower Size for Your Bathroom Shape

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Are you thinking about remodeling and want to know the best standard shower size for the dimensions of your bathroom? Are you looking for a space-saving option to […]

Floating Shower Bench Guide: Installation & Costs

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A floating shower bench offers a unique and stylish addition to any shower. It’s the perfect way to add convenience, comfort, and style to your bathroom decor. The […]

The Standard Shower Head Height from the Floor

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An extremely short or tall shower head height can be a real nuisance. If it's too short, it can cause discomfort or splash water all over the bathroom […]

Tiny Bugs in Your Bathroom? Identification & Control

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Bathrooms are the place we go to clean ourselves. So, it’s gross to find tiny bugs in your bathroom crawling out of your drains or perched on your […]

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Circuit Breaker Won't Reset? 4 Reasons & Solutions

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If your tripped circuit breaker won't reset, there's a high probability that it may just be doing its job of tripping to protect the circuit. You must replace […]

The Pros & Cons of Cinder Block House Builds

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Cinder block homes are slowly gaining momentum on the American landscape. A cinder block house is more durable, energy-efficient, and cost-effective, in the opinion of some builders. While […]

7 Standard Paint Can Sizes & the Spray Paint Options

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Deciding to paint is such a fun project. Painting is the least expensive way to change a room's atmosphere and brighten any decor. But just how much paint […]

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How Long Does Liquid Nails Take to Dry?

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Liquid Nails is a very popular adhesive used in construction projects, and it's an excellent adhesive due to its versatility and strength. But how long does Liquid Nails […]

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Toilet Room Dimensions by Code & by Comfort

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Although we don’t like to discuss it, our bathroom, toilet, or powder room is vital to our existence in North America. We even buy and sell our homes […]

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How To Align Garage Door Sensors in 7 Easy Steps

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Automatic garage door openers are one of modern life’s conveniences. Since 1974, nearly 100 serious incidences with children have occurred with automatic garage doors, so it’s imperative that […]

How Many Feet Are in a Story in a House?

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You may live in a three-story house or a two-story apartment where you live on the second floor. The word "story" has many meanings, but today we are […]

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When Was My House Built? 7 Ways to Find Out

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When was my house built? That's a common question for younger home buyers. If you own an older home between 50 and 100 years old, you may wonder […]

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How to Get Spray Foam Off Hands Easily as Possible

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Spray foams improve air door quality by blocking any available air space in your walls. It also provides energy savings and efficiency in buildings; it’s environmentally friendly, straightforward […]

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How To Move a Shed in 4 Ways Based on Your Tools

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Thinking about moving a shed and actually doing it are two completely different tasks. But both take a good deal of willpower. If you’re faced with the dilemma […]

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Are Toilet Seats Universal? No, But Standards Exist

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Are toilet seats universal? No, toilet seats do not universally fit on every toilet. The reason is that there are several shapes available for you to choose from, […]

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Shower Curtain Sizes: Standards, Measuring, & More

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People spend thousands of dollars on bathroom renovations, often ending up with an overly expensive, hard-to-clean glass shower surround. The beauty of shower curtains over glass shower enclosures […]

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Floors for Sheds: Material Options & Guidance

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In many families, shed space has become prime real estate. People used these miniature spaces to store tools, gadgets, toys, and seasonal decor in the past. More than […]

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Can You Caulk Over Caulk? Yes, & Here is How

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Do you have old caulking in your kitchen or bathroom looking old a grubby? It might be time to dig it out and replace it. But wait, what […]

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How Tall is a Two-Story House? Factors & Calculations

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How tall is a two-story house? Are you asking because you're thinking about buying a house? If you're a millennial buyer making your first purchase, or even younger […]

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Why Your Toilet Water Rises Then Slowly Drains

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Have you flushed the toilet only the find the water slowly draining away? Why didn't it do the usual "whoosh" and suck everything up the pipes? What's wrong? […]

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How Much Does a Toilet Weigh? Backed by Statistics

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Are you planning a bathroom renovation? Changing your bathtub, shower, and toilet is a great way to update its aesthetic. But how much does a toilet weigh? While […]

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5 Toilet Flapper Types & How to Choose Them

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When was the last time you used the toilet? Did you happen to notice the toilet flapper types when you flushed? Probably not, because it sits inside the […]

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Are Squeaky Floors a Structural Problem?

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Is your hardwood floor squeaking as you make your way into the lounge? Squeaky wooden floors are a common problem, especially in older homes. But are squeaky floors […]

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Why is My Toilet Water Brown? 5 Reasons & Fixes

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You go into the bathroom to use the facilities and automatically look into the bowl as you prepare to do your business. The water is brown. That can't […]

How to Stop a Washing Machine From Moving Around

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Is your washing machine moving across the laundry room when the spin cycle hits? This movement (or "walking") occurs in various intensities and for several reasons. From a […]

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33 Parts of a Roof: Diagrammed to Understand

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When it comes to constructing a house, we know the importance of a solid foundation, as it gives the housing the base and the strength to keep standing. […]

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Painting a Plastic Bathtub in 4 Steps & Success Tips

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Does your bathtub have an unsightly yellow ring around it? You may have moved into a new home with a grubby-looking tub. Or perhaps you want to redecorate […]

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12 Easy Fixes for a Squeaky Metal Bed Frame

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Are you noticing squeaking when you get into bed? We're not talking about mice squeaking but rather a noisy bedframe that's irritating you and interrupting your sleep. If […]

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Sewer Smell in Your Laundry Room? Here's Why & The Fix

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Does your laundry room smell like an open sewer? It's time to get that under control ASAP. There could be a serious situation behind the scenes, and you […]

How to Vent a Dryer Without a Vent to the Outside

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Do you have a dryer but no vent ducting system available in the house? Dryers require venting to the home's exterior to run efficiently and prevent fire and […]

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How to Fix a Crack in a Plastic Bathtub in 10 Steps

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Does your plastic tub have cracks? There's no need to stress. Plastic bathtub crack repair is easier than you might expect. You may not need to replace it […]

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Why Drywall Tape Separates From Ceilings & How to Fix It

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Is your drywall tape separating from the ceiling? It's a frustration experienced by many homeowners. Why is it happening, and what can you do to repair the problem? […]

Venting Your Dryer Into the Garage? Think Again!

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Where does your dryer vent to? You'll want to read this post if you're venting your dryer into your garage. This can be dangerous, and you're placing your […]

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5 Garage Ventilation Options for Fresh & Safe Air

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Is your garage smelling musty? It could be overly warm inside, or it feels humid. While most people see the garage as separate from your home, many open […]

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Plastic or Wood Toilet Seat? The Pros & Cons of Each

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Is your old toilet seat broken? Maybe it's looking stained? It's time to get a new one. You have options for a plastic or wood toilet seat for […]

12 Types of Shower Heads & Mounting Designs

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Are you looking for a new shower head? Most of us aren't the same during the day if we don't get our shower in the morning. Or if […]