With the housing market still hot and looking to stay that way, many homeowners are considering selling. And that means making the right upgrades to maximize their home's market value.
There are a number of investments a homeowner can - and should - make to improve the curb appeal and actual resale value of their home. According to most realty and home improvement experts, home remodeling can be a great choice and the kitchen is one of the top priorities.
According to a recent article at Zillow.com,
The kitchen is one of the places that buyers look closely at when considering whether or not they will purchase your property. According to Zillow Talk, a full-gut kitchen renovation averages a 75 percent return rate (i.e., average cost: $30,000; resale value/ROI: $22,500). However, you may be able to get more or less value depending on what parts you choose to renovate and which you leave as-is.
One of the unavoidable by-products of a renovation of remodel, however, is the construction debris. In addition, there is the matter of your old kitchen appliances that you will probably replace. While you might get the store or new appliance delivery guys to take your old items, you will more likely be stuck disposing of them yourself.
However, you don't even have to go with a complete remodel or renovation to get value from an upgrade.
The DIY Network website notes that,
Doing a kitchen update instead of a kitchen remodel is like getting Botox instead of a facelift – it’s cheaper, it’s faster and it can hold you over for years. Got a kitchen so outdated that Martha Washington would be comfortable cooking there? Go for the full-blown remodel.
Upgrading Your Kitchen Appliances
Even if you are not ready to sell, a kitchen upgrade can be an investment for yourself and your family. In addition to having a new look and new appliances, you will still have the benefit of the added home value it brings.Remodeling experts and real estate agents agree: new appliances are the best upgrade in the kitchen.
By replacing your old range or oven, you’ll enjoy more features and better energy efficiency. And if you upgrade all your kitchen appliances at once, you can have a matching set of modern and attractive appliances that will change the way you see your kitchen.
If you’ve been considering upgrading to new, high-performance kitchen appliances, this is a good time to replace your stovetop and oven. And, while you’re at it, you should swap out that old microwave oven. But, whether you opt for a new kitchen renovation complete with new appliances, or simply updating your existing equipment, you just need to figure out a simple solution to dispose of and, if possible, recycle your old stove, oven and microwave oven.
That’s where Junk King comes in — we offer fast and friendly appliance removal including environmentally friendly disposal and recycling.
Large appliances like ovens can be responsibly disposed of through professional recycling. Junk King focuses on recycling for all the junk we collect, and in the case of stove, oven and microwave oven disposal we make sure that each piece gets broken down into metals and other materials. Scrap metal gets separated from plastic and hazardous electronic waste. Everything gets recycled or junked in the most responsible way possible!
Our green initiatives run deep. Renewable biodiesel powers many of our trucks, and we’re committed to environmentally friendly practices throughout our company.
What Happens in Appliance Recycling
Appliance recycling begins with manually dismantling each appliance. Once this is done the hazardous components must be removed and properly disposed of. Then the recylcer is able to salvage the reusable parts. Appliance recycling prevents substantial amounts of metal, plastic, and glass from ending up in a landfill while reducing the demand for extracting or producing these materials again.
With the costs of certain metals rising and the value of these materials increasing, a number of salvage firms are taking on more and more old appliances in addition to their normal quota of used vehicles. Sometimes this can be a viable option for your unusable, old appliances, as well.
Get the Best Team for Your Appliance Removal
Junk King is proud to be North America’s greenest junk removal service. We pioneered recycling based junk removal in 2005 and have been going greener ever since. We sort each and every job for metals, e-waste, paper, household goods, textiles, furniture and appliances, in our recycling warehouses.
But “going green” also means we donate, repurpose, and reuse everything from clothing, toys, baby cribs and strollers to office furniture and supplies. We run many of our trucks run on bio diesel, a domestically produced fuel made from more environmentally safe non-petroleum, renewable resources. Junk King is committed to continuing to lead the way to help keep our planet clean, green and beautiful for the generations to come.
Ready to remove those old kitchen appliances?
It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. You make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865). Our professional and insured junk removal team will show up at your home or office. We call 15 minutes before we arrive on site and we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck, with no hidden fees.