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5 Home Remodeling Projects For The Most ROI

Posted by Junk King on Nov 29, 2016 6:00:00 AM

With the real estate market still going strong, adding upgrades can increase the value of a home. But how do you know which remodeling projects to invest in?

There is certainly a difference of opinions even among the homebuying and remodeling experts. Take kitchens, for example: according to Matt Blashaw, host of DIY Network's Money Hunters, and Nicole Curtis, host of Rehab Addict, a bathroom ranks high on their list of "must-do" re-hab projects. Though, to be fair, they both discourage spending money on an all-out bathroom remodel

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, junk hauling, home remodeling, construction debris removal, house cleanouts

7 Tips For Your Next Home Remodeling Project

Posted by Junk King on Nov 10, 2016 8:24:55 PM

Almost every homeowner embarks on a home remodeling project of some kind. And if it's a DIY project, there is a lot to consider before grabbing your tools!

 

Any  home remodeling project can seem overwhelming, no matter how small. But it's guaranteed to go more smoothly if you know a couple of insider tricks. And you can help your home renovation go smoothly - and stay on budget - with good advice from the pros.

Expert Advice Can Make All the Difference for a DIY Project

Here is a collection of tried-and-true tips from home remodeling experts and professionals.

Don't work without a plan. And not just a design plan. Have a plan of action that is scheduled, detailed, and as complete as you can make it in advance. Whatever you do, don’t start a remodel without a detailed floor plan.  While you may be able to complete a project  without a plan, if you want to do avoid major issues you should consider hiring a designer. In fact, some projects require an architect to help you come up with a good plan.


Making product selections early  in the process can prevent delays later on. If you want your remodel to go well, the best thing to do is make all the necessary decisions before work starts. A good builder can advise you of the situations that might come up on your job. Most of the issues, however, are related to things like paint, trim and faucet selection. Delays in getting materials can escalate into bigger delays and rescheduling of vendors and contractors. Advance planning can also help keep you on budget.


Know what you’re getting into with a project. Although remodeling can be exciting there's also a great deal of frustration when you encounter unexpected problems and delays. Also, there are inconveniences that come from living in a construction zone. In fact, it can be quite difficult living without a kitchen, for example. You can minimize inconveniences by setting up a temporary place away from the construction area.


Don't start work without a contingency fund. You will most likely find that the work you want to do costs more than you expected or budgeted. Don't feel bad - almost no one manages to set a realistic budget for a project, especially homeowners. The key is to not use your contingency fund to "stretch the budget" on your project. If you follow rule number one and make every decision ahead of time, you can probably manage with a 5 to 10 percent contingency fund if all goes well.


Don't spend time and money on a home that needs far more than cosmetic fixes. Although it's not likely, there are times when a house should be torn down rather than put money into trying to fix it up. For example, installing new kitchen cabinets in a house with a sagging foundation, or a high-efficiency HVAC system in a house with no insulation. If in doubt, have a trusted builder give you an assessment.


Don't make a lot of changes. Even though it's likely that you'll change your mind about something on your project, keep in mind that each change costs more money. Although the change itself may seem minor, there are always added costs and often the scheduling will be impacted, as well. This is not to say that you are shackled to your original plan, but know that changes cost time and money, so consider them carefully.


Larger renovations and remodels - even a DIY project - will involve contractors. Whether it's an electrician, plumber, or a painter, you may have professionals in your home working for you at some point. A few things to keep in mind:

  • Don't buy your own materials. While it seems like a way to save money because the contractor will mark up the cost of materials, he or she may get a better price than you to begin with and, even after their markup, you'll pay about the same price.
  • Secondly, don't be a distraction. Every minute a contractor spends talking to you is a minute not spent working on your house. Keep the conversations to a minimum and focused on the work.

 Getting Help With All the Clean Up

One of the inevitable realities of any remodel or renovation is the need for continual clean up.  One option is to rent a dumpster for collecting an disposing of any and all your project debris. And now you have the option of using mini-dumpster drop-off services from Junk King.

Homeowners can now rent and load these revolutionary Mimi dumpster boxes. Equipped with special polycarbonate wheels, these driveway-friendly boxes will arrive on-site without causing damage to a driveway or property.

These rental boxes are great self-service dumpsters for work projects, home renovations and other types of cleanups. And the small size offers a dumpster that is compact, affordable and easy to use.

The dumpster services feature an online booking system. Junk King will drop off the dumpster and arrange for it to be picked-up once filled. The materials will be sorted so the items can be reused, repurposed and recycled.

In addition to redirecting materials away from landfills, the services are insured to make certain nothing is lost or damaged. In terms of pricing, customers only pay for the space used.

No matter what size the project is, or how long it might take, having the convenience and flexibility of a MINI Dumpster for your junk hauling needs is a great option. 

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Topics: dumpster rental, Residential Junk Removal, junk hauling, home remodeling, construction debris, construction waste removal

5 Reasons To Use A MINI Dumpster [Infographic]

Posted by Junk King on Oct 19, 2016 7:43:15 AM

There are times when hauling junk yourself is not an option. And renting a commercial-sized dumpster can be a problem. But there is a solution!

 

Sometimes a dumpster is the perfect solution, but the typical dumpster can be too large to work with and unsightly. There are  often concerns about the size and placement of these commercial-sized dumpsters, as well as possible damage to the driveway.

But that doesn't have to be the only option any longer. There is an alternative to the massive industrial-type dumpsters most people envision when they think of dumpster rentals.

MINI Dumpsters from Junk-King Can Really "Save the Day"

Our unique MINI dumpster system is a great solution for residential dumpster rental. Size really does matter when it comes to dumpsters and our MINI dumpsters are about the same footprint size of a small truck. This is especially important for residential customers and contractors since these dumpsters can be used in your driveway.

And they look good, too. Our MINI dumpsters are clean and brightly painted.  You can spare your neighbors and yourself of looking at the rusting hulk of a commercial container taking up 75 percent of your driveway!

One other important aspect to consider is that the do not cause abrasive damage to your driveway. Our special polycarbonate wheels prevent any damage to your hard surfaces.

These rental boxes are great self-service dumpsters for work projects, home renovations and other types of cleanups. The small size offers a dumpster that is compact, affordable and easy to use. 

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Topics: dumpster rental, Residential Junk Removal, Yard Waste Removal, junk hauling, home remodeling, house cleanouts, MINI Dumpster

6 Tips To Prepare Your Home For Winter And Junk Removal

Posted by Junk King on Oct 4, 2016 8:24:17 AM

Winter is coming and, as a homeowner, it's also time to get your house ready for the cold weather and rain.  And this could include junk removal.

It may be only October, but Northern California has already had its first autumn rainfall. Fall is upon us and the weather will be taking a toll on homes and energy bills. There are a number of things that should be done around the house to get ready before the cold (and wet!) weather settles in.

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, Yard Waste Removal, home remodeling, Old Appliances, winterizing

A MINI Revolution For Your Residential Dumpster Needs

Posted by Junk King on Sep 7, 2016 8:28:34 AM

For homeowners, the prospect of having to rent a commercial dumpster can be challenging. 

There are concerns about the size and placement of the dumpster, as well as possible damage to the driveway. But that doesn't have to be the situation any longer. There is an alternative to the massive industrial-type dumpsters most people envision when they think of dumpster rentals.

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Topics: dumpster rental, Residential Junk Removal, home remodeling, house cleanouts, MINI Dumpster

5 Ways MINI Dumpsters Can Work For You

Posted by Junk King on Aug 25, 2016 8:31:13 AM

At some point, every home or business needs some major junk hauling done. Now it can be done with a MINI Dumpster easily and efficiently.

And now you have the option of using mini-dumpster drop-off services.

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Topics: dumpster rental, Residential Junk Removal, junk hauling, home remodeling, Landfills, Business Junk Removal, MINI Dumpster

Junk Removal And Mini-Dumpster Rental Services

Posted by Junk King on Aug 18, 2016 10:00:15 PM

Junk removal is almost always a dreaded chore and, while dumpster rental services can make it easier, there are still drawbacks. But not any more.

Dumpster rentals may seem like a good idea for your construction or home remodeling project. However, traditional full-sized dumpsters can come with a number of problems.

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Topics: dumpster rental, junk hauling, home remodeling, junk removal news, junk removal, Business Junk Removal

5 Real Estate Clean Outs For Junk Hauling

Posted by Junk King on Jul 29, 2016 1:00:00 PM

As a Realtor, you are regularly faced with the need for house clean out services. The challenge is finding a firm that is professional and reliable.

With the abundance of foreclosures, REOs, and short sales on the market, odds are that you are probably dealing with a number of these yourself. In addition, as a real esatate professional, you are likely to be dealing with estate sales, vacated rentals in need ofmajor clean outs, and homes that have been remodeled just prior to going on the market.

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, home remodeling, Real Estate Junk Removal, Business Junk Removal, foreclosure cleanout, estate clean out

Residential DIY Projects And Hazardous Waste Disposal

Posted by Junk King on Jul 12, 2016 6:30:00 AM

Although your project waste disposal task may not be all that hazardous, sometimes the stuff in that garbage may well be!

Construction projects are notorious for the materials used that are considered "hazardous materials." And when the cut-offs, scrap pieces and debris from these materials have to be hauled off and disposed of, that's when they then become "hazardous waste"

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Topics: Construction Waste Disposal, home remodeling, Hazardous Waste, C&D waste, construction waste removal

Making Your Storage Space Organization Easy [Tips]

Posted by Junk King on May 19, 2016 10:35:38 AM

Every business, organization and home has to deal with the issue of storing things. And storage invites the potential for clutter, disorganization andjunk removal. So the perpetual challenge for many of these businesses and homes is how to best organize their storage areas.

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Topics: Clutter, junk hauling, home remodeling, Recycling, junk removal, office junk removal

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