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Simple Home Improvement Steps

Posted by Junk King on Oct 5, 2022 5:00:00 AM


[This post was originally published in January 2022. It have been revised and expanded.]

With the holiday season just around the corner, many renters and homeowners might find this to be a good time for simple home improvement projects.

While these types of projects can vary in size and cost, there are some small home improvement steps everyone can take to add value and style to their homes. 

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Home Remodeling, Renovation, or Simple Improvements?

We've talked about this concept here before, but to recap: 

While a remodel changes the form of something (like adding a new shower to an existing bathroom), a renovation focuses more on restoring something old into good repair (fixing up a creaky floor, for example).

This is the simple explanation from Real Simple and it serves our purposes here. Essentially, simple home improvement projects will not fall into the realm of remodeling, although they may indeed be a renovation project. 

However, some simple home improvement tasks go beyond simple "restoring" something to upgrading, updating, or making it look better. 

Something as basic as a new coat of paint, replacing beaten up base molding, or adding stone veneer to the entryway can make a significant "improvement" while leaving the structure unchanged nor repairing anything.

And, many times, these types of projects can go a long ways towards transforming a tired, dated, and "unappealing" home interior or exterior.

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Some Simple Home Improvement Steps to Keep Things... Simple

There are a few steps that you should keep in mind before just jumping into a project, especially if it will involve cutting, painting, gluing, or otherwise making permanent changes!

Set a Budget

An obvious step to take in any home improvement project, but also a chronically misunderstood one.

For many, the command to “set up a budget” immediately eliminates the idea of home improvement. After all, many people feel they don’t have the option of setting up a budget. But go ahead and do it; you might be surprised at what you’ve got to work with.

When it comes to home improvement, it’s important to remember that most improvement works stem from the desire of making a home more inviting or livable. In that regard, even something as trivial as a new doormat can add to a home’s improvement. 

With that in mind, it’s quite possible to engage in home improvement with a budget smaller than $50. 


Get Some Basic Tools

Whether it’s a person renting a townhome or a homeowner with multiple properties, everyone residing under a roof of some kind should have access to some basic tools. 

Common tool sets should include a hammer, screwdrivers, a tape measure, an adjustable wrench, pliers, and a pencil. Need to hang something? Use the hammer and some nails. Need to hang something bigger than a picture? Screws and the screwdriver. Need help tightening a pipe or loosening a cable cord? Break out the wrench. Need to see if that new washer will fit through the door? Get the tape measure. 

Ask for Help

It’s incredibly easy to find instructive videos for every kind of home repair and maintenance question, but sometimes it’s advisable to ask for help from an actual person. 

Depending on where you live, home improvement resources can be limited to the guys at the hardware store or just the people living in the apartment building. But if you’re not sure about your ability to engage in home repair, don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Especially when it comes to anything electrical. Don’t mess with that stuff. 

Clean It Out

Who says spring cleaning has to wait until spring?

If you’re looking to improve your home now, start with mucking it out before you start knocking down walls.

Cleaning out a house has restorative benefits, both to the home and the homeowner. A scrub down may help generate home improvement ideas while also providing the homeowner the peace of mind that comes with a suddenly clean environment. 

For instance, a person might be thinking of remolding their bathroom. After cleaning out the bathroom, the person might decide all they need is a new shower curtain and towels rather than retiling the entire room. Granted, new linens may not be enough to save some bathrooms, but the homeowner will have the benefit of a clean bathroom while they consider a more thorough remodeling plan. 

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Get Professional Help with Debris Removal

There are several good reasons why you really don't want to deal with the removal and disposal of all your project debris, trash, rubbish, and other junk that gets generated.

One reason is that you have far better things to once you're done with your home improvement project. It take time to clean up, load your debris and trash, transport it to a local landfill or waste transfer station, and then drive home. 

Not to mention that it all costs money.

And if you don't a have a truck or a trailer, you can't really haul much of anything. Which is why it makes much more sense to have someone else take care of this part of your project for you.

That, of course, is the second good reason - you may not have the means nor the resources to do the debris removal part of the job. Although it may be relatively small amounts of debris that is produced - depending on the type and scale of your project - even a "simple" home improvement can involve used appliances or cabinets that have to be gotten rid of.

Outdoor home improvement involving landscaping or hardscaping often results in piles and mounds of sod, dirt, rock, and assorted outdoor debris that must be removed and disposed of.

And the third good reason is simply one of convenience.

Having a professional junk and debris removal team like Junk King come in and take care of it all for you can't be any faster, easier, and more cost-effective!

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The Best Home Improvement Waste Disposal Firm for You

Once you're ready to take care of your project clean up, you need to determine which firm is the best one for the job. And, while you can certainly find plenty of guys with trucks willing to do the job “super cheap” , that can often end up being anything but cheap.

Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly construction waste disposal services so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of the debris after your project is complete.

Whether you need our services several times during your home improvement project or just once after you're done, our hauling professionals will ensure that the project debris and other junk is out of your way so that you can get on with your life.

Our team specializes in construction waste removal. And we can be at your home in mere minutes, so call us today!

Also, our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your debris and waste in a professional and courteous fashion.

One of the best things about Junk King is that we recycle most of the junk we pick up.

If you have questions about what we do or how we operate, give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK .

Our professional and insured junk disposal team will call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive at your home. And, once we’re there, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your debris and other junk will take up in our truck.

You simply point and we haul your items into our junk removal trucks, and with no hidden fees!


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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, home remodeling, construction debris removal, landscaping, DIY projects, home renovation, home improvement, hardscaping, curb appeal

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