Being a homeowner comes with a long list of benefits, but it also comes with responsibilities that cannot be ignored. Chances are, you’ve already thought about improvements that need to be done in your home or rental property. When the time comes for you to begin renovations, turn to Junk King in North Atlanta to make the process easier. Ready to get rid of your unwanted junk, or your renovation waste? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
The Best Reasons to Renovate – Homeowners and Property Owners in North Atlanta
We all tend to put off things, especially when those things involve a lot of time or commitment or money. All too often we push off things because we think they can be done later, at a better time. In reality, the best time to do substantial changes to your home or your property is right after you’ve committed to the idea. If you aren’t committed to moving forward with your plans yet, here are some motivating things you should know.
Donald Rattner, an architect and author, describes the relationship between our homes and our mental states as two sides of the same coin; “Our mental space stands in direct proportion to our perception of physical space.” What does this mean exactly? It means that for humans, our physical surroundings become mental, especially when we don’t like those surroundings.
Things that we don’t like in our home will raise levels of cortisol, the stress hormone which induces our fight-or-flight mode. If you’ve ever needed to leave a room in your house and immediately felt relief, this is that response. However, if we stay in that area too long, we can start to have real mental and physical effects, including stress responses in our brain functions:
– Our brains will kick our physical state into a phase called ‘residual stress’, characterized by low energy, headaches, and muscle pains.
– We’ll also feel the stress on an emotional level, making us suddenly moody, overwhelmed, or lonely even when around family and friends.
– Our cognition also suffers, giving us subtle messages, like having a lack of focus or increased forgetfulness.
You Have Control Over Managing Your Stress
What can be done about these emotions and stress levels? Well, the obvious answer is to do something about the surroundings to make them more palatable for you—but there are statistics to back up why this will work. The National Association of Realtors completed an impact report in 2019; in it, they reviewed surveyed information from homeowners regarding both indoor and outdoor renovations. One of the biggest metrics they looked at was how the homeowners felt after completing the renovations. Here is what was said in the introduction of the study:
Americans spend $400 billion annually on remodeling their homes. However, many find the idea of taking on a remodeling project too overwhelming to attempt…Taking on projects is often worth the investment and time. After remodeling, 74 percent of owners have a greater desire to be in their home. Sixty-five percent have increased enjoyment in their home. Fifty-eight percent feel happy and 38 percent feel satisfied when they see their completed project with a typical Joy Score of 9.6 [out of 10].
What Did They Find?
Let’s look at some of the reported results. After over 2,000 respondents were asked, those who completed a full kitchen renovation reported a Joy Score of 10 out of 10. 24% of the respondents chose to do the project because of worn-out surfaces, finishes, or materials. Then, another 20% reported that they wanted to customize the room since moving into the new home. What were the most important results of the renovation being completed?
– 46% of respondents said they received better functionality and livability from the completion.
– 93% of the respondents had an increased desire to be home since the completion.
– 95% said that they had an increased sense of enjoyment when they were home.
– 87% of them reported that they felt a sense of accomplishment when they think of the project and its completion.
It’s undeniable that our homes play an important part in our mental states on a day-to-day basis. Further, the results in The National Association of Realtors’ report speak to the importance of changing those things which bother us about our homes. It is better for those who live in the home, and it is better for those who come after too.
Before the Renovations Start – Advice from Junk King in North Atlanta
We’ve had a lot of home renovators call on us for help removing their junk and excess materials. You could say that we’ve assisted in our fair share of renovations, providing a smooth and convenient way to clean up, both when the process is getting started and when it is over. Every time we’re called on to help, we learn a little more about the process and the downfalls of renovators. Here are some of the best pieces of advice that we can give you, to make the entire process go quickly, safely, and hopefully under budget.
It’s not useful to think about renovations, commit to them, get motivated by articles online, then buy all of your materials—only to waiver once you get the resources. By setting up a plan, you will know how to beat the stereotypes of home renovators; and you’ll get that sweet, sweet, serotonin upon completion. If you stick to it, you might even know the exact day you’ll finish.
Set a Budget
Unexpected costs are a part of the renovation game. After gathering quotes, you should always add another 10% on top of your estimated costs. You may be able to lower the cost by doing some of the work yourself, but complex things like plumbing or wiring should be done by professionals. Part of your budget should be factoring what could go wrong if the work is done badly and preparing for that by getting the right people.
If you plan ahead and set a budget, you’re already in the top percent of renovators that are more likely to finish the work. However, that does not mean that your preparations are done. Whatever room you are renovating, no matter what room it is, or where it is, you’ll need to empty it and prioritize items. Taking the time to remove items from the room before you start, will make the process easier, and having that stuff in other rooms will also push you to finish too. Organize your objects before you remodel, and give us a call when things are ready to be taken away.
Junk King has Services for Your Renovation in North Atlanta
There are two times you want to consider calling us during your renovation. Once at the beginning, and once at the end. (And maybe in the middle somewhere if things get really messy.) Calling us in the beginning will give you the best chance at completing your renovation because you’ll be removing unnecessary items from both your home and the renovation space. Then, calling us at the end will give you a chance to get rid of broken things, excess material, and any items you ended up not fitting into the new space. Plan ahead for us to come at least twice during the process, and you can make the most out of both trips.
Dumpsters Can Help During Renovations
We’ve found that the most common and beneficial way to utilize our services during a renovation is by ordering one of our dumpster rentals. Our dumpster rentals are rated #1 in North America, giving you convenient drop-offs straight into your driveway. How can we make that better? By giving you fair and flexible pricing, that only requires you to pay for the space used. Only use half the dumpster? Only pay for that half, saving you money, and keeping you within budget.
You Can Recycle Some of Your Junk?
You may wonder what happens to your stuff and junk once it’s taken from your home. We are one of the cleanest running junk removers in the world. We recycle, reuse, or donate almost 60% of everything we remove. That’s the difference between us and normal dumpster removers—those other guys won’t bother to recycle, taking everything and anything to the local landfill. This harms the environment and the local community, both of which we care greatly about.
At Junk King, we can handle almost anything and everything that you can throw at us—except for hazardous waste. The stuff you’re going to be interested in for renovations is going to be our ability to remove, recycle, and donate, furniture, garbage, and construction waste materials. Almost everything in construction can be handled by us, including tiling, drywall, flooring, windows, frames, debris, and even floorboards.
Turn to Junk King Atlanta for Help with Decatur Renovations
Contact Junk King today to get an estimate for your renovation budget. We’re all about convenience and customer service, so pick your favorite method and reach out to us for a free, no-obligation estimate:
– Go Online: Use our custom-made Pricing Estimator to get a fast and simple idea of costs.
– Call Us Down: Call us to come and assess your junk—this is the most accurate way to get a pricing estimate. (Plus, it’s still no obligation.)
– Give Us a Call: Call us at 1-888-888-JUNK to speak quotes and options with our customer service representatives.
– Shoot Us a Text: Send us phones of your junk to 737-888-5865, we’ll always text you back, and even better, we’ll text with an estimate.