Monthly Archives: March 2013

Charlotte Cabinet Removal and Disposal

One of the important goals of any home improvement project should always be to increase the value of your home. A few years ago, the National Association of Realtors did a 2005 cost vs. value report. Here’s what they discovered: “The average “upscale kitchen” remodel with a cost of $81,552 and had a payback of 84.8 percent. The average midrange “major kitchen” remodel with a cost of $43,862 and had a payback of 91 percent. The average “minor kitchen” remodel with a cost $14,913 and had a payback of 98.5 percent.” Add it up and it’s clear that the investment you make in a kitchen or bathroom remodel is going to be a big asset to your home. It makes sense then that you need to spend your money wisely. Keep that in mind when your budget goes over and the job takes longer than you think it will!

You can come up with some basic ideas of a remodel by a visit to a Home Depot or search through the Internet for inspiration. Once you’ve got a sense of what you want to accomplish you’ll need to find a contractor especially if your remodel is going to involve any type of plumbing or electrical upgrades. You should get bids from several contractors. Part of your contractor “shopping” should be proof of current licenses and insurance policies that cover property damage and workers comp. A list of a contractor’s suppliers should be followed up to find out if they pay their bills on time. You don’t want to have a work crew sitting around waiting for construction material. You should also follow up with past customers. Even though they should be sending you happy customers, you can still ask a few pointed questions about their work which should give you a complete portrait of how they work.

When you get a bid from a contractor it should be an itemized list of what you can expect to pay. One of the items on that list should be “demolition and removal of preexisting cabinetry.” This is where a contractor might try to pad the budget a bit. However, you could probably handle this job on your own with a decent hammer, screwdriver and Junk King Charlotte.

Once you take down the cabinets a Junk King crew can be standing by to haul them away and make sure they are properly disposed of. As for pricing, Junk King will only charge you by the amount of space that your debris will take up in their truck. That means no labor costs or dumping fees. You’re not going to get a great deal like that with a contractor! Let Junk King Charlotte help you start your remodeling project off right.

Spring Cleaning Tips in Charlotte

With the frost melting away, spring is just around the corner and that means everyone should be in the spring cleaning mood! A growing trend in cleaning is cleaning the green way. This is where you use basic household supplies to keep your home sparkling. Items like white vinegar, baking soda and olive oil can be utilized in a wide range of cleaning products.

For instance, when you mix a 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1 quart of water and pour that concoction into a spray bottle, you’ve created a dandy glass cleaner. Use old newspaper or lint-free cloth to make sure your windows will glisten. For kitchen and bathroom tile countertops you can use a mixture of 2 parts vinegar, 1 part baking soda and 4 parts water. Sponge that along the counters to wipe up the grime. That same vinegar can be used to mop up your floors with 4 cups of vinegar to one gallon of hot water. If you like you can add in some lemon oil for a sweet citrusy scent. If you want to get rid of any mold spots in your bathroom, try wiping them away with straight up vinegar.

Another green approach to spring cleaning is to hang up a laundry line. This is definitely the old school way of drying your clothes but it will help you cut back on your energy bill and leave your clothes smelling as fresh as the spring air.

As you make your way through your home with your green cleaning products you’ll probably notice a lot of items which would be better served outside of your home. These are those objects of clutter that have caused many a stubbed toe or groan of “I’ve got to get rid of that!” You can de-clutter you home with a little help from Junk King of Charlotte. These are the junk removal specialists who provide you with the muscle and the truck space to remove any oversize item in your garage, spare room, basement or backyard.

Junk King Charlotte will keep the green theme going by diverting as much of your junk away from local landfills as they can. Typically this will mean dropping off junk at one of the recycling facilities located throughout the area. Whenever possible, the Junk King crew will make drop offs of old furniture to charities which specialize in refurbishing and reuse. This makes sure your junk will go green and you don’t have to exert any extra effort. Get a strong start with your spring cleaning and let Junk King be your green ally.