A $4 million renovation of the Roundhouse Aquarium got under way in Manhattan Beach. Cambridge Seven Associates, a world-renowned creator of educational aquariums, is behind the new design in what is being reported as the “largest improvement to the Roundhouse Aquarium since 1992 when the structure was completely rebuilt.”
“It’s not only going to benefit the people who come out to the roundhouse but will make our pier better,” said Mayor Amy Howorth to a local newspaper. The goal is to complete the project by May.
Fans of the iconic roundhouse exterior will be happy to know it will remain unchanged. However, it will get a fresh coat of paint, new doors and windows, a new roof and a new cupola. Insider, there will be new fish tanks, a complete floor plan revision, digital media kiosks and new marine support equipment will be installed.
What kind of renovations could you do around your home if you had $4 million to spend? Tear it down and build from the ground up, right? Actually, there are a lot of improvements you can make at your Manhattan Beach home without breaking the bank. Start with getting rid of all your clutter. That will allow you to get clean and organized. The best approach to that task is a call to Junk King Los Angeles.
Before you set up your appointment with Junk King, you might want to get a sense of just how much stuff you will be getting rid of. This will help Junk King make sure you have the right amount of manpower and truck space. Every session will be staffed with two capable movers but on the bigger clearing jobs it might take more help. Junk King will happily provide the extra labor at no extra cost.
Deciding what you want gone before calling Junk King can also mean you could benefit from a same-day pickup. If you’re ready and the Junk King crews are in the neighborhood, then they could swing by and clear everything out in no time at all. Getting rid of rubbish in Manhattan Beach is all about Junk King Los Angeles. Put them to the task today.
The “farm to table” movement has been growing by leaps and bounds. Around the Los Angeles area, there are farmer’s markets every Sunday and scattered throughout the week. All of that means fresh produce is readily available but image if you could go outside and pick your own salad right from the backyard. That can happen if you fire up your garden. Here’s how to get your garden ready for spring.
Survey the Area
The recent cold snap has kept most Los Angelinos inside but warm weather won’t be far off. When it does get warmer, you’ll want to go outside and survey your space. If you have raised garden beds, then you’ll want to check the sides to make sure they aren’t bowing. There might be a lot of winter weeds that need to be plucked out. Any fences, stakes or trellises in need of repair should be tended to.
Inspect Your Soil
After months of inactivity and bouts of rain then dry spells, your soil could have become severely compacted. You need to start working it. A good test is to pick up a ball of soil. If it stays compacted, it is too early to work. If it breaks apart easily, then its time to work it over. You’ll also benefit from a soil testing kick to make sure you’ve got the right measure of nutrients.
Clean Up Perennials
Your perennials will be the first flowers to make their appearance. You need to do some pruning and clearing of dead scrub in order for the rest to flourish. Once they have been cleaned up, you’ll get a better sense of any gaps that need to be filled in.
Map Out the Patch
With regard to your vegetable patch, you’ll want to map out exactly where you’re going to grow what particular plant. This map will come in handy later on if you’ve forgotten what you planted.
Overall, you want to have any and all yard debris cleared from your backyard. That debris can also come in the form of man-made items like rusty furniture, birdbaths, lawnmowers and grills that you want to replace. Getting rid of all of that is easy with a call to Junk King Los Angeles. Hauling old furniture and appliances are their specialty but they can also do amazing things with yard clean up. You point and it’s gone. Your garden won’t be totally ready until Junk King Los Angeles has worked through.