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.
Anytime an investment is made, the hope is that there will be a return on that investment. You invest in a car and would like to get some money back for a trade in. You invest in stocks and want to see dividends. What about home renovations? You initially make these investments to improve your living environment but there is no reason why they should provide you with a decent return when it comes time to sell your home or refinance. Here are the home renovations with the best investment returns:
In recent years, the biggest cost-versus-value analysis has shown that attic insulation is providing the biggest return on an investment. You could spend around $1,500 on insulation and find that the return value tops 100%. The reason for this is that proper insulation makes a home cheaper to “operate.” That is a very attractive amenity.
New Garage Door
A new garage door can actually help sell a house based on the boost to curb appeal that is provides. The goal is to install the right door. Not only should it look good but it should be durable and easy to operate. A brand new remote is a good way to go.
Stronger Front Door
Safety is always a concern for homeowners and that safety begins at the front door. Many homeowners are opting to replace old wooden or fiberglass doors with a steel version. Thanks to innovations in design, steel doors don’t have to look like prison doors. Another smart investment.
A landscaping improvement goes a long way towards uplifting a home’s value. Once installed, the landscaping should be easy to maintain. That is why expanding hardscaping options that don’t require watering or mowing is something to consider.
All of these home renovation projects should start with a thorough clearing of rubbish and debris. You can’t improve a yard if you’ve got yard waste. Putting a new garage door on a garage full of rubbish is a waste. To get all your unwanted clutter removed in a timely fashion, you can always count on Junk King Los Angeles. Junk King provides the moving muscle and the truck space needed to get rid of anything you want hauled away in your home. Hiring Junk King Los Angles to clear away all your rubbish and debris is always a smart home renovation investment.
If you had a Christmas tree this past holiday, then getting rid of it was semi-easy. All you had to do is drag it down to the curb and the “green” debris pickup crew took care of the rest. It is an added service provided by the city after every holiday. Overall, the garbage crews do a decent job of helping you get rid of your garbage provide you follow the rules. Those rules are bringing the cans down to the curb and making sure you’re not throwing away anything that you’re not supposed to like electronics. What about the bulk items that won’t fit into the can?
The city allows for one pickup a year of those things but there is a limit. You have to bring it down to the curb, whatever it is. And it can’t be a lot of stuff. That might work if you’re getting rid of a single dining room chair or a small bookshelf but it’s not going to be a help if you want to get rid of a lot more. To find junk removal that works for you, you’ll need to bring in Junk King Los Angeles.
Often when you decide you want to get rid of one big item, there are a lot of other little items that could go at the same time. Junk King LA will have plenty of room on their truck for whatever you want to get hauled away. Thankfully, you won’t have to bring any of that stuff down to the street. That can make a world of difference especially if you’re living in an apartment. Not matter how many stairs they must climb to get to your stuff, the crew will make those trips.
As with every service, there is a fee for Junk King’s pickup but you’ll find this fee to be extremely reasonable considering how much it would cost to handle this type of work on your own. The price for Junk King’s service will be based on how much space your stuff fills on the back of the truck. Because the crews make a lot of stops, they like to pack up those trucks tight. That is going to benefit your final cost every time. For junk removal handled the right way, depend on Junk King Los Angeles anywhere and anytime.
A home business would definitely fit into the category of “small business” but it doesn’t have to stay that way. Remember, Apple Computer started out in a garage. If you’re setting up your home business, then there are some proactive steps you can take to insure success. Here’s what to consider:
Promote Your Business
Promotion is a huge part of any business. The fact that you have a home based business could actually be a nice marketing point. After all, you’re keeping costs down by not renting a commercial space. That is something a potential client will appreciate.
Don’t Stay Home
It might seem counterintuitive to become a success with a home business by not staying home. However, there are some times when getting out of the home can benefit the business like meeting clients. You could also rent a conference room for the day to give a presentation. You’re not hiding the fact that you’re working from home; you’re just keeping things professional.
Set Up Outside Post Office Box
It might help to set up an outside post office box for your home business. That allows you to set up a “buffer zone” between your business and family. It can also help if you expect a lot of package deliveries and want to keep them secure.
Set Your Work Schedule the Night Before
Before you shut down the business for the day, you’ll want to plan what happens next. More to the point, what the following day is going to look like. Set a list of priority items that you need to tackle the following morning. This will help you get a jump on the day even without the commute!
Set Up An Office Space
Yes, you can do laundry while working at your home business but you don’t want your office in the laundry room. It also shouldn’t be in the kitchen or living room, either. Any place that is going to have “family traffic” is not a good place for your home office. Perhaps a garage conversion is a good option. To help make that happen, consider setting up a junk removal session with Junk King Los Angeles. The movers who will be assigned to that session will be able to quickly clear away all the unwanted furniture, appliances and boxes of rubbish. That can translate into a lot of open space for an office. Start off your home business in a home without any junk thanks to Junk King Los Angeles.
A New Year’s resolution is a goal. It is a “mission” for the New Year to make improvements in your life. Those improvements can take on many forms. The thing to keep in mind is that a resolution is for the whole year. You don’t have to get everything done by January. Here are some terrific goals to add to your New Year’s resolution list:
Devote One Hour A Day To Your Dreams
What is your big dream in life? Start your own business? Search your family tree? Buy a new home? Whatever that dream is, you should find a way to devote an hour a day to achieving that dream. Maybe you want to learn to play an instrument. One hour of practice is perfect. Is you want to save money, then use that hour on your household budget or selling items from your closet on line. If you stick to this plan, by this time next year you will have up to 365 hours devoted to that dream. Not too shabby.
Spend More Time Outdoors
Beaches, mountains, bike trails, hike trails. There is a lot around Los Angeles to see and do that involves getting outdoors. Spending more time in nature makes your happier. It also provides a good boost to your immune system. Try to discover a new trail or neighborhood each week. Lots to explore in LA.
Enjoy the Little Things
This is the “stop and smell the roses” type of resolution. Not everything you do in life has to be an adventure (nothing wrong with those). You can take more time to appreciate the little things in life like a delicious cup of tea or an encounter with a bird. Even just kicking off your shoes and walking barefoot in the grass is a nice way to appreciate a little thing.
Clear Out the Clutter
The best approach to getting your mind clear is getting your living space clear. Try to focus on staying organized around your home by putting everything away. As for the stuff you can’t put away but need to get rid of, one call to Junk King Los Angeles gets it done. They’ll send over a team of movers who can quickly clear out your garage, closet and spare room of all your unwanted electronics, appliances, clothing and furniture. A great New Year’s resolution is to put Junk King Los Angeles to work today.
Everyone’s wish is that the holidays will be perfect. In reality, even with a few “mess ups” the holidays are always perfect. In fact, it’s those crazy things that happen during this time a year that makes the holidays so special. You never know what you run into a party or what surprises you may get under the Christmas tree. One thing that is important is that you want to reduce the amount of potential stress. That can easily be accomplished if you ask for help. Whether getting help baking cookies or clearing your house of clutter you’ll be ahead of the game. Junk King Los Angeles might not be of any assistance when it comes to baking cookies but when it comes to getting rid of clutter they are the company you want to hire.
Only you can make the final determination as to what is clutter in your. Start with the premise that anything you no longer using or plan to use again could be considered clutter. That can be a small pile of old magazines or a worn out futon. Magazines are easy to recycle but the futon takes a bit more work to get rid of especially if you’re living in an apartment with stairs. That won’t be a challenge for Junk King Los Angeles. The crew they send over has plenty of experience in all kinds of furniture up and down stairs. all you have to do is point to what you want taken away and you can consider it as good as gone.
Clutter can also be a lot of old outfits in your closet. Space is always at a premium in any home regardless of how big that home is. Don’t want to waste your storage space by holding onto things you know you’re never going to wear again. Give all that stuff to Junk King Los Angeles and they’ll make sure it has the opportunity to be repurposed. That means dropping it off at a charitable organization. It’s the perfect thing to do at this time of year. If you’re ready to spend your holiday without clutter, then you’re ready to work with Junk King Los Angeles. Put them on the task today.
Los Angeles is a great place to visit for the holiday. You could go surfing in the morning and skiing in the night. There are theme parks decked out for the holidays and plenty of amazing restaurants to sample. You might even have a brush with a celebrity! That means you could be inviting out-of-town guests for a holiday vacation. Whether their old friends or family members you want them to feel welcome. Here are some great ways to make that happen:
Check Their Dietary Needs
As anyone living in Los Angeles knows, changing diets is a very popular activity. Your holiday guest might have decided they don’t want anything to do with gluten. They might also have an aversion to seafood. Perhaps they’ve given up coffee in exchange for fresh brewed tea. These are all the little dietary details you should know before your guests arrive. That way you can plan your meals and have the right snacks waiting for them.
Provide Bathroom Amenities
Everyone who travels knows enough to bring their own toothpaste and toothbrush. But many people get into the habit of having hotels provide them with soap, shampoo and conditioner. You can take care of that as well by buying travel size bottles of shampoo and lotion. Set them out in a nice wicker basket along with fresh bar soap and clean towels. It’ll be as if they’ve checked into a four-star hotel!
Set Up The Adventures
If this is the first time that your guests are coming to Los Angeles, then there’s a lot they want to check out. You might not be able to go with them but you can certainly provide them with a fun adventure itinerary. It might even be smart to make sure they have an Uber account. You can always set up their Uber so that your pain with your account. That way you won’t have to worry about them getting lost.
Get The Guest Room Ready
You want to make sure that the bed your guests are sleeping in is situated with fresh linens, fluffy pillows and blankets. If it’s been a while since the comforter has been clean, then you might want to drop it off at the dry cleaner. It would also be helpful to make sure all the clutter is removed from the guest room. You don’t want them to feel like they’re sleeping in a storage locker. That’s where hiring Junk King Los Angeles can make a huge difference.
As you get your house clean for your guests, you may notice a bunch of things that should be tossed out. The team from Junk King Los Angeles can sweep in and remove any object regardless of weight or size. You’ll be amazed how quickly they can make your junk disappear. Your holiday guests will feel welcome in a home that doesn’t have any clutter or junk. One call to Junk King Los Angeles gets it done.
How long do you think all the Halloween candy will last? Between the leftovers and what the kids might bring in, you could have sweets until Thanksgiving. What about all the Halloween decorations? How long will they be kept up? Unlike Christmas, Halloween decorations don’t fare well the day after. Time to pack them up. It might also be time to get rid of the rest of your scary junk. This would be all the rubbish that is crammed into your garage, closets and spare room. Why not treat yourself to a session with Junk King Los Angeles today? You’ll be amazed at how one session can transform your home.
The amount of unwanted clutter we accumulate is directly related to the amount of free time we have. After all, if our weekends were open, then maybe we could rent our own truck, load everything up and drive an hour to get to the proper disposal center. The alternative is letting Junk King come over for a few minutes and clear everything away. It might still take them a few hours to properly dispose of things but that isn’t anything you have to worry about. When the crew pulls away from your home, the job is done on your end. You can then plan all things you’re going to do with the reclaimed space.
Along with all the clutter Junk King Los Angeles can take from the inside of your home, they can also work wonders with the outside. This might be a good idea especially if you have some leftover debris from your Halloween decorations. Everything can go on the back of the truck. Junk King doesn’t charge one price for furniture and another price for boxes. The price is always about how your stuff will fit onto the back of the truck. The Junk King crew will know this after looking over all the things you want to get rid of. This is what they’re trained for. Once that estimate is locked down, they’ll spring into action and your clutter will vanish. Don’t let your junk scare you. Give it all to Junk King Los Angeles today.
The recent fires that swept through California are a grim reminder of how life can change in a flash. What started as a small brushfire quickly spread to several thousand acres leaving a path of destruction in its wake. Los Angeles County wasn’t totally spared from fire season this year. Unlike on the East Coast where there is a dedicated hurricane season, fire is a problem for California all year long. It is important to have an evacuation plan for your family regardless of where you live. Is equally important to know how you might take care of any potential cleanup or debris removal. That can be an overwhelming job if you tried to do it on your own. Thankfully, a company like Junk King Los Angeles has a lot of experience with these types of clean up and is always standing by to lend a hand.
Working with Junk King Los Angeles means you’ll have a dedicated crew to your debris cleanup task. This is a team that will show up at the appointed hour and won’t leave until you are completely satisfied. The amount of what you have to clear way would never be an issue with Junk King. In fact, if they make the assessment that you would need additional crews and trucks that they will quickly dispatch those to your location. It’s not unusual for Junk King to take this approach especially with a major debris cleanup that might be left over after a natural disaster.
Debris cleanup usually means clearing away things that are officially useless. However, they might be a way for them to be recycled. If there is any material that can be pulled from the debris pile and turned into recyclables, then Junk King will make it happen. They have partnerships with recycling centers all throughout the area. They know what these facilities are looking for on any given day. You’ll have to do any of this research. Junk King has it covered.
You might also benefit from working with Junk King to clear way brush and other rubbish that might prove to be hazardous. As they say, an ounce of prevention goes a long way. You should never have to stress over debris cleanup as long as Junk King Los Angeles is just a phone call away.