Monthly Archives: May 2012

Stockton Basement Junk Removal

What’s down in your basement? Could you film a horror movie down there and create plenty of scares? A lot of folks don’t think much about their basements beyond the place to put their washing machine and dryer. However, with a little effort and a dash of TLC you can turn your basement into the best room in the house. All it takes is a little imagination and not being bogged down by obstacles.

If you’re basement is “raw” then it’s completely unfinished. Think of this as a blank canvas to start creating on. First you need to decide on a purpose. Are you looking to create a living space for one of your kids or possibly a roommate? Fortunately, most basements have access to all the plumbing that comes into the house so putting in a small bathroom isn’t that big of a stretch. Suppose the basement walls are unfinished or stone? Despite what you might think, it’s very easy to put up drywall. There are plenty of neighborhood handymen who can tackle a job like that with low cost to you.

Once that drywall is up, you can paint it in any color. If your basement has no natural source of light, you should consider brighter shades for the wall that will illuminate any light source you bring in. Just as the walls are easy to take care of, so would be the floor. Hopefully, you don’t have any flooding problems and can put down some comfortable carpeting. Otherwise easy to clean floor tiles will do the trick.

When your basement walls and floors have been taken care of, you can move in what you need to move in. Maybe you’ve got an idea to create a home movie theater. Actually, the basement is the perfect place for a room like that. After you’ve set up your surround sound you won’t have any trouble watching a movie down in the basement while the rest of the house is sleeping! Maybe the basement is meant for a home office or work-out studio. Either one of those choices will require minimum furnishings. The mere fact that you’ve fixed the walls and floors will not only increase you property value but it will make any choice for your basement more appealing.

Of course, before any of this refurbishing project can begin you’ve got to get rid of all the junk that has piled up in the basement over the years. This is probable the biggest hindrance to a basement remodel: What to do with all that junk? It’s easy to carry something down there and forget about it but carrying back up those stairs can be a challenge. You don’t have to worry about any of that when you hire a team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Stockton to do the job for you. They won’t have any problem going up and down those basement stairs. It’s what they’re trained to do! Remember, those junk haulers don’t just have to help you clear out your basement. They can take the junk away from anywhere in your home. Start that project today and you should have a brand new basement in a couple of weeks!

Stockton Patio Furniture Disposal

Now that spring has officially sprung and summer is just around the corner, the sound of lawn mowers fill the air. This can inspire you to gaze out into your own backyard to consider the possibilities. Is it time for some new patio furniture? If so, then you might benefit from the following shopping tips.

As you begin your search, you might be surprised to discover there are many stores which specialize in exclusively in patio furniture. They’ll be rolling out their very best selections at this time of year. However, don’t hesitate to shop around because any story that sells furniture will be offering sales and special savings on patio furniture. Even the local Home Depot will have some great bargains.

If you’re buying a piece of furniture with a metal frame look for aluminum because it won’t rust. Stainless steel is also a good material for patio furniture that won’t rust. For cushion fabrics you want to see if they have been UV tested. Yes, just like you need sunscreen your patio furniture also has to be protected from the sun’s unrelenting rays. Take note of what those cushions are made from. If they seem “too light” they are probably made from all fiber which means they’re going to flatten after awhile.

For the heavy chairs, you want to check to see if there are foot glides installed or available to add. This will matter a lot when those chairs are pulled across your decks or patio and you want to avoid scratches. Even though you might not be using this new furniture as much as a sofa in your living room, you still want to make sure you’re getting a good quality product. In fact, because this furniture will be subjected to the elements it has to be extremely durable and well made.

Naturally, you’ll have to get rid of your old patio furniture first to make room for the new collection. Here is where you’re going to need some help. Just as you’ll be having delivery men drop off your new furniture, you should consider professional junk haulers like Junk King Stockton to help cart away the old furniture. These junk haulers can pop the old, rusty furniture into the back of their truck in a matter of minutes but they don’t have to stop there. While they are at it, these same movers can take away any other bulky junk items you want to get rid of. This includes anything in your home, garage or attic. If you are giving your backyard a complete makeover, the movers can take away any old planters, fallen palm branches or piles of construction waste. Because this will be a professional crew you won’t have to worry about how they’ll handle the job. They’ll respect your home and your time.