Friday, 16 September 2022

What Do I Need To Do To Start My Home Remodel?


 

Start With A Plan – Entire Home Remodel Checklist

The first thing you need to do before beginning any home remodeling project, or home renovation, is make a plan! Make yourself a checklist.  You might even want to begin to make drawings. The first thing you want to add to your checklist is your budget. Meet with your local bank or lending agent to determine what budget is right for you.  Once your budget is set, the next step would be choosing a local contractor, architect, or designer. Make sure the contractor you choose is reputable, local, and has all their permits and licenses up to date.  You may find this information on sites like the Central Oklahoma Home Builder’s Association, your local Chamber of Commerce, or the Better Business Bureau. The next thing you need to do, with the help of your new contractor, is to get any city permits you may need all lined up.  All of this is necessary before you can begin your home remodeling project.

 

Create a Timeline for Remodel

You have your budget and team in place.  Now it is time to create your timeline. With the help of your contractor, choose a desired start and completion date. Determine the length of time each step of the remodeling process will take.  Discuss which steps should be completed first and which steps can occur concurrently. Understand that supply of materials may alter your timeline.  Try to choose items already in stock or are easily obtainable at your local hardware store, flooring, furniture stores, etc.

Stay in close communication with your contractor throughout the home remodeling process to make sure things are still going well with your timeline and budget. Of course, unforeseen things can throw off any home remodel project so allow for wiggle room for unexpected issues.   

 

Time To Pack Up and Prepare for Your Home Remodel

Will you be staying in your home during the remodel or packing up and staying somewhere else like a family member’s house or an Extended Stay Hotel? Either way you may need to pack up a significant amount of belongings to make room for the remodel or to protect some of your most valuable possessions.  You may consider renting a storage unit or renting a storage box that can remain safely in your driveway until you are ready to move back into your newly remodeled home.

 

Begin The Demolition

It is actually time to start the demolition and remodeling of your home! You have your contractor, designer, budget, and timeline.  What do you need for the demolition? The first thing you will need is a dumpster to hold all of the waste being removed from your home. Be sure to use a dumpster company that is punctual and can swap out full dumpsters for empty ones quickly to keep your project moving along. There is nothing worse than having your project, delayed a day or two because the dumpster company is unable to swap out the dumpsters in a timely manner.  Also, have you thought about where the crew members will be using the restroom and washing their hands?  Chances are the water and plumbing to your home may be turned off during the demolition process.  You will need to check into renting a porta potty and portable handwashing station.

 


The Remodeling May Now Begin

This is the fun part! Once all the framing, drywall, and trim work is complete you, your contractor, and designer get to start discussing all the fun stuff like paint color or wallpaper choices! Then cabinetry, lighting, bathtubs, and showers are next followed by picking out new doors, windows, and flooring!

 

 Your Home Remodel Is Complete!

It is now time to move your furniture, d├ęcor, appliances and other items back into your beautiful new space! Consider using carts and drop cloths to avoid damaging your new floors and walls! Once everything has found it’s new place,  sit back and relax while enjoying your newly remodeled home!

 

 

Monday, 8 August 2022

6 Reasons to Rent a Dumpster for Your Fall Clean Up

 

6 Reasons to Rent a Dumpster for Your Fall Clean Up

Summer is quickly wrapping up, and the kids are getting ready to head back to school. As the fall brings cooler temperatures, now is the perfect time to do a quick clean-up to prepare your home for the holidays.

 

While dumpster rentals are often relegated to big projects like a major renovation or emptying an entire house, there are plenty of reasons to use Oklahoma City Dumpster Rentals for your fall clean-up.

1. Keep Your Yard Beautiful

Oklahoma City has seen its share of extreme heat this summer, leaving yards and flowerbeds littered with dying shrubs and trees that just can't survive these temperatures.  Depending on the severity of the loss a dumpster rental can help you get your yard beautiful again. Perhaps you are planning on getting a new fence or building a beautiful pergola. Renting a roll-off dumpster would be perfect for disposing of those extra wood scraps or old fence panels.

2. Aim Towards Minimalism

The minimalism trend over the last few years is still going strong. Whether you are totally embracing the idea and purging your belongings or simply decluttering your space, a dumpster rental service helps you get the junk out of your home, giving you more space to live. Fall is a good time to join in on the decluttering trend as it will help get your home holiday ready!

3. Use Your Garage this Winter

Winter is coming. If you want to protect your car from freezing weather, now is the time to think about finally cleaning out your garage. Get rid of all the junk piled up in corners collecting dust and cobwebs. But you can make an unpleasant job easier by renting a dumpster you can place right outside your garage.

4. Get Ready for the Holidays

As fall descends upon us, it’s time to start thinking about hosting guests for the holidays. Rather than rush around frantically emptying the guest room, get it done early while the weather is still nice out. A dumpster rental service makes it easy since all you have to do is step out your front door to get rid of all the junk that has piled up.

5. Avoid the Dump

Without using a service like Oklahoma City Dumpster Rental, you’re likely to find your space cluttered with trash bags and piles of junk scattered around. Depending on how much stuff you have, you won’t be able to leave it at the curb and will end up taking multiple trips to the dump. Avoid all of this by having the dumpster right outside your door.

6. Take Your Time

Renting a dumpster means you can take your time to get rid your home of junk and debris. If you opted for a junk removal service, you’d be on the clock to get the job done within a short time window. However, with a dumpster rental service, you usually have up to 10 days to get rid of your junk or debris. In many cases you will have an option to extend your rental if needed. 

 

Oklahoma City Dumpster Rental has several dumpster sizes available, depending on the size of your fall clean-up. The smallest size is the 4-yard dumpster which is ideal for small home cleanout jobs. The largest size is the 20-yard dumpster which is ideal for major home cleanout jobs. Order your dumpster online or give us a call at 405-640-4345 to get your dumpster reserved today.

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

3 Budget-Friendly Winter Projects


 

The winter months are the perfect time to tackle indoor projects. Colder temperatures lead to more time indoors and the realization that our homes could use some TLC or updating. Take advantage of the winter season by marking some of these projects off your list and enjoy the results without breaking the bank.

 

Kitchen/Bathroom Makeover

 

The kitchen and bathrooms are the rooms where the most time is spent. Simple additions or replacements can make over these rooms. Cabinetry designs have evolved into very ornate, very sleek, or very durable. The kitchen and bathroom can brighten up again with just changing the cabinets, but even just a hardware replacement can revamp these popular rooms.

 

With the time spent in these areas of the home, appliances and fixtures become worn. Changing out toilets, replacing tubs or appliances can not only freshen the look, but add value to the home.

 

Update Lighting

 

Lighting has come a long way since its invention. The very common and often few choices have grown into a large variety of the strength of lighting, the style of fixture, and the direction of the source. Lighting is many times used as focal points in homes. With so many choices though, comes the time with styles becoming outdated and even newer inventions, such as LED.

 


If you have been in a home for 5 or more years, you have probably noticed new styles being introduced. Home improvement stores have multiple aisles full of choices and the kits have made it very easy to do it yourself. Even if you do employ an electrician to replace, this budget-friendly update will transform your home’s look and feel.

 

Refresh Window Treatments

 

Another part of the home that needs changing every few years is window treatments, especially if the treatments are curtains or shades. Mostly window treatments become stressed with the elements, lacking their initial beauty. With furniture updates, paint, window treatments also become outdated or non complementary. And sometimes our lifestyle choices change, wanting the ease of blinds or eliminating blinds because of the difficulty in cleaning. Whatever your choice, refreshing your home with new window treatments can be a quick winter project.

 

The greatest part of these projects is they are not that expensive, yet make a huge impact. When you are ready to take on one or all of these winter projects, give Bin There Dump That a call and we will provide you with a small dumpster to dispose of the old items.

 

 

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

What To Do/Not To Do With Water Damage

 

Winter is the time of year that our homes are more vulnerable for water damage. Winter storms can result in pipes bursting or roof leaks. Whether it is from a winter storm or any unforeseen event, here are some tips for water accidents. 

 

Tips To Avoid Water Damage

 

Your best protection for your home is the exterior. It is important to check these exteriors annually…window sealing, roof, and all brick and siding. All need to be maintained for any water events. Next, it is important to disconnect outside hoses each Fall and cover outside faucets. All guttering and downspouts should be cleared out a few times each year to avoid debris and ice blockage. And plant vegetation that will not wrap around pipes.

 

Inside the home, make sure to know where the water main is and how to turn off/on. Appliances can also be a common cause for water damage, so make sure to check and maintain hoses. Hoses typically have a lifespan of 5 years. Finally, be mindful of your water bill and water pressure. Monitoring your water bill can possibly detect a leak that might not be seen. And setting water pressure for around 40-70 psi can avoid high pressure that might bust pipes.

 

Steps To Take After Water Damage

 

The first step is to turn off the water in your home once damage is discovered. Next, turn off electricity, as water and electricity do not mix. Once you have a safer environment, put on protective gear to inspect your home. This is the time to move valuables to safer areas and protect any items you can by moving their locations. Once you have stabilized your home, contact your insurance provider to discuss the procedure for a claim.

 

Next, is deciding to employ professionals or clean up the damage yourself. There are restoration services available that will do the work. Professionals will bring equipment to start the drying out process. If you are going to do it yourself, use buckets and mops to remove excess water, then start the dehumidifying procedures of opening windows or using fans. 

 

Order A Dumpster

 

No matter though if you do it yourself or hire someone else, unfortunately there will be removal of damaged items throughout the process. Some items will succumb to damage right away and some damage of items may be noticed later in the process. Call Bin There Dump That to order a dumpster for the removal of all damaged items such as furniture, flooring, bedding, etc. We can help you with the perfect size and your insurance provider most likely will cover the cost in your claim. Water accidents are a stressful time, but be assured we will help you by easing the stress with quick setup and removal.

 

 


Monday, 3 January 2022

4 Steps For Your Kitchen Remodel


 

The most popular room for remodeling is the kitchen. It is usually the hub of the home and a kitchen remodel can return more on an investment than most other projects. 

 

Plan A Budget

 

Setting a budget for your kitchen remodel should be the first step for the project. According to Home Advisor, the average cost for a kitchen remodel is around $14,000. There are factors that determine pricing such as location in the country and how much needs to be replaced i.e. cabinets, appliances, and flooring. Setting the budget will help when shopping for products and contractors, but remember to allow for 20% above your budget for any unforeseen expenses.

 

Research/Saving Money

 

Once a budget is set, the fun begins in searching and shopping for your new kitchen items. Shopping is made much easier by the online options of seeing products. If you see something you like from a design, the site will usually include the company for purchase information. The possibilities are endless with the internet. The internet not only opens the doors for more options, it helps with saving money by comparison shopping.

 

Cabinets will typically eat up 25% of the budget, according to HGTV. Another way to save money can be with the cabinets, by updating with custom doors instead of replacing the entire cabinet. Appliances will also take up a lot of the budget. Staying with mid-range appliance upgrades will help the bottom line. 

 

Declutter/Schedule A Timeline

 

A very important step for this project is decluttering. A kitchen will collect many items that end up not being used and just stored away. Out of sight, out of mind. Now is the time to tackle that decluttering to not only create more space but to set up some organization system for when the kitchen might not be usable during the remodeling.

 


Since a kitchen remodel can be inconvenient because it cannot be used, it is important to schedule a timeline, minimizing the downtime of the kitchen. Planning way in advance will help to establish delivery dates of products, availability of contractors/laborers.

 

Order A Dumpster

 

Once the timeline is set up, the final step is the easiest...call Bin There Dump That. We can help you with the perfect size dumpster for YOUR kitchen remodel and can have it there quickly.

 

 

 

Tuesday, 28 December 2021

What Homeowners Are Wanting In A Home


 

The years of 2020 and 2021 brought about a new ‘needs list’ for homeowners. The pandemic made us shift into different modes, where the home was the central place for everything. In a new age, those needs will continue to be on buyers’ and current homeowners’ lists.

 

Health

 

The pandemic brought about concern that homes need to be the cleanest for the health of persons living in the home. This meant deep cleaning, replacing, and disposing of old and unusable items. Roll-off dumpster rentals helped with the quick cleanup and continues to assist homeowners with achieving clean, healthy homes.

 

Function

The pandemic also brought about different uses for the home than otherwise needed before. Some people were working from home and children were learning from home. Also, eating at home was happening more. All these functions required plenty of space or an adjusting of space. Renting a roll-off dumpster, that can be safely placed in a driveway, will benefit any of those projects, by allowing for easy disposal. From extra bedrooms being transformed into home offices to remodeling the kitchen area, dumpsters were and can be used for the unused furniture, the broken appliances, and the outdated computers, along with construction debris.

 

Safety

 

Covid was not the only thing we faced in the past few years and will continue to face. Weather, especially here in Oklahoma, can be brutal. Not only do we experience tornadoes, but we suffered through some horrible ice and hail storms. The damage caused by the volatile weather can create a mess with trees, roofs, and siding. Homeowners and contractors choose roll-off dumpsters for quick cleanup of this damage. Also, dumpsters are perfect for the renovation of a home, to help with severe weather. Insulation and window replacement can help with energy efficiency, gutter replacement can help with avoiding roof leaks, and tree branch trimming will keep the home safer.

 


Whether it is to clean your home, make it safer or create new space, Bin There Dump That has can help with several size dumpsters to choose from. When you are ready to tackle your home projects, give us a call for quick delivery!

 

Thursday, 4 November 2021

What Size Of Dumpster Do I Need?


 

The most difficult decision about a home project or cleanout is not WHETHER you need a dumpster, it is what SIZE is needed. Bin There Dump That has several sizes to facilitate your projects.

 

Home Cleanout

 

There are many times a dumpster can be used for cleaning out your home. From garage and attic clearing to moving, a dumpster quickly clears out space. When needing to dispose of items that your normal trash service can’t handle, call Bin There Dump That for a perfect sized dumpster. We will suggest a few different sizes to make sure you get the right size for your project. Starting at the 10 yd, suggested for a single car garage cleanout, and up to the 14 yd and 20 yd that will accommodate several rooms and furniture.

 

Home Cleanup

 

The cleanup of a home is different from a cleanout. This typically means leftover junk from a tenant or previous homeowner and yard debris, such as tree limbs. Our larger bins, such as the 14 yard and 20 yard will help tremendously when faced with large tree limbs and other items in the yard or shed. Because your city or town will more than likely not take bulk trash conveniently or even at all, Bin There Dump That is the perfect solution in cleaning up the outside of your home.

 

Renovation/Remodeling

 

Your home is an investment and maintaining its highest value is important. Renovation and/or remodeling may be needed in order to keep your home at its best! Some renovation examples are replacing windows or worn out flooring and outdated systems such as air conditioning. Remodeling can be updating the kitchen or bathroom. Bin There Dump That specializes in dumpsters for home use. Not only do we have a 6 yard for a bathroom remodel, we have a 10 yard for a kitchen remodel and our larger sizes for renovations that go beyond one room. AND, with our 100% board protection, you can be assured that the dumpster will not damage your driveway.

 

Roof

 

Most of our customers and contractors calling for 20 yard bins are pleasantly surprised when our Dumpster Consultant tells them we can handle most of their roof jobs with a 10 yard or 14 yard bin. These compact bins that are Residential Friendly, can be snug up to the home for a quick roof replacement, allowing for shingles to be tossed right in the dumpster. And, as an added protection, we will sweep for nails when picking up the dumpster.

 

Concrete/Dirt/Brick

 

The other heavy materials besides shingles, are dirt, rock, concrete, and brick. Bin There Dump That’s fleet of dumpsters includes smaller dumpster sizes, such as the 6 yd for these type of jobs. Our smaller sizes can be filled to the top with this material, while allowing our Residential Friendly trucks to lift the contents. Bin There Dump That knows there are many different types of projects from big to small cleanouts, and small to heavy loads, that’s why we have several different dumpster sizes to choose for your project. Give us a call and we will help you with the perfect size.

 

 

 

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