Creating a New Look Isn’t That Complicated
DIY cable TV shows like Fixer Upper, Home Town, and Property Brothers have given homeowners across the country a new way of looking at their old homes. Suddenly, their existing spaces have new possibilities. All they need is a little elbow grease and some TLC. And maybe a paintbrush, hammer, or screw gun.
One of the rooms that’s often the most in need of a facelift is the kitchen. The kitchen is sometimes referred to as the heart of the home. For many families, it’s the room where kids do homework, parents prepare meals, and everyone takes turns doing the dishes. It’s also the place where friends and family tend to hang out during get-togethers, gathering around the hors d’oeuvres, or fixing food together in community.
Small Dumpster Rentals Make the Project Easier
With people spending more time at home, it’s no wonder that kitchen upgrades are at the top of the list for many homeowners. Small Haul Containers supports DIYers in their quest to improve this oft-used space. We have small dumpsters for rent that are perfect for DIY home projects like basic kitchen upgrades.
Take a look at just a few kitchen projects that would benefit from having onsite waste containers available during the job.
New Countertop Installation
One quick and easy way to create a new look in the kitchen is to install new countertops. Kitchen counters get a lot of use — and they require a considerable footprint in most kitchens. Replacing the old counters with new ones changes the look of the kitchen substantially, and most homeowners have no trouble tackling this project on their own.
There’s a wide variety of countertop materials and colors available these days. Natural stone (such as marble, granite, or quartz), concrete, and stainless steel are trending right now, but faux materials are also in vogue — and are easier on the checkbook. Check with a local cabinet company for options that may work for your kitchen. Then visit Small Haul Containers online to reserve a dumpster rental for the project. You’ll need someplace to throw all the old countertops when you pull them out!
Many kitchens would benefit from a new backsplash. If the kitchen gets a lot of use, it’s likely the backsplash isn’t as clean as it once was. Grease and food splatters can be challenging to remove, and over time, this residue builds up. Pulling out the old backsplash and putting in a new glass tile or mosaic backsplash is another DIY project that most homeowners can handle.
Tile — glass or ceramic — is one of the easiest materials to clean, making it ideal for use in this capacity. Just make sure you rent a dumpster ahead of time, so it’s available when you start tearing out the old backsplash. Having waste containers onsite makes cleaning up as you go a snap!
Replace the Flooring
Another good way to upgrade a kitchen is to install new flooring. This project is a bigger deal and a bit more challenging. But there are many flooring materials on the market these days that are easy to install on your own.
Both engineered and laminate wood floors click together for relatively easy installation; solid hardwood floors may require the assistance of a flooring specialist. Tile flooring is available in many different styles and colors. Tile is an excellent choice for homeowners with a creative flair who want to use the kitchen floor to make a statement. Natural stone floors such as marble, slate, or travertine create a completely different look.
Installing a new floor takes the whole space up a notch. Just remember that the old flooring has to come out first. If you’ve had carpet in the kitchen or dining areas (some people do!), you’ll also have to pull up padding and nail strips. Make sure you have a small dumpster rental parked in the driveway so you have a convenient place to dump all the debris.
Replace (or Reface) the Cabinets
The cabinets are another vital component of the kitchen. If you’re looking for an upgrade, why not replace or reface the cabinets? Take a look around the kitchen and think about how the space is used. Then determine whether the current cabinet configuration is still working for you. If not, it may be time to reconfigure, adding new cabinets and storage cubbies as needed.
The old cabinet boxes may still have some life in them. Often, all it takes to upgrade the look of a kitchen is new cabinet doors. Or new trim on the existing doors. Or new hardware. You get the picture. There’s a lot that can be done to the cabinets to create a new look. But regardless of what you choose to do, you’ll benefit from having a residential dumpster rental onsite during the project.
Ready to Tackle Your Kitchen Upgrade?
If these ideas have inspired you, it’s time to get started. Small Haul Containers is Kansas City’s dumpster rental headquarters. Our container rental process is quick and easy. Simply visit our website, choose the size of the container you need for your project, and schedule it on the spot. When the big day arrives, we’ll deliver the dumpster to your driveway, taking care not to damage anything in the process. After the rental period is up, we’ll come back, pick the container up, and haul it away. It couldn’t be easier!