Most people in the San Francisco Bay Area are doing their part to flatten the COVID-19 curve. And although those measures have been effective public health officials recently announced that the stay-at-home order would be extended through May for six Northern California counties, including San Francisco County. If that includes you, sheltering in place for another month gives you a chance to catch up on some long-awaited home improvement San Francisco projects- starting with these three.
1. Give Your Kitchen a Makeover – Home Improvement San Francisco Style
If your home’s tired old kitchen hasn’t had a facelift since the last century, give it a fresh new look with an exciting custom makeover.
First, decide which of these kitchen décors works best:
- Modern farmhouse
Based on available space choose the right kitchen layout, whether it’s L-shaped, U-shaped, galley, G-shaped or one-walled. Next, pick your color scheme and buy some high-quality paint. Since the focal point of your custom kitchen will be the cabinetry, select the right cabinets and countertops to tastefully pull your theme together.
Add some more personal touches to your home improvement San Francisco
Find some new smart appliances and low-maintenance flooring, and then spice up your custom kitchen even further by adding design elements like:
- Subway tile backsplash
- Window treatments
- Accent wall made from recycled stone
- Kitchen island
- Sink and faucet
- Light fixtures
If it’s a DIY project, start by tearing out the old appliances, cabinets, flooring, light fixtures and other unwanted items. Although a tear out is a great stress-reliever, removing the junk is going to be a little more challenging. That’s because trash like old appliances, metal pots and pans, and kitchen chairs can’t be tossed out with the regular trash. If you live in San Francisco under the city’s strict waste disposal laws metal, plastic and glass items must be recycled.
2. Clean Out Your San Francisco Garage
Now it’s time to tackle your cluttered San Francisco garage, starting with that stack of empty cardboard delivery boxes. Those need to go, along with the ugly rusted metal shelves sitting in the corner.
While sorting through all the junk grab those old cans of house paint from when you redid the outside of your place years ago. Grab those broken clay flowerpots and large plastic toys that your San Francisco State University-bound son used to play with. And how about those old bicycles that haven’t seen the light of day for years?
And finally, it’s time to get rid of the wood scraps left over from that deck-replacement you did right after moving in. Then, separate your waste by type into several piles:
- Hazardous waste: Household cleaning products, chemicals, paints, stains, motor oil
- Bulky items: Old patio furniture, appliances, lawnmowers
- Recyclables: Broken pottery, plastic toys, glass jars, cardboard boxes, metal shelves, old newspapers
At this point, you’ll need to find a way to lawfully dispose of anything that won’t fit inside a recycling bin. Consider cleaning up unwanted items like toys, bicycles and furniture and then donating them to a worthy cause so they can be reused.
3. Convert a Closet into a Home Office
You’ve been working remotely for months now and like it so much that you’re going to ask your boss if you can do so permanently. But before that day arrives, you’ll need to convert the spacious closet on the second floor into an office.
Start by throwing out that outdated computer monitor and old TV. Then, go through those boxes of clothes that you haven’t worn since your teenager was six, and donate any unwanted clothing items that are still in decent condition to a local charity.
Finish off your new office
Now it’s time to replace that grungy old carpeting with some new flooring. Take down those metal closet rods and add some task lighting to brighten up your space. Finally, move in your new desk and chair, plug in your laptop and printer, and sit back and admire your work!
But before you can enjoy your new office, you’ll need to lawfully dispose of the trash. Electronics like old TVs and computers are considered E-waste, which means they must be taken to a designated CalRecycle disposal center in San Francisco County. That smelly carpeting will also have to be hauled away to a carpet recycling facility and not just dumped on the curb.
Your San Francisco Home Improvement Debris Removal Experts
Doing a home improvement project while sheltering in place is rewarding, but disposing of the debris afterward can be a real hassle. Put your mind at ease by contacting the junk removal experts at West Coast Junk and we’ll handle the rest. All our residential and commercial junk clean up and junk removal services are compliant with the environmental laws in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Not only do we specialize in junk haul offs for E-waste, recyclable trash, hazardous waste and bulky items, we’ll even take any donations you have to the Bay Area charity of your choice! So the next time you need some home improvement project debris hauled away contact the junk removal experts at West Coast Junk in Dublin.