Month: March 2019

5 Reasons Why Open Kitchen Shelving is Cool

Looking to give your kitchen a face-liftย but don’t want to go through a renovation? What about open shelving?ย 

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ย Here are our 5 reasons to create this option.

๐Ÿ) Increase your storage options

Upper kitchen cabinets can be quite awkward at times. Some cabinets are too narrow to fit some certain dishes side-by-side. With open shelving, your space isn’t split into compartments. You fit everything next to each other while still maintaining a cool modern & relaxed look.

2) Show your dishware to the world

Open shelving is a cool way to show-off your matching dishware collection. It’s far too nice to be sitting behind a cabinet door where no one can see it!

3) Inexpensive but not tacky

New cabinets arenโ€™t cheap and this is an economical project that can be done in a day and yet it makes a huge difference when done well. This is is a budget-friendly option to create a new look.ย 

4) Create a more open kitchen

Open shelving gives the illusion of more space that’s bigger & brighter by letting more light circulate within the kitchen. It makes for a more inviting room for everyone to enjoy.

5) Friends and visitors will love it!

Your friends and family donโ€™t have to ask where things are in your kitchen. Cups & dishes will be in plain view for everyone and you can sit back and enjoy the moment!

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Plates stacked on wooden open shelving in traditional grey kitchen.
Open shelving this kitchen looks great!

Top 5 Strangest Things Found In Skip Bins

Skip bin suppliers tend to see the same kind of plain old rubbish most of the time, but every now & then theyโ€™ll stumble across something interesting or just downright weird. Read our list and if you want to check what can go into your skip bin read our Waste Types Guide.

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3 Home Renovations for the Best Returns

Renovations to your home will likely increase its resale price, however, some home renovations have the potential to add the most value.

Before you book your renovation rubbish removal, check our FAQ’s page to read answers to most questions about skip hire. It could save you money and that’s what Bookabin is all about.

Here’s our list of what will give you the best bang for your buck.

1) Garage door replacement
Not only can a new garage door increase the value of your home, but it can increase its curb appeal. Your home not only sells but also for more money. ROI on a mid-range garage door replacement is higher than on an upscale one.

2) Wooden deck
A deck greatly enhances a backyard as it provides another living space, as well as providing more entertainment space. Some experts suggest that building a deck can recover as much as 80% of the initial cost when selling your home.

3) Minor kitchen remodel
Before undergoing a complete kitchen overhaul, how about a minor kitchen remodel? This means cabinet boxes are left in the same place but are updated with modernized wood panels & drawer fronts. This also includes replacing older appliances with energy-efficient model & updating with a mid-priced sink & taps, as well as repainting trims.

Forย any alterations you make to your dwelling, be sure to organise skip bin hire from bookabin. We have skip bins in most areas of Australia. Simply enter your postcode, location, bin size & finally, the dates you require the skip bin & we’ll do the rest!

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5 Common Bathroom Renovation Mistakes

Don’t think of bathrooms as an afterthought, it’s a space you’ll use on a daily!

Here, weโ€™ve taken a look at the most common mistakes home-owners make when renovating their bathrooms, so you can avoid making the same mistakes!

Check out these renovation tips and tricks on our blog:

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A decent ventilation system in your bathroom is essential to avoid a build-up of moisture. Itโ€™s a good idea to invest in a fan with a timer switch & run the fan up to 15 minutes after youโ€™ve gotten out of the shower. This helps to reduce condensation & will prevent your ceiling from bubbling. A high quality vent is still a good idea even if you do have a window.

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Renovation professionals recommend mixing no more than two types of metals, woods or tiles. A good bathroom flow comes from the repetition of materials, which is especially important in these smaller spaces. If you are throwing out renovation waste, check our Waste Type Guide to help you get the correct bin hire.

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Measure all the walls to make sure the space is square before rebuilding within it. Making sure that your bathtub is square with the doorway, will go a long way to make sure that your tiles are not crooked with the tub, doorway or both.

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Make sure you spec your drain to the inch so that your drain hole measures up exactly with the existing plumbing drain in the floor. Check placement before purchase, as drains can be placed to the left side, right side or centre, & planning this before can be a live-saver when it comes to renovating your bathroom!

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In a space like this, practicality sometimes has to come before aesthetics. The towel rail might look better on the opposite side of the bathroom to the shower, but itโ€™s not as practical. Designing a floor plan can help with figuring out where each major item will fit within the room. This also helps in figuring out if you can avoid moving any pipes or drains around.

Another common mistake is not organising a proper skip bin waste removal service during your renovation. Here at BookaBin, we have a national database of suppliers for skip bin hire at the best prices daily. Get an instant quote on our HomePage.

Expert Skip Bin Advice

One of the most frequently asked questions we hear is “what skip bin do I need for my rubbish”.

Skip bin hire firstly depends on what type of rubbish you want to be removed. Check out our expert Waste Type Guide to help you understand the different waste types.

Once you know your waste type, you can choose what skip bin size you require. Not sure? Here’s our knowledgable Skip Bin Size Guide.

Still not sure? Here’s a quick guide to help to get the best skip bin hire price.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Renovate Your Home

Sometimes it can be a challenge to decide whether or not to upgrade areas of your home, particularly if you’re thinking of selling.

There can be some major benefits of renovating your home and when you ready to book your garbage bin, go straight to our homepage.


1) Increase the value of your home

This is an opportunity to grow your propertyโ€™s value regardless of how the market is faring, so overall, itโ€™s a great investment of your time and money. Be sure to speak with local real estate agents to check that your planned renovations will increase your propertyโ€™s value by at least the cost of the project. If youโ€™re renovating an investment property, the home renovations should be designed with a broad appeal in mind & focusing on factors that are most likely to appeal to tenants.


2) Improve your quality of life

If you arenโ€™t planning to move soon or even at all, ask yourself; โ€œIs this the way I would like my home to look for the next few years?โ€ Even if you are thinking of selling, keep in mind that you shouldnโ€™t renovate solely to impact the future sale price of your property, as this will leave you living in more of a show-house that doesnโ€™t actually feel like your home. Your renovations should have lasting benefits for your lifestyle and family needs. Never overlook your own comfort & enjoyment!


3) Itโ€™s cheaper than the cost of moving & buying a completely new house

If you like your current area or home, renovating rather than selling up & buying elsewhere may be a better option for you.ย  It helps you avoid a whole lot of expenses associated with buying & selling that can add up to thousands of dollars, & its money that could go straight towards improving your current home. Searching for a new home can also be stressful and time consuming. Instead of spending months looking for that perfect dwelling, why not upgrade your bathroom or extend your living space?


4) Restore character in your home

A lot of older or unrenovated homes are diamonds in the rough just waiting to be polished! Renovating these homes can be immensely rewarding, but make sure you thoroughly research the history of the property & the sort of features that apply to different historic styles. This will help you achieve a renovation that is both sympathetic to the style & provides modern conveniences.ย 

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If you do decide to revamp areas of your home, we can provide skip bin hire. Simply choose the dates for pick-up & drop-off, the size – big or small bins & what waste type to put in your skip bin. We’ll do the rest. Happy renovating! Get your instant quote on our homepage.
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Insider Tips for Skip Bin Placement

The layout of your property and the size of the skip bin will determine the best place .

Hereโ€™s some great tips for you.

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  • Choose a spot with no overhead tree branches or power linesย 
  • Do not block access to authorities checking utility lines & poles
  • Place the bin on your property as much as possible to prevent trouble with your neighbours
  • A skip bin on the street requires a council permit
  • Make sure the bin doesn’t block pedestrians or traffic
  • Is there enough space in your garden area for your skip bin? Here’s a garden tip. Put wooden planks underneath the skip to help with moving it & prevent damage to your garden.
  • Check the placement of the skip bin canโ€™t cause harm to yourself, family or neighbours.
  • Is there any potential damage a skip bin could cause to any property?

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