Cooking Up a Kitchen Remodeling Project? Make OC Junk Hauling Part of the Recipe



Value is why you take on a home remodeling project. Sure, you want to update styles, colors, and patterns. But you need to always keep in mind how these additions and alterations affect the value of your home. For example: your kitchen.

According to a 2015 report from the National Association of Realtors, a top-to-bottom renovation of a 210-square-foot kitchen has a national median cost of $60,000. But don’t worry, as we said, you need to look at the value to your home. That same National Association of Realtors survey reveals that you’ll recover 67% of that cost come selling time.

So how do you go about doing this kitchen remodel project?

37% of home owners did the project themselves

28% hired a professional for the entire job

20% hired the labor but purchased the materials.

13% contributed some DIY labor.


In all four of those categories, no matter where you fit in, you’re going to have a lot of used materials to be hauled away. And that’s where OC Junk Hauling enters the picture.

When possible our appliance removal results in donating all usable items to local charities.  Recycling for us not only makes good business sense but the greater benefit is we reduce the amount that goes into landfills on behalf of all our customers.

Here’s a list of kitchen-related appliances recycled directly by us or by our recycling partners:

  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Stoves
  • Microwaves

Call us before you start the project for a free consultation and we will map out with you or your contractor a pickup schedule so there will be as little debris as possible to interfere with your daily life.

And there will be interferences…

For one thing, prepare to undertake this project now, not in the winter. Kitchen remodel work may involve redoing windows over the sink, moving the sink area, even moving a wall that will leave exposed areas!

Consider these comments from a homeowner on the GardenWeb.com site:

“Our GC said it would take 7 weeks and it took 8 (except for refinishing the floors, which was done about a month later and had us out of the kitchen for another week). Our project was a down-to-the-studs renovation, including replacing an exterior door with a window, replacing a second window, and taking one wall down to half height. Oh and removing a water heater and replacing it with an on-demand unit outside the kitchen.”

Add to that this tip from Angie’s List website: If you’re left without a working kitchen, be prepared to set up shop elsewhere — preferably near a sink (utility room, downstairs bath). Know what types of food you’ll be able to keep in the house (and if you’ll have access to a fridge or stove) and budget for eating out more than normal.”

Remodeling kitchens obviously involve a lot of work. But oh, so worth it to enjoy your home while you live in it, and to add value to resale when you will no longer live there.

As a locally owned, Orange County family business, we’ve been there, done that. At OC Junk Hauling we will make the daily or weekly clean up experience as minimally intrusive to your home life as possible.

Please give us a call at 949-424-9265 for a no-obligation, free estimate.


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We deliver on our promises

  • Always on-time
  • We remove
    almost everything.
  • No Obligation
  • We Recycle And
  • Licensed and

We donate many items to local charities