Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Seafood Festivals Galore

Tis the month of seafood festivals! So get ready to eat some great food and enjoy all the festivities!

Head out to Safety Harbor Marina this weekend for a three-day festival with seafood and other food vendors from around the county. Plus live entertainment, arts and crafts and children's actives. It is a weekend the whole family is sure to enjoy. Entrance to the festival is free but you'll have to pay for any food and drinks you want to try.

The Safety Harbor Seafood Festival will be open from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Friday; 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday. To see all the entertainment that will be preforming and the schedule check out the Safety Harbor Events page.

One weekend not enough for you? St. Petersburg is starting a new tradition and having their first Seafood and Music Festival on March 25 & 26. The event will have seafood plates from top restaurants in the St. Pete area. There will also be live entertainment and a selection of arts, crafts and fine products by artists and vendors. Come out to North Straub Park between 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. on March 25 & 26 to have a great weekend full of seafood, art and music.

Tickets can be purchased on the Seafood & Music Festival's webpage. Get your tickets in advance for $3 or $5 at the gate. There are also VIP tickets for $50 if you want to get really fancy at the festival.

This is the month to get all your seafood kicks! Make sure you check out all the live entertainment and activities at each. After you go, let Bin There Dump That Tampa Bay know what seafood creation was your favorite; we'd love to see your pictures! And remember that Bin There Dump That is here for all your rental dumpster needs including dumpster rentals in St. Petersburg and Safety Harbor.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

DIY Home Renovation Trends

            This is an exciting year for home improvement do-it-yourselfers. There are more materials, products, youtube videos and websites than ever before to browse for ideas, instructions and video guides. Tile that looks like wood is gaining popularity for flooring, along with spa-like bathrooms, streams and ponds in backyards and hardscaping from which to enjoy those water features.

            The home handyman or the highly motivated not-yet handyman - or woman - can develop a plan and a budget one weekend and potentially start and finish a home project the next. The savings, increased property value and self-satisfaction are worth the effort. It may take a little blood, sweat and tears before completion, but the idea is mostly just the sweat [equity].

            Before you go hog wild on your project, arrange with Bin There Dump That to have a dumpster rental delivered the day you want it and picked up when you specify. They'll put boards under the dumpster for driveway protection, and they are friendly, professional and happy to help. Some trends making headlines are:

            Bold colors - from ceilings to accent walls and tile to little dressers and benches, daring colors enliven any space.

            Lighting - colored ginger jar bases with drum shades reminiscent of the 1950s are showing up on nightstands, end tables and desks in home offices. Pendants replace recessed lights over kitchen islands (an easy DIY switch-a-roo) and outdoor spotlights illuminate gardens, trees and Old Glory after dark.

            Open shelving - accessibility is trending for the dishes in the kitchen and towels in the bathroom. Open shelves are holding plates, pitchers, baskets and all sorts of platters and pottery.
            Spa bathrooms - taking cues from luxury hotels, bathrooms are moving from utilitarian to spa-like zones for relaxation. Wainscoting, wallpaper, vessel sinks, soft lighting, deep soaking tubs, plush towels rolled in a basket or open shelf, flameless candles, bubble bath, heated towel racks and TV, radio and music are part of the spa experience at home.

            Rural touches - natural wood doors, rustic benches and weathered flea market finds can add some farm feel and country cozy to every room in the house. If you find a piece that's too distressed, whitewash or streak it with your favorite color for interest.

            Water features - in a weekend, you can create a pond, a stream, a fountain or some soothing water feature with a few pond plants, maybe some fish (they are good for ecological balance, though koi eat snails) and a frog or two - real or ceramic.

            Hardscaping - retaining walls, paver patios or just a slate base for a bench in a far corner in the shade, fire pits and outdoor fireplaces encourage more time and relaxation outside.

            Browse these websites for ideas for every home improvement, including some you may have not thought of or considered. There's something for every budget and every lifestyle, and don't forget the fine folks over at Bin There Dump That before you starting tearing up your yard or house.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Get Inspired at the Tampa Bay Home Show

Looking for your new home project? Planning on remodeling your kitchen? Get that dream bathroom you've always wanted. Need some help to get your creative juices flowing?

We have just the thing!

Check out the Tampa Bay Home Show happening this weekend. This is the largest home show on Florida’s west coast and brings home improvement experts, giveaways and more. The home show will be this weekend, Jan. 27, 28 & 29. Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be exhibits, entertainment and more!

Taking place at the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, with free admission and parking, how could you pass up this awesome Home Show? There will be exhibitors in home improvement, remodeling, landscaping and much more! The home show is presented and produced by the Tampa Bay Times, where a full and updated list of exhibitors can be found this week.

Now don’t forget to call your friendly Tampa dumpster rental company, Bin There Dump That. We have an array of bin sizes and service Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and more. Even if you don’t know what size you need give us a call, we can help! With driveway protection, rear opening doors and dumpsters that will fit in your driveway, we are certain we can make your new home project a little easier.