Can you Use Portable Restrooms in the Winter?

It’s no secret that the spring and summer months are our busiest time of the year, which leads people to ask about what we do during non-peak times. One topic that comes up a lot here at Kerkstra revolves around using portable bathrooms in the cold winter months. People often wonder if the toilets and sinks will work, if we’ll be able to deliver them, and so on. So to answer your most pressing questions about portable restroom service in the “off season,” we’ve put together this winter FAQ. Enjoy!

Can Portable Bathrooms be Delivered in the Winter?

Yes! Regardless of the weather, people still need to use the restroom! So if you’re planning a winter event or function, we know how important it is for you to get the bathrooms that you rented in a timely fashion. Obviously there are times when getting around is impossible for everyone (like when roads are closed) and we’re not immune from that. However, we will always make the best effort possible to get to your event and we have a great track record when it comes to dependable service!

Will The Restrooms Be Serviced Regularly?

Yes! In the same way that our dependable service means reliable delivery of your unit(s) throughout the winter months, it also means that they will be properly serviced as needed. At Kerkstra our employees work hard year-round to ensure a positive experience for all of our customers.

Can People Fit inside The Units in Bulky Clothing?

Yes! Our portable toilet elite units and luxury restroom trailers are very spacious – allowing guests of all sizes to use them. This is great during the winter when people are wearing bulky sweatshirts, jackets, scarves, vests, and scarves. Not only will people be able to use these luxury restrooms but they will be able to do so comfortably without worrying about their outerwear touching the toilets themselves.

Will The Sinks and Toilets Freeze?

No! Our luxury restroom trailers are heated so that you don’t have to worry about water freezing. This means that the flushable toilets and sinks with running water will continue to function normally. These elements are some of the most popular features of the restroom trailers and you can enjoy them with confidence year-round.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. We lead the industry in portable restroom service for construction sites, agricultural applications, weddings and special events in all seasons – contact us to find out more!

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

Weddings are really joyous occasions, but with the costs of weddings rising, they can also be stressful to plan! It’s said that the average wedding these days is around $25,000, which is a figure that can cause anyone to panic. Many engaged couples want to have a really amazing event but they don’t want the hefty price tag that comes along with that. So you have two options – you can either scale back your wedding considerably, or you can find ways to save money along the way. No one wants to put limits on what will hopefully be a once in a lifetime event, so trying to find savings wherever possible is the route many couples prefer to take. These tips will help you to have the wedding of your dreams on a budget:

  1. Use an Outdoor Venue
  2. Hotels and other professional wedding venues can be expensive to book (not to mention require long waiting lists). So to cut expenses, why not look for a more intimate wedding setting? Outdoor venues tend to be cheaper and also more unique. Barn weddings are really popular these days, as are weddings at parks, preserves, farms, art venues, and other outdoor locations. You can create an especially memorable day by choosing an outdoor venue with sentimental value and great scenery to boot.

    If you end up choosing an outdoor venue, just make sure there are readily accessible bathrooms for your guests. You may want to rent luxury restroom trailers to supplement the existing bathrooms or provide ones that are more upscale or more conveniently located than the options provided. Wedding guests love these types of portable toilets because they mimic the bathrooms you’d find at an elegant indoor venue.

  3. Skip The Professional Photographer
  4. Professional wedding photographers are expensive, but you don’t want to forego the beautiful memories that photographs will provide for years to come. So instead of just skipping the photographer altogether, let your guests stand in. Let’s face it, people are obsessed with taking pictures these days on their phones, cameras and tablets, so they’re going to take a ton of photos anyways. Encourage your guests to take pictures to their hearts’ content by asking guests to email photos to you after the event or upload them to social media or a shared drive. This way you will have many different pictures from different perspectives to represent your big day. Having your guests take your photos is a really great option because in addition to getting a bunch of images for free, it eliminates the need to have a long photography session at the reception – letting you spend more time enjoying yourselves and celebrating with all of your guests.

  5. Make Your Own Favors
  6. DIY favors are much cheaper than the premade varieties and they tend to be more personal. You can find a lot of great ideas on Pinterest for any wedding theme or color scheme. If you have family or friends that are particularly crafty, you can ask for their help as well. Putting together favors is a great way to bond with your bridesmaids and soon-to-be in-laws.

  7. Forego The Meal
  8. Having guests sit down for a formal meal is expensive. So to save money, you can opt to serve hors d’oeuvers and drinks instead of a sit-down meal. Heavy appetizers can serve the purpose of a meal at a fraction of the cost. This is often a better option anyways if you have picky eaters or kids at your reception because you can select a lot of varieties to offer more options to guests.

    Finger foods let guests stay mobile throughout the reception too – encouraging socializing and dancing. For this reason, appetizers are a great way to encourage people to have a lot of fun at your reception throughout the event, not just at the end after the meal has finished.

  9. Wear a Vintage Dress
  10. Instead of splurging on an expensive designer dress, wearing a handed down dress from your Mother, Grandmother, or other relative can save you a lot of money. It can also add a very special nostalgic touch to your wedding by letting you bring back a piece of your family history. If you’re planning a classic style or vintage wedding anyways, this is a great way to stick with the theme.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. We provide portable restroom service for parties, special events, weddings and much more! Give us a call for more information!

Can Portable Restrooms Be Really Classy?

If you’ve ever heard the term “luxury portable restroom” you’ve probably thought to yourself “Luxury toilets? … Yeah right! How luxurious could a bathroom be?” Well, we’re here to tell you that portable luxury restrooms do exist! Here’s what you can expect from our luxury restroom trailers:


With climate controlled interiors, restroom trailers allow for comfortable use by people of all ages. This makes bathrooms trailers great for summertime and winter events alike. The low level exterior lighting also makes them safe to use at night, which puts them a step above traditional unlighted portable toilets.

The number one complaint when using a porta john is the inability to wash your hands after use. While most models come stocked with hand sanitizer pumps these days, and elite models can include mini sinks, all restroom trailers have regular sinks with running water. They are also stocked with paper towels and large mirrors for comfortable use that mimics the familiar experience of using a home bathroom.

Stylish Appearance

Luxury portable toilets come equipped with high-end finishes like wooden cabinetry, wainscoting, and silver fixtures to create a distinctive look. They are also outfitted with accessories like decorative rugs, hanging art, faux plants and other touches to make them even more stylish. In fact, they’re so nice that many times people really can’t believe they’re using a portable restroom (which is why we’ve had people stop by and take selfies in them at tradeshows and events).


But the luxury of a bathroom trailer doesn’t just extend to a comfortable temperature and good looks – they are also highly functional. With flushing toilets and hot/cold water running to sinks (and in some models showers) they have all of the same functionality of a traditional bathroom. It’s this functionality that gives them true luxury!

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. We provide portable restroom service for special events, private parties, weddings and much more! Give us a call for a quote or more information!