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Common Sources of Waste in Home Remodeling

Before beginning your home remodeling project, you’ll need to discuss important details with your custom homebuilder. He or she can help you learn more about the strategies employed to make the most of any materials slated for removal or demolition. Here are some common ways to save when remodeling your home.

  • Re-Use Bricks: There are many ways that you can make use of your bricks after demolition. For example, you can create a small wall around your yard or corner off an area to use as a vegetable garden. Make sure bricks are free from concrete, mortar, plaster, or other materials that might have contaminated them.
  • Re-Purpose Roof Tiles: Tiles from your home’s roof can be ground up and used for landscape design and home sport courts. You will need to hire a contractor to crush them if you don’t have access to a machine. The tile mixture will provide a unique color and efficient drainage to a walkway or sand tennis court.
  • Create One-of-a-Kind Furniture from Doors: Doors and windows are a great resource for those who enjoy unique and original furniture. Old windows can be turned into pot racks hanging over the kitchen island or shadow boxes containing photos and keepsakes. Doors make great rustic tables and headboards. Both items can be painted and sanded to create the look you desire.
  • Donate or Recycle Unwanted Materials: If you’re not keen on turning your old doors into furniture or simply can’t use other materials like bricks and flooring, donate them to a charity like Habitat for Humanity. Some experts say that anywhere from 75 to 90% of a home can be recycled after demolition—don’t let your spare parts go to waste just because you can’t use them yourself.

Here at Timberlake Building & Renovations, we work hard to make sure that our demolition and renovation projects are eco-friendly. We encourage clients to re-use common materials that might otherwise go to waste and provide them with ideas for recycling. Call us today at (443) 837-3105 to set up your home renovation consultation.

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