Demo Done Right

July 28, 2017

You’ve decided to pull the trigger on your home remodel, but when the walls come down, there are a lot of good building materials that fall by the wayside. Don’t send the scraps to the junkyard – instead, plan ahead to have them reused or recycled. Not only will you help other in need of affordable building materials, but you can also claim your donation at tax time.


The materials that many of these companies take include:


  • Flooring

  • Cabinets

  • Plumbing fixtures and fittings

  • Trim and Doors

  • Door and Cabinet Hardware

  • Lighting Fixtures

  • Roofing and siding materials

  • Windows

  • Staircase pieces



All it takes is a quick call to one of these local companies and a chat with your general contractor to arrange a time for these items to be picked up or delivered. An added bonus is that if any of the materials are of a certain value, they can be consigned with any commission going right back into your pocket.


So before the demo begins, think of others and second life those materials might have! For more inspiration - check out our newest pinboard, SALVAGE| RECLAIM




Second Use Seattle
3223 6th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 763-6929


Rejuvenation Hardware – Salvage Department

Lighting, Hardware, Plumbing



Habitat for Humanity – King County
560 Naches Ave SW Ste 110
Renton, WA 98057
(206) 453-2950

Salvation Army
Appliances, household goods. No building materials.




Rebuilding Center
3625 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR, 97227,


Habitat for Humanity – Restore PDX
610 NE 181st Ave


Hippo Hardware
Vintage hardware, lighting, plumbing, doors, windows
1040 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 231-1444


Salvation Army
Appliances, household goods. No building materials.

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