It’s easy to get excited about an upcoming kitchen renovation. From new cabinetry and paint colors to the latest and most innovative appliances, you’re sure to have the best kitchen in the neighborhood. But have you ever stopped to consider what will happen to your old fixtures after they are removed so the installation of your new kitchen can proceed.
In far too many cases, luxury pre-owned kitchens are simply tossed into a dumpster, creating tons of waste in landfills each year while also costing homeowners several hundred dollars to throw it away. In other cases, it may be removed and sold privately, which can carry great risk, or is packed up and stored, creating the risk for damage and diminished value.
But what if there were a way to save yourself some money while also reducing waste when renovating your kitchen?
The answer is simple… recycle it!
How do you recycle an entire kitchen? The idea came to Renovation Angel C0-founder Steve Feldman when he drove past the demolition site of a 10,000-square-foot Rockfeller Mansion in Greenwich, CT, in 2001. Rather than dumping fixtures that are still in usable condition, seeing the empty site inspired him to start a recycling program that turns what would be a homeowner’s negative cash flow into positive cash flow and keep usable luxury kitchen items out of landfills.
But how does the process work? Start by taking pictures of the kitchen you’re planning to renovate and submit them online using this easy form. If it’s got resale value, we’ll provide free white glove removal service through our professional removal crews, who will remove, pack, and transport your old kitchen in one day. In addition to reducing waste, homeowners will also enjoy the benefit of significant financial savings. For instance, a pre-owned Clive Christian kitchen in Montclair, New Jersey provided over $27,000 dollars in tax credit and removal savings. That’s just one example of the 3,900 pre-owned luxury kitchens and showroom displays Renovation Angel has recycled since 2005.
Are you interested in learning more about the many benefits of recycling your luxury kitchen? Contact Renovation Angel today for more information! We would love to hear about your project and how we can help you make a greener choice and save money on your next project!