• Salvaged material helps build and repair homes in our community.

    Decon

Don’t send those kitchen cabinets to the landfill.

Contact our deconstruction team and see if we can help!

This isn’t the DIY Network

If you’re thinking about remodeling, don’t put a sledgehammer through the kitchen cabinets and toss the sink into the dumpster! That might make good TV, but it doesn’t help the environment or our community. Instead, contact our Deconstruction team. We will gently extract reusable building materials prior to demolition or remodeling and sell the salvaged building materials and supplies like kitchen cabinets, countertops, and appliances at the ReStore. Proceeds help build and repair homes in our community.

For more information about Deconstruction, please call Dylan Haynes at 828-712-5643 or email dhaynes@ashevillehabitat.org.

Services and Cost

We’re Here to Help

Working with homeowners, businesses, and construction and home improvement industry professionals, we identify materials and items suitable for reuse. Then, our Deconstruction team carefully removes salvaged items and brings them to the ReStore where they are sold to the public. This helps reduce the cost of home-improvement for Buncombe County residents while simultaneously funding Habitat’s mission of building and repairing homes in partnership with low-income families.

Services

Kitchens:  Kitchen cabinetry and appliances are popular products among ReStore shoppers. Our Deconstruction team will carefully de-install and remove your cabinets, countertops, and appliances so that they may be used by someone else.

Baths:  Time for a bathroom remodel? We can remove your vanity, commode, shower or tub, along with any lighting fixtures and flooring that you are replacing.

Other
:  All the things that don’t fit neatly in another category – metal wheel chair ramps, deck and flooring dis-assembly and removal of reusable boards; removal of usable siding, windows or doors; deconstruction of playground equipment; construction warehouse clean-out; and more. 

Fees

Fees vary based on the scope of work but are nominal compared to market rates. For information about fees, please call Dylan Haynes at 828-712-5643 or email dhaynes@ashevillehabitat.org.

Why Deconstruction?

The Habitat ReStore resonates with “Ashevillians” who are known for their love of love of reusing, recycling and repurposing. The ReStore gives unwanted items a second lease on life. You might not want, need or love that sink, door, range, or light fixture anymore, but we know one of our shoppers will! Fun fact: we once sold a complete kitchen cabinet set before it had even been unloaded from the truck and moved into the ReStore showroom!

Annually, the ReStore diverts 1,800 tons of usable materials from local landfills. This is important because country-wide it is estimated that 10% to upwards of 25% of all solid waste entering the waste stream is from construction and demolition. Likewise, experts estimate that 80% or 90% of demolition waste could be reused or recycled. The increase in costs associated with sending materials to the landfill, coupled with an ever increasing number of landfill regulations, has driven the search for new and creative ways to keep these materials out of the waste stream. With Deconstruction salvaging material and the ReStore selling those salvaged goods, Habitat reduces the amount of material sent to local landfills.

Habitat is committed to building new houses and preserving existing homes. ReStore proceeds help fund our building programs and cover Asheville Area Habitat’s fundraising and administrative costs. Your donation of merchandise through the Deconstruction program directly supports Habitat’s building programs and thereby changes the lives of families in need of safe and decent housing.

You will receive a receipt for items you donate to the ReStore through Deconstruction. If you itemize on your tax return, you can deduct your donation(s) of merchandise. Consult your tax advisor for details.

Testimonials

“I was referred to Habitat’s Deconstruction Program by a friend who highly recommended them. The crew arrived on time and took out my kitchen cabinets and countertops with special care to keep them in good shape for the next potential owner. It was the cleanest and neatest demolition I have ever seen! I recommend Habitat’s Deconstruction Services to all of my friends and clients considering a kitchen remodel.”

Eve BurtonRealtor with Beverly-Hanks

“I recommend the Habitat Deconstruction service to anyone who is doing a remodeling project in their home. The team was prompt, professional, and courteous…they left the space clean and ready for our kitchen remodeling to begin. Habitat was the perfect solution to repurposing our old cabinets and appliances. Thanks again.”

Leann Kelley

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