Don’t put a sledgehammer through those kitchen cabinets and toss the sink into the dumpster! That might make good TV, but it doesn’t help the environment or our community. If you’re thinking about remodeling, 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 Michelle Smith at 828-777-2572 or email firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 vary based on the scope of work but are nominal compared to market rates. For more information, please call Michelle Smith at 828-777-2572 or email email@example.com.
Provide Source For ReUse
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!
Divert From Landfills
Annually, the ReStore diverts 1,650 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.
Support Habitat’s Mission
Habitat is committed to building new houses and preserving existing homes. ReStore proceeds help fund our building programs and help 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.
Receive Tax Deduction
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.