modern design for sustainability - part 2
The process of deconstruction had begun with a call to the Deconstruction and Reuse Network. But what goes where? The ReUse Network is partnered with Habitat for Humanity; and lumber, windows and other materials are reused to build Habitat houses. Items that cannot be used directly in Habitat homes are sold to the public at an excellent discount at the Habitat's ReStores. Our clients saw their beautiful custom kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities carefully removed and wrapped for a trip to the Habitat Restore. Many lovely muli-paned French doors were not crushed by metal tractor jaws, but found their way to another home. Armoires, shelving, built-ins and appliances; all were reused or sold. Have a look at photos of the job at the Reuse Network Gallery. Spread the word; deconstruction is user friendly, fast, provides the owner a tax deduction, and is great for people and our planet.