It’s easy to get excited about installing a new kitchen. From picking new cabinetry and paint colors to choosing the latest and most innovative appliances. 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?
That’s where kitchen recycling comes in!
The Case for Kitchen Recycling
In far too many cases, luxury pre-owned kitchens are simply tossed into the dumpster creating millions of pounds of waste in our already overcrowded landfills. In addition to the obvious ecological impact of this practice, it’s also a financial burden for the homeowner who must spend hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars to have the items removed.
In some cases homeowners have become savvy to the practice of repurposing their kitchens. They pay to have it removed and sold privately, or is packed up and stored. Both options carry risk – either in damage or diminished value.
Enter Renovation Angel and our luxury recycling program. Homeowners who choose to donate can get free white glove same-day removal, and receive significant tax savings. A pre-owned Clive Christian kitchen, for example, in Montclair, New Jersey provided over $27,000 dollars in tax and removal savings to our donor. Now homeowners can actually SAVE money when doing their kitchen renovation.
The idea came to Renovation Angel founder Steve Feldman when he drove past the demolition site of a 10,000-square-foot mansion in Greenwich, CT, in 2001. He saw gorgeous cabinetry and appliances in usable condition being thrown away! “Rather than dumping these items,” he thought, “what if we recycled them?”
Thus the idea was born to start a recycling program that kept usable luxury kitchen and home renovation items out of landfills. This turned what would be a homeowner’s negative cash flow into positive cash flow, and helped Renovation Angel keep over 40 million pounds of waste from landfills since 2005.
How to Get Started
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.
Want to Learn More?
If you interested in learning more about the many benefits of recycling your luxury kitchen you can contact Renovation Angel for more information. We would love to hear about your project, and how we can help you make a greener choice while saving you money on your next project!