Since 2008, Consumer Reports has recognized Renovation Angel for helping people save thousands of dollars on their dream kitchens. Dan DiClerico, Senior Editor from Consumer Reports has a long history with Renovation Angel and our company mission of offering repurposed kitchens.
Dan DiClerico’s article “Upgrade Your Kitchen – for Less”, gives you strategies for getting appliances, kitchen cabinets, countertops and stay in budget. When talking about how to save on appliances Dan DiClerico wrote,” Also consider buying a used appliance. “With a little legwork you can find a top-of-line appliance for a fraction of what it would cost new,” says Jim Nanni, director of appliance testing at CR. You’ll pay 50 to 90 percent off the regular price for a pre-owned appliance at Renovation Angel, and 35 to 90 percent off showroom models and new-in-box discontinued models based on the brand, condition, and age. “Demand is booming due to our luxury bargain prices in a market with supply challenges,” says Steve Feldman, founder and CEO of the nonprofit organization.”
Daniel DiClerico's article on A Mid-Range Kitchen Makeover for $25k to $50k explains the cost benefits from purchasing from the secondhand market and the quality product that comes with it. “The secondhand market for kitchen materials no longer means second-rate. Renovation Angel in Fairfield, N.J., for example, salvages about 600 kitchens per year from luxury homes, high-rises, showrooms, and more, and ships them to clients all over the U.S. “It’s not for everybody,” says its president and co-founder, Steve Feldman. “But if you’re into the thrill of the hunt and you can be patient and flexible with your design, it’s a way to get a kitchen that might be worth $100,000 for as little as $25,000.” Check out Renovationangel.com for more information. You may also have luck at salvage shops in your area.”
Our goal at Renovation Angel has never changed. Our mission is to help YOU renovate responsibly, save money, and most importantly save the planet.
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