4 Ways to Make Your Home Renovation Project Eco-Friendly

4 Ways to Make Your Home Renovation Project Eco-Friendly

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The choices you make when renovating a fixer upper or making home upgrades can have a big impact – not only on the success of your project, but on Mother Earth.

Demolition and construction debris is unavoidable when doing a renovation. Overloaded trash cans and trips to the local dump or recycling center can quickly overwhelm. But with some thoughtful planning and a focus on eco-conscious home improvements, you can reduce your landfill footprint.

Here are four ways to make your next renovation project low-waste.

How To Reduce Waste When Renovating

  1. Rethink: You may have a good idea of what you want. But take a fresh look at your renovation project plans. Where can you conserve, save, reuse or salvage? By keeping low-waste options top of mind, you will likely find ways to reconfigure your renovation and reduce waste.
  2. Research: Demolition debris and remodeling waste often gets tossed simply because there is not the time or space to deal with it in the moment. Research resources before your renovation project begins to find where and how to responsibly dispose of and distribute construction waste, recyclables and reusables.
  3. Reuse: Look at existing finishes, fixtures and other elements around your renovation site. Consider refacing kitchen cabinets instead of replacing them. Give old appliances a glossy new coat of paint. Sand and save worn trim. Repurpose salvageable wall-to-wall carpet in a smaller space. Each effort will help reduce landfill waste.
  4. Recycle: Be thoughtful about what you toss; separate out usable items as you go. Many organizations, nonprofits and community groups take (and even conveniently pick up) reclaimed building goods. You can receive a tax deduction for certain in-kind donations. Be sure to shop the same climate-friendly sources for your own project needs!

A bit of extra effort when renovating is good for you, good for others, and good for the planet.

Oregon Real Estate Investors: Talk to Our Private Money Lender Team

We make equity-based hard money loans to Oregon real estate investors. As a private money lender with over three decades of experience, we know real estate at Gregory M. Russell. We understand the goals and needs of investors. We enjoy our client partnerships, and if you’d like to learn more about our services, we’re here to help. Give us a call. 1-888-477-0444. Or simply fill out our brief online loan request form. You’ll find our loan approval process is quick and paperwork is limited – so you can get on with your renovation!