DC Real Estate: Repurposing With Salvaged Materials
A great way to save money renovating DC real estate is to take advantage of repurposing resources. Repurposing with salvaged building materials in Washington DC Metro helps keep home improvement costs down. You'll be required to invest extra time, effort and elbow grease, but for DIYers and those looking to save on a particular item, repurposing can be a great solution to updating your entire home, or one special space.
Recycled building materials in Washington and Northern Virginia
Recycling and repurposing with salvaged materials has become de rigueur for many interior designers and decorators. Now, DIYers are joining in to take advantage of more widely available trash-to-treasure opportunities in home rehabbing and decorating. It's chic to repurpose and doing so can save home owners hundreds--even thousand--of dollars in materials costs. Just ask the Building Materials Reuse Association, who urge homeowners to:
- Consider deconstruction or salvage of your home
- Consider reuse of building materials in your new design and construction.
The BMRA promotes deconstruction and materials resue, has launched a standardized deconstruction training certification curriculum for community colleges, provides local resources for homeowners who want to repurpose building materials and finishes, and promotes DC Metro contractors who repurpose.
Not only is repurposing popular among designers and DC Metro homeowners, it is gaining favor in the construction industry, where developers are learning that they can create a product that is on trend but costs less to construct.