Hi everybody, are you ready for another update on Lee Ann’s kitchen reno? So let’s talk demolition!! Out with the old and in with the new .
Although Lee Ann’s kitchen looked like an 80’s nightmare gone bad, the cupboards and countertop were still in good condition. And as every good designer knows – you should always offer up a few different design options to your client. One of the options to update her kitchen was to keep her current cupboards and paint them out in a more classic & modern colour and get a new countertop.
Here’s a reminder of how they looked.
But Lee Ann quickly shot down that option…..she wanted an entirely new kitchen…and really who could blame her. But since her kitchen was still in good shape, I thought let’s at least donate the cupboards and countertop to the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore.
And that’s what we did. The process was simple enough. A representative from the ReStore came over to the house to review the kitchen and ensure that it would be salvageable. Once that was determined, a day was scheduled for the demolition!
A A group of 8 volunteers basically tore the kitchen apart and packed it up into their truck. It was an amazing process to watch.
And in less than 2 hours the kitchen was empty. They even took her old stove and dishwasher away.
Donating to your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a win-win for everyone involved. The ReStore gets cupboards and countertops in good condition to sell to someone who can use them AND Lee Ann receives a tax receipt for any of her kitchen items sold. Like I said, a win-win!!
If you live in the western region of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) than you can get more information at http://www.habitathalton.ca/ and you can follow them on Twitter at @HabitatHalton.
If your kitchen is craving some glamour, then contact me online or in person! I’d love to help!
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