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Here’s How to Reduce Waste During Home Renovations

Here’s How to Reduce Waste During Home Renovations

Home renovations can be a massive undertaking and can often result in unnecessary waste. In honour of Waste Reduction Week in Canada, here are five ways you can minimize waste during your next home renovation:

1. Plan ahead

Keeping waste output top-of-mind while planning your next renovation will not only save you money, it will help keep the environment free of unnecessary waste and chemicals.

To help you manage your resources and avoid over-ordering materials, reach out to a Home Installs professional.

Using Beauti-Tone’s online Colour Visualizer also ensures you are satisfied with your paint selection before buying – reducing the risk of paint going to waste.

2. Salvage and reuse

Taking the time to evaluate whether any existing items are worth preserving is an important step in protecting the environment. By reusing materials in your home design, you’re eliminating excess waste from landfills. Items such as doors, light fixtures, hardwood, cabinets, windows, and counter tops are easy to transform and can provide you with a beautiful design in a different room.

You can take it one step further and save building materials including nails, concrete, pipes, and wire. If you can’t reuse the materials, research local companies that accept donations, or support recycling of materials in good condition.

3. Use the sharing economy

If you haven’t heard of ‘sharing economy’, it’s a concept that promotes equipment sharing during your next renovation. Instead of buying specialized tools for each project, consider Home Hardware’s Rentals. We offer a safe rental program with tools that are thoroughly disinfected after each use. By renting with Home Hardware, you’re reducing consumption and waste.

4. Refurbish and repair

Thinking about throwing out an old piece of furniture? Think again! Some furniture simply needs a fresh coat of paint or stain for you to fall in love, all over again.

Take these wooden chairs, for instance: Blogger and Content Creator, Chantelle Lourens restored these chairs by covering the oak colour with a matte white finish. She created her own chalk paint using a mix of drywall and Beauti-Tone’s Powdered Donuts, transforming these outdated chairs into a modern-day design. Check out her blog or her Instagram for more tips on restoring furniture with Beauti-Tone paint.

5. Shop local

‘Shopping local’ is a great solution to reduce your carbon footprint. With over 1,050 stores across Canada, it’s easy to find a Home store near you with an incredible assortment of products, and expert advice on how to complete your renovation, on budget and without any unnecessary waste. To find a store near you, visit our Store Locator online.

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