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.