Pat Starnes Snippets: May 2009

Recycling Building Materials the Right Way

I dislike waste and hate to throw anything away that might be repurposed. I've been frugal and resourceful all my life and there is no stopping me now.

Pergo flooringSo, when I closed on a foreclosure last week, the living room had a floating (laminate) floor in excellent condition, but not to my liking. It had a natural oak finish and appeared to be a high-end product, but it would have clashed with my decor. The price of the house justified my desire to remove and replace the floor with hardwood planks.

 

 

 

Not wanting to toss the floor in a landfill, the laminate was removed and stacked neatly in a spare room. Luckily the boards were not glued and came apart with minimum breakage.

reused pergo flooringTwo days later, the floor looked great in my son's home. It was a win-win situation for all of us. I didn't contribute unnecessary waste to the landfill, nor did I have to pay a dumping fee. The only cost involved was in the removal and reinstallation of the floor.

 

 

 

The next time you are involved in a renovation project, think about how you might donate unwanted items or use them in a different way.

reduce reuse recycle

Reduce, reuse, and recycle...don't just think about it. Do it!

Written and Published by Pat Starnes REALTOR

Join ActiveRain for Free - Pat Starnes   facebook   google plus   twitter   linkedin   pinterest

Pat specializes in Residential and New Home Sales 

Primary Service Area:

Brandon, Pearl, Ridgeland, Flowood, Madison and the Ross Barnett Reservoir area

 Pat Starnes, Broker Associate

Front Gate Real Estate, 6700 Old Canton Rd., Suite C

Ridgeland, MS 39157

601-991-2900 - Office

601-278-4513 - Cell

 

Recent Blog Posts by Pat Starnes:

 

Greenfield Station in Brandon MS Continues to Grow

Six Easy Tips to Save Money on Your Home Inspection

Should You Consult a Realtor When Buying New Construction?

Homes for Sale in Scottish Hills ~ Brandon MS 39047

Homes for Sale in Hidden Hills Subdivision, Brandon, MS 39047

Homes for Sale in Castlewoods Subdivision, Brandon, MS 39047

Gardens of Manship Neighborhood Information - Brandon, MS 39047

 

Are you looking to buy or sell a home in the Brandon MS market? Call me!

Comment balloon 12 commentsPat Starnes-Front Gate Realty • May 05 2009 07:28AM
Recycling Building Materials the Right Way
share
I dislike waste and hate to throw anything away that might be repurposed. I've been frugal and resourceful all my life and there is no stopping me now. So, when I closed on a foreclosure last week, the living room had a floating (laminate)… more