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Remodel for less with reclaimed materials

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Remodeling your home doesn't have to break the bank. Buying reclaimed materials, whether it's a door or molding, can save you 40 percent to 60 percent off the cost. It can also be a greener way of remodeling since the reclaimed materials won't end up in a landfill.

"There's a wide range of salvaged materials available," says Carrie Ferrence, director of business development at Second Use, the Seattle store that sells reclaimed building materials. "Most of the materials are contemporary materials and typically sell for 40 percent less than new ones."

For many homeowners, the easiest way to get remodeling materials is to visit Home Depot. But for those who don't mind doing a little hunting and want to save money, buying reclaimed materials may be the way to go. Here are five things you need to know.


 

 

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