I have a question with regards to home remodel. What is the best way to dispose of materials that are brand new? For example, a new house we are looking to buy has brand new carpeting, kitchen cabinets and appliances. Unfortunately, we don't want the carpet, dislike the cabinets and want different appliances. Rather than throw out these items or recycle them, is there a way we sell these or at least save some money on our remodel project? The appliances should be easy to sell. But, what is the best way to sell cabinets or new carpeting?
you can't, like, refinish those new cabinets to something you like?
sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
Freecycle is an organization that connects would-be recyclers with would- be recipients. Check out http://www.freecycle.org/
Or donate them to Habitat for Humanity.
Depending on your area, you might also contact Purple Heart Homes which remodels and/or builds homes for veterans.
Here's a list of items and services they need, including kitchen and bath cabinets:
Why buy the house if you have to spend thosands to make it what you expect it to be?
Have one built to your specs.
Do it in stages:
First, list whatever you want to sell on Craigslist. You are correct in that the appliances will be an easy sell - as long as they are priced right. Cabinets in perfect condition will sell, but at a very low price. Expect yourself to be lucky if you get 10% to 15% of there new price. Used carpet will be hard to sell, even if it's almost new. Not impossible, but you just about have to give it away.
You may actually be better off donating to a recognized charity and taking a tax deduction for those harder to sell items in great shape.
install the cabinets in the garage for storage and work area. throw the carpet out sell the app.
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