Refresh and Reuse in 2022: it’s time to make sustainable design the cornerstone of your home remodel

Cut the cost of a home remodel and reap the benefits with Pathway’s unique Refresh and Reuse approach

According to recent statistics, an estimated 30% of the new materials that are delivered to a construction site over the course of a home remodel will be discarded as waste. As much as 75% of this construction waste will go directly to landfills, contributing to the total of 600 million tonnes of construction-related waste that is produced annually in the USA.

At Pathway Design and Construction, we recognize that this waste is not only a burden on our planet - it is also a huge weight on homeowners’ remodeling budgets. That’s why we approach each home remodel with the mindset to Refresh and Reuse as much as possible, which means  finding creative solutions to cut waste. This approach not only aligns with our ethos as sustainable builders, but also lowers the cost of a home remodel for our clients.

How our Refresh and Reuse Remodeling concept benefits the environment

Choosing to reuse construction materials for your next home remodeling project is a great decision for the environment. When you opt to recycle construction products, you're saving energy and reducing waste — two choices that are great for our planet’s health.

By refreshing and reusing elements that are already present in your home, or that can be sourced second-hand, you are decreasing the amount of natural resources needed to produce new materials while also ensuring that usable materials don’t end up in landfills. Since reuse means that less of the hazardous waste materials associated with construction need to be processed and broken down, you’ll also be helping to minimize the buildup of toxic elements in the environment. 

How our Refresh and Reuse home remodel concept contributes to your quality of life

Building with reclaimed material can not only save you a lot of money, but it can also help you to create a healthy home that reflects your commitment to sustainability . When looking for reclaimed or second-hand materials, you'll find that many of the materials you come across are still in perfectly usable condition. Those that appear aged or worn out can often be revived with a little care, some polish and a fresh coat of color.

These unique pieces not only cost less than buying the same fixtures new, but also add character to your home and serve as a great conversation point for curious guests. You can, therefore, do your part to preserve the environment and save a great deal on your home remodeling budget by simply opting to incorporate a few preloved pieces into your sustainable design.

How Pathway can incorporate the Refresh and Reuse approach into your next home remodel project

Pathway Design and Construction has a great working relationship with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, which allows us to source high-quality second-use appliances at a fraction of the cost of new items upon our clients’ request. Our team of sustainable builders are experts at identifying which elements need to be completely replaced during a home remodel and which can be given a new breath of life through various refinishing techniques.

When we order new materials, we take great care to ensure that we don’t overestimate the amount of material required. Any materials that are left over once the renovation is complete are responsibly recycled through our partnership with Second Use, an experienced construction salvage company that we have been collaborating with for many years.

In summary: why we champion our Refresh and Reuse approach

  • The construction industry is a huge producer of waste, with the United States contributing an average of 600 million tonnes of construction waste to landfills every year.
  • At Pathway Design and Construction, we combat this waste by offering a large selection of reclaimed, repurposed and upcycled materials for every stage of the home renovation process.
  • Recycling keeps raw materials out of landfills while using less energy than it would take to manufacture new products. This is important because production of new materials places a great strain on our planet’s natural resources.
  • Reclaimed or recycled material costs less than standard materials, and can keep your home remodel environmentally friendly while improving your home’s overall aesthetic.
  • Pathway Design and Construction's affiliation with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity is an integral part of our business model, allowing us to offer competitively priced, high-quality second-use appliances to our clients.
  • Our team of experienced builders is on-hand to help you identify which elements of your home need to be replaced and which can be restored.
  • We take great care to order the exact amount of material required, minimizing both material costs and waste for each home renovation we take on.
  • We work with community businesses such as Second Use, a construction salvage company, to responsibly recycle any leftover materials from our renovation projects, ensuring that no usable materials make their way to the landfill.

Why you should consider reclaimed materials for your next renovation project

We can all do our part to preserve our planet while remodeling our homes by making a commitment to consuming less and responsibly recycling what we no longer need. Luckily, there is a way to ensure that you can do both when you undertake your next renovation project. Using recyclable materials for your home remodel allows you to lower overall waste production and cut down on your carbon footprint without sacrificing quality or budget. At Pathway Design and Construction, we consider this a win-win situation!

Partner with a green building advisor like Pathway Design and Construction and rest easy knowing that the home remodel of your dreams won’t cost the earth. Our team of green builders are ready to transform any renovation project into a power home remodel that demonstrates the myriad benefits of incorporating reclaimed materials into your living space.

By refreshing and reusing elements that are already present in your home, or that can be sourced second-hand, you are decreasing the amount of natural resources needed to produce new materials while also ensuring that usable materials don’t end up in landfills. Since reuse means that less of the hazardous waste materials associated with construction need to be processed and broken down, you’ll also be helping to minimize the buildup of toxic elements in the environment. 

How our Refresh and Reuse home remodel concept contributes to your quality of life

Building with reclaimed material can not only save you a lot of money, but it can also help you to create a healthy home that reflects your commitment to sustainability . When looking for reclaimed or second-hand materials, you'll find that many of the materials you come across are still in perfectly usable condition. Those that appear aged or worn out can often be revived with a little care, some polish and a fresh coat of color.

These unique pieces not only cost less than buying the same fixtures new, but also add character to your home and serve as a great conversation point for curious guests. You can, therefore, do your part to preserve the environment and save a great deal on your home remodeling budget by simply opting to incorporate a few preloved pieces into your sustainable design.

How Pathway can incorporate the Refresh and Reuse approach into your next home remodel project

Pathway Design and Construction has a great working relationship with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, which allows us to source high-quality second-use appliances at a fraction of the cost of new items upon our clients’ request. Our team of sustainable builders are experts at identifying which elements need to be completely replaced during a home remodel and which can be given a new breath of life through various refinishing techniques.

When we order new materials, we take great care to ensure that we don’t overestimate the amount of material required. Any materials that are left over once the renovation is complete are responsibly recycled through our partnership with Second Use, an experienced construction salvage company that we have been collaborating with for many years.

In summary: why we champion our Refresh and Reuse approach

  • The construction industry is a huge producer of waste, with the United States contributing an average of 600 million tonnes of construction waste to landfills every year.
  • At Pathway Design and Construction, we combat this waste by offering a large selection of reclaimed, repurposed and upcycled materials for every stage of the home renovation process.
  • Recycling keeps raw materials out of landfills while using less energy than it would take to manufacture new products. This is important because production of new materials places a great strain on our planet’s natural resources.
  • Reclaimed or recycled material costs less than standard materials, and can keep your home remodel environmentally friendly while improving your home’s overall aesthetic.
  • Pathway Design and Construction's affiliation with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity is an integral part of our business model, allowing us to offer competitively priced, high-quality second-use appliances to our clients.
  • Our team of experienced builders is on-hand to help you identify which elements of your home need to be replaced and which can be restored.
  • We take great care to order the exact amount of material required, minimizing both material costs and waste for each home renovation we take on.
  • We work with community businesses such as Second Use, a construction salvage company, to responsibly recycle any leftover materials from our renovation projects, ensuring that no usable materials make their way to the landfill.

Why you should consider reclaimed materials for your next renovation project

We can all do our part to preserve our planet while remodeling our homes by making a commitment to consuming less and responsibly recycling what we no longer need. Luckily, there is a way to ensure that you can do both when you undertake your next renovation project. Using recyclable materials for your home remodel allows you to lower overall waste production and cut down on your carbon footprint without sacrificing quality or budget. At Pathway Design and Construction, we consider this a win-win situation!

Partner with a green building advisor like Pathway Design and Construction and rest easy knowing that the home remodel of your dreams won’t cost the earth. Our team of green builders are ready to transform any renovation project into a power home remodel that demonstrates the myriad benefits of incorporating reclaimed materials into your living space.

Are you curious about our Refresh and Reuse approach, or are you ready to discuss your own sustainable construction project? Contact our team today and let’s get started on turning your renovation dreams into a reality together!