Green Diva: Reclaimed Materials Add a Unique Touch

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Green Built with Reclaimed Materials in Wallingford

Last month I attended the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Center’s “Home Design & Remodel Fair.” Since then, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of using reclaimed materials for my home projects.

Team Diva Real Estate love a good Green home – whether they are new-built or remodeled homes. We aren’t the only ones. Seattle home buyers are increasingly attracted to homes that are either built with or have incorporated green materials into their construction. More and more home stores are offering materials and fixtures that are earth friendly, making green design more accessible to homeowners. One option that home owners aren’t as aware of is using reclaimed materials for their home.

While at the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Home Design and Remodel Fair, I had the chance to talk to the guys from The RE Store, a community-based non-profit organization that offers high quality used building materials, salvage services, community education and workshops. The RE Store, and other stores like it, offer a wide variety of lumber, furniture, fixtures and hardware. You can put in hardwood floors without the need to cut down any new trees, or you can use vintage hardware to replace the door knobs throughout your home, giving it a unique look.  Whether it’s for big projects or for small ones, the variety of reclaimed materials and fixtures available enable you to find that one-of-a-kind piece that will make your home express you.

The RE Store – Seattle Location

1440 NW 52nd St.

206.297.9119