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demolition

  • Deconstruction vs. Demolition

    So you’re ready to start that big renovation project — a new kitchen, an updated bathroom, or maybe even an entire house! Before you install the new, you’ve got to take…

  • Lose Soffits, Gain Cabinet Space

    What is a soffit, you say? It is the drywall or plaster ‘box’ above your short upper cabinets that connects to the ceiling creating typically a dead space of six to…

  • Recycling Materials from Teardowns

    An industry we’d love to see grow is recycling materials from demolished buildings. In the past the ROI on sorting and recycling demo materials hasn’t made sense/cents but now that LEED…

  • 4 Simple Solutions For A Drop Ceiling

    I remember the first time I saw what is now our house in person. I walked into the living room, my eyes following the giant bay windows up, up, up to…

  • Bulldozing Detroit for Farmland

    It’s not uncommon knowledge that one of the hardest hit areas of the recession was Detroit, the center of the now-barely-afloat automotive industry. The housing sector has been almost completely obliterated…

  • Reusing Materials from Building Demolitions

    An industry we’d love to see grow is recycling materials from demolished buildings. In the past the ROI on sorting and recycling demo materials hasn’t made sense/cents but now that LEED…

  • 5 Don’t Do-It-Yourself Projects

    If you visit our website you are most likely a person inclined to tackle home improvement projects on your own. But this list of 5 Don’t Do-It-Yourself Projects is a helpful…

  • Top 5 Tools of Mass Destruction

    We all love the demolition part of a project. The primitive satisfaction gained from tearing into a wall with abandon is unmatched. Not only is it gratifying to remove old, rotted,…

  • Don’t Dump–Donate!

    Photo: courtesy of Habitat for Humanity-Kansas City As you begin a one-room or whole-house renovation, the thought of disposing of the excess of old furniture and building materials can be daunting.…

  • Remove and Recycle Old Carpet

    Tearing out old carpet is a quick way to give your room a fresh new look and if you are fortunate enough to live in an older home you may find…