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Repurposed building materials growing in popularity

Kitchen cabinets, sinks, tubs and other materials removed from homes and other buildings in Door and Kewaunee counties during renovation are being repurposed more on other building projects.  Habitat for Humanity's Restore in Sturgeon Bay is seeing increased demand from contractors and do-it-yourself hobbyists for used materials that are far from being used up.  David Van Dyke, former Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity-Door County, says the interest in repurposing such material is based on economics and homeowners looking for unique styles.




Retro appliances are proving very popular at the Habitat Restore of Door County.  Van Dyke says Habitat employees recently picked up some kitchen appliances from a home being renovated.  He says photos were taken at the building site, sent to Habitat's social media page and were sold to contractors even before the items were unloaded from the truck.

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