How to Rehome Your Existing Kitchen Before a Renovation

12th April 2024

Are you gearing up for a kitchen renovation project? Before you send your current kitchen to landfill, have you considered giving it a new home elsewhere? Many homeowners overlook the potential value in their old kitchens, however, there’s a smarter, more sustainable, and potentially profitable solution – rehoming your kitchen.

Rehoming your kitchen involves selling or donating your existing kitchen furniture, appliances, and worktops to someone else who could benefit from them. This not only reduces waste but also offers several advantages for both you and the new owner. Let’s delve into the benefits and explore how you can rehome your kitchen before embarking on your renovation journey.

One of the most significant benefits of rehoming your kitchen is the potential to make money from the sale. If your kitchen is in good condition and meets a simple criteria you can sell it to recoup some of the costs associated with your renovation project. Many homeowners are willing to pay a reasonable price for quality kitchen cabinets, worktops, and appliances and you can offset the money you make against the expenses of your renovation or fund other home improvement projects.

Rehome make it simple for you to sell your kitchen through their website and even offer a removal service, so all the hard work is done for you.

In today’s environmentally conscious world, sustainability is a key consideration for many homeowners. By rehoming your kitchen, you’re diverting materials from landfill and giving them a second life. This reduces the environmental impact of your renovation project and contributes to a more sustainable future. Plus, it’s a great way to minimise your carbon footprint and do your part for the planet.

For every kitchen sold through Rehome, it’s re-use saves on average 5,000 Kgs of carbon. That’s around one year of being carbon neutral for a family of four. You can find out about more of the sustainable reasons to rehome your existing kitchen here.

Removing and disposing of a kitchen can be a daunting task, especially when you have bulky cabinets, heavy appliances and worktops. You may also need to hire a skip or make multiple trips to your local waste collection centre, that all takes up precious time and money. By rehoming your kitchen, you can simplify the removal process and avoid the hassle of arranging the removal of your kitchen. When you sell your home via Rehome, all sellers are offered a Which? Trusted Trader dismantle service, to undertake kitchen cabinet and worktop removal including bespoke fitted kitchens requiring joinery experience, specialist cabinetry including glass doors, all worktop types including stone, Corian, concrete, stainless steel, as well as appliance removal. By using this service you have piece of mind that your kitchen will be in safe hands before it is sent to it’s new home.

If your kitchen isn’t suitable to sell but still has life in it, consider donating it, using platforms such as Freecycle or Facebook Marketplace. By donating your kitchen, you’re connecting with individuals who may be in need of affordable home improvement solutions.

Even if your kitchen has passed it’s shelf life in a domestic sense, many homeowners find great benefit out of using an old kitchen in their garage or workshop. Many are also willing to dismantle the kitchen for you.

It’s always worth trying to rehome your existing kitchen before a renovation. If you are unsure about your options, speak with the Et Lorem team who are always happy to advise you.

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