Nick Swaggert, of Better Futures, said the work he and his company do has “saved 700 tons of building materials from going into the landfill.”
With many homes over 30, trend experts expect homeowners to tackle remodeling projects as long as the economy remains strong. Thrift stores such as Habitat ReStores, now at 875 locations nationwide and 15 in Minnesota, are riding the wave too. Sales at the new location, which opened in September, are exceeding expectations. “Our New Brighton store is doing $1 million a year, and we hope the Minneapolis store will match that in two or three years,” said Pete O’Keefe, senior manager of operations at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.
Source: Thrift stores for building materials ride the re-use wave – StarTribune.com
The original stable corridor, which the architects retained, now functions as an elegant enfilade.
Until one day when Andy Ramus of AR Design Studio, which was completing renovations to the Manor House, recognized the potential of this historic stable. Shortly after, Lovely Cottage’s stable received a new lease on life as a modern three-bedroom house featuring much of the structure’s original barnlike character.
With the exterior of the single-story brick structure refurbished, the original wood-framed windows were replaced with modern glazing and powder-coated steel frames. (more photos at Dezeen)
via Manor House Stables, A Champion’s Home Reborn: Remodelista.