Installing a new kitchen can be a great way to breathe new life into your home and hopefully add a little value to it into the bargain. The only problem is, once you have your shiny new kitchen, you still have to work out what on earth to do with the old one!
Luckily, there are a few things you can do.
Sell It On
If your old kitchen is still in good condition, there is a good chance that you will be able to make a little money by selling it to someone else. Even if you think it looks dated, it’s worth giving selling it on eBay a chance, as you never know who might be looking. For example, if a set design company is looking to create a set for a movie based in the seventies, then your dated orange and brown kitchen could be perfect for them!
The same goes for your old white goods. A lot of families would be happy to take your dented and scuffed appliances off your hands, provided they still work.
If you enjoy a DIY project, then your old kitchen is a wealth of materials to let your creativity loose on!
Old kitchen cabinets can be repurposed to create an array of useful items in your house like:
- Shoe storage – simply remove the doors, paint the cabinet whatever color you like and you have loads of room to store your shoes.
- Storage bench – two cabinets side by side with a sturdy piece of wood over the top (perhaps your old kitchen counter) make a great rustic style storage bench.
- Dartboard cabinet – remove the shelving and put a dartboard inside, paint the inside of the doors with blackboard paint and you have your very own dartboard cabinet!
If your kitchen is a bit worse for wear, then recycling is a great option. Most areas will have a furniture recycling project of some kind that will take your old kitchen and make it useful again – either by sprucing it up and selling it on or breaking it down to be turned into new items of furniture.
To find out what furniture recycling projects are available in your area, check out https://buildreuse.org/.
When it comes to white goods, most large stores and manufacturers will have a recycling policy, which means they will take your appliances back and ensure that they are disposed of safely. Some may even offer discounts on new appliances if you return the old ones!
Professional Waste Removal
If you’re likely to be generating a lot of waste, then it’s a good idea to enlist the help of a professional waste removal company like BrightHouse, who will be able to ensure that all of your rubbish is disposed of safely and legally and they remove the headache of having to sort through it all yourself.
If you’re getting rid of a kitchen and removing it yourself seems like a hassle, consider listing it on the Facebook marketplace at a very low price, with the stipulation that whoever buys the kitchen from you must also uninstall it and remove it from your home. That way, you don’t have to remove it or worry about transporting it and your buyer gets a bargain!