Removal of Your Current Kitchen Supports Affordable Housing in Charlotte

Habitat for Humanity Charlotte’s deconstruction service was created to remove and recycle kitchen cabinets, countertops and appliances slated for replacement in kitchen remodeling projects. The homeowner gets a tax deduction and headache-free experience, and Habitat earns proceeds by reselling the donated items through a network of four Habitat ReStores in Charlotte. The process is easy, says Phil Prince, director of marketing and communications for Habitat Charlotte. He credits Deconstruction Program Director Colin Hayes with effectively marketing the service by spreading the word to contractors, remodelers and local home improvement stores.

Following an initial evaluation by Hayes and his team to ensure the materials are in satisfactory condition for resale, the deconstruction process is scheduled, and usually takes place within two weeks. Charlotte homeowners who use the service—for which there is no charge, by the way—can expect a qualified, professional crew in their home. The process is generally completed in a day. Rather than paying for commercial demolition and dumpster services that can cost thousands of dollars, homeowners who choose Habitat’s service receive a tax deduction for the donation. This is an environmentally conscious and economically smart decision.

Pull Quote: “It’s silly not to even consider this option—it’s quick, it’s neat, it’s cost saving [and] it’s environmentally friendly.”  – Andrea Flynn, Satisfied Deconstruction Client

Charlotte resident Andrea Flynn recently recounted her experience with Colin and his team. Flynn said the process was a win-win proposition; she saved money and Habitat ReStores received products to sell. Flynn summed up her advice for other homeowners: “It’s silly not to even consider this option—it’s quick, it’s neat, it’s cost saving [and] it’s environmentally friendly.”

Are you in the market for cabinets and countertops offered for a fraction of their original cost?  Habitat ReStores on North Wendover Road, Wilkinson Boulevard, University City Boulevard and Carolina Place Parkway in Pineville have entire sections of the store dedicated to these items.

If you are remodeling your kitchen, schedule a deconstruction consult today. There’s no charge for the consultation or for the actual deconstruction project: Contact Colin Hayes at 704-361-2524 or email

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte’s ReStores are a vital source of revenue to fund construction of affordable Habitat houses in Charlotte. Proceeds from Charlotte ReStores benefit Habitat Charlotte and support the organization’s mission: promoting a world where everyone has a decent place to live, bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Habitat Charlotte ReStores also accept donations of gently used furniture, appliances and home décor items. So, if you’re considering updating your interior, keep them in mind. And if your items are too big to bring in on your own, call the ReStore donation hotline at 704-392-4495 to schedule a pickup.