Materials: Deconstruct, reuse and recycle
Older urban homes have an abundance of high quality finishes in them. We do not tear everything out and throw it in a landfill for expedience. We respect respect and honor the character of these homes by carefully deconstructing them first. At 311 Varnum, we removed, cleaned, stored and reused many items including:
> Interior doors
> Door and window and base trim
> Interior door hardware including handles, mortise locks, decorative plates, hinges and keys
> Vintage claw foot tub
> Vintage wall lavatory sink
> Vintage towel rods
> Framing lumber including studs, 2x6, 2x8, 2x10 and larger
> Non vintage lighting
We believe strongly in reuse...click on each image for details of how the item was reused/repurposed/salvaged/reclaimed at 311 Varnum...
And if the above were not enough...
> Framing: over 99% of the original roof structure is original, as are the floor joists.
> Framing: the 1970 rear porch addition structure was kept in total. Interestingly, it was built of steel.
Although we have an eye for reuse, not everything has a new place in a renovation. All other still useful goods were donated to Community Forklift. These materials included:
> Washer, dryer, stove, radiators, furnace, trim, capitals, and lighting fixtures
Other items we gave away to the Petworth community included:
> Lighting, dishwasher, vintage trim and capitals, household items, pictures and frames