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Building Value for Home Treasures PDF Print E-mail
Written by Linda Palacios   
Thursday, 17 June 2010 04:56

Building Value for Home Treasures
Wanting to stand out from the cookie cutter houses? This local company has just the right key to unlock a stylishly unique abode - without an unfashionable price tag.

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"X" might not mark the spot on any treasure map for this local organization, but Building Value sure is a gem of a find for Cincinnatians looking to add a little spice and style to their home.

 

Now located in Northside at 4040 Spring Grove Avenue, Building Value focuses on the idea of "Reuse. Rebuy." Even more environmentally friendly than recycling, this group offers two important sectors of service: deconstruction services and a re-use outlet. 062110_RELISH_INSTORY.GIF

 

Building Value's deconstruction services replace the need for demolition. So instead of creating an incredible amount of garbage by destroying a building, a deconstruction crew disassembles the building to extract any reusable material, including lumber, tile, doors and fixtures. Reusing this material dramatically cuts down the amount of waste. 

 

Deconstruction also can save more money for owners beyond the lower costs for waste removal. All salvaged materials can be taken off as a tax deduction, as Building Value serves as an extension of Easter Seals Work Resource Center (WRC), a nonprofit organization geared toward providing jobs to the disabled and disadvantaged. Because salvaged materials can be reused, the deconstruction also can help builders earn points toward LEED certification. 

 

The other arm of the organization is the re-use outlet, which offers all of the salvaged materials for purchase. Because everything in the 061410VALLEYVIEW.GIFoutlet is up for reuse, the quality products go for a low cost. So while contractors might find great lumber, a homeowner might stumble upon a gorgeous light fixture, and an artist might come across some great tiles for a project.

 

Building Value also offers products made by Easter Seals WRC's Building Ability program. This program provides disabled individuals with an opportunity to earn money as they gain experience and skills. The Building Ability program produces everything from benches and book shelves to flower boxes and tool boxes. 

 

With the area's rich architectural history, a trip through Building Value's re-use outlet truly can be like a treasure hunt. You never know what you will find, as the merchandise constantly changes, but you are bound to find at least something to beautify your house and spruce up your style.

 

For more information about Building Value and its services, head to BuildingValue-Cincy.org or check them out at 4040 Spring Grove Avenue in Northside.



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