comScore
ADVERTISEMENT
Your browser is not supported. We do our best to optimize our websites to the most current web browsers. Please try another browser.
Skip to main content

Restore or Replace? Here’s What You Should Salvage (And Ditch) During a Reno

As a renovator, I’ve struggled with the amount of waste produced during the home improvement process. I was living a professional Catch-22 between my contribution to the unsustainable “waste age” and doing what I love – renovating. I found myself wanting to repair everything (and donate what I could), but quickly realized that not everything is salvageable, and sometimes more resources are required to repair something than to remove it. Not sure where to begin? Here’s my list of common renovation materials that should either be restored or replaced.

Brian McCourt is a contractor, design expert and co-host of HGTV Canada’s Backyard Builds.



Latest News

Thanks to Bryan's expert guidance, Our Neighbour’s Farm & Homestead is open for business.
May 27, 2024
The owner of C Yarn Hut in Vancouver sat down with us to talk about her charming and whimsical crochet creations.
May 27, 2024
Don't worry about the hassle of renovating — these no-reno upgrades will boost a home's value quickly.
May 24, 2024
From cutting-edge gadgets to sleek details, Sebastian Clovis shares his favourite innovative design ideas.
May 24, 2024
Sarah dishes on her latest projects, design inspirations and trending versus timeless choices when tackling a reno.
May 23, 2024
These tips will keep your cut flowers in bloom for days longer than before.
May 23, 2024
Scott and Debra Salmoni had some genius ideas on how to bring this income property to life.
May 21, 2024
Bryan helps a couple take their business from beatdown barn to chic century farm.
May 21, 2024
Find out more about the acclaimed potter from British Columbia who creates the things she loves for a living.
May 21, 2024
ADVERTISEMENT
This content is restricted to adults of legal age.
Please enter your birthdate to confirm.
Date of Birth