ReStore Deconstruction service is free and helps you donate items from your kitchen and bathroom remodel project to the ReStore. ReStore gently removes your appliances, fixtures, cabinets and more and transports them to the ReStore for sale. You get a free deconstruction and a tax deduction.* ReStore gets the proceeds of sale of the items to put towards Habitat’s housing mission. The community benefits by keeping these items out of landfills and instead putting them to use in their kitchens and baths.
How To Qualify
You agree to donate kitchen cabinets, appliances, bathroom vanities, windows, doors, flooring, and any other valuable aspect of a house or business before your remodel or tear down.
Cabinets Note: ReStore has a difficult time reselling custom and semi-custom cabinets. If your cabinets are stock, “boxes” or otherwise easily re-configurable they should qualify.
All items must be in good condition suitable for resale. ReStore provides free deconstruction, removal and pickup.
A consultation is required in advance to approve and schedule the deconstruction project. To schedule a deconstruction consultation call (707) 422-1948
- You call Habitat for Humanity at (707) 422-1948 to schedule a deconstruction consultation
- We perform a site assessment walk-through, assign a project manager and schedule the project with you
- We carefully remove your cabinets, sinks, appliances, doors and other items
- We leave your site clean and ready for the next phase
- You receive a tax deduction receipt for the items you donate
- We sell your donations in the ReStore to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity
- You help Habitat build decent, affordable homes for low income families in our community and keep usable materials out of local landfills
Habitat Deconstruction Benefits
Homeowners donate reusable items from their project to be sold at ReStore to fund Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build affordable housing for low-income families in our community. We provide you with a tax deduction receipt for the items you donate (check with your accountant or tax-preparer to determine eligibility).
Contractors and remodelers will be working with a professional, fully insured team of volunteers who will work free of charge to remove all reusable materials saving you labor costs and disposal fees.
We all benefit from the green results of reuse. Deconstruction diverts tons of materials from our local landfills into donations that support Habitat for Humanity’s mission to provide decent, affordable housing to low-income families in our community.
Deconstruction Is Green – Reduce Landfill Waste & Protect The Environment
- The average deconstruction project salvages 60-90% of the materials from a given structure
- For every 3 square feet of salvaged materials, you can build 1 square foot of new construction reducing the amount new materials that have to be produced and manufactured.
- Every year debris from construction projects are estimated to result in microorganisms eating the debris and producing 5 million tons of carbon in the form of methane gas into our atmosphere (the equivalent of yearly emmissions of 3,736,000 passenger cars).
- An average-sized home provided 6,000 board feet of lumber when deconstructed – the equivalent of 33 mature trees
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What will Habitat Deconstruct?
A: We deconstruct qualifying items that can be removed by hand. Typically we perform kitchen or kitchen and bath deconstructions including qualifying cabinetry, vanities, toilets, appliances and fixtures. Removal of toilets, shower or tubs require access to water shut off valves or disconnection of water lines prior to our arrival. We are willing to consider whole house deconstructions for qualified building materials such as doors, windows, cabinetry, lighting, plumbing and architectural elements.
Q: What does it cost?
A: Deconstruction is free. A contractor might charge you upwards of $500 for a full-size kitchen removal. If you are pleased with the services received consider supporting our affordable housing efforts with donations of volunteer time or money to Habitat for Humanity and the ReStore.
Q: How long does it take to schedule my project?
A: We can schedule projects approximately two weeks following a consultation. Please keep in mind that availability may be more constrained during periods of high seasonal demand.
Q: How long does it take to complete?
A: It depends on the size of your project. We will provide you with an estimate after completing the on-site assessment walk through.
Q: How do I get started?
A: You call Habitat for Humanity at (707) 422-1948 to schedule a deconstruction consultation
Q: How does the tax deduction work?
A: Following the deconstruction, Habitat will provide you with an itemized receipt describing the items you donated. Habitat cannot legally appraise the value of your donations for tax purposes.
The IRS advises valuing material donations at their Fair Market Value. For all donations valued over $500, you will need to fill out IRS Form 8283 to submit along with your tax forms (consult your accountant or tax-preparer for details).
Please keep in mind that the value of your donation may be higher than what we are able to sell it for at the ReStore.
The IRS requires that any donation valued over $5,000 be professionally appraised. Your accountant or tax-preparer should be able to refer you to a qualified appraiser in your area.
Q: Where does the money from your Deconstruction services go?
A: All revenue generated from Deconstruction services and the sale of the salvaged materials at the Habitat ReStore benefits Solano Napa Habitat for Humanity.
Tax Deduction Information
Solano Napa Habitat for Humanity is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization. Donations made to our affiliate are deductible to the full extent under the IRS code. Individuals may claim deductions as usual on their 1040 Form per IRS procedures. Corporations should consult with their accountants for specific rules.
ReStore provides donors with a receipt that meets IRS requirement for a donation to a 501 (c)(3) organization. It is up to the donor to determine and report to the IRS the value of the item donated.