Benefits of Using Recycled Furniture in Your Foster City Apartment

June 4th, 2015

You do not have to spend an arm and a leg to furnish your eco-friendly apartments for rent in Foster City. All you have to do is find a new use for old furniture. We have put together several ideas for repurposing furniture, as well as the benefits of using recycled furniture in your apartment.

repurposed wardrobe

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Ideas For Repurposing Old Furniture:

  • Use an old wardrobe as an entertainment center. You can drill holes in the back for the cords, and keep the wardrobe closed when you are not using the television.
  • Are you thinking of getting rid of the headboard on your bed? Use a few wooden pieces as the legs and turn this old headboard into a new bench for dressing in the morning.
  • If you have an old trunk sitting around without anything in it, start using it for extra linen and seasonal items. When you place a large cushion and several pillows on top of it, it becomes a new window seat.

Benefits of Recycling Old Furniture:

  • You do not need to run out and purchase brand new furniture, therefore saving a bit of money.
  • Whenever a company needs to make new furniture, trees and plants are destroyed. Recycling old furniture could save those trees and plants. Companies may even catch onto this trend and start using more recycled materials.
  • You are helping to conserve the energy that would be used to make new furniture.
  • When you find a new use for old furniture, you are reducing the amount of waste that ends up that the landfill.

Leave a comment on our Plaza Luxury Apartment Homes Facebook page and tell us how you re-purpose old furniture.

We offer eco-friendly apartments for rent in Foster City, and you can learn more about our green community by contacting us today.

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