FAQs

  1. What is Deconstruction?
    Deconstruction is the process of uninstalling and removing the fixtures of a structure rather than taking a sledgehammer to them. At ReFind Kitchens, we focus on kitchens and bathrooms. Our goal is find top-of-the-line cabinets, appliances, countertops, sinks and vanities that are going to be demolished and dumped during the remodeling process. Instead of seeing all that art and craft become waste, we meticulously remove it, pack it up and find new homes for it.

  2. How is deconstruction even better than recycling?
    Donating or buying a ReFind kitchen is the most environmentally sustainable option for your remodel. In order to recycle something (e.g. an oven) there is land, labor, water and energy that must be consumed in order to take the oven and break it down into aluminum, copper, steel, and plastic. If the oven is in excellent working order there is no need to spend the resources to recycle it. We can just keep it alive! And, if you buy that oven from us, you have the peace of mind of knowing that no new resources were spent manufacturing it. 

For Buyers

  1. How can I make sure the kitchen I want will fit the space I have?
    Just use the contact us form to submit the dimensions of your space (incl. height please) and the name of the kitchen you want; and we will happily draw up a configuration so you can visualize how it would look. If for whatever reason we need an extra cabinet or two built to complete your kitchen, we have a reasonably-priced custom cabinetry company that will match any existing finish and door style.
  2. How can I trust the appliances will be in good working order?
    If possible, we inspect all appliances prior to removal. We also ask the previous owner for any known quirks or issues, age of the unit and repair/use history. If we cannot check the appliance prior to removal, we will try to do so one it is in the showroom. If we discover a problem, we don't sell the item.
  3. Do you offer any type of warranty?
    We do not. If an issue arises, we will do our best to help you troubleshoot it and, if need be, recommend a repairman we trust.
  4. If I don't live in Southern California can I still buy a kitchen from ReFind?
    In order to keep our carbon footprint as small as possible, we are not shipping outside of Southern California at this point.  

For Donors

  1. I want to keep my kitchen out of the landfill. How can I find out if you will deconstruct it for me?
    Thanks for your interest in keeping beautiful craftsmanship from being treated as waste! If you live in Southern California, send us a few snapshots of your kitchen using the form at the bottom of this page and we will get you an answer within 24 hours.
  2. Do you charge for deconstruction and/or removal?
    We do not charge you for deconstruction or removal.
  3. If you produce jobsite waste, what do you do with it?
    If, for example, we have to demo a tile countertop in order to save the base cabinets, we will place the refuse wherever you and your general contractor deem best. We do not haul away ourselves. We will however, vacuum and tidy up to leave the space ready for remodel.
  4. Will you deconstruct a kitchen that is outside of Southern California?
    If you have a top-of-the-line, beautifully designed, like new or new kitchen in Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Francisco or closer, send us some photographs using the contact us form and we'll see what we can do.

For Contractors 

  1. I have a client who has a great kitchen that I'm about to gut. What is the next step to get it deconstructed?
    The best thing to do is fill out the form at the bottom of this page. Please include the location and the company you represent along with photos of the kitchen. We will respond within 24 hours with an answer about how to move forward.
  2. Do you charge the client for removal?
    If we feel that the fixtures have value, we will remove it at no cost to the client.

Zero Waste. Zero Delay.

Be the first to know what's new with ReFind.