Below is a guest post by Gregg Titon, a marketing assistant at Oakwood Doors. With years of experience working in the home improvement industry, he is passionate about new trends and styles and working them into home decor.
You may have heard the word “upcycle” being used fairly regularly at the moment, but it was actually coined in 1994 by Reiner Pilz who stated, “What we need is upcycling where old products are given more value not less.”
Upcycling is very similar to recycling, in that it limits waste and therefore helps to minimize any impact rubbish could have on the environment. The main difference between the two is that upcycling involves giving something a new use.
Furniture is fantastic for upcycling as there are many different styles that look great in your home. One of the easiest items to upcycle is a door, as they can be used to make so many different things. Photo: marc falardeau