Posted by Paula Wise:
We recently moved into new office space, increasing our space by quite a bit. Like many companies, furnishing this new space would have been a daunting task and very expensive. Fortunately for us, the stars aligned. We knew we wanted to move into a new office and were working on two large commercial projects in the Bay Area, a 500,000 sq ft project in Pleasanton and an 800,000 sq ft project in Sunnyvale. Both projects contained high quality furnishings we liked and needed, but could not have afforded to buy new. We set aside, transported, and later stored the items we thought would work well in a new office space we had yet to start looking for.
We were excited to quickly find a perfect location for us; part warehouse space, part office space with a fun, creative vibe we hoped to expand upon. Having said that, the only area of the office we didn’t have covered was the kitchen, which we knew we needed. Normal kitchen cabinets were too ordinary for this space. We wanted something fun and funky, but items like that are not easy to find. Trust me, we looked everywhere. Well, thanks to a homeowner in Santa Monica who decided to deconstruct and donate their home’s building materials to DRN, we found what we were looking for. Actually it found us and at just at the right time. The last part of our office was located and soon to be complete.
We’re very happy with the way our space turned out and would like to share our ReUse office with you.
On behalf of DRN and the other relief and public benefit organizations we support with your donations, THANK YOU!