Monday, July 12, 2010

Reduce. Reuse. ReStore.

(And of course, recycle.)

The Habitat for Humanity's Restore is a retail outlet that sells used and new building and home improvement supplies at substantially reduced prices. I made a trip over for the first time last week and was very impressed with their selection. Not only is it a great place to buy, it's also an excellent donation spot for items that may not otherwise find a good home - used paint, old plumbing fixtures, casework, etc. You can also find bathroom vanities, blinds, doors, light fixtures, sinks, toilets, trim, windows and screens, and a bazillion other building parts in the massive warehouse. If you are doing any sort of home renovation, a visit to ReStore is a must!

They have a small thrift store-like section with furniture as well. I saw some nicely priced pieces - a Mid-Century desk and dresser and a sweet farmhouse kitchen table caught my eye.

I love the ReStore's concept of recycling building materials via bargain resale to the public. It's a win win for sure! Check out the Richmond location at 1901 Roane St.

Kristen Ziegler

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