Habitat Re Store- Great Way To Save On DIY Projects!

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Habitat Re Store is a Great Way to Go

Habitat Re Store

We love, love the Habitat Re Store near us! It is the start of a new year, which means new projects we are all planning around the house, be that simple things like painting the walls, or the more complex jobs like replacing our AC system with the help of someone like Mr. Quick (mrquikhomeservices.com/indianapolis/hvac/ac-replacement/). My husband and I are no exception. We embarked on a full bathroom remodel a couple weeks ago. (Don’t tell my husband, but there are a few more I already on my list to do, lol). DIY projects are wonderful in the fact you can design anyway you want, plus you can save a ton of money by not paying for labor and unnecessary expenses. Do keep in mind, you can’t do everything by yourself, there are some things that do need to be done by a contractor trained in the profession. Whether it’s plumbing, electrics, or roofing for some examples. But don’t worry, you can still save money, they even do an Energy efficient roofing style these days!

Why We Love Our Habitat Re Store

I have another awesome way to save when you start these projects. About a year ago, we found one of our favorite stores, The Habitat for Humanity Re Store. Before you purchase anything at Lowe’s or Home Depot, make sure to check this place out if you have one in your area.

First of all, let me tell you what the Habitat Re Store is. They take donations from builders, construction companies, and even individuals who have extra material or have done remodels themselves and the items they took out were still in very good condition to re-sell. Lowe’s and Home Depot will also donate floor models or discontinued items to them. Some of the items will be slightly used or just need a coat of paint, where others are brand new. The Re Store then sells these items and all profits go to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

We were amazed the first time we went into our local Re Store. They have plumbing supplies, electrical supplies, lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, furniture for any room of the house, sinks for the bathroom or the kitchen, bathtubs and shower stalls, exterior and interior doors, books, and much more! If I’m ever in need of a bathroom remodeling project then I can liaise with my plumber, (I may have to do a search of summersphc.com/noblesville/services/plumbing/ to find one in my area) so we can decide on equipment and get it going.

How We Used it To Remodel

So, when we started on our own remodel, we scoured Lowe’s and Home Depot and searched for just the right items we wanted, but, before purchasing anything we made a trip to our local Re Store to “look around.” Right off the bat, we shaved $150 off of our budget by purchasing a brand new tub and Kohler sink from our Habitat Re Store. My husband was even able to find a few of the water lines he needed at of the price that he saw them for at Lowe’s. We even saw some beautiful light fixtures we plan on checking out again before purchasing at one of the big retail stores. We will never start another project without checking our local Re Store first!

Now, I am not telling you to not shop at the home improvement stores, or to not call a professional out when it comes to jobs that would need their skills, like Concrete sidewalk services, for example. What I am saying is to explore all of your options before purchasing or calling a professional out. You may find some hidden gems at a store like this. One of the purposes of doing DIY is to save and this is a great way to give back to a great organization. These Re Stores are located all over the country, click here to find a Re Store in your area, and if you have any upcoming projects, check them out! This also gives you information if you would like to donate also.

Part of the fun in doing a DIY project in our house is getting something that might need a little sanding or a coat of paint and making it a “one of a kind.” To everyone planning an upcoming project, have fun with it and make it “your own” and enjoy doing it!

Happy DIYing!

If you have any questions about a Re Store, please ask, I will answer anything I can for you! ~Lisa

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