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The ReStoration Corner

Spring Projects: When is the Best Time to Paint Outside?

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 17, 2022 11:22:00 AM

The warm weather has arrived, and it's time to tackle some of those outdoor painting projects you couldn't complete during the winter months. Whether you're painting your deck, trim, or a large project you weren't able to paint indoors, temperature can impact your project.

Here are some tips about temperature and prep work to make sure your spring painting jobs turn out just right.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, 2022

Not Scraping? Here's How to Paint Your Popcorn Ceiling Instead

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 13, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Over time ceilings can build up dust and dirt and just look dingy – especially popcorn ceilings (also known as stipple, stucco, or acoustic ceilings), which seem to be a magnet for grime. Scraping the "popcorn" from your ceiling is a lot of work – and it could even be dangerous. So consider giving your room a fresh look with a simple coat of paint.

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Topics: DIY, Tips and Tricks, 2022

5 DIY Bedroom Makeover Ideas

Posted by Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity on May 10, 2022 1:10:50 PM

When you’re considering which room to make over for your next DIY project, your bedroom might not be the first place you consider. After all, most guests will rarely see it. But you will! In fact, it’s proven that you spend a good portion of your time at home in your bedroom. Some say nearly one-third of your time. Your bedroom is your hub of rest and relaxation. So, it only makes sense that creating a bedroom space of calm and serenity is crucial to your overall well-being.

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Topics: DIY, Remodel, Tips and Tricks, 2022

Budget Kitchen Remodel Ideas

Posted by Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity on May 3, 2022 9:45:00 AM

According to HomeAdvisor, the typical cost of a kitchen remodel is $13,479 to $38,205. Fortunately, there are lots of budget kitchen remodel hacks that are both functional and fabulous. It’s time to get creative and put your DIY skills to work. Focus on the major components first, and the rest of your cheap kitchen remodel will fall into place nicely.

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, 2022

Easy Mother's Day Gifts

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 30, 2022 11:50:00 AM

Sometimes it's easy to take for granted the matriarch of the familymom. But when Mother's Day comes around, you have to think about how you can show your appreciation for everything she's done. Here are quick and easy gifts you can put together yourself and guaranteed to make her smile! 

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Topics: DIY, Tips and Tricks, 2022

View the 2022 Spring Upcycle Challenge Entries

Posted by Regina Eckes on Apr 27, 2022 9:33:03 AM

In honor of Earth Month and ReStore's commitment to keeping building materials and household items out of landfills, we introduced a Spring Upcycle Challenge! We invited crafty DIYers to submit their before & after photos of an item they've upcycled. We received a number of amazing entries, and we are so impressed with everyone's creativity and vision! Take a look at the entries below and gather some inspiration for your next project. 

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, Upcycle

Spring Cleaning: What to Toss and What to Donate

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 18, 2022 1:30:00 PM

Sun shining late into the evening, warming temperatures, and melting snow can only mean one thing: spring is here. And it's the perfect time do some spring cleaning.

Before you get trash-happy, consider items you can donate. You may be surprised to find that much of what you don't need or want anymore can be donated. You'll not only keep items out of the landfill, but you'll make another family very happy.

But where do you start? We'll help you identify some of those things you didn't know you could donate (and tell you where to donate them) and some things that are better sent to the trash.

 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Donate, 2022

Business Donor Blog: Haag Companies

Posted by Jacob Diehl on Apr 15, 2022 10:05:40 AM

Twin Cities Habitat ReStore Home Improvement Outlets are vital to Habitat for Humanity’s mission. They do so many good things, like:

  • provide employment that focuses on individual and family development

  • serve as home goods stores for anyone who wants to furnish their house with quality and affordable products

  • pour resources into the homebuilding process

  • offer a tangible outlet for businesses and companies to partner with the work of advancing better affordable housing in the Twin Cities.

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Topics: ReStore, Business Donor Spotlight, 2022

Here's how you can make Earth Month last all year long

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 12, 2022 8:42:00 AM

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is well known for its mission of bringing people together to create, preserve, and promote affordable homeownership and to advance racial equity in housing. But you might be surprised to learn how shopping and donating to ReStore home improvement outlets help divert 3.2 million pounds of refuse from being thrown in landfills.

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Topics: Green Initiatives, 2022

The Environmental Impact of Buying

Posted by Jackie Moore on Apr 8, 2022 10:30:00 AM

As we celebrate Earth Month this year, take some time to think about how your purchases can affect the environment. Read more below, and learn how ReStore does its part to help create a brighter, greener future all year long!

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Topics: ReStore, 2022

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