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Bathroom DIY Plumbing Projects

Posted by Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity on Nov 9, 2022 10:57:03 AM

Hiring a plumber for major work is always a good idea. Sometimes, even seemingly minor plumbing problems may require an expert’s touch to fix. But that’s not to say you need to hire a plumber for every project. Here are some DIY plumbing projects in your bathroom you can definitely undertake on your own; no experience necessary.


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Topics: ReStore, DIY, 2022

Replacing a Showerhead DIY Guide

Posted by Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity on Oct 31, 2022 10:14:02 AM

Is replacing a showerhead a do-it-yourself job? Changing a showerhead is one of the easiest repair jobs you can do around the house, requiring practically no previous plumbing experience. That said, if you’re dealing with a serious leak, it’s best to call in a plumber. Leaks or something as seemingly ordinary as running out of hot water could indicate a deeper underlying issue that requires a professional evaluation.

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, 2022

DIY Bathroom Flooring

Posted by Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity on Jul 22, 2022 9:15:00 AM

Is your bathroom in need of some sprucing up? Luckily, you don't need to gut your entire bathroom to update it.

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, 2022

Cost-Friendly Bathroom DIY Décor

Posted by Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity on Jun 30, 2022 9:30:00 AM

A stellar bathroom design can turn a drab space into a fab space and improve your home's overall look. The color scheme, décor, arrangement, and accessories all play a vital role in setting the tone for your bathroom and the rest of your home.

Believe it or not, you can give your bathroom a makeover without a gut renovation or spending a fortune. 

Pro tip: Many of the projects listed here can be done by thrifting, and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore home improvement outlets are a great place to start!

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, 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

DIY Upcycling Ideas with ReStore [VIDEO]

Posted by Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity on Dec 16, 2021 2:50:00 PM

Looking for a creative outlet that doesn’t break the bank? Maybe during lockdown you busied yourself with remodeling a room (or many) in your home. Since then, you have been on a hunt for the perfect dresser (couch, table, what have you), but just can’t seem to find the right one. Instead of replacing your current furniture, you should consider all of the unique upcycling ideas.

The practice of upcycling is when you take a pre-owned item and turn it into something new! Furniture is a great place to start your upcycling adventures. While you are giving an item a second life, be considerate about what items you choose to upcycle. Take the time to select a quality piece of furniture either from your home, or a secondhand store, such as ReStore). Material quality, design, and structural integrity are three key things to look for when deciding whether or not a piece of furniture is worth upcycling.

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Topics: ReStore, Videos, DIY, Upcycle, 2021

Meet ReStore's Assistant Store Manager, Jan Hagerman!

Posted by Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity on Jun 30, 2021 2:00:00 PM

This is an updated version of a previously published blog, written by Kaitlyn Dormer.

Do you recognize that face? Maybe you’ve seen her at the State Fair? Or was it on her regular DIY Friday segment on WCCO? You could’ve spotted Jan Hagerman in either of those places, or where she spends quite a bit of her time—at the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore in New Brighton where she’s the Assistant Store Manager.

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Topics: DIY, ReStore Staff, 2021

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