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The ReStoration Corner

Welcome to ReStore's official blog! Here we post the latest and greatest ReStore happenings, including: DIY tips and videos, sales and contests, seasonal topics, volunteer spotlights, business donor information, and much more. 

Open a new door at ReStore [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 10, 2021 9:07:00 AM

Jan Hagerman, ReStore Assistant Manager, shared some great tips about doors and door knobs on a recent DIY Friday segment on WCCO. Take a quick peek, then head on over to ReStore to see what's currently available in our ever-changing selection of inventory.

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Topics: DIY, Door, DIY Friday, 2021

Windows and Doors Galore

Posted by Christy Ohlrogge on Jun 18, 2019 1:01:00 PM

We've always got all the things a potential DIYer could need to make some changes in their home - including knowledge! Read up from our information archive on things to know when you want to replace windows and doors - and drop by either of our locations to find what you're looking for!

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Topics: 2019, Door, Shopping Tips

Amy Matthews DIY: How to Install a Door Knob [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 11, 2018 9:30:00 AM

If you’ve never installed a door knob before, it can be a bit of a daunting task. But, with a little help from Home Improvement Expert Amy Matthews, you can do it in no time! Before you start, you’ll want to make sure you have the following tools:

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Topics: 2018, Door, Amy Matthews DIY

Amy Matthews DIY: How to Install an Exterior Door and Door Frame [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 25, 2018 12:23:00 PM

When building a house, one of the most important next-steps after pouring the foundation and constructing the walls, is to install the exterior door. In her DIY video, Home Improvement Expert Amy Matthews walks through the process of installing both a door and its frame into a new wall.

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Topics: 2018, Door, Amy Matthews DIY

7 Creative DIY Projects Using Old Interior Doors

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 2, 2018 10:30:00 AM

When you think of repurposing old items, you probably don't think about your interior doors. You might consider repurposing the hardware from the door, but the entire door itself? What could you possibly make using an old door? Actually, a lot of things!

Interior doors are quite versatile and can be made into a variety of fun projects like a picture frame or a bookshelf. To help get the creative juices flowing, here are seven unique DIY projects using old interior doors.

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Topics: 2018, DIY, Door

Tips & Tricks When Buying New or Used Doors [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 14, 2017 9:18:00 AM

Looking to give the exterior of your home a new look? Changing out your front door is a simple change with big impact. Same goes for the doors inside your home, and you don't have to buy them brand new.

At the ReStore, we're always getting door donations in great condition—interior, exterior, storm, patio, bi-folding closet doors, you name it! In this video, Jan Hagerman with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore shares some simple tips on how to find what you're looking for.

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Topics: Door, Tips and Tricks, Donate, Shopping Tips

Tips on Boosting the Appearance of Your Kitchen Cabinet Doors [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 24, 2016 10:03:00 AM

A lot of people love their houses except for one small portion — which isn't that small at all — the kitchen. And often, ugly, out-of-date cabinets are the culprit. Fortunately, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore's Jan Hagerman has some great tips for boosting the appearance of your kitchen cabinet doors. 

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Topics: Videos, Door, Tips and Tricks, Kitchen Cabinets

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