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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. 

How to Install Kitchen Cabinets By Yourself

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 4, 2021 12:25:00 PM

Cabinets are such a fixture of any kitchen that it's hard to imagine installing them yourself. While it's true that it does take a bit of skill, some time, and a couple pairs of helpful hands, it's totally possible for even first-time homeowners to DIY a kitchen cabinet installation.

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Topics: DIY, Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen Cabinets, 2021

Used Cabinets: Save Big On Your Kitchen Remodel

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 9, 2020 10:04:00 AM

Remodeling your home can be a fun way to customize your space, but it can get expensive – even if you're frugal. Thrifting, reusing, and upcycling are all the rage in home improvement, meaning you've got to get creative if you wanna save – like buying gently used cabinets to lower the cost of a kitchen remodel.

We've got four handy tips to help you find the right used cabinets for your kitchen and make them fit your style.

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Topics: 2020, DIY, Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinets or Appliances: Which Do You Buy First?

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 20, 2020 9:20:00 AM

While you're remodeling your kitchen, one of the things you'll be surprised by is how quickly you run out of space. Countertops alone can eat up a lot of real estate – then you have to decide whether you should buy kitchen cabinets or appliances first.

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Topics: 2020, Kitchen Remodel, Appliances, Kitchen Cabinets

Why Donate or Buy Cabinets at the ReStore

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jan 31, 2018 8:57:00 AM

Cabinet Donations

There are many things the ReStore is known for—lighting, furniture, appliances, doors, and windowsall at a discounted price. But the Twin Cities ReStore outlets have also become known for kitchen and bathroom cabinets. The ReStore receives and sells so many cabinets, that ReStore staff refer to it as their “bread and butter.” Entire kitchen cabinet sets are a regular item on the sales floor and provide a great deal of savings to remodelers. Just take a look at how many cabinets were donated or sold last year:

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Topics: Donate, Kitchen Cabinets

Tips & Tricks When Buying New or Used Kitchen Cabinets [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 2, 2017 9:05:00 AM

Are you looking to remodel your home kitchen, a rental property, or lake home? Or maybe you want to install cabinets in your garage as a place to organize tools and seasonal decorations?

Whether you're buying new or used cabinets, Jan Hagerman, of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore, has some tips and tricks for finding the perfect fit. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Kitchen Cabinets

Where to Start with DIY Home Improvement Projects

Posted by Guest Blogger on Oct 2, 2017 8:26:00 AM

Who says you need heavy equipment and thousands of dollars to make home improvements? If you’re new to DIY projects, it’s important to understand that you can make some noticeable changes without knocking down walls or replacing appliances. In fact, many DIY home improvement projects cost less than 50 bucks.    

Looking for some inspiration? Consider these quick and easy projects to get started.

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Topics: Kitchen Cabinets

Fun DIY Crafts: Unique Mudroom Cabinets [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 5, 2016 11:48:00 AM

Sometimes, you just need a little extra storage in your house. If your kids need an extra place for their mittens, their gloves, or their school stuff, Twin Cities Habitat ReStore's Jan Hagerman has two great DIY projects for unique mudroom cabinets.

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Topics: Videos, Tips and Tricks, Kitchen Cabinets

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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