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The ReStoration Corner

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

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

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

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

Local DIY Master Gets Inspiration at ReStore

Posted by Regina Eckes on Mar 9, 2022 2:00:00 PM

Derek Lee Miller is a local Twin Cities carpenter, artist, theater set designer, and former professional puppeteer. He’s also an avid ReStore shopper. Over the years, Derek has completed many projects using materials and products found at ReStore Home Improvement Outlets. This DIY master shared with us his passion projects and what keeps him coming back to ReStore.

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, Remodel, Upcycle, 2022

Discover Simple Ways to Brighten a Room [VIDEO]

Posted by Regina Eckes on Feb 7, 2022 10:00:00 AM

We’re in that unique time of year between the rush of the holiday season and the delights of spring. Though the days are slowly getting longer, it’s still pretty brown and gray outside, and sometimes brightening up a room can brighten your own spirits.

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, 2022

Simple DIY Storage Solutions

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 21, 2022 10:30:20 AM

Looking for ways to organize your space? Perhaps you’ve both limited space and limited budget. You can get organized, save space, save money, and help keep usable things out of landfills with these DIY storage solutions. Repurpose items from ReStore, thrift shops, or even what you have laying around in your garage, for the parts, pieces, and supplies you need. 

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, Project Ideas, 2022

ReStore vs. Big Box Retail [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 7, 2022 1:09:03 PM

Are you finding yourself with a laundry list of home improvement projects and no way to sustainably afford them all? Redesigning a room in your home, or even adding a few new decorative items from a big box store can add up quickly. With ReStore, you can get all the supplies you need for your home makeover within budget.

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Topics: ReStore, Shopping Tips, 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

How to Make a Business Donation to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Posted by Jared Laabs on Oct 20, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Has your business ever changed locations, had extra inventory or building materials left over from a project, or needed to open up space in your warehouse but you didn’t know what to do? Thankfully, all you have to do is ask and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore can help you.

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Topics: ReStore, Donate, 2021

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