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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. 

Tips for a DIY Bathroom Vanity

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 12, 2022 6:30:00 AM

One of the easiest ways to update your bathroom is to replace the vanity, counter-top, sink, and faucets. Today's vanities often come with matching counter surfaces and integrated sinks, making for a great DIY project.

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, 2022

Happy ReStore Anniversary! Let's have a SALE!

Posted by ReStore Staff on Sep 8, 2022 11:46:03 AM

It's been six years since our Minneapolis location opened and 15 years for our New Brighton outlet. We can't think of a better reason to celebrate and have a big SALE for our customers who have supported us along the way! 

Celebrate and Save Big!

Join us for our Anniversary Sale on Friday & Saturday, September 16 & 17, 2022! Receive 30% OFF most items and 10% OFF our purchased (red tag) items. (Sale excludes Greenlite and MaxLite LED Bulbs.)

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Topics: ReStore, Sales, 2022

ReStore by the Numbers

Posted by Regina Eckes on Aug 30, 2022 3:58:11 PM

ReStore is nothing without our tremendous supporters who provide donations, volunteer their time, and make purchases. Take a look at all ReStore – and YOU – accomplished last year.

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Topics: ReStore, 2022

How To Remove Texture from Walls

Posted by ReStore Staff on Aug 24, 2022 9:13:00 AM

Textured walls have become increasingly popular over the years. They're a cost-effective way of covering up imperfections, and the ridges and swirls can add quite a bit of character to your home.

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, 2022

Business Donor Spotlight: Ridwell

Posted by Regina Eckes on Aug 9, 2022 8:17:49 AM

While most of us try to be good about recycling cans, plastic bottles, and paper products, many struggle with hard-to-recycle items like batteries and plastic bags. That’s where Ridwell comes in. Ridwell is a newer company that helps make recycling easy, especially the tricky items. Just like ReStore, Ridwell is committed to keeping items out of landfills, and we’re excited to have them as a business donation partner.

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Topics: ReStore, Business Donor Spotlight

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

Staff Picks: Coolest Finds at Twin Cities ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jun 13, 2022 9:15:00 AM

Disclaimer: What's featured may no longer be available as donated items are purchased quickly.

Thrifting is a growing trend and something that everyone seems to be joining in on. But do you ever feel unsure of what exactly you should be looking for when you’re digging through bins, warehouses, and shelves of secondhand magic? It can be overwhelming as inventory changes often but have no fear, your favorite folks at Habitat ReStore have you covered. Here are some staff favorites that you could score during your upcoming thrifting hauls.

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Topics: ReStore, DIY, Shopping Tips, 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

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

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