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The ReStoration Corner

DIY Projects: 8 Cheap Ways to Improve the Value of Your Home

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 30, 2018 12:12:44 PM

Whether you just bought a new house or you've lived there for years, there are several easy ways to improve the value of your home. Thankfully, you don't have to break the bank to give your home a bit of TLC. It can be as easy as completing a few DIY projects, like painting the walls, planting a tree, removing popcorn ceiling, or even just installing new light fixtures. So, when you have a little time and a little extra money, here are eight DIY projects to improve your home.

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Topics: 2018, DIY

Thankful for the ReStore

Posted by Anna Skemp on Nov 8, 2018 1:33:00 PM

The holiday season is quickly approaching which means planning your gatherings have begun! Twin Cities Habitat Restore outlets can provide what you need to make that get-together a success. From fantastic dining sets to all the supplies you’ll need to create your DIY holiday project, you'll want to check the ReStore!

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Topics: 2018, DIY

What You Should Consider Before Installing a Window on Your Own

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 6, 2018 9:30:00 AM

You need new windows. You did your research and you've picked out the perfect windows for your home. You’re not quite sure what you’re getting yourself into, but you’ve decided you want to install the windows yourself. 

Well, there are some things you should take into consideration before installing those perfect windows. Pay close attention, because it's definitely something you want to get right on the first try!

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Topics: 2018, Remodel, DIY

Live on the edge with live edge: Jan stops by WCCO to show off some DIY projects [VIDEO]

Posted by Jared Laabs on Oct 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When you think of Friday, think DIY Friday. ReStore's own Jan Hagerman drops by the WCCO studio every couple of weeks to show off fun projects that you can create at home. You can find the building blocks to these ReStore-inspired projects at one of two Twin Cities locations.

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Topics: 2018, DIY, Videos

5 Easy Fall Decor DIY Projects

Posted by Becky Engen on Sep 28, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Now that we've entered the first official week of fall, we wanted to share some fun seasonal-inspired DIY projects you can complete using items from Habitat for Humanity ReStore outlets. Best of all, these projects are simple, inexpensive, and completely customizable to fit your home and style! 

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Topics: 2018, DIY

Upcycling ideas at the Minnesota State Fair

Posted by Jared Laabs on Aug 23, 2018 8:23:00 AM

If you're an "upcycler," you know exactly what that means. For those of you unfamiliar with the word "upcycle," it's a term used for the process of transforming something into a new product. It's really at the core of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore and gee wiz, we have some fun upcycle projects to show you at this years Minnesota State Fair! Stop by the Eco Experience building on Friday, August 24, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Topics: 2018, DIY

Interior Design Tips from a Pro

Posted by Becky Engen on Aug 4, 2018 10:38:44 AM

At a very young age, Victoria Lambert found herself interested in the world of architecture and art.

"I always loved rearranging my room and our home whenever my parent’s finances would allow it," she said.

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Topics: 2018, Remodel, DIY, Tips and Tricks

5 Tips to Consider When Staining a Deck

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jul 16, 2018 8:54:34 AM

One of the most common summer projects in Minnesota is staining your wood deck. It's a big project that requires prep work and patience, but it's also a necessary part of ongoing maintenance that will protect your deck for years to come. Whether you're staining a brand-new deck or re-staining an older one, we've got a few tips to make sure your project goes smoothly!

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Topics: 2018, DIY

Amy Matthews DIY: How to Install a Window [VIDEO]

Posted by Amy Matthews on Jul 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

There are a lot of steps when installing an exterior window. As a Home Improvement Expert, I know that well. That’s why I’ve created a walkthrough to help you on your next window installation project.

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Topics: 2018, Amy Matthews DIY, DIY

Try these creative outdoor lighting ideas

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jun 30, 2018 8:41:00 AM

Summer is officially here and the fun is just beginning. Fire up the grill, invite some friends and family over, and enjoy the outdoors! There is no better place to "wow" your guests than the outdoors. Try these easy and fun DIY projects that will set your lawn or garden apart from everyone else.

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Topics: 2018, DIY