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The ReStoration Corner

Explore Plumbing at ReStore

Posted by Laura Duque on Oct 23, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Are you looking to update your kitchen or bathroom? Explore plumbing options at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Whether you’re looking to replace your sink or buy a new bathtub, ReStore has something for everyone. Just visit one of our locations and see for yourself!

At ReStore you can donate or shop for a variety of new and gently used plumbing and fixtures. What’s more, all sales at the ReStore benefit Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

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Topics: Remodel, 2019, Upcycle

Vita Huset (white house) family transforming a ReStoration

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jan 30, 2019 1:52:00 PM

 

Earlier in January, a mother-daughter duo invited the ReStore team for a tour and luncheon at their recently “ReStored” home. Lovingly named “Vita Huset,” which means “white house” in Swedish, Marie (mom) and Kari (daughter) spent countless hours hunting, buying, building, and transforming a home in Corcoran. With a little help from their handyman Ray and items from ReStore, estate sales, and other second-hand sales, they beautifully brought this old 1956 home back to life!

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Topics: DIY, Remodel, 2019

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: DIY, Remodel, 2018

Residents encourage new use for remodeled furnishings

Posted by Jared Laabs on Oct 29, 2018 11:48:07 AM

When it came time for the EagleCrest community in Roseville to embark on a remodel project, the residents wanted to make sure things didn’t get thrown away during construction. This would make for a perfect partnership between Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Presbyterian Homes, the parent company of EagleCrest.

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Topics: Donate, Remodel, 2018

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: Tips and Tricks, DIY, Remodel, 2018

From Home Staging to Final Home Furnishings

Posted by Becky Engen on May 18, 2018 9:10:00 AM

In late April, our ReStore team partnered with staff members from our Homeownership department to help furnish a Habitat home. The home was then open for the public to visit April 28 and 29 as part of the Minneapolis St. Paul Home Tour

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Partnerships, Remodel, 2018

Replacing Windows: 5 Signs it Might be Time

Posted by ReStore Staff on May 14, 2018 8:30:07 AM

Your windows should do more than let natural light into your home and provide you with a view outdoors. They should also keep warm air in during the winter and cool air in during the summer. If that's not the case, and they're actually letting air escape — in turn, running up your electric bill — it may be time to replace your windows. But what are some other signs it's time to replace them? Here are five ways to tell if you need to replace your windows.

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Topics: Remodel, 2018

How to Make Your Remodel Project Environmentally-Friendly from Start to Finish

Posted by ReStore Staff on Apr 18, 2018 3:38:55 PM

With Earth Day approaching on April 22, you may be thinking of ways to live a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. You might be considering things like carpooling to work, composting, supporting environmentally-friendly businesses, or donating your items instead of throwing them away.

But what about that remodel project you've got planned? Did you know that most debris and leftover materials from a renovation will end up in landfills? There's also the issue of off-gassing from materials made with toxic chemicals. But there are ways to make your remodeling project more eco-friendly. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Topics: Green Initiatives, Remodel, 2018

6 Home Exterior Upgrades that Make a Big Impact

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 15, 2018 10:40:05 AM

Showing off your style and personality isn’t limited to the way you decorate the rooms inside your home; you can create a one-of-a-kind look to your house’s exterior too. Whether it’s painting your front door an eye-catching color or planting flowers and shrubs in your front yard, your home should resemble you both inside and out.

Personalizing your space is what shows like HGTV’s Curb Appeal, Design on a Dime, Color Splash, and House to Home are all about. So, channel your inner designer and try some of these home exterior upgrades that will make a big impact.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Remodel

Finishing a Remodel? Here's What to Do With Your Extra Building Materials

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 8, 2018 8:24:24 AM

It's easy for your garage to fill up with extra building materials after completing a home improvement project. But if you want space to park your car, you'll need to give that stuff a new home—and we don't mean out back in the dumpster. Odds are, there are some diamonds in the rough that could be re-used, recycled, or donated!

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Topics: Remodel, Tile