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The ReStoration Corner

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

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: 2018, Donate, Remodel

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

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: 2018, Partnerships, Shopping Tips, Remodel

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: 2018, Remodel

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: Remodel, Green Initiatives, 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: Tile, Remodel

10 Cost Saving Tips for Your Next Bathroom Remodel Project

Posted by ReStore Staff on Feb 17, 2018 9:04:00 AM

Bathroom remodels are known to be expensive, but they don't have to be. This is especially true if it's a cosmetic makeover. That’s because a good chunk of the expense often comes from changing the plumbing. If you forgo major changes, you can give your bathroom a fresh look at a low cost.

To do so, consider these ten cost saving tips for your next bathroom remodel:


Create a Budget

Many homeowners struggle with creating a budget for their bathroom project, simply because they're unfamiliar with the cost of materials and services.

Before creating your budget, put together your bathroom wish list. Then, visit home improvement stores and make note of what each item costs if purchased new. Often times the big-ticket items will present the biggest opportunities to save money.

Browse thrift and resale stores, like either of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Restore locations, to find items at affordable prices.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Remodel