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The ReStoration Corner

Youth Volunteers Build Adirondack Chairs for ReStore

Posted by ReStore Staff on Oct 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

One of the most popular items sold at the Twin Cities Habitat ReStore are Adirondack chairs and toy boxes built through youth workshops. These chairs not only generate funding for our mission, but also provide a hands-on building opportunity for volunteers who are too young to help with construction on our Habitat homes.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Volunteer Spotlight, 2018

Customer Appreciation Sale

Posted by Becky Engen on Jun 9, 2018 3:00:00 PM

 

This sale is over! You can still receive updates and promotions by signing up for our Hot Deals newsletter or following us on Facebook or Instagram.

 

June is here and that means it's time for our Customer Appreciation Sale! 

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Topics: Shopping Tips, 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

(Pre-) Earth Day Sale 2018

Posted by Becky Engen on Apr 6, 2018 9:05:00 AM

 

This sale is over! You can still receive updates and promotions by signing up for our Hot Deals newsletter or following us on Facebook or Instagram.

 

The ReStore team is excited to announce that our next big sale is taking place on Saturday, April 21! During this Earth Day Sale (OK, it's actually a pre-Earth Day sale), shoppers can save 30% OFF everything at our Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Restore home improvement outlet locations.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Sales

What to Look for When Shopping for Tile Flooring

Posted by ReStore Staff on Feb 24, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Considering tile flooring for your next home improvement project? It's durable and water-resistant, so it's well-suited to high-traffic areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, foyers, and laundry rooms. It's simple to care for, too.

Though, there is more to tile flooring than meets the eye. Before you go on a shopping spree, you may want to take a few minutes to learn about the differences among tile flooring. At the very least, this will help you “speak the same language” as the people at the store. And at best, you'll be able to make the best choice for you, your home, and your budget!

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Tile

Why ReStore?

Posted by Becky Engen on Jan 8, 2018 9:30:00 AM

If you're an avid DIYer, home improvement pro, or just called upon to perform home repairs on a regular basis, you know there are a number of stores in the metro area clamoring for your business. So why should you choose to shop at ReStore home improvement outlets? Good question.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Donate

The making of our ReStore PSA

Posted by Becky Engen on Dec 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Just last month, our store team wandered into new territory, as we created our first-ever Public Service Advertisement (PSA) for our local Twin Cities ReStore locations. PSAs are generally created for charities, messages about health or safety, or topics concerning the general public. These short videos are then distributed to local TV stations to run when they do not have other programming or advertising scheduled. 

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Topics: Shopping Tips

Tips & Tricks When Buying New or Used Doors [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 14, 2017 9:18:00 AM

Looking to give the exterior of your home a new look? Changing out your front door is a simple change with big impact. Same goes for the doors inside your home, and you don't have to buy them brand new.

At the ReStore, we're always getting door donations in great condition—interior, exterior, storm, patio, bi-folding closet doors, you name it! In this video, Jan Hagerman with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore shares some simple tips on how to find what you're looking for.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Tips and Tricks, Donate

9 Tips to Consider When Shopping for Used Furniture

Posted by ReStore Staff on Nov 10, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Whether you're looking to save money or just enjoy a good shopping adventure, buying used furniture is a great way to do both these things and keep good, reusable items out of landfills. Some used furniture needs a little makeover, other items have years-worth of life left in them, and a few (although rare) still have original tags.

The key to shopping for used furniture is making sure you really are getting a bargain, and adding in how much you think it will cost to refurbish the piece, if it needs it. Let these nine tips guide you as you shop for used furniture:

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Tips and Tricks

The numbers are in... and we're making an impact!

Posted by Becky Engen on Sep 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Each year, ReStore donors, shoppers, and volunteers make an incredible impact on Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity's mission—and this year was no different.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Donate