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The ReStoration Corner

Expert design advice when preparing to sell your home

Posted by Jared Laabs on Mar 30, 2021 8:31:56 AM

Guest blog by Jill O'Gorman, owner and designer of Ravishing Rooms

Jill O'Gorman realized she had a creative side and unknown talents in decorating and design while in college. Pursuing a Psychology degree, she added a year of design courses and obtained her real estate license. With over a decade of experience as a designer and home staging, we wanted to learn more about what you should do before selling your home to get the best price.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, 2021

7 Great Mini Makeover Ideas to Spruce Up Any Living Space

Posted by ReStore Staff on Mar 16, 2021 9:35:04 AM

It's almost time for spring cleaning, and that means tough decisions. How do you change your space to welcome the warm weather when your time, space, and budget are all competing?

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY, 2021

DIY Friday: Let's take a look at flooring

Posted by ReStore Staff on Feb 12, 2021 10:35:27 AM

There are a ton of options for flooring and often can be pretty expensive. Jan, ReStore Manager, show off some inexpensive options to consider during this WCCO DIY Friday segment we think you'll enjoy.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Videos, DIY, DIY Friday, 2021

DIY Friday: Make indoor planters [VIDEO]

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 29, 2021 9:01:53 AM

In this DIY Friday segment on WCCO, Jan Hagerman from the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore shows us how you can make your own planters to bring greenery inside. It takes a bit of creativity, but requires a small amount of effort. We hope you give one of these ideas a try!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Videos, DIY, DIY Friday, 2021

[VIDEO] How to Shop Safely at ReStore During COVID-19

Posted by ReStore Staff on Jan 26, 2021 12:49:52 PM

For a lot of us, there's never been a better time to tackle that big project or just spruce up some things around the house. At ReStore, you're likely to find whatever you need, from appliances to paint to power tools to gardening equipment – the list goes on and on – and you can rest easy knowing your purchase is helping create and preserve affordable homeownership within the Twin Cities.

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Topics: Shopping Tips, Tips and Tricks, Videos

Transform your living room for under $500

Posted by Jared Laabs on Jan 11, 2021 11:05:32 AM

Visit a big box retailer to find a couch or table and you'll be lucky to get one item under $500. Home furnishings can be expensive! Well, we have some design inspiration that shows the power of furnishings found at ReStore. We took ONE trip to our Minneapolis location and took photos of items on the show floor so we could virtually design a living room. Check it out!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY, 2020

Repurposing for the holidays

Posted by ReStore Staff on Dec 3, 2020 2:19:03 PM

Holiday decorations can be expensive, but take a look at what you already have and give it some holiday cheer! Jan Hagerman shares some fun ideas you can do on a budget on the latest DIY Friday segment on WCCO.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, DIY, 2020, DIY Friday

Paint like a pro—with Amazon Paint [VIDEO]

Posted by Jared Laabs on Nov 12, 2020 8:37:38 AM

Paint is probably the easiest way to make a big transformation in any room, exterior, or DIY project. You can now easily make that transformation using Amazon Paint, which is available at ReStore. We have some pro tips to help you tackle that next project on a budget.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Videos, DIY, 2020

Take your garage back

Posted by Jared Laabs on Nov 6, 2020 9:51:35 AM

Over the last nine months or so, you might have tackled some remodel or home improvement projects. Or perhaps you were one of the million people who bought up all of the bicycles? Well, winter is approaching and it's time clean, organize, and donate items to get your garage back in order. Wouldn't you like to park your car inside again?

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Donate, 2020

How to prepare your items for donation

Posted by Jared Laabs on Oct 29, 2020 2:47:22 PM

ReStore hours may change due to weather, COVID-19 and/or holidays. Please be sure to check our website before making a trip to shop or donate.

You've got some items to donate, and you know where you're going to donate them. Now what?

For some donations, it's as easy as throwing the items into a box or bag and dropping them off. But it's always a good idea to take a few simple steps to make sure your donation is in good condition before dropping it off or scheduling a pick up.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Donate, 2020