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ReStore DIY Projects

The summer months are a great time to tackle those outdoor projects and home projects you have been wanting to accomplish. From small-scale patio spaces to large-scale renovations, now is a great time to get started. For many, the cost of funding projects like these can be a deterrent. The Habitat Restore can be a great resource for construction and Do-It-Yourself supplies, with prices at least half of retail and inventory that changes frequently. Read below for some great ways to use ReStore treasures.


The ReStore carries all types of furniture from folding chairs and tables, to couches, to outdoor furniture, to stools, and more. Furniture tends to move quickly, but donations are also accepted frequently. Often, chairs and stools are in gently used condition, and can quickly and easily be refurbished with a little time and care.


Stone, brick and tile have all been used to redo flooring in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Sometimes, the ReStore receives donations of tile or brick. Lay the brick flush with the ground and plant ground cover in the holes of the brick. Before long, you will have a soft, carpet-like area to walk on that is good for the environment and prevents erosion.

Lighting and Fixtures

The right light fixture or ceiling fan can really tie an outdoor space together. The light brings a sense of warmth when switched on in the evenings and the fan makes a too-warm day much more pleasant. The ReStore has options for every budget and every space size. If you are unsure how to install the fixture, ask one of the ReStore team members. They often offer advice for DIY projects, so you can purchase exactly what you need.


Did you know the ReStore sells GreenSheen paint? It is recycled paint, which means it is eco-friendly and redirects waste that would otherwise end up in landfills. The paint is available in a wide variety of colors and in 1-gallonĀ and 5-gallon buckets. It is indoor/outdoor paint, so you can use it to refresh both your patio andĀ home office.

Doors and Windows

If you want to install a larger door or window, or if you simply want to replace old items for ones with better insulation and weather stripping, check out the back area of the ReStore. Their inventory boasts a variety of doors and windows in a variety of sizes. Some items are practically brand new, so be sure to stop by before checking anywhere else.

Cabinets and Storage

Often, outdoor spaces fill up with miscellaneous belongings including pool towels, toys, blankets, sunscreen and more. These items can clutter up any space and make it difficult to ensure everything has a place to be put away. Consider picking up some cabinets or an armoire at the ReStore and fixing it up to match the decor of your space. They will serve as great storage for outdoor items, and they will look great in the space.

Whatever your home project is, the ReStore likely has some of the materials you are looking for. Be sure to stop by and shop the great prices and unique inventory. Not only will you save money, but you will support a great cause and protect the environment.