Always on the lookout for a solid bargain, I was really excited to learn about a great source for an even better cause. Habitat for Humanity has stores all over the country with donated building materials, furniture and cabinets. The vast majority of the building materials--everything from trim to caulk to hardware is brand new. That means those of you thinking about redoing a kitchen or bathroom can score brand new cabinets at 50% off retail--with the proceeds going to a great charity.
They also have an ever changing assortment of furniture, too. Unlike the cabinets or building materials, these items are "pre-owned". Still, if you're looking for an extra end table or maybe some kitchen chairs, the HFH Restores are definitely worth a look.
Christine Schwalm is an Interior Designer and Visual Merchandiser based in Los Angeles. This space will keep you updated on what's going on with CSD along with some ideas to inspire you. Go here for more information about pricing and services and here to make an appointment.