Salvaged Goods in KC

Salvaged Goods in KC

Sarah Rae Smith
Jul 3, 2008

Habitat for Humanity runs the Re-Store in Kansas City, Mo. It sells goods that have been salvaged out of houses for contractors and homeowners alike to use. Most days of the week it is packed to the gills with people who are looking to save product from landfills and to save a buck in the process. Check out more from the Re-Store after the jump.

From the outside there is only one small sign in a sea of warehouses to alert your attention to the wonders that lay inside.

The day we were there, everything in the store just happened to be 25% off (we are always in the mood for a bargain!).

We found a box of banister pieces just waiting for a project or new home. We couldn't help but think of the sculptural possibilities such an odd shape creates.

Does a whole wall of the same item make anyone else as giddy as it makes us? Even if we have no need for 400+ tubes of caulking.... just knowing that it's there and ridiculously inexpensive makes our hearts flutter.

Doors were available for any size, shape and style. Hollow and solid core alike, with dogs doors and without, with windows and without... you can find anything you need. (And typically for less than 10$ a door!)

Although most people buy such things new, there is quite the selection on hand of bathroom hardware to repurpose.

They have all the nuts and bolts, washers and hardware you could need for any project.

Mix and Match house numbers are always around, you may not find all the numbers in the same style, but you can always mix and match.

Contractors donate the remains of their paint from projects. You can find any color under the sun and most of the time there are large quantities of solid neutrals in case you have a large project ahead of you.

When we started looking at trim and molding, we couldn't believe we have been paying full price for it up until now. There was a sea of every style we looked for.

Plain, ornate, country, victorian... you name it and it was there to be found.

Most of us would purchase a toilet new unless we came across one in a place like this that was a bit more on the environmentally friendly side of things. There could be other uses for them however.... planters anyone?

This old vanity needed a good home. It has a tremendous amount of potential that it just dying to be uncovered in the restoration process.

These are the terms of the ReStore just in case you are in the neighborhood.

Helpful Links: ReStore, Hours & Location, Donate

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