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      Does anyone know of any inexpensive sources for remodeling materials? Things
      like
      baseboards and molding, inexpensive flooring (carpet, tile, linoleum), etc. I
      only know of
      places like Home Depot and Lowe's.

      The house I could afford to buy has wonderful potential, but is in many varying
      stages of
      "obviously not finished", and I'd like to do a little here and there, rather
      than a huge
      expense all at once.

      Many thanks!

      K a t

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      We have a "Restore" here, it is run by habitat for humanity. They sell new and used donated building supplies, bathrrom fixtures, cupboards and appliances. maybe there is one in your area.
      Carroe

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      Do you have a salvage yard nearby? Or if you notice anyone remodeling and
      tossing that kind of stuff out......we saw a guy toting heavy pavers to his
      trash one day and DH offered to take a few out for him if he could keep them.
      SO, we ended up with a trim for our flower bed and bases for our hoses to sit
      on.

      Zanna

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      look in your phonebook for places like Building Liquidators...prices are very
      cheap and they are often open to the public

      ~~Charmaine~~

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      You might check if there's a Habitat for Humanity store near you. They have
      building materials. Check your newspaper - see if they have a "Freebies" section
      - stuff for sale under $100, etc.

      Emily

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      If you are in the US or Canada, try a Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
      They take supplies that they get cheap or donated, which they can't
      use, or have excess of, and resell it cheap to raise money in these
      stores. They even have things like appliances, too.

      http://www.habitat.org/env/restore.aspx

      I know there are some stores which are not listed, as the one in my
      home town isn't listed on thier site, but it's been around for
      several years now.

      Here's a list from one of the specific ones in Wisconsin that lists
      some idea of what they have in stock, and what thier prices are:

      http://www.restoredane.org/inventory.cfm

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      Watch out for local businesses remodeling. Also, check out construction
      sites when they are doing interior work. You bay have to dig through the
      trash bin, but normally you can get it for free. Or you can contact the
      project manager or foreman to see if they have any 'irregular' pieces that
      they can't use. I worked for a construction company and they had extra
      shelves that were in perfect condition except that they had too many
      'footballs' (patch where there was a knot in the wood) in them for his
      liking. The shelves are next to my bed to this day. They cost $5 and the
      material alone would have cost well over $50. You have to ask and it is a
      real hit and miss thing, but it's worth it. Also, check out garage sales,
      especially in rural areas. If someone has a shop or they look like they
      build things, don't hesitate to ask for what you are looking for. They may
      have the materials for a project they may get to 'some day.' Oh, and check
      out your local freecycle network. They have building materials on there
      occasionally. You just have to hunt and keep your eyes open. I hope this
      helps.

      D'Ann

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      If you have a Habitat For Humanity thrift store nearby, they usually
      have left-over building materials (and fixtures) for very little money.
      Also, check your phone book for demolition companies that tear down old
      buildings. Sometimes building contrators have left-over materials they
      will sell cheaply (or give away) if you contact them.

      Laurie in GA

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