where to find cheap remodeling materials?- Home Improvement / Decor

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

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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!

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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.
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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    Look online to see if you have a habitat for humanity store near you.
    You can buy almost everything there for a house building or remodeling
    project for 20-50% less than in stores.

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    Here in Denver, we have a thrift store for building supplies, Bud's
    Warehouse. I don't know if there is anything like it anywhere else,
    though.
    Just like any thrift store, it's hit or miss as to what you can find,
    but it can be worth while. It's mainly leftovers from other building
    projects, or things that are still in good condition from remodels,
    etc. You might want to see if there is anything like it near you. We
    needed an extra tall screen door to fit a doorway with a step, & they
    had one at Buds!

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    Do you have a Surplus Sales in your area? They have a ton of basic materials for home improvement and they are far less expensive than lowes or home depot. Right now in my area they have laminate hardwood flooring for .59 a sq ft. GREAT DEAL! Anyway, I just thought I would throw that out there. Good luck with finding your new home.

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    I have also found that Craigslist has a section for "Material" that lists everything from counter tops to flooring.

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    I call Lowe's and Home depot usually around the first of the month and ask the manager when they are changing their display stock. They sell the display stuff for 1/10 of what it normally costs. I check craigslist classifieds: jobs, housing, personals, for sale, services, community, events, forums and there are alot of people giving away free unwanted remodeling material. I have found alot there myself!! I got some great used deck material that I used to build a dog house. I wish you good luck.

    Happy hunting!!
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    Craigslist can be a great resource. I see building supplies on there all the time even in the free section. Freecycle is also great. It's a board for only free things people are looking to get rid of, helping you and the environment out at the same time!

    craigslist classifieds: jobs, housing, personals, for sale, services, community, events, forums
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    We have a local habitat for humanity store that has great deals!!
    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

 

 
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