Of course, we'd love for you to check out the Re-Store anytime you can. Purchases here benefit our programs and help residents who are building a future with home ownership. But here are some key questions you can ask when you are renovating your own Hamilton County home:
Am I looking for a specific brand or product?
Sometimes, a home renovation project requires an exact item. Maybe you are matching appliances in your kitchen or trying to get the perfect drawer pulls to extend an existing project. In that case, the Re-Store may be a tough place to find what you want. Do visit, but don't be surprised if you need to special order that item through another store or online.
Do I need to get something done right now, or do I have some time?
The typical home renovation project takes longer than expected. I could go and find some statistics to support that claim, but I doubt anyone disagrees. And if you've got a family that really is getting tired of just one bathroom, you may not want to go through the Re-Store shelves to find the perfect item. We don't keep things "in stock." Rather, we have what we have.
Am I living here myself, or will I be selling/renting this property?
Of course, you are probably happy with some lightly-used items, but a tenant or a future home owner might not be. So if your goal is to spruce up a part of your home and get it on the market, new is probably easiest to sell.
However, you might consider letting potential buyers know that you patronized the Re-Store. Maybe that forward-thinking commitment might inspire them to make a purchase if they share your values!
Do I need professional installation?
Whether you've ever been part of a build or not, you know that the Habitat for Humanity is big on "do-it-yourself." If you need someone else to do the work for you, the Re-Store may not be the best option.
However, you could consider bringing a handy friend along to assist with your purchasing. And then they can help you get the item into your home and installed properly. What a great way to celebrate renovation and a chance to learn something new!
These tips should help you decide whether or not you should "Re-Store." But no matter what your budget or your goals, consider checking out the Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County "Re-Store." We guarantee that you'll see something you didn't expect!