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Reduce – Reuse – Recycle – Save Big Bucks!

If you haven’t visited a Habitat for Humanity Restore Center, you don’t know what you’re missing. There’s plenty of good used construction materials and lots of new things still packaged! You can save a lot of money and contribute to a good cause all at the same time.

Here’s a link to their site. See if there’s a store near you!

Habitat for Humanity Restore

The sinks are in perfect condition and the vanity just needs a new toe-plate. One man's trash....

The sinks are in perfect condition and the vanity just needs a new toe-kick. One man’s trash….

We scored three vitreous China sinks at $4.50 each, a white bathroom vanity for $30, two 30″ bathroom vanities for $100 and two all wood mirrors for $50. In total, these purchases saved our budget $585! Not too shabby. Yes, they’ll require a little work, but it’s worth it. Big plus….since they’re older pieces, all except one item was made here in the U.S.

I have two of each of these. One vanity will be re-worked by Rick so the drawers and door are opposite when the vanities are placed side-by-side to allow for two sinks with each having its own mirror.

I have two of each of these. One vanity will be re-worked by Rick so the drawers and door are opposite when the vanities are placed side-by-side to allow for two sinks with each having its own mirror. 

A fresh coat of paint and new hardware will make it all work together.

 

 

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No, that isn’t how much we paid for this house.

It’s a movie reference from one of our all time favorites, “Moonstruck”. The scene I’m referring to features Mr. Castorini, Loretta’s father delivering the bad news to a young couple on a bathroom re-do.

Mr. Castorini

It also seemed like a good choice because anytime we talk about home renovation around here one of the questions is, “How much will it cost?” and the correct answer is always, “$10,800.”

So that’s the story behind the title of our little blog. Follow along to see all the work and get ready to be amazed and inspired! We’ve got a great team. I’m not a bragger, but we’re pretty good at what we do. You’ll see.