Show me the Money

Apr 29, 2009 11:53 AM

Show Me The Money: Restore Deals

If you're dreaming about remodeling parts of your home but you're discouraged by the price tag, a store in Lafayette could change your mind.

They have light fixtures for a buck, toilets as low as 16 dollars, and interior doors for 5 dollars. Those deals are spread across 8,000 square feet of sales floor. "Anything that you'd have at a hardware store we're likely to have, we've got doors, windows, we've got gate hardware," said Restore Manager Michael Erness.

Deal seeker Mark Carson hit the Habitat for Humanity restore and struck gold. "I'm redoing my house, so we got cabinets for $65, I bought drywall paneling for my house, and that was like a dollar a sheet I also got this couch for a dollar," said Carson.

The store is stocked with new and used items, everything from paint to sinks, all donated by residents, contractors and retailers. Some of the items come directly from retail chains including closet organizers marked at 50 percent off the retail price.

"They're closing out old styles so the display models come and we sell those, so basically brand new stuff that you're getting for half the price they were selling it for," said Erness.

Used items are even cheaper, 12 bucks for a headboard stoves for 20. Bargain hunters come back again and again. "I've got some pretty nice bargains, as a matter of fact, this lumber is free, so we're gonna build us a pump house," said bargain hunter Ella Andrus.

The store is tucked away at 215 East Pinhook, they're open Thursdays 2-8, Fridays 11-6 and Saturdays 9-4.


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