Every community has their unique local stores. Places that carry weird one off stuff that you can’t order from the likes of Amazon or pick up at your neighborhood big box store. Northern Colorado is lucky enough to have two of these places for your home improvement needs. The first of these is in Fort Collins, it is the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Here you can drop off your old or unused home project items like:
- Windows and doors
- Flooring (not carpet) and tile
- Plumbing Fixtures and hardware
- Lighting and electrical hardware
- Sheet goods and lumber
- Cabinets and Cabinet Hardware
- Furniture and appliances
- Tools and other equipment
You can also browse items that other people have dropped, and take them home yourself. This is a great way to not only shop a little bit greener but also end up with items that might be older and therefore of higher quality, and not be the flavor of the month in terms of design.
The other interesting store we would like to bring to your attention is in Loveland. This place is Uncle Benny’s Building Supplies. If you have antique tastes, or maybe want to remodel with something that is not the same as everyone else buys from Home Depot or Lowes then Uncle Benny’s is the place for you. They offer anything from old doors and windows to antique lumber, flooring, tiles and more. This is always a fun place to browse even if your not looking for something specific as a found item can always create a spark of inspiration that sends you on your next home improvement quest.
Uncle Benny’s is located at 1815 S Co Rd 13C, Loveland, CO 80537 and more information can be found on their website at http://unclebennysbuildingsupplies.com/
Habitat for Humanity is located at 4001 S Taft Hill Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80526 with more information on their website at https://fortcollinshabitat.org/restore/