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Remodeling? Check out ReStore!

Environmentally conscious homeowners now have an important resource in the Fox Valley when doing home repairs or remodeling. Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, a recycled building material store, is located at 860 North State Street in Elgin.

ReStore keeps tons of building materials out of landfills by taking donated items from contractors, remodelers, manufacturers, distributors, and homeowners – much of which would otherwise be destined for the landfill. The materials are then sold to the general public at bargain prices. Proceeds support the building of Habitat homes in Kane County.

Habitat for Humanity operates ReStores around the country, but the Elgin store is the first in Chicago’s western suburbs. The ReStore concept is a win/win situation for everyone involved. For those donating material, they get a tax deduction, plus peace of mind knowing that they are keeping it out of the landfill. Those purchasing home repair material are getting great deals, plus supporting the building of Habitat homes.

ReStore has new and gently used windows, doors, cabinetry, plumbing supplies, tile, sheet vinyl, carpet, furniture, tools, light fixtures, and much more. Since all items are donated, the inventory changes constantly.

ReStore is located on Rt. 31, 1 mile south of I-90, next to the Elgin Discount Market. Hours are W-Th, 10-6; F 10-5; Sa 9-4, and can be reached at (847) 742-9905.

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