In the past several years, home design has taken a big shift away from 'shiny and new,' towards incorporating a bit of history and uniqueness into our own homes. Not only does this mean you can set your home apart from your neighbors, but you can do it at a fraction of the cost of buying new.
The Denver metro area offers dozens of spots to score your own reclaimed goods, and we have decided to share eight of our absolute favorite spots with you.
With a mission to rebuild lives through their career and life-skills development program, Bud's is a nonprofit creating a huge impact in the Denver metro area. Their 30,000 square foot showroom is packed full of just about any new, used or antique home improvement products you could possibly need. They are known for having a great supply of cabinets on hand (at a seriously reduced price!) as well as tiles, lighting, bathroom fixtures and SO MUCH MORE!
Front Range Timber
It will likely come as no surprise to you that the reclaimed wood 'movement' (yes, it is officially a movement at this point!) has exploded in recent years and we couldn't be more thrilled. Whether you are in the market for antique hand-hewn beams, a reclaimed barn wood wall, or you want to build your own custom piece, Front Range Timber is a fantastic resource.
With a heavy focus on environmental conservation, Resource is packed full of great remodeling items for your next renovation project. They often have granite countertops, cabinets, and more tiles than you can count. If you are also in need of a special tool for your project, you should check out their Tool Library. You can rent anything from lawnmowers to circular saws for just a few dollars. So if you aren't interested in investing in a power tool that you only plan to use a handful of times, this is a great resource in Boulder.
Habitat For Humanity ReStore
If your home needs a home DIY project or two, this is a great place to go. With everything from appliances and windows, to cabinets and bathtubs, you will score some seriously good deals! It is also a great place to donate any leftover or replaced items from your own home, as the proceeds go to a really great cause.
Rocky Mountain Reclaimed
If new is more your style, but you like the look of reclaimed wood, Rocky Mountain Reclaimed should be your first stop. Their unique process takes new lumber and runs it through a process that gives the look and feel of real reclaimed wood. They also offer a variety of finishes and colors to suit any project you might be working on.
Rare Finds Warehouse
If you are looking for original furniture pieces to incorporate into your home, Rare Finds is hands down one of the best places in Denver. Not only do they offer a variety of trendy pieces, they also travel the world in search of those one-of-a-kind statement pieces that you don't even know you're missing. (They just unloaded a container from India and Egypt!) Here you will find everything from dining room tables (they even do custom tables!) and beautiful wood hutches to upholstered furniture and vintage metal lockers. Walking this beautiful space don't be surprised if you pick out more than your car can hold. The store is laid out beautifully, allowing you to wander for hours imagining what pieces might look like in your own home. And the best part? These unique finds are actually affordable! Be sure to follow them on Facebook for sales alerts!
Barns 2 Home
Whether you need help with a reclaimed wood DIY project, want to have a custom piece created just for you, or you simply want to pick out some reclaimed barn wood to take home, Barns 2 Home is a fantastic option. The barn wood they stock is absolutely beautiful and adds the perfect amount of character to any project. (spoiler alert: they also sell stunning reclaimed barn-style sliding doors for your home!)
Go Green Warehouse
This great spot is unique in more ways than one, namely the fact that they support our veterans. Their mission is to provide financial capital to nonprofit veteran entrepreneurs who are making a positive impact in the community. Not only does this create enormous change in our communities, it gives veterans a renewed sense of purpose when they return home from defending our freedom. This unique thrift store accepts donated, used, recycled, and surplus building materials and sells them at an extreme (75%) discount. They will even send a truck to your door to pick up any donations you might have for them. You can't beat that!
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