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Renovate With Homebuilders' Leftovers

From the August issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores sell donated building materials and home goods and decor, new and gently used, for 50% to 90% off retail prices.

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A recent trip to one of the 550 ReStores, in Alexandria, Va., turned up 4-by-4-inch Italian ceramic tile for 10 cents apiece; a pine fireplace mantel for $150; and Andersen and Pella ProLine windows.