Judging from the traffic, Home Depot and Lowe’s might be Brentwood’s #1 weekend destinations!
But what if you could buy discount building materials right on Franklin Road — and help local families build a home with every purchase?
Nashville area Habitat for Humanity ReStores are the answer.
Here’s why my family always checks Habitat ReStore before Home Depot…
(See corresponding photos below.)
#1 – Savaged Building Materials Save Money
We needed a full-glass exterior door for our home. Home Depot could order the cheapest model for $175, plus tax. We found a similar salvaged door at Habitat. Price? $30.
Here we are, strapping our fabulous “new” door into the station wagon.
We’ve learned to bring a truck or wagon, tie-down straps, and padding whenever we shop for salvaged building materials.
#2 – Salvaged Building Materials Mean More Quality For The Money
Habitat ReStore sells windows, cabinets, and doors salvaged from expensive homes in Belle Meade and Green Hills. We bought an Anderson double-casement window for the price of a cheap vinyl version.
I spotted this granite countertop and sink for only $35.
Even though it’s chipped on one corner, it would still be amazing in a laundry room or outdoor potting area.
#3 – Go Green By Reusing Items That Are Still Good
Salvaged building materials save energy, resources, and space in our landfills. Nashville Habitat ReStore sells good quality, leftover paints for $5 a gallon.
You never know what unusual items you’ll spot at Habitat’s ReStores, like these vintage roof corners and tiles.
#4 – Habitat ReStore Builds New Homes For People In Our Community
Your building material donations AND purchases directly help local families.
Look at this charming cast-iron fire basket.
It reminds me of Restoration Hardware’s fireplace accessories, only authentic — and 1/4 the price!
How To Find The Closest Habitat ReStore
Brentwood is close to 3 Habitat ReStores:
- Nashville’s Habitat ReStore is located on Franklin Road/8th Avenue, between Wedgewood and downtown. A second building around the corner on Division Street houses the bigger building materials.
- Franklin’s Habitat for Humanity has just moved its Renovation Station on Eddy Ct. to Cool Springs, on Bakers Bridge Road. (UPDATE: They’ve moved again — to Columbia Avenue in Franklin.)
- Murfreesboro and Cookeville also have Habitat ReStores.
Habitat For Humanity’s website has a complete listing of all Homestores nationwide.
Tips For Shopping At Habitat Home Stores
- Pricing at Habitat ReStores is highly variable. Some things are bargains, some are not.
- New inventory arrives daily. You never know what you will find, so check often!
- Bring your measurements! The Nashville ReStore offers a 30-day return policy, but this is rare.