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"They would go anywhere from $2 to almost $5 a brush," said Restore Director of Operations Steven Wilson.
"Anywhere between 50 cent and $1.25." he said.
Eco friendly paint from Yolo which is normally $50 to $75 a gallon is $23 a gallon at Restore. There are bathroom vanities, from double sinks to single sinks, to Jacuzzi tubs and an array of tiles.
"We just got in a great donation of portabella tiles," Wilson said.
Tile usually runs $3 or $4 a sheet but here it's 50 cents to $1.25. Windows are not cheap and can be costly to replace.
"We try to mark everything at least 50% of retail," he said.
But the markdown can go as low as 90 percent.
"We have various sizes of blinds and they're going for $3 a box regardless of the size," Wilson added.
From interior to exterior, the doors here move quickly. And Habitat for Humanity Restore has bonus sales that discount the already low prices. They carry lumber and trim at almost 10 cents per foot. If you need lighting, they've got it all, like a new in box chandelier that retails for $250 dollars.
"And we're selling it for $45," Wilson said.
They have hard wood flooring, home and garden decor, pretty much everything -- plus, the kitchen sink.
90% of this store's merchandise is donated and qualifies for tax write-offs. Plus, Restore offers free pick-up for anything you want to give. This store earns profits with a purpose; money made here goes directly back into Habitat for Humanity.
"Everything that we sell here goes towards building a strong community in the Richmond area," said Wilson.
If you want to check it out for yourself, restore is located 1901 Roane Street in Richmond's Northside. They're open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm.