3. Reclaimed lumber
Choosing reclaimed lumber is a great way to save some cash on your remodeling project while lightening its environmental impact.
Retailers that sell reclaimed building materials, such as the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, typically have loads of recycled lumber on hand – meaning you can choose the size, color and quantity that suits your project best.
Use the Habitat for Humanity directory to find a ReStore location near you and start shopping for low-cost, low-impact lumber in no time. While you’re there, keep an eye out for other money-saving picks like reclaimed cabinetry, siding and countertops.