The "re" in Habitat for Humanity ReStore's name is a nod to recycling and re-use, one of the stores' main goals. Each store is stocked with a rotation of gently used and discounted home-improvement merchandise that includes furniture, appliance, cabinetry, rugs, paint, lighting, tools, plumbing, doors, and windows?100% of products selling for up to 75% off retail prices.
The stores benefit their communities by minimizing waste and rendering home improvement more affordable, but they don't stop there. The proceeds from their sales benefit local chapters of Habitat for Humanity, funding affordable housing for those who need it.
Washing the family car at home can waste hours of daylight and gallons of water. At Waterworks Car Wash, the staff?s green practices help car owners save time and shrink their carbon footprints. During car washes, dirty cars travel through a standard conveyor belt, then employees hand-dry vehicles and vacuum. Techs are equally conscientious during detail sessions, applying wax with an orbital polisher and cleaning interior carpeting with dry foam. Waiting customers find respite within the shop, where comfortable tables surrounded by ocean-blue tile offer a place for them to have a snack or write long love letters to their cars.
Djuna's furniture hunters scour the globe for distinctive home accessories, furniture, and artwork, sourcing their collections from importers and producers such as Harrogate House, Ralph Lauren, and Abend Gallery. Through their copious connections with respected merchants, the decorators at Djuna help clients create strikingly individual spaces throughout the home, draping interior landscapes with luxurious fabric, lustrous silver, and stately antiques. After perusing the ever-evolving stock of beds, garden salvage, and hard-to-find decor, shoppers can confer with a professional design team to seek inspiration for awe-inspiring home projects, such as turning the den into a warm, woodsy ski lodge, or accenting hallways with notes of hand-wrought iron. After equipping homes with newfound leather sofas or antique easy chairs, Djuna donates old furniture to responsible community recycling programs, reducing carbon footprints and ensuring that orphaned loveseats won't catch cold on the curb.
With the exception of the Englewood location, all City Bark locations provide self-wash tubs for expedient DIY doggie dunking (about $10 for 30 minutes without shampoo, $11.50 with shampoo; rates vary slightly by location). These specially designed tubs ensure safe and easy dog baths, pleasant for person and pup alike. City Bark provides numerous accoutrements to make the slather sessions go swimmingly, including waterproof aprons, a variety of doggie shampoos, towels, and dryers for preventing post-bath shake-spray. After donning the apron, place your pal in a waist-high tub, specially designed for safe and simple bath time that beats crouching on the tiles of a home lavatory while your dog writhes and splashes, ruining freshly acquired lavender soap angels and terrifying the neighbors with plaintive howling.
Walking into Lehrer's Flowers is like walking into a massive botanical garden. This 30,000-square-foot facility stacks its pathways with plants from floor to ceiling. Down one aisle, the light bouquet of roses tantalizes the nose while a wall of green delights the eye in the next. Customers can pick and choose individual flowers or order specialty arrangements to celebrate weddings or mourn a passing. The shop also runs flower design classes for those who want to use their individual artistic touch to create their own arrangements.
With spring spreading like a bag of spilled gravy, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home and lawncare projects underway. Reclaim the yard from winter's occupation with Adams Adirondack stacking chairs ($14.99 each) and an Ace Flexogen 50-foot garden hose ($19.99). Illuminate outdoor living spaces with a 6-pack of Solar Walk Lights ($12.99) or the welcoming blaze inside a Living Accents portable firepit ($29.99). Ace also covers indoor bases with products and services for tree-free areas of the home. If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service free of charge.