Homes are notoriously materialistic in that they only seduce human inhabitants as a means to acquire more furniture, cars, and jewelry. Submit to the whims of a persuasive domicile with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of home-improvement supplies at Construction Junction resale shop on North Lexington Street. Dedicated to preserving the environment one building material donation at a time, Construction Junction collects construction and deconstruction cast-offs and resells them to home improvers, artists, and designers in an effort to reuse quality materials. The layout of the 30,000-square foot creates a home-décor haven full of previously used furniture ($10+), building materials ($4+), doors ($23+), windows, and more. At any given time, customers might come across a desired porch swing, whirlpool, a planting basket for potting tulips, an unusual architectural element, a rare antique, or a quad-barreled anti-aircraft laser battery for sprucing up a home turret. The owners post e-blast updates with pictures of their latest finds on the website, so customers can peruse the new arrivals before they set foot in the expansive store's 20 fully stocked departments.
Insider Pagers give Construction Junction a four-star average:
- I have been there a number of times and have found some really good stuff that I have worked into my home (high end). Sometimes you find nothing but it is worth a try. I have easily saved five or ten thousand and have had fun doing it. - Jeff
- I believe that the concept of Construction Junction is awesome!!! – Charlotte C.