Home goods, like chewing gum and jock straps, have more character if they are gently pre-used. Add personality to abodes with today's Groupon to Whole House Building Supply & Salvage in San Mateo. Choose between the following options:
- For $50, you get $100 worth of recycled home goods and appliances.
- For $100, you get $200 worth of recycled home goods and appliances.
Featured in Apartment Therapy and the Los Gatos Observer, Whole House purveys salvaged furnishings, fixtures, and raw materials. Recycling these items diverts resources from landfills and keeps human technology out of the paws of junkyard dogs. Whole House's inventory changes frequently, but if Groupon holders shop soon, they can rescue a claw-foot bathtub ($200) and a pedestal sink ($220) from bathroom purgatory, or enhance an empty entryway with a 30"x80" beveled glass door ($199). Alternately, homeowners can hoard reclaimed raw materials, such as tongue and groove flooring ($3/sq. ft.) and Douglas-fir two-by-fours ($0.25/ft.) for a variety of home-improvement projects.
Whole House's artisans also craft custom objects, including redwood gates ($50+) and butcher blocks ($20+/sq. ft.), from salvaged substances. Sign up for its email list to be notified when new shipments arrive and slowly increase the number of electronic messages in your inbox.