When looking for a resource that exists in all fifty states, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore is probably your best choice. The ReStore is a non-profit that sells new and used building supplies at affordable prices. You might find a piece of furniture that makes one of your rooms feel bigger than it really is, or perhaps you'll find some home accessories that match the particular style of your DIY renovations. Need some materials for your project, or maybe you need an appliance? The ReStore may just have what you are looking for.
The proceeds from any potential sales to you will actually go to help build much needed homes, so you'll actually be improving communities and lives in the process.Another good resource is the NRCSHHM, that is, the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification. The NRCSHHM is an online directory that is hosted by the Andrus Gerontology Center at the University of Southern California.Another good resource is the NRCSHHM, that is, the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification.The NRCSHHM is an online directory that is hosted by the Andrus Gerontology Center at the University of Southern California.
It exists for the promotion of independent living for the elderly and disabled, but the research they provide could help you even if you are neither. With a quick look at their page, you will find easy to read explanations for “home modification” and, if you've read our page entitled ROI: Get the Best Return on Your Home-Improvement Investment, you'll find that what they have to share can be incorporated into your own DIY customizations.
If your home or building is in an area in which there are a substantial number of retirees, it might be in your best interest to take any advice by the NRCSHHM on elderly and disabled modifications – it will help you match your property with what most likely exists around you.Finally, when considering a good ROI (or Return on Investment), another resource is the magazine known as Remodeling. It provides a good, comprehensive report on cost vs. value.