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Old 08-14-2011, 10:22 AM
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Hello, all.

I just had an offer accepted on a home in Sheboygan. It's a foreclosure, and as such is going to need a little work before it's a comfortable place to live. I am very new to the area, coming from east TN, and am wondering where the best places are for purchasing home remodelling materials, supplies, and such. I'm particularly keen on closeout stores or liquidators.

I've visited the Habitat for Humanity Re-store in MIlwaukee, as well as IM Salvage. Both of these are literally salvage stores (as opposed to back home, where "salvage" means new and possibly second quality factory closeouts). There may be stuff I can work with here, but it's a little rough looking. IM Salvage doesn't even have most stuff priced or organized, and you can barely see anything inside their frightening, dark warehouse.

I'm going to check out HOBO in Milwaukee later today. Haven't been to Menard's yet, either.

I'm looking largely for cheap cabinets, flooring, area rugs, shower stalls. I'm a DIY sort, but don't want to spend a fortune since I'll likely sell or rent this place out in a few years. I'll drive a good way if need be.

I'm open to new suggestions, or opinions on the places I've mentioned. BIG THANKS!
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:31 AM
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Hobo is what I was going to suggest it's worth the trip.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:16 PM
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If I am not too late:

I find HOBO a good place for kitchen cabinets, especially in-stock ones. Built by the Amish, with a low enough price and sufficient quality (e.g dovetail drawers) and still good looks.
Some other stuff at HOBO you have to be careful with quality. Less with supplies, more with tools, my experience.

Most my shopping is done at Menards, unless I need swomething fancy or have a particulr interest. Then I check out Lowes. I also use Lowes carpet and install. Menards is often a bit cheaper than Lowes or HD, sometimes for the same brand.

The ReStore I find pretty useless, unless stuff is 50% off. Otherwise I think they are way overprices for the condition and age.

Lisbon Storm Screen and Door on Lisbon Ave is a very good source for Windows and Door. They have a warehouse full of old doors and windows if you need to match something.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:17 PM
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Oh and flooring, there is a Lumber Liquidator is Caledonia, like 20 min. or so south of Milwaukee
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