New Items Arriving Daily

Visit our Northside store and explore our ever-changing inventory of donated materials ready to be repurposed.

Shop Our Retail Outlet in Northside

4040 Spring Grove Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Monday-Friday: 9:00AM–6:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Find a Project Starter or Finishing Touch for a Steal

Building Value’s retail outlet is the place to find great deals on new, gently used and antique materials for your next project. Building Value’s retail store is located on Spring Grove Avenue in Northside where we resell the materials we salvage from our deconstruction projects, as well as take donations from the general public.

 A unique, ever-changing selection of merchandise draws an eclectic mix of shoppers:

  • Rehabbers of historic buildings come for the vintage architectural elements rescued by Building Value’s deconstruction crews.
  • Developers and landlords love the manufacturer’s donated overstock of new items.
  • Homeowners look for deals on good-conditioned doors, windows, sinks, and cabinets donated by remodelers.
  • Artists want the tiles, funky fixtures, and stained glass.
  • Landlords love the low-cost source of quality materials for ongoing maintenance.

Voted best of Cincinnati - Architectural Salvage

New Treasures Almost Daily

Inventory changes constantly, so drop by today, and come back often!

All proceeds benefit Easterseals Redwood, which breaks down barriers to employment for people with disabilities, people facing economic disadvantages, and veterans.

Materials We Accept

  • Kitchen & bathroom cabinets, free of damage beyond simple repair. Please include all doors and drawers, ideally intact
  • Particle board cabinets in very good condition

Appliances in good working order:

  • Refrigerators
  • Ovens
  • Washing machines
  • Dryers
  • Stoves – gas & electric
  • Dishwashers
  • Working hot water heaters
  • AC units
  • Small appliances
Lumber & Trim
  • Any lumber and trim over 4′ that is in good sellable shape
  • Plywood that is at least 4′ x 4′
  • Aluminum screen doors with complete frame
  • Commercial doors
  • Hollow core pre-hung doors in reusable condition
  • Hollow core panel doors
  • Residential security doors with or without frame
  • Solid wood doors

All windows must be complete with a frame

  • Double thermal pane vinyl, wood & aluminum
  • Thermal pane with seals intact
  • Single panel wood sash windows and windows that have been repaired
  • Picture windows up to 32 sq. ft.

We request that you call ahead for larger windows


Kitchen and bathroom sinks – free of chips, cracks, deep scratches, and severe staining


Bathtubs and shower pans – free of chips, cracks, deep scratches, and severe staining


Toilets and urinals – clean and free of crack and chips


• Laminate and engineered flooring in the box or used in resalable condition
• Vinyl flooring larger than 10′ x 10′
• Hardwood flooring in reuseable condition
• Flooring tile in reusable condition

  • Lighting – New and used light fixtures in good usable condition
  • New in the box light bulbs
  • Sorry, no fluorescent bulbs can be accepted
  • Bricks 
  • Concrete block
  • Garden pavers
  • Kitchen tile (full boxes only)
  • Bathroom tile (full boxes only)
  • Flooring and wall tile, new and old, in resalable condition
  •  Bird baths
  • Tools
  • Planters
  • Tomato fencing
  • Patio furniture
  • Arbors
  • Flowerpots and urns
  • Decorative yard art
  • Sundials
  • Firepits

We accept banisters, newel posts, and handrails that can be reused in residential properties. Stairs and spiral stairs in good condition


Everything Else
  • Ceiling tiles (2’x2′, 2’x4′) (accepted at staff discretion)
  • Drywall/sheetrock in full or half sheets
  • Other sheet goods larger than 4’x4′
  • Fluorescent lighting fixtures (NOT bulbs)
  • Hardware
  • Indoor/outdoor lighting
  • NEW Carpet
  • Office furniture (accepted at staff discretion)
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Hand and power tools
  • Wooden window blinds and wooden curtain rods
Sorry, we cannot take
  • Batteries
  • Chemicals
  • Computers
  • Curtains
  • Cultured Marble
  • Used Lightbulbs, fluorescent bulbs and ballasts
  • Mini-blinds
  • Non-working appliances
  • Paint, oil paints or stains
  • Plain hollow-core doors
  • Shower doors
  • Tires
  • Unframed mirrors or glass
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Used carpet

If it’s not listed, feel free to give us a call.

What People Are Saying

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Director of the Cincinnati Zoo and Frequent Shopper
Building Value is my favorite store in town. I love it. I do. You've got all kinds of things. It changes frequently. It's worth coming. And the connection to sustainability is really a genuine one because too much stuff in America goes to the landfill and doesn't need to.
Thayne Maynard
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I searched 16 months for a Newell post to coordinate and I was thrilled to finally find it close to home at Building Value. I added it to my stairwell project to anchor the bottom of the handrail. I tell everyone I recommend BV to, to 'go often' because unique items, large and small, don't hang around there long before they are out the door.

John Phelps
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My father and I like to create different things together, and we looked all over for reclaimed wood to create a custom distressed headboard. We discovered Building Value and found all the necessary materials we needed. I returned several times to take a look at the different styles of planks, trim, and flooring to create what would become a focal point for my master bedroom. Now, I love just stopping by and seeing what's available, or what may spark my next project. I would absolutely recommend Building Value to anyone searching for inspiration!
Mark and Nate Oncay
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