- If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, The Cincinnati ReUse Center should be your first stop when planning a project. This Cincinnati-based nonprofit (which also has a location in Lexington) is dedicated to salvaging building materials prior to demolitions. This means that a creative buyer can find antiques, doors, windows, textiles, and marble slabs for pennies on the dollar. MON-SAT, 1530 Tremont St., (513) 278-7111, reusecenters.org
- Although based in Cincinnati, auction company Everything But The House has gained a national reputation for their quality, selection, and customer service. Online bidding wars can be done from the comfort of your couch, and you can nab some incredible deals on antiques, jewelry, décor, and furniture. Pro tip: be sure to bid on items close to home and select the pick-up option in order to avoid shipping costs. (888) 965-8672, ebth.com
- Although the two west side locations of Bargains and Buyouts are traditional factory outlet and liquidation stores, the high-end furniture and organized website and showroom takes the guesswork out of buying on a budget. MON-SUN, 5150 Glencrossing Way, 50 Eswin St., (513) 823-4021, bargainsandbuyouts.com
- When you think of a discount furniture store, Bargain Brothers in Mt. Healthy is probably what comes to mind. Tucked in the Rink’s Flea Market building, this warehouse doesn’t purport to be anything fancy, but the deals are real; find couches, tables, rugs, dressers, and surplus textiles for bottom-basement prices. MON-SAT, 9651 Hamilton Ave., (513) 521-6100, bargainbroscinci.com
- The esteemed Main Auction Galleries, Inc. has been the crown jewel of the Karp family for over 130 years. Bid on fine art, furniture, and antiques at this auction house of yore; an in-person showroom and live auction provide the opportunity to see your investment as well as to experience the competitive excitement of auctioneering. Visit the website to scope out available items prior to the next auction on June 5th. 137 W. Fourth St., (513) 621-1280, mainauctiongalleries.com
Top 5 Places to Buy Bargain Furniture
From reclaimed doors to liquidated living room sets, bargain buys abound in Cincinnati.