Where to find the best (and cheapest) odds and ends for your home reno

Where to find the best (and cheapest) odds and ends for your home reno

Discount tiles, end-of-the-roll carpets and unique bathroom fixtures at bargain-bin prices.

Elta Flea Mkt

For funky furnishings: ELTE flea MKT

1381 Castlefield Ave., 416-789-0800
Elte’s Flea MKT section offers a solid inventory of reduced floor models and clearance goods from last season, like a leather-tufted Jasper cocktail ottoman—originally $1,495, now $897—or this hand-blown violet-coloured teardrop pendant, slashed from $745 to $298.

Allan Rug Company

For end-of-the-roll carpet steals: Allan Rug Company Ltd.

103 Miranda Ave., 416-787-1707
The ever-evolving inventory at Allan’s includes fun shags, earthy sisals, traditional exotic carpets and a stellar range of stripes for bargain-bin prices.


Mettro Source

For tiles: Mettro Source

14 Raitherm Rd., 416-913-1722
Big-impact limited-edition tiles are often marked down here from $11 or $12 a square foot to $4 per square foot, and we saw tiles that were $25 to $30 a square foot reduced to a paltry $15.


Department of Interiors

For cheap fabric: Department of Interiors

1234 Yonge St., 416-322-7277
For deals on fabric for new curtains or a reupholstery project, head to the basement. End-of-the-line textiles, including silk, linen and velvet, are crazy cheap; one wool remnant was reduced from $90 to $29 a yard.


Addisons Inc.

For mismatched bathroom finishes: Addison’s Inc.

41 Wabash Ave., 416-539-0612
Jim Addison should charge admission to this packed-to-the-gills bargain emporium, perfect for renovators craving authenticity in their century homes. Think: ornate drain covers, Gatsby-era pedestal sinks, obsolete sconces and soap dishes with fittingly old-timey prices.