I’m in the process of remodeling a bathroom in the San Francisco Bay Area. An eco-friendly and wallet-friendly way to save a lot of money is to buy recycled building material from a construction salvage store. Most of these stores are non-profits.
The ReUse People in Alameda.
Building REsources in Bayview.
Urban Ore in Berkeley
Driftwood Salvage in San Mateo (for-profit)
I’ve been to Building REsources in Hunter’s Point a few times and have found it to be completely safe during business hours. It’s out in an industrial area several blocks from anything sketchy nearer to the Dogpatch neighborhood.