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Home Alternatives is a locally owned home furnishings store in downtown Rutland, Vermont. Our mission is to help customers express their creativity and live more comfortable lives.

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Home Alternatives began as Kindred Spirit, a small (1,000 square feet) home decor store, on Merchants Row in downtown Rutland. The response from customers was incredible and led us to expand and move around the corner to 116 West Street.
Our new location allows us to offer a wider selection of furniture while still displaying the smaller accents and decor our customers love.

We're passionate about design, quality and affordability. We love working with customers to find the perfect solution that fits their need and budget. Home Alternatives displays a curated line of quality, well built, furnishings from manufacturers we trust. Whether its just a table lamp and some decor or you need to furnish a whole house - we have everything you need to to do it in style..

The FAQs

How is your store different?
1. We're locally owned and operated. Customers deal directly with the the owners not salespeople working on commission!
2. No huge markups - better prices. We're focused on efficiency and keeping our overhead low. We use technology and modern methods to eliminate unnecessary steps in the "traditional" furniture supply chain - that's how we're able beat many of the giant retailers on price.
3. We're invested in Rutland's future. Buying from us benefits our community and supports other local businesses and worthwhile causes.
Do you have a delivery service?
Yes. We offer local, in-home delivery, set-up and removal to customers within 33 mile radius of our store. Outside of the 33 mile radius there is an extra up-charge and a limited schedule.
Do you have an online store?
No. Choosing a custom sofa and selecting fabrics online is tough - colors and detail vary depending on your device and screen resolution. It's a recipe for disaster which leads to unhappy customers with the wrong product. We have decided to let the giant retailers focus on the internet and we'll work with our customers the old fashion way - face to face.
Do you ship to other states?
No. Our tax laws are complicated and currently we do not ship products out of state. We hope to add this option in the near future.
How long do orders take?
That depends on the manufacturer. A custom, hand-built sofa takes longer than rug that's in-stock at a warehouse. We estimate that 90% of the products will arrive within 14 days or less. Our manufacturers have some of the fastest shipping times in the industry - but life happens. There are a million things outside of our control that can delay a freight delivery - from weather events to federal holidays. Our policy is to be open, honest and realistic with our customers and let them decide if it's worth the wait.

What people say?

Great selection, best customer service, overall wonderful experience!! We bought multiple items from Home Alternatives and have been very pleased. highly recommended.

Ori Goldberg

What people say?

One of my favorite stores in town. Everything I've purchased there I've received compliments on. The prices are fair and the customer service is excellent. I love checking in every few weeks to see what new items are for sale.

Amanda Bogertman

What people say?

They have high quality unique pieces that you won't find at the big box furniture stores. They also have competitive pricing and excellent customer service.

Dan Koons

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116 West Street, Rutland, VT 05701
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