Downtown Des Moines’ West End Architectural Salvage is the focal point of a new reality show on HGTV that premiered Feb. 14. The show follows owner Don Short and his crew as they find and create one-of-a-kind pieces to be used in home makeovers in central Iowa.
Each makeover includes salvaged items and custom pieces made in West End’s 50,000 square foot warehouse.
“Our inventory comes from everywhere,” Short said. “We work with companies out of larger cities and we buy from normal, everyday people. We also get calls when buildings are coming down. There are still buildings coming down, but a lot of big beautiful homes are not coming down because people are more aware of not throwing things away.”