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  • Affordable Double Bathroom Vanities That W... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/04/affordable-double-bathroom-vanities-t hat-wont-break-the-bank-tips-to-keep-the-price-under-1k/Affordable Double Bathroom Vanities That Won’t Break The BankMajor bathroom remodels are never cheap, and redoing a big bathroom is even more expensive. But if you findyourself on a tight budget, you dont necessarily have to sacrifice quality, or even the scope of your project, to getthe job done. For anything you might want to buy, chances are theres a whole range of similar items in differentprice ranges. This is especially true of bathroom vanities, including larger (and more expensive) double vanities.Why? Because a lot of factors go into the bottom line of pre-made bathroom vanities: what materials theyre madeof, how theyre manufactured, how theyre finished, and how theyre sold. If you know how to look, you can findaffordable double bathroom vanities in the same styles you were already considering, but at a fraction of the price- often under a thousand dollars. Here are a few things to look for (and a few vanities to get you started!) Say YESTo Solid Wood FramingVesta Double Sink Vanity With Travertine Marble TopIll start with the one place that you SHOULDNT skimp on when shopping affordable double bathroom vanities.While there are tons of ways to reduce your costs, the one must-have is solid wood framing. It doesnt particularlymatter what kindof wood, and if the whole vanity isnt made of a single solid wood (which can be quite expensive),probably its some variety of hardwood maple or oak, whatever happens to be available. The important part is thatsolid, natural hardwood framing creates the best foundation for a bathroom vanity, and can help prevent warpingand wear and tear over time. Something like this Vesta Double Sink Vanity is made with a composite woodpaneling (either MDF or plywood), but has a solid wood framing for the highest degree of structural integrity,which can significantly extend the life of the vanity. Consider MDF Or Plywood Panels page 1 / 5
  • Affordable Double Bathroom Vanities That W... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/04/affordable-double-bathroom-vanities-t hat-wont-break-the-bank-tips-to-keep-the-price-under-1k/Catherine Double Sink Vanity With Black Galaxy Granite TopWhile solid wood framing is an important marker of quality, one of the most dramatic ways to reduce the cost of abathroom vanity is to swap from solid wood to fiberboard. No matter what kind of wood, natural, solid wood isalways going to be more expensive, even if you opt for a relatively common maple or oak, or exotic wood veneersrather than a more expensive wood all the way through. But MDF (medium density fiberboard) and plywood areboth made from salvaged wood - basically, the small trimmings, or even sawdust left over when wood isprocessed - which makes vanities with paneling made out of these materials much, much more affordable. Thatsaid, many manufacturers go to great lengths to replicate the look and feel of natural wood in their MDF vanities,and many more affordable double bathroom vanities, like this Catherine Double Sink Vanity come pretty closedespite the significant cost reduction.Corona Double Sink Vanity With Black Galaxy Granite TopThere are actually quite a few advantages to vanities made of a composite rather than a solid wood. Not only willit mean more affordable double bathroom vanities, but theyre arguably also more durable. While "real" wood isconsidered very desirable in everyday applications, in the harsh, humid, temperature-fluctuating environment of abathroom, even well sealed wood is prone to warp, stain, fade, and even crack over time. MDF and plywood, onthe other hand, undergo extensive chemical and thermal processes just in the formation of the boards, whichmakes them incredibly resilient. Then, once the vanities are assembled, theyre typically very thoroughly finishedand sealed, making them waterproof and highly warp resistant. Finishes that would obscure the natural grain of"real" wood could make MDF or plywood vanities like this Corona Double Sink Vanity last a whole lot longer.Forget "Hand Made" page 2 / 5
  • Affordable Double Bathroom Vanities That W... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/04/affordable-double-bathroom-vanities-t hat-wont-break-the-bank-tips-to-keep-the-price-under-1k/Saturn Double Sink Vanity With Cream Marfil Marble TopLets face it - craftsmanship costs, and while ornate hand carved detailing and painstakingly hand-finished woodare ostensibly nice to have, even if you want an authentic-looking, ornate, antique-style vanity, it doesnt have tobe made with traditional methods. Take this Saturn Double Sink Vanity, for example. It has all the beautiful carvedfloral detailing youd expect from a period-inspired vanity, right? Not quite - the vanity isnt "carved" at all. Thepaneling is made of MDF, which is basically a lot of really fine pieces of wood smooshed really tight together witha few different compounds until it holds its shape. This vanity is smooshed into a hand carved mold, so when itsdone, it has all the beautiful detailing of an artisan-made piece, but at a mere fraction of the cost. Check For EcoFriendly Tax Breaks, Rebates, And CreditsSeville Double Bathroom Vanity With Perlato Sicilia Marble TopIf youre still on the fence about switching to MDF or plywood to save a little money, be aware that you could besaving on more than just your initial investment. Depending on your city and state, and some of the otherelements in your bathroom, purchasing a more affordable double bathroom vanity made of MDF or plywood, likethis Seville Double Sink Vanity could actually help you qualify your bathroom as a "green remodel." Youll need tocheck your local ordinances, but if you play your cards right, you could end up getting 10% or more taken off thetop of the total cost of your remodel. YES To Package Deals page 3 / 5 View slide
  • Affordable Double Bathroom Vanities That W... by S. Lewis - http://www.homethangs.com/blog/2012/04/affordable-double-bathroom-vanities-t hat-wont-break-the-bank-tips-to-keep-the-price-under-1k/Alexis Double Sink Vanity With Baltic Brown Granite TopThis one might seem a little odd, but buying from a company that sells the whole vanity - vanity, sink, counter,and even faucets - in a single package is a spectacular way to dramatically cut costs. Manufacturers likeStufurhome and Silkroad Exclusive have an admittedly relatively limited selection of counter top materials, but allof them are 100% natural stone - typically granite, marble, or travertine. For example, vanities like this AlexisDouble Sink Vanity are typically available in 2-4 different materials and an equal variety of colors. This particulartype of packaging has a couple different advantages: because they source the stone directly, you wont pay nearlyas much as you would if youd paid for the same stone on your own.Winslow Double Sink Vanity With Baltic Brown Granite TopAs well, companies that market this way cut the counter for you, not just to fit your bathroom vanity, but also toaccommodate your sinks and faucets. If you know how to shop, you can even find affordable double bathroomvanities that include the sinks as well. Again, a smaller selection allows them to reduce the price overall becausetheyll always have the right sink in stock. Many such vanities, like this Winslow Double Sink Vanity, actually costabout the same or even less than competitors that just sell the vanities, let alone what it would cost you to buy acounter, sinks, and faucets individually. When it comes to cutting costs, if you can stand the limited variety, this isfar and away the best way to dramatically reduce the cost of your remodel. If youre looking to do a majorremodel, chances are youre looking to get a good price wherever you can find one. Even in a very largebathroom, though, you can find good deals if you know how to look - especially with it comes to affordable doublebathroom vanities. If you shop for smart materials, package deals, and with an eye toward government incentives,youd be amazed how easy it is to find a vanity to fit your budget. What kind of double vanity are you in the marketfor? Do you have any favorite money saving tips when it comes to remodeling? Let me know in the comments! www.HomeThangs.com - Home Improvement Super Store info@homethangs.com Phone: 267-670-3883 Toll Free: 1-866-278-0880 Circle HomeThangs on Google+ Like HomeThangs on Facebook page 4 / 5 View slide
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