Quick Tip: Architectural Salvage Yards
Shop architectural salvage yards around the country for vintage house parts that may be used either as functional replacements or purely decorative accents.
Salvage yards have always been a great place to find old house parts. These can be recycled as art objects or as replacement parts for older homes, or even to add a touch of charm for doors, banisters, shutters, old sinks, cabinets and bathtubs in new homes. It would be a shame to see them go to waste, but you should also be sure to buy from reputable architectural salvage yards, and always ask where it came from.
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