Holliston LEED House

This is the story of a family who built the first LEED "green" house in Holliston, Massachusetts. We were trying to spend no more than it would take to build an ordinary house,and maybe even succeeded. The dust is still settling.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Another tip for cheapskates

Bath vanities, even from HD (my home away from home), go for 300-600 bucks for something pressboard and tacky. On the other hand, with a little hunting, you can come up with nice, solid wood, antique sideboards, commodes or dressers of adequate depth (anything over 19-20" is workable) and height (anything between 30" and 34" is workable). Here's the catch: Solid+no double drawers in the center, since you'll have to convert the top drawer into the place where the sink and drainpipe goes. Also, don't get veneer—it will peel up with the moisture. Then cut a sink hole, put a nice marine varnish on the top, and voilá! A vanity!
I spent $275 each (believe me, you can find cheaper) and got a 5.5' maple sideboard for the master, and a beautifully restored 34" commode for the downstairs.

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At March 18, 2009 at 4:43 PM , Blogger Claudia said...

Where are the pix?

 

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