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When selecting bathroom sink cabinets and door hardware, make sure you match period cabinets with period style knobs and pulls. You can sometimes find antique type of knobs you may be looking for at flea markets. Knobs for your cabinets can be $3 to $5 each, and some can run $20 or more each, perhaps creating a problem for your budget.
For your bathroom vanity cabinets countertops, you have several options. You can choose from laminates, ceramic tile, wood, composite materials or solid surface materials such as stone, stainless steel or concrete. Laminates, composite materials, solid surface materials and stainless steel are more susceptible to scratches. However, composite or solid surface materials can be repaired and replaced very easily. Stone countertops are beautiful and durable, but they can stain easily and are expensive.
Ceramic tile is most commonly used countertop surface. It is durable and you can select from a wide variety of sizes, colors and textures. However, grout used between tiles can stain and tiles can have irregular surfaces. Wood surfaces are beautiful but can stain or mildew if not maintained well. Concrete is a durable and heat-resistant countertop surface, but it can discolor or crack.
Whether upgrading an existing bathroom or planning a new one, bathroom is one of best home improvement investments you can make. You, your family and guests will enjoy bathrooms in your home every day. And should you ever sell your home, attractive and functional bathrooms add to desirability and to selling price of your home. Before you buy, read as much as you can on choosing bathroom vanities online or in stores that will be best for you and your bathroom. Learning as much as you can will be time well spent.
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