Author Topic: Good Resources For High Quality House Flipping Materials?  (Read 1528 times)

Dicey

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Good Resources For High Quality House Flipping Materials?
« on: June 03, 2015, 12:19:09 AM »
We're doing our first house flip and I'm determined to buy as little as possible from big box stores. I'm normally not much of a shopper, so my knowledge is pretty limited. Other than CL and Overstock, what do you recommend? I tried Wayfair and Joss & Main but wasn't impressed. Specifically, I'm looking for bathroom fittings (faucets, vessel sinks, roman tub and shower fittings, towel rods, lighting). The house will sell in the 750k range, which is moderate for our area, so I don't want a bunch of low-end crap, nor do I need to be too fancypants. Any suggestions?

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Re: Good Resources For High Quality House Flipping Materials?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2015, 05:52:09 AM »
Amazon seemed reliably decent, especially for fixtures. We also bought some at Costco but you don't always know what's going to be there.

Lowe's lighting seems to be a far better value than Home Depot's if you do deign to enter one.

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Re: Good Resources For High Quality House Flipping Materials?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2015, 12:57:51 PM »

Lowe's lighting seems to be a far better value than Home Depot's if you do deign to enter one.
I agree with you on Lowe's lighting. Their website selections and user friendliness beat the pants off HD, IMHO. I'm also a Costco fan, but they tend to have great prices on bits and pieces and I'm fitting out an entire house.

What I don't agree with is your choice of the word "deign", which is defined as to "do something that one considers to be beneath one's dignity".

It's not dignity, it's opacity I'm after. DH and I view a lot of properties. In our high COLA, any property where everything comes from one box store tends to look cookie-cutter and makes it too easy to get a ballpark assessment of what was spent overall.

I am looking to be creative without spending a shitload of unnecessary green soldiers. If that's not Mustachian, I don't know what is. I am sure as hell it is not snobbery.