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Old 03-03-2009, 09:02 AM   #16
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geez..how "high class" do you want to get? Home depot has some pretty good stuff within "middle class" budgets.

Most high end homes are built by architects who have access to a lot of catalogs and $$$. If you do a bit of research you'll find everything imaginable.

I read Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home, Dwell, FineHomebuilding, and others. All of these magazines have advertisers and source pages available to help. DO YOUR RESEARCH and you'll find a lot of good stuff!

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Old 11-20-2011, 09:04 PM   #17
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as others have said, if you want hight end fixtures you have to go directly to a plumbing supply house or a electrical shop, same with flooring, siding and trim

my electrician buys all of his wire and boxes through a electrical supply house, he gets it cheaper yet its better quality. same deal with my plumber and flooring guys.. with this in mind your more likely to have a truly custom look to your house when its finished.. for interior trim i buy at a place called "vintage mouldings", its all mdf but they are the only shop that makes the profiles they sell, plus the mdf is much denser and it gets 7 coats of sprayed on primer. the mdf trim at big box stores has much more resin in it which makes it softer and more prone to chipping and flaking. such places are typically located in industrial parks
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:36 PM   #18
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Did you see that cloud of dust? Must have been caused by the opening of a more than 2 1/2 year old thread.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:12 PM   #20
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Major cities have design centers but you will need someone with design or architecture credentials to shop with you. The fact of the matter is many interior designers work of the difference between the list price of something and they commission they are granted so it costs you no more.

You might browse magazines like "Architectural Digest" for ads for high end hardware. Private mail me and I can give you the name of a delightful store in Wilmette Illinois that restores antique door hardware and carries higher end things.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:54 PM   #21
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HD is not just lower end, but believe it or not, many many times- HIGHER price. Yeah. Compare to the local electrical/plumbing/paint/ supply mom/pop stores, etc etc.
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Did you see that cloud of dust? Must have been caused by the opening of a more than 2 1/2 year old thread.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:50 PM   #23
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I would suggest looking for higher end products such as door handles at specialty stores online.
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:43 PM   #24
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I have no idea what you are looking for, but try Amazon. I just bought a Panasonic bath fan for my bathroom reno...couldn't find anything at the local Lowes. If you are a Prime member, then you can get two day shipping for free...and one day for $3.99. I had a 109 lb. generator shipped over night, next day for $3.99. I think it's a membership...but I find it worth it.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:42 PM   #25
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Hey Rusty...
and yet the thread charges onward.

Amazing isn't it?
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:54 AM   #26
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LOL...and so it does, Bud...hmmm. Let's end this thing...I think the guy must have found what he was looking for by now. I get busy doing a lot of stuff...and like a couple of others...didn't look at the OP's date. Got to pay more attention to detail...got to pay more attention to detail...got to pay...more....
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:40 AM   #27
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Y'all. I would argue this one of the great evergreen topics on this site and deserves continuing postings. As the box stores squeeze those purveyors of decent plumbing, electrical, drywall tools, fasteners, paint brushes and stuff out of the market. With only the hideous sub-standard crap they offer to replace it? More and more people will be asking where to buy something standard or even seemingly upscale.

I am essentially out of the game now but still estimate for others. And play gopher for things. There is an HD really close. In two years I have been in it twice. Once to buy something. Once to return it when it broke.

Two independent hardware stores are near also. I can call them, describe what I need, order it, and have it delivered to a job site. They don't sell hardware in celophane three packs and if they don't have it they get it within a day. I don't have to communicate with dullards in orange aprons what I want. And I know I am being unfair because I was not in possession of all knowledge when I was a kid either. Thank God I was not asked to learn anything about the trades in a box store though.

The independents are soon gone. Cannot compete. One near me sells high end door hardware. HD has scrap skunk metal cast crap for half price. Plate it cheaply, spray it with laquer. Who cares. Might turn green when it touches your fingers but you know, I am not convinced we care anymore.

I hope this thread stays alive. Sorry some disagree.
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Or a local specialty shop. Yesterday I passed a Kitchen Cabinet store and they had on display a huge cabinet with a space for a large big screen TV. I guess people want to watch TV while they eat.

As far as chains go, there's Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware for smaller fixtures and hardware.
we do use cabinetry in other rooms too
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:08 PM   #29
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I have no idea what you are looking for, but try Amazon.

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I went to a local plumbing supply house to find a fixture to fit a specific application and they couldn't help. Amazon will have one here in a few days.

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