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We just bought a house in Berkeley (who would have thought!)
and are working with a contractor on a few projects,
including replacing some windows. I'm looking for some recommendations for where to
buy a few things in the area, as I haven't come up with much
from Yelp or Google. Some
(refurbished?) used glass for replacing windows.
The house was built in the 1920s and we would like to stay
true to the aesthetic, although our budget is limited.
Thanks for any ideas or recommendations! clueless about
I suggest you check out the salvage yards, Ohmega Salvage,
Ohmega two, and Urban Ore. Also if you are clueless about
home renovation, go to the Building Education Center for
classes that are geared toward homeowners and amateurs who
wish to learn this stuff.
Urban Ore off Ashby near San Pablo in Berkeley has tons of
used windows and always a few cast iron bathtubs (they might
need refurbishing though). Ohmega Salvage on San Pablo
between University and Ashby always has a GREAT selection of
cast iron bathtubs in different styles, refurbished and not
refurbished ones, and they also have someone on site who
does the refurbishing in case you favorite tub is still in
its original condition. Good Luck!
Check Urban Ore on Ashby Av. near the
freeway for your windows. I have bought salvaged doors there
- they have a LOT of stuff. Just be aware that old houses
have settled over the years and are no longer square, same
for old windows and old doors. So be prepared to pay for
the contractor's time to fit the old window to the old
window frame. Buying pre-fab windows that look old may be
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