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Trending on Remodelista: Compelling Reasons to Buy Used

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Trending on Remodelista: Compelling Reasons to Buy Used

February 28, 2020

All of us at Remodelista, Gardenista, and The Organized Home are making efforts to be more eco-minded when it comes to purchasing things for the home. One strategy is simply to buy used. This week, we found very compelling reasons to choose antique and vintage pieces over shiny and new:

1. They’re often cheaper.

Above: This adorable sink? It cost just $20 on Craigslist. See more incredible bargains in Furnish Your Place on Craigslist: 10 Tips for the Discerning Bargain Hunter. Photograph courtesy of Red Rose Motel.

2. They come with patina.

Above: You can’t pay for this kind of patina. Well, you probably can, but you’ll have to pay extra. Old pieces like this amazing marble-topped ceramic artist’s table, still chalky with clay, prove that aging can be beautiful. Photograph by Björn Wallander, courtesy of Mark Cunningham, from Year-Round At the Beach: At Home with Two Stylish Women in the Hamptons.

3. They warm up modern spaces.

A vintage Thonet armchair sits pretty next to the very modern Parentesi Suspension Light. Photograph by Holly Marder, from Steal This Look: An Interior Designer’s High/Low Scandi Living Room, Ikea Sofa included.
Above: A vintage Thonet armchair sits pretty next to the very modern Parentesi Suspension Light. Photograph by Holly Marder, from Steal This Look: An Interior Designer’s High/Low Scandi Living Room, Ikea Sofa included.

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