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Modern door pull on the cheap

Trying for something a little different on your rehab, but limited on your budget? Here is a idea I recently used in rehabbing my office for my door handles. I was trying to mix the existing historic features of the space, while going for a contemporary look at the same time. I made the custom doors myself, but when it came time to find a handle that actually matched what I was looking for I was hit with a case of “sticker shock.” At over $100 a piece for the contemporary door pulls I wanted, I was looking at over $600 to use them on all my doors.

Sometimes thinking outside the box can save a lot of money. I had heard about people using handicap bars for door pulls so I went to the hardware store to check them out. Not only were they only $25 a piece, they looked very similar to the overpriced hardware I was finding online. I ended up buying all six handles for only $150. I have had them in place for a couple of months now and I couldn’t be happier.

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Matt Kastner

Matt Kastner is an Investment Real Estate Consultant at St. Louis Real Estate Society in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also develops properties on the side through Threshold Properties. When he isn’t representing investors in the purchase or sale of multifamily properties, rehabs, foreclosures and other income producing properties, he is often taking on rehab projects himself. He lives in South St. Louis and has been in the real estate business since 2004.

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