I have invested a lot of time and money organizing all the research on this blog into the Categories in blue across the top. If I’ve covered it, you’ll find the information there. I also have certain posts tagged as FAQs – read them here. Retro Renovating is demanding mistress — so roll up your sleeves and dive in. Meanwhile, here are some of the top questions I get day in and day out:
- Where can I sell, or buy, vintage sinks, tubs, toilets? See this story. On pricing: I give no advice. It’s what the market will bear. You have to do your own research based on your own market dynamics.
- Where can I find replacement bathroom tile? I have multiple stories on World of Tile — read them all by clicking here. See my navigation — Bathrooms / Tile category for all my stories.
- Recessed soap dishes? 4 places to find recessed soap dishes.
- Plastic soap holder for metal soap dishes? I have never wrestled this one to the ground. Answer might be in this catalog.
- Buying/selling vintage metal kitchen cabinets. See this story.
- Selling price of metal cabinets. See this story.
- Hinges for metal kitchen cabinets? I did this story to see if anyone could help. No one could. You need ingenuity on this one.
- Recessed white plastic backplates for old-model Geneva kitchen cabinets? None available. You need to salvage them from other units or change the entire look to use flat escutcheons (backplates).
- Best way to paint old steel kitchen cabinets? This is not a DIY site. That said, various readers have used various methods and also may have provided some resources. Best way to scan the available options is to go through the stories in the Kitchens/Steel Kitchens section. Note: Old paint may have lead in it; consult with a licensed professional about the materials that your cabinets are made of.
- How do I order something from RetroRenovation.com? You can’t. I don’t sell anything here — I write about stuff. See the individual stories, look for the links to the seller’s website.
If you do have a question — and you can’t find the answer — you can (1) make a Comment on a related post – subscribe to the comment to see my response; I read all comments, so generally, this is going to be the speediest way to get an answer. If you don’t want to leave the question as a Comment, contact me via my Contact form.