Lake Martin Voice Realty
Do you have a a cabin on Lake Martin with no little or no closet space? Why not buy a nice armoire for $50?
Lots of the waterfront homes around Lake Martin were built in the 1960s, so that means no storage. The owners can fix them up or keep them rustic, but lack of closets can be a hassle. In fact, one of my listings that sold this summer didn’t have a closet.
Solution: Buy a used armoire. I read in a recent Wall Street Journal article that there are tons of really nice used armoires out there for the taking, some as little as $50. This is caused by the flat screen TV phenomenon. As people upgrade to the new thing, they can no longer fit them into their entertainment center / armoire.
Hotels have it even worse. As they struggle to keep fresh, they are dumping armoires by the thousands. Why not buy one online and take it to your Lake Martin cabin? Either keep it for a tube TV or convert it to store clothes, lake toys, or whatever. Many of these furniture pieces are from pretty swanky hotels.
Check it out:
WHERE TO FIND THEM:
Hotel Surplus Outlet, www.hotelsurplus.com
This Los Angeles liquidator is encouraging customers to buy armoires and convert them into computer stations.
Armoires start at $89.95. Starting next year, the company plans to throw in free tube TVs to help move inventory.
Starting prices for armoires here are down to $50. Among its hotel clients: Le Meridien in Beverly Hills.
This Fort Lauderdale liquidator has sold armoires that were once used to furnish the Breakers hotel in Palm Beach.
GIVE YOUR CABINET A MAKEOVER:
Learn how to convert your entertainment armoire into a wardrobe.