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Modern Bathroom

By Suzanne O'Connor

If you want to redo your bathroom, you know how expensive it can be. Even if you have skills to do it yourself, new quality tubs, faucets, cabinets etc., can add up fast.

Savvy renovators should take a look at Modern Bathroom in North Hollywood. This modern showroom carries product by Kohler, Toto, Americh, Altmans, Wyndham Collection, Fairmont, Grohe, Hansa, California Faucet and more.

Average savings in the front showrooms are 10%-40% below manufacturer list. But that’s not where the steepest savings are.

In the back are two very large rooms packed with over 300 vanities, sinks, soaking tubs, cabinets and cupboards in their “ Chip & Dent Warehouse”. Here you’ll find customer returns, freight damaged, discontinued and chip & dent at 40%-80% off!

Yes, some of these pieces have minor chips or problems. A few have very obvious flaws. But enough are in mint or near mint to make this the first room you shop. Here the savings are substantial at 40%-80% below original list.

But be for-warned, there are caveats in the Chip & Dent area. You pay cold hard CASH. No CC. No Checks. Everything is sold AS IS. There are No returns ….And you have to transport yourself.  Once you know your requirements and measurements, you can cruise this area for some spectacular bargains.

Rows of white acrylic soaking tubs by the Wyndham Collection that retailed at $1400-$1600 are here at $600-$850.

Rows and rows of modern vanities in singles, doubles, wall mount, vessel sinks and vanity mirrors are here too. Again some have obvious flaws, chips, dents and scratches and others do not.  Careful inspection is key.

Highlights include a modern wall mount single sink vanity for $550 instead of $950.  There was a chip in the interior cabinet. A double vessel glass sink vanity with 4 drawers was $850 instead of $1399.  A traditional dark wood vanity with 2 under-mount sinks with a scratch on the wood was $700 instead of $1550 and a wider single sink vanity with a marble sink and marble counter in a white was $900 instead of $1600.

In cabinets they had a lot of tall free standing. I liked a modern, espresso finish, tower cabinet at $125 instead of $499. It was missing handles.  A white 24” linen tower was $300 instead of $900.  The day I went in I didn’t see any toilets, faucets or shower units in the Chip and Dent area. But they did have them in the regular showroom

I like & chatted with everyone from the manager on down. But I really liked Freddie… good energy, smart, helpful and eager to give us additional discounts on a faucet we were looking at.

This hidden outlet in the back of the showroom will literally save you hundreds of dollars. How cool is that?

MB Modern Bathroom has several locations. But the Chip & Dent is only at the North Hollywood location.

Modern Bathroom
7040 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood 91605   (818) 432-1101