Materials Unlimited

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Materials Unlimited

2 W. Michigan Ave.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197


Business Overview

Materials Unlimited is a full service antiques restoration facility housed in a massive 15,000 squarefoot 1920's Art Deco building. Our three floor retail outlet showcases all varieties and styles of antique lighting, antique hardware, antique home decor, antique windows, vintage doors, and vintage furniture. Our production department works five days a week restoring and rewiring our antique and vintage lighting fixtures. We use only UL approved replacement parts to ensure safety while preserving the original beauty and craftsmanship.

Creative new uses for salvaged antiques is our specialty. We love repurposing salvaged doors into front bars, transforming church altars into bathroom vanities and kitchen islands, we've even repurposed beveled glass windows into headboards. Explore our inventory of over 3,000 vintage and antique items or take a virtual tour in our beautiful 1920's Art Deco showroom before committing to a visit, or purchase.


Sustainable Business Practices

Materials Unlimited of Ypsilanti, a Waste Knot member since 1998, truly knows the "art" of recycling. Since 1974, Materials Unlimited has been salvaging architecturally significant items that would normally go to landfills. This includes doors, hardware, woodwork, lighting fixtures, and details. They restore and refinish these salvaged materials, making them more desirable for reuse. With a UL-certification, Materials Unlimited is licensed to fix and rewire old lighting that may have otherwise been thrown away. Recycling continues into their operations by reusing shredded paper and Styrofoam for packing material and purchasing recycled content products. In addition, Materials Unlimited helps perpetuate community recycling by sending business to Recycle Ann Arbor when they cannot use an item.


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