Choosing the Right Fixtures for Your Home
When you’re choosing fixtures for your home, it might seem like a minor detail. In fact, the fixtures you choose make a big difference in the look of your kitchen or bathroom. How can you choose the right fixtures to fit your home? Just follow a few simple guidelines.
Decide between traditional and modern.
This is purely subjective, and it’s all about your personal tastes. Do you like sleek, straight, modern lines, in neutral chrome or brushed nickel? Or do you prefer curvy, detailed, ornate fixtures in copper or bronze. Spend some time thinking it through to narrow down your options.
Work with your existing décor.
Even if your personal taste skews traditional, if you live in an ultra-modern condo, you’re probably better off going with modern fixtures. Take a good look at your existing décor, so that your remodel will fit in with what’s already there. If you’re working with an existing sink or counter, your fixtures need to match.
Focus on function.
Your kitchen and bathroom sinks get plenty of use, so while style is important, your fixtures have also got to be the workhorses you need them to be. Do you want a single lever operation or two handles? Do you prefer for hot water to come instantly to the tap, or would you like temperature control for safety? How important is energy efficiency? In the kitchen, do you prefer a touchless faucet? Do you want a built-in sprayer or a side sprayer? Think about all the features you want before beginning to shop for fixtures.
Know the different types of faucets.
Faucets are so varied that they can be the focal point of your kitchen or bathroom. Different types of fixtures include wide-spread, with separate hot and cold handles, two handle center set, with spouts and handles on a single base, single set, with a spout and single handle, or wall-mounted.
Finishes can make or break the look of a room.
For traditional rooms, oil-rubbed bronze is popular, and brass lends the room an antique aesthetic. Pewter is versatile, working for many different types of décor. Contemporary spaces shine with polished or brushed matte nickel, or chrome if you’re on a budget.
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