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Quick Updates with Bathroom and Kitchen Fixtures Make Big Impact

Photo of a couple of new faucet styles

Looking for some pizazz? Bright and shiny new faucets might just be what you’re looking for in your Louisville kitchen or bath.

If you’re thinking about a quick and inexpensive way to update your home, consider kitchen and bath fixtures. Whether you’re selling or remodeling, take a look at your cabinetry hardware. Is it worn or outdated? Consider new satin or polished nickel or oil rubbed bronze finishes. Simple, sleek contemporary or trans-modern styles are popular at Willis Klein Showrooms in St. Matthews, says Director of Marketing Rebecca Johnson.

Kitchen Designer Teri Nall seconds the nomination for oil rubbed bronze fixtures, and notes that chrome is still popular too. For faucets, she advises looking for versatile features such as high necks for tall cooking pots, as well as faucet/hose combinations. Nall also recommends using brand name products when possible, as the major vendors back their products and tend to run better longer.

Linda Greenebaum of Home Depot also mentioned brushed nickel as a popular choice, in practical pull down and high neck faucets for kitchens. For bathroom sinks, two handled and high arc spouts are trends as well.

Johnson adds that in addition to chrome and brush nickel finishes, black is a color that’s gaining popularity for ease of use, pull out and industrial styles. The clean lined look has an added benefit of requiring only one hole in counter tops. For baths, high arc spouts are mentioned again. Also look for updated styles such as lab vessels and mini wide fixtures with no bar.

Whatever finish or model you choose, it’s easy to update your Louisville home’s style and make your kitchen or bath more functional at the same time.

Author: Angela Mullins Boggs is the author of the Louisville design blog derbycitydarling.tumblr.com. She has worked in sales/design in Louisville since 2000, at stores including Habitation, Calico Corners and Norwalk Furniture. A native of Whitesburg, KY and graduate of Georgetown College, Angie lives in Clifton with her husband Bruce and kitty Ariel.

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