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The Importance of Fixtures & Finishes in Kitchens and Bathrooms


Every kitchen and bathroom need fixtures, when it comes to selecting these necessary staples, choosing the finish can be a daunting task. When you’re shopping for your kitchen or bathroom fixtures and finishes stay focused on what’s right for the overall aesthetic or design. It’s also a good idea to get all fixtures and accessories in a matching color — preferably all from the same company, to ensure you are getting the exact same finish. Types of finishes:

  • Polished Brass
  • Satin Brass
  • Oil-Rubbed Bronze
  • Copper
  • Satin Bronze
  • Polished Nickel
  • Brushed Nickel
  • Chrome
  • Matte Black
  • White
  • Etc.

Chrome Faucets Pros & Cons From the HGTV Stars:

We found an article in the December issue of HGTV Magazine, where the HGTV stars point out the pros and cons of furniture, fabrics, and even chrome faucets. What they said about chrome faucets:

The upside: “This faucet style’s surface is shiny and clean, adding a modern edge to a kitchen or bath. It’s also a practical pick, since chrome in one of the most affordable types of metal.”

The downside: “Chrome shows water spots and fingerprints more than, say, satin nickel, and it’s more scratch-prone. ‘Most abrasive cleaners are too harsh. A soft cloth is best,’ says Vern Yip. Also, look for a faucet with a PVD coating, or physical vapor deposition, a strong, scratch-resistant finish.”

Love your faucet finish? Please tell us about it in the Comments.

Helpful Fixture & Finish Tips: Cornerstone Builders

If you’ve got a vision of that perfect kitchen or bathroom, your home remodeling contractor can help you turn your vision into reality. At Cornerstone, we understand the amount of planning and time that goes into any kitchen and bath remodel. From small kitchen updates to a complete bath remodel, we’re here to help. With over 16,000 Southwest Florida clients and 26 years in business, we know how to plan a kitchen and bath remodel and will do our very best to avoid any potential headaches along the way. Contact us here today, for more information!