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Journal

June 17th

Hardware

Choosing the right bathroom hardware can be a challenge. Staring at walls of options can leave you wondering just which style is right for you. Here are some tips to consider to help you narrow down your choices.

                       

  • Some of the materials used for hardware include nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, tile, granite, marble porcelain, brass, plastic and crystal.
  • When choosing hardware, make sure its style is consistent with cabinetry and decor style.
  • Contemporary decor suggests sleek, smooth shapes, metals and satin finishes.
  • Asian design emphasizes nature, so knobs shaped like leaves and twigs would be appropriate.
  • For the arts-and-crafts design scheme, hardware is often dark metal in a square shape.
  • Glass knobs add a sparkling finishing touch. They can be clear or frosted, smooth or faceted.
  • Traditional baths call for traditional brass hardware in a variety of finishes: polished, satin, antiqued, oil-rubbed.
  • Because they are more substantial, pulls are well-suited for drawers. Knobs are best for lighter doors and cabinets.