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Most finishes are common to the era that a house is built and can really date your home. Like everything else, all trends come in and out of style. Brass, for instance, in the 60’s was yellow and shiny. Today, we see it as mellow and brushed – a much warmer finish.

So if you’re looking to freshen up your homes décor, updating your fixtures and finishes is an easy and cost-effective way to do it. (Not to mention very important to selling quickly if you’re looking to list your house for sale).

Here are some basic rules to help:

  1. Once you start changing fixtures it’s all or nothing – knobs, light fixtures, faucets, etc. should be the same finish. When finishes are mixed, it can throw off the flow and vibe of your house.
  2. Next look at current trends. There are hundreds of styles out there – vintage, traditional, modern and much more. Do some shopping and find what style fits you.
  3. Once you’ve determined the style for your home, look at what newly replaced fixtures are already in the house that you might consider keeping.
  4. Make sure when replacing old fixtures that you match the finish of existing ones that will be staying, such as, brushed nickel with brushed nickel. (An alternative to completely replacing fixtures is spray painting them. Another easy and cost-effective fix!)
  5. Lastly, to help save money shop at big box stores.

Let us know if you have any questions about updating your fixtures and share your pictures of ways you spruced up your home!

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