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A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Finish for Your Bathroom and Kitchen Plumbing Fixtures and Hardware

Perry Hiiman
August 21, 2023
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A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Finish for Your Bathroom and Kitchen Plumbing Fixtures and Hardware

Introduction: When it comes to renovating your kitchen and bathroom, every detail matters. From selecting the right tiles to choosing the perfect fixtures, your decisions contribute to the overall aesthetics and functionality of your space. One often overlooked but essential aspect is the finish of your plumbing fixtures and hardware. The right finish can enhance the style and ambiance of your room, adding a touch of luxury and cohesiveness. At NYKB (New York Kitchen and Bath), located in the heart of Manhattan, we understand the importance of finding the ideal finish for your plumbing fixtures and hardware. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of choosing the perfect finish for your bathroom and kitchen fixtures.

  1. Consider Your Design Style: Before diving into the world of finishes, take a moment to identify your design style. Are you drawn to the sleekness of modern design, the warmth of traditional aesthetics, or the charm of rustic elements? Your design style will help you narrow down your finish options. For example, polished chrome or stainless steel finishes are often associated with contemporary designs, while oil-rubbed bronze or antique brass can complement a more traditional look.
  2. Coordinate with Existing Elements: Your plumbing fixtures and hardware should harmonize with the existing elements in your space. Consider the color of your cabinets, countertops, tiles, and other surfaces. Choose a finish that complements or contrasts in a pleasing way. For instance, if you have white cabinets, a matte black finish can add a striking contrast, while a brushed nickel finish can create a softer, more subtle complement.
  3. Durability and Maintenance: Bathroom and kitchen fixtures are exposed to moisture, heat, and frequent use, so durability and ease of maintenance are crucial. Opt for finishes that are resistant to corrosion, tarnishing, and water spots. Chrome and stainless steel finishes are known for their durability and low maintenance, making them popular choices for busy spaces.
  4. Lighting Considerations: The lighting in your bathroom and kitchen can influence how the finish appears. Different lighting conditions can bring out various undertones in finishes. Test samples of your chosen finishes under both natural and artificial lighting to ensure you’re happy with how they look in various settings.
  5. Cohesiveness throughout the Home: If you’re renovating multiple rooms in your home, consider how the finishes you choose for the bathroom and kitchen fixtures will work with the finishes in other areas. A cohesive design throughout your home can create a sense of flow and unity.
  6. Trend vs. Timelessness: Trends come and go, so think about whether you want a finish that’s currently popular or one that will stand the test of time. Classic finishes like polished chrome, brushed nickel, and oil-rubbed bronze have enduring appeal and can adapt to changing trends with the right complementary elements.
  7. Sample Testing: At NYKB, we encourage our clients to take advantage of our showroom to see and feel different finishes in person. The way a finish looks on a computer screen or in a catalog might differ from its appearance in real life. Holding samples in your hand and seeing them in a physical space can help you make a more informed decision.

Conclusion: Choosing the perfect finish for your bathroom and kitchen plumbing fixtures and hardware is a decision that can significantly impact the overall look and feel of your space. By considering your design style, existing elements, durability, lighting, and other factors, you can make an informed choice that enhances the beauty and functionality of your home. At NYKB, we’re here to guide you through every step of your renovation journey, ensuring that your vision comes to life with exquisite finishes that reflect your unique style and preferences. Contact us today to embark on a renovation experience that’s tailored to your needs and located right here in the heart of Manhattan.

The goal of renovation and remodeling is to ensure satisfaction upon completion of your project. Construction can be very frustrating, and without a professional contractor, things can go wrong.

About Author

Perry Hiiman

Perry Hiiman was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. He planted his roots in Manhatten, New York in 1992. A few years later, Perry met his wife and had three lovely daughters. Perry has always been excited about home improvement and design. He has been in the service industry for over 25 years. Perry and his partner founded New York Kitchen and Bath in 2001. They pioneered the One Stop Shop concept of home improvement and design firms. In addition, Perry is a New York State licensed contractor, OSHA certified, and a New York State licensed mold assessor. He specializes in custom design and is genuinely passionate about what he does—bringing people’s dream projects to life.
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