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Details matter!

Now that the holidays are behind us but still cold, winter days ahead, wouldn’t it be nice to have a place in your home where you can relax and rejuvenate?
For many, it could be your inviting spa just down the hall. Bathrooms do not have to be totally utilitarian. Adding certain elements can transform them into comfortable versions of a spa. You can create a place to rejuvenate and retreat to with the addition of details, and details matter!

You can update a few elements such as the faucet, hardware, lighting and accessories that can miraculously change the look and function of your bath.

How much should you update? Are you in to trends? What kind of faucets and finishes could you choose?
Can you mix finishes? These are questions my clients are now asking.
I want to share important information with you to consider updating your bath.

Let’s focus on selecting faucet and hardware for the vanity.
First, it is important that the faucet is the proper design and size; you don’t want splashes on the wall and vanity top.
Consider installation when choosing a faucet. Do you want counter top, wall mount or bridge faucets?
What sprout shape do you prefer, waterfall, small or long gooseneck or others?
Consider handles: with level, cross handle, single-hole, center set or widespread?
What about finishes? All work together to create the look you will want to live with for years. Your only limitation is budget, style and bathroom size.

I invite you to take a look at some ideas…
Here I love the mixture of finishes in the bath below. The wood-stained vanity and black hardware provide this bath with a modern, warm and relaxing vibe.
The gold finish for faucet and lighting are striking and sophisticated.

Here we see the beautiful use of wall-mount faucets in a matte black finish. Notice the long goose neck spout with level handles faucet and under mounted sink. A 2020 trend.

Wall mount faucets are popular in kitchens and baths. They attach to the wall instead of the sink or counter top and provide a cleaner look and more counter space. Be sure the wall-mount faucet you choose works with your sink, and follow the manufacturer’s specifications for the correct height and placement to minimize splashing. The water stream should be positioned just behind the sink drain.

Below we see a cross handle faucet, wall mounted, perfect for a small bathroom vanity with stylish gold finish.

Single-hole faucets are a simple, one-piece unit that requires one hole. But remember, you can also use them on 3-hole sinks with a bottom plate covering the other two holes.

Another great use of Single-hole faucets here...

This bath has character with its combination of classic, marble counter top with gold accents.

The chrome (picture below) and oil-rubbed bronze are great finishes for a timeless look.

Knobs and pulls don’t have to match the faucet or other metal finishes. Choose something that will compliment the cabinetry style and finish. For a traditional look, I recommend a finish that doesn’t contrast too much with the cabinet color. A high contrast finish, like the Du interior project below, will make the look contemporary. 

Du interiors design

Here the gold hardware added to this stunning dark blue painted vanity adds glamor.

Note the charming low contrast hardware for this beautiful stained vanity with dark counter top.

What renovation are you thinking about for 2020?
 I would love to know what renovation you are planning this new year.

For help, I’m just a phone call away.
Until next time,



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