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    Renovating trends and styles

    submitted by Rachel Finkle, Finkles, the World’s Most Unusual “Hardware” Store

    Whether you are into Mid-Century Modern or Rustic Chic, there are products available to satisfy your personal taste.

    Perhaps you desire a rugged look with iron and barn style lighting, recycled wood and sandcast bronze hardware.

    Or maybe you like a contemporary look with brushed gold tones.

    What if you really just want a Country French kitchen? Is it still okay to be traditional?

    When meeting clients for a consultation, I try to harmonize their style and budget.

    I advise my customers to go in a direction that will make them happy and comfortable and will work with what they can afford.

    Trends come and go, so it is best to do what makes you feel good.

    Some clients have a very strong sense of style and know exactly what they like and what works together.

    Others need a little help coordinating all of the components that go into a new bathroom or kitchen to make it feel cohesive.

    Over the years, I have seen a lot of fads come and go.

    If you have a kitchen or bathroom from the 80’s and are looking to replace a faucet or knobs and pulls to match your polished brass… good luck!

    You will be hard-pressed to find much selection available in polished brass today.

    Remember when everyone was getting the above counter “vessel” bathroom sinks in the 90’s? Brushed nickel finishes came next and then oil-rubbed bronze.

    If you are looking to renovate, it is always helpful to look at magazines for ideas.

    Consult with seasoned suppliers who have helped countless others make decisions.

    Ultimately, it is your own taste, comfort and budget that is most important.