My big problem is that I have brass door levers thru-out house, with 7 being entry doors - too expensive to replace. Can I mix metals or just stick to brass. All the knobs are Baldwin brass. (They weren't cheap! 45 knobs in kitchen & 16 in LR and DR) I want to update as we plan to sell soon. What to do?!!! Oh, I forgot that I have built-in cabinets & drawers in my BR. More knobs! Geez...
We moved into this house with 20+ bright brass door knobs and all brass light fixtures. Although I very much dislike brass-it was certainly was not deal-breaker for us. Because of the cost however, we started sanding, priming and spray-painting all of our fixtures, room by room. With the right primer and paint-we have had no problems with the new color peeling (yet)!
Nora, I enjoyed your video. I spent an hour online looking at the knobs that that company sells on their website and I think I may have found some knobs that would blend with the brass door levers. Like that lady (cabinet hardware specialist) in the video said, "Everything shouldn't be matchy-matchy, but should work well together." Stacey, thank you for your response and I'm glad to hear that it wasn't a deal breaker for you, because painting my door knobs would be quite a job with all the french doors, closet doors, etc.
Penelope, my thought is to update at the lowest cost for the biggest bang on your return! In my opinion, Corion is definately not outdated. Changing the knobs on the cabinets will definately give them a "newer" look! Painting, redoing the floors, & changing out the appliances are some of the other things that give a sale a big punch. Just wondering too about the lighting in your kitchen, does that need updating? Just a thought, but I wish you all the luck..let me know how you make out.