Preference of finishes?

So, in a newly remodeled house -
1. What finish would you prefer in an open living room/dining area/kitchen - brushed nickel, bronze, or?
2. Finishes in main bath for faucets?
3. Finishes in master bath?
4. Or should everything throughout the house match?
  7 answers
  • Peanut Peanut on May 17, 2017
    I love light colors because it gives the appearance of it being bigger & more open area
  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on May 17, 2017
    I have nickel in the kitchen and oil rubbed bronze in the bathrooms . I don't think that the entire house has to match .
  • Debbie Debbie on May 17, 2017
    Thanks, CD. I was kind of on that path - brushed nickel in the kitchen/dining/living room area (all open) because door hardware is easily found in nickel. Of course, kitchen faucet is easy to find in nickel and I am sure I can match up the 3 pendant lights that will go over the bar. I am leaning toward bronze in the bath but still open and so I asked.  Thank you for your input.
  • Susan Savarese Susan Savarese on May 17, 2017
    Mine don't match either as others have said. Boy, gold is really in now and I'm tempted to redo all my hardware in my white kitchen! I love the look.
  • Marcie Marcie on May 17, 2017
    I love the bronzed look. Classic. And I do like things to match through out the house - that helps on re-sale, too.
    • Debbie Debbie on May 18, 2017
      I think you have a point about all things matching throughout house. Perhaps it would matter to some that it did.
  • Whatever you want them to be, it is your house and whatever makes you happy regardless of style or trend, go for it!

    Now my only suggestion would be that the finishes match in the room. In other words pick one type of finish for the bathroom, all chrome, all gold, whatever. Mixing metals in the same room looks hodge podge to me anyway. Did I explain that well enough?
  • Debbie Debbie on May 18, 2017
    Oh, Naomie, you're right, I'd never mix metals in the same room or even the kitchen/dining/living room area, but I could do one type in those rooms and another in the baths. Again, not sure and as Marcie said perhaps it would be good for resale if all things matched in the entire house. This house is mine but my father was living there until he passed away in January. 4 days after the funeral, it caught fire. It did not burn down, only burned one corner of the living room, but the smoke damage was intense and it is in the process of being gutted down to the studs and redone. It will then be for sale since I have my own house too.

    I am looking for what seems to appeal to most people since I will soon be picking this stuff out for the contractor. Gold may be coming in style but I don't think I will go there. It could be a bit much for some and others may equate it to brass that is so 70's. I think if I stay with brushed nickel or bronze it would appeal to the majority of prospective buyers - just need to decide which.....