How much does HGTV and current trends affect your choices?
We bought our new home six years ago and were deluged with choices. At the time I hadn't discovered HGTV and wasn't up on the latest trends, except for what I saw in model homes, which was granite, stainless steel, brushed nickel (although we still saw gold fixtures in bathrooms in some model homes), hardwood floors. My husband and I struggled with choices and ended up regretting some, loving others. One regret is our gold shower surround which seems to be more "out" than ever (despite reading articles for years that say it's coming back). I still think the gold is pretty and warms up the room, but I find myself disliking it more and more as I become accustomed to seeing HGTV shows with brushed nickel, chrome or bronze, and seeing all the negative opinions of it on House Hunters ("how hideous! That's the first thing to go!"). When it comes to designing your home, do you do your own thing even if it's considered outdated? I'll admit that if we had the funds, I would redo our bathroom and replace the gold with chrome or brushed nickel. Are you driven by current styles or could you care less what's "in" and "out" when it comes to your home?
This post was edited by ruthie51 on Mon, Apr 1, 13 at 10:18