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Need new bathroom faucets that will complement polished brass

Posted by elleleegreen (My Page) on
Mon, May 7, 12 at 17:24

Hi, I'm new to this board and it seems like such a great resource I'm hoping someone out there has had this same problem and found a solution they will share.

We are remodeling our traditional style house for resale.
We need to replace the master bathrooms (a his and her) faucets. They are the shiny polished brass/crystal glass knob ones from the 1980's and look old and tacky.

The other hardware in the bathrooms (shower, bathtub,) is high quality polished brass. It would be very expensive to replace everything, but if I could get by with just replacing the sink faucets and towel racks, it would be fine. The house has polished brass door handles, hinges, etc. but they aren't super shiny so they don't bother me so much.

I have replaced lighting and kitchen knob hardware with Oil Rubbed Bronze.

I don't like the thought of replacing the bath faucets with new polished brass again, as I'm worry it will still look dated.

Has anyone had this issue trying to update some of the polished brass in their home?

Any opinions or ideas on just replacing some of the polished brass and leaving the rest, and is so, what finish looks good with the polished brass.

PS Both bathrooms have off white vanity and porcelein off white tiles.

Thank you very much!


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RE: Need new bathroom faucets that will complement polished bras

Well the 80's are kind of in again...maybe just replace with better quality brass that will match the tub filler and shower. Unlaquered (not so shiney) brass is pretty popular right now - starting to show up in more and more magazines.


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RE: Need new bathroom faucets that will complement polished bras

I would replace it with brass so it matches or is closely coordinated. If I were a potential buyer I would wonder if the non-matching faucets were a quick fix. I think this is one of those situations where keeping the finishes the same is more important.


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RE: Need new bathroom faucets that will complement polished bras

Thank you both so much for your suggestion. Sounds like I'll get another brass. yeah 80's. Thank you for helping me to make the right decision for the resale, really appreciate it.


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