picking door hardware

katherinegearyMay 15, 2013
Finishing basement and doing some remodeling on main floors. Changing out from brass hardware but not sure if should pick brushed nickel or oil rubbed bronze for traditional home? Will oil rubbed bronze be out of style in 5 years and have to change again?
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Deirdre Fahy Design Associates
Katherine
Oil-rubbed bronze and satin nickel are both good choices for hardware. Make sure you buy good quality--this is more important than the finish. I think the oil-rubbed goes slightly more traditional while the satin nickel will be slightly more modern. Hope this helps.
Deirdre Fahy
Deirdre Fahy Design Associates
1 Like    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 4:30AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
katherinegeary
We currently have stainless and satin nickel in our kitchen, do you think that would be ok to leave or would I need to change that as well to the oil rubbed bronze?
    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 4:32AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Ed
Hi Katherine, congrats on your remodeling. Based on various people's opinions on other discussions here on Houzz, some people think ORB will go out of style, while some other people think brushed nickel will also go out of style. Go with what you like, what you feel is more timeless, instead of thinking about whether something will still be in style in 5 years.... is staying trendy (in style) very important to you ?
Deirdre's note about good quality is excellent. Which brands or models are you considering ? Have you also researched into brushed stainless steel hardware (in addition to brushed nickel ) ?
1 Like    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 4:43AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Durpetti Interiors
Oil rubbed bronze fits better with traditional style. Keep the nickel in the kitchen, it's fine that they are not the same.
    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 5:06AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Environments by Design
Finish options can be difficult but if you select what you like, then I think you'll always feel like you made the right choice. Ed said it right, the answer you will get about what will go out of style depends on who you ask.
What is the paint or stain color on your doors?
    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 5:34AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Deirdre Fahy Design Associates
Katherine, yes really fine to use different finishes in different areas of the house.
    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 8:08AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
katherinegeary
Thanks for all the feedback. Regarding quality purchased, contractor is buying. Are there any brands in particular I should ask him to look for or more importantly stay away from?
    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 4:28AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
michigammemom
Have your contractor take a look at Emtek for heavy duty, stylish hardware.
    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 4:33AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Ed
Hi Katherine, other brands include Schlage ( they have an "Accent" series ), Baldwin, Inox. There are many others. See also --
http://www.houzz.com/discussions/478867/Exterior-door-hardware
    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 4:49AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Deirdre Fahy Design Associates
Yes Baldwin and Emtek are good. It makes a difference if he buys this from Home Depot or from a Hardware or Lumber yard. Get the better stuff. IMH :)
    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 9:50AM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
need help picking door knobs for gloss black doors
I really like the idea of colored glass knobs but cannot...
maxjackson434
Pick new color and light for front door
Having some repair work done on the front door. While...
quercus2
How do I hang a front-door curtain on this hardware?
Hi there, I have a Craftsman bungalow (built 1925),...
Marly
Need help picking kitchen hardware
I am building and my kitchen will have white cabinets...
queenwelle
More Discussions
need help to add warm in an open plan living area
Inherited taupe carpeting, white walls and brown sofas....
leilaskye
contrast a neutral grey for a narrow entrance!
Hi, I'm Shaun! First off, thank you all for all your...
ftkt
Any ideas for this small living room?
We have a small living room opening into the entry/foyer. Room...
acaba
Tips please
I love decorating my house. Normally I redecorate one...
kazetem
Remodel idea of rental property
We have bought an investment property recently. It...
bbqlee
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™