For homeowners making kitchen remodel decisions, choosing fixture finishes for faucets, cabinet handles, and appliances may come down to one question—does the finish complement the room’s overall aesthetic?
Style matching is certainly important. However, it’s not all that matters. If you want to get the most ROI from a kitchen remodel from a home value perspective, fixture finish goes beyond appearances.
Here’s what you should consider when choosing fixture finishes.
Before diving into the impact of fixture finish on home value, you have to know what your options are to begin with. As you plan out your kitchen remodel, there are four popular fixture finishes you may consider:
There’s really no right or wrong answers when it comes to fixture finishes. Each option has its pros and cons, but the driving factors will be your budget, personal preferences, and the overall style of the kitchen.
Getting the most value out of this decision means finding the balance between budget and style.
Fixture finishes provide the literal finishing touch on your kitchen remodel. And while mixing-and-matching can be an acceptable practice (if done correctly), most designers will aim for uniformity.
That’s because home value return on investment (ROI) is as much about perceived value as it is about the actual materials used in the project.
Homeowners can’t afford to overlook fixture finishes, even if they seem less significant than other aspects of the project. It’s not a decision that should be made blindly. Working with a professional designer is your best bet for making the perfect fixture finish decision.