You might not think much about hardware in a kitchen or bathroom, but the right hardware can make a major difference when it comes to the aesthetics of a room.
Hardware is also an easy upgrade; you don’t necessarily need to hire someone to install hardware. Especially when it comes to simple knobs and pulls, all you need is a screwdriver and a little bit of patience. However, you will need to hire a professional if you want to swap out a faucet.
Are you ready to say goodbye to ordinary silver and stainless steel? Or do you want to upgrade with some extra special designer touches? Here are some of the top hardware trends we’ve been seeing in luxury homes this year.
Making a comeback from the 1990s, gold hardware has been one of the biggest trends in recent years. This traditional-style powder room at this Beverly Hills home is a great example. The gold faucet, drawer pulls and towel hook compliment the gold detailing on the stylish floating vanity. What this space lacks in size, it more than makes up for in sophistication.
Gold hardware isn’t just for bathrooms. It’s also a popular choice for kitchens, as seen in this gorgeous kitchen in this custom home in Edwards, Colorado. The knobs and pulls all coordinate perfectly. Silver hardware just wouldn’t have the same impact.
Black hardware is a major trend for contemporary and modern homes. It has a clean, fresh look that stands out as well as adds a pop of color. It is an ideal way to complement or update an all-white kitchen.
This is certainly true of the black hardware at this newly built home in Santa Monica. It really adds something to this well-designed space. Everything is black, including the light fixtures and even the refrigerator handle.
Bronze hardware has an old-fashioned vibe and is beginning to come back in style again. It has a rich, substantial look. The primary bathroom in this luxurious waterfront retreat in Vero Beach, Florida, features a bronze faucet and hardware. Even the light fixtures have a textured bronze paint finish. It’s an interesting take on the monochromatic look that makes this home even more appealing.
The hidden hardware proves less can be more. The billiards room at this modern mansion in Beverly Hills more than shows this is true. It’s a smart choice for modern living spaces and kitchens. Better yet, it makes cabinetry easy to clean.
Can’t decide between gold, silver, or black hardware? Maybe you don’t have to choose. Mixed metals have been popular for quite some time. Whether you’re mixing metals in the kitchen, bathroom, or another space, it has a chic look.
You can see this in the kitchen in this completely remodeled single-level estate located in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The kitchen has gold lighting and faucets, while the knobs and pulls are black. The extra-large refrigerator is stainless steel. It is the perfect combination for this exquisitely designed space.
Pot Filler Faucets
Pot filler faucets are another hardware trend we’ve seen in some of the most luxurious kitchens in properties currently on the market, such as this wine estate in Rolling Hills, California. An essential tool for home chefs, pot filler faucets are used for boiling pasta water or filling tea kettles, and having one is an incredible convenience. Best of all, there’s no need to worry about accidentally spilling water on the floor or dropping a heavy pot when transporting it from the sink.
Sconces are a great way to add extra light to any room, especially when there is insufficient space for additional overhead lighting. The bathroom in this renovated modern home in Phoenix, Arizona, features black faucets and sconces with matching black metal accents. The wow factor is more than there.