Overlooking the Little Things: Remodeling Kitchen and Bathroom Fixtures

There are a lot of decisions to be made in all aspects of a remodel. From color choices to lighting, design, layouts, and more, there is much to decide, and small details like fixtures in the bathroom and kitchen can often be overlooked. What many homeowners don’t realize, though, is that fixture remodeling plays an integral part in tying your whole design together. Piscitello Home Center, which serves homeowners in the Lehigh Valley area and Western New Jersey, explains how to add the perfect finishing touches to your remodeling project.

What Needs to Be Replaced?

One of the first things to consider when organizing a home renovation is which items need replacing. Look for these signs of wear and tear to your bathroom and kitchen fixtures to see if they need to be on your remodel list:

  • Leaks: Leaky faucets could cause significant problems down the line and could cost you money even when your water isn’t on.
  • Reduced water pressure: Replacing your shower fixture may help you get the pressure back to normal.
  • Mold or rust: Even minor cases of mold and rust are a sign that plumbing fixtures are outdated and need replacing.

Replacing fixtures that are showing signs of aging and damage will not only update the look of your kitchen or bathroom, but it may also help you avoid future plumbing problems.

Design Tips for Fixture

With so many decisions to contemplate during the remodeling process, it’s easy to put fixtures and hardware on the back burner. But when the time comes to pick finishing touches or replace old components, the following design tips may help you focus on the important part these pieces play for a cohesive vision:

Coordinate Your Fixtures and Hardware

Most designers recommend matching the tones and styles of your fixtures and hardware as much as possible. While this remains the easiest way to create a cohesive design, coordinating different styles of hardware is an option as well, from cabinet handles to faucets. When it comes to hardware in your bathroom or kitchen, the best advice is to stick to a theme. The fixtures and hardware you choose play just as much a role in the overall design of your room as your cabinetry or vanity.

Consider Functionality

When it comes to fixtures in either the kitchen or bathroom, pay close attention to their function. In the kitchen, for example, you may want your hardware to enhance the appearance of your cabinets. In this case, a knob would be a better choice than a cabinet pull for a handle, as it takes up less space and allows the design of the cabinet itself to remain more prominent. Consider how these functional elements may impact the overall flow of your design.

Enhance the Look of Your Kitchen or Bathroom with Piscitello Home Center

Whether you’re in the middle of a larger renovation or simply replacing worn-out plumbing components, fixture remodeling is an important part of creating a cohesive design. Piscitello Home Center is here to help you locate what you need and complete your project. We offer the Lehigh Valley area and Western New Jersey an extensive selection of materials in many styles, from recognized leaders in the industry. Contact us today to explore all your bathroom and kitchen remodeling options.