Designing a Cohesive Home – A Guide to Making Fixture Selections

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When thinking about the fixtures in your home the style of your home becomes a deciding factor. From sleek lines, and minimalist fixtures, to ornate and more classic styles the options are endless. However, it’s important to step back and look at your entire house, the bathroom(s) and kitchen are typically where cohesion in the fixtures becomes key. But style is not the only decision to be made, the finish is just as important.

Step 1: Form + Function

Before you begin your search for the perfect fixtures, you should assess your needs. Is functionality as important to you as the look of the fixture(s) or is one a priority over the other? Determining how your fixture choice(s) will impact your daily routine is important, for

Step 2: Consider your style

Once you know what type of fixtures you need, you’ll want to consider your style. What type of design aesthetic are you going for in your home? Do you prefer modern, minimalist designs, or do you prefer more traditional or ornate fixtures? Understanding your personal style will help you find fixtures that complement your home’s overall look and feel.

Step 3: Budget Minded

Depending on the brand, fixtures can vary widely in price, so it’s important to set a budget before you start shopping. Often a designer will be a helpful resource during this process and can help you source fixtures that are within your budget and have the style and finish you desire.

 Step 4: Shop Around

Now that you have a good idea of what you’re looking for, it’s time to do your research. Browse through home design magazines, visit home decor stores, and search online taking note of what styles and brands you like. Sharing the fixtures you like with your designer can also help you narrow down options and envision what will work well within your home.

Step 5: Select your fixtures

After you’ve gathered inspiration and narrowed down your options, it’s time to make the final selections. When you’re choosing the fixtures keep in mind how they will look within your space, the scale, finish, and shape all play a role in achieving that aesthetic you have in mind. The seemingly smaller design choices such as lights, faucets, and hardware are all complementary to the design of your home and the right choices will make it comfortable, inviting, and uniquely yours.

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Author:KRB Kitchen & Bath Design Center