It's the small, often overlooked items like door and bath hardware that can keep your home looking current without having to spend a lot of money—or time—to update it. Just a quick change-out can instantly make a dramatic impact to kitchens, bathrooms or entryways. Earlier this year during Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas, we had the opportunity to discuss hardware design trends with the host of HGTVs Income Property, Scott McGillivray. “Hardware is an easy-to-change item, with great ROI that you can switch out more frequently than fixed pieces and have a little more fun with trends,” says McGillivray. These small items — door levers, towel bars, hooks, drawer pulls, cabinet door handles — are "the jewelry" that can make or break a room, he adds. So if you want to get your home on-trend without making a big investment, consider one of these easy updates with this year’s 3 biggest hardware trends.
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For 2016 consider boosting your curb appeal with a bold, oversized front door because this year one of the biggest trends in door hardware are large-scale handlesets. “A new front door is one of the best investments you can make when it comes to ROI,” says McGillivray. “But if a new door isn’t in your budget you can still reap many of the rewards with new hardware.” Our London handleset, often used by McGillivary on his renovation projects, is a crisp geometric design that will not overwhelm your front door. It’s versatile enough to offer an artistic touch to a range of decor styles, yet its substantial presence will leave a lasting first impression.
Taymor London handleset in Satin Nickel finish
Locati Architects, photo by Roger Wade Studio
Photo via World of Architecture
Taymor London handleset in Matte Black finish
BLACK IS BACK
Both the boldest accent and the newest neutral; black is showing up everywhere, from plumbing fixtures and paint colors to door hardware and furniture. Featuring sculptural shapes in a bold matte black finish, our Hint of Black collection is the perfect fit for this totally on-trend look. This year watch for black and white interiors with organic elements and geometric motifs.
Taymor Hint of Black collection
Bluff House by Auhaus Architecture
Across kitchens, baths, living rooms, and bedrooms, polished nickel is replacing polished chrome as the hottest finish in hardware. It’s similar in the way that it’s super shiny and smooth, but it’s a little warmer due to its gold undertones. (Chrome has a cooler, bluish tone.) Polished nickel is a great finish to use on pieces that have soft edges or unique detailing, such as our Wells and Vega levers. “They work really well in transitional spaces and have a ton of flexibility when it comes to style,” says McGillivray. But no matter what style of lever or knob you choose, people who like warmer, more traditional spaces, should definitely be considering this design-forward finish for 2016.
Taymor Lux collection in Polished Nickel finish
In response to the days of heavy layered furnishings and textiles, in 2016, we see a return to a look that fuses the simplicity of Scandinavian design with the raw edginess of Industrial style — we refer to it as the “Scandustrial” look. It’s a simple, understated approach that still has a strong graphic presence, like our Bergen lever, and Tenor bath collections. They all have a smooth texture and clean lines, but still make a strong statement. “When you install this type of piece against a solid background it sets a simple but distinct tone for the entire room,” says McGillivray.
Taymor Bergen lever in Polished Chrome finish (left) and Matte Black finish (right)
Photo by Anders Bergstedt
So there you have it, when you’re renovating, or if you just want a quick and easy update, new hardware should definitely be on your list. Buying well-designed quality door and bath hardware is always a smart investment. And the best thing about this year’s beloved door and bath hardware trends, it looks like they are here to stay.
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