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Brass is indeed coming back into fashion, however, that doesn’t mean that it’s the same brass of the 80s. The brass items found on the market today have a more modern shape and most of the time they have a matte finish. For this reason, we cannot say that it’s the same style that was popular in the 80s.
If you work as a home stager you often visit houses that are quite dated. The most dated features are usually found in bathrooms and kitchens, which are the rooms more subject to fashion trends as they contain elements that, once installed, stay in place for many years to come. I’m talking about tiles, kitchen cabinets, faucets, towel bars, shower doors, etc.
For this reason, I think that it is important to stay away from current trends when renovating a house because once these have passed you find yourself living in a home whose style most likely won’t be appreciated in a few years.
The bathroom in the photo is a typical example of a combination of current trends and classic elements. The faucets and the bathroom accessories are clearly from the 80s, however, the tiles are so neutral that they are still in line with today’s taste, even after 30 years.
During my consultation before the staging, I suggested to the owner of the house to keep the tiles but to change all the brass elements. To be cohesive with the style of the house, which is rather traditional, we chose to replace all the brass items with dark bronze ones.
While the shower door was replaced, we found out that the bathtub faucet couldn’t be changed without removing the entire bathtub from its location. Since this was not feasible in terms of cost, we decided to paint the faucet with dark bronze spray paint instead.
This is a typical example of how you can slightly modernize a bathroom without spending too much money. In the end, the main goal is to present a house that is not too old-fashioned.
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