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How to Choose the Right Fittings & Fixtures to Suit Your Home

Choosing the right fixtures and fittings for your home is about crafting a space that reflects your personal style and meets your functional needs.

Choosing the right fixtures and fittings for your home is about more than just aesthetic appeal; it’s about crafting a space that reflects your personal style and meets your functional needs. Whether you’re embarking on a new build or diving into a renovation, here’s how to navigate the vast world of home details—from knobs to faucets, and everything in between.

Inspiration: Setting Your Style Vision

Start with a clear vision. Browse social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest and visit websites like Houzz or specific designers’ portfolios to gather inspiration. These resources can help crystallise your ideas and give you a tangible concept of the style you want to achieve. This step ensures every element contributes to a cohesive look that resonates throughout your home, from the exterior to the interiors.

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Narrow Down Choices

When faced with a multitude of options for fixtures and fittings, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. To streamline your decision-making:

  1. Pre-select based on usage: Consider how you live day-to-day. For example, avid entertainers might prioritise a double oven, while families with pets or children might look for stain-resistant flooring.
  2. List essential features: Know what features are non-negotiable based on your lifestyle needs, which will immediately narrow your options and focus your search.

Cohesive Design: Finding Harmony

Your fixtures and fittings should not only match your personal style but also fit with the overall design of your home. They should enhance, not overpower, the space. Whether it’s the sleek lines of a modern tap or the classic elegance of traditional handles, these elements should integrate seamlessly into the room, enhancing the overall feel rather than drawing attention away from it.

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Invest in Quality

Incorporating fixtures and fittings into your overall budget from the beginning is crucial. Quality should be a priority:

  1. Plan ahead: Include high-quality fittings in your initial budget rather than skimping at the end.
  2. Consider longevity: Opt for products that will endure, especially in high-traffic areas. Higher quality often means less frequent replacements.
  3. Shop smart: Allow yourself enough time to find the best products at competitive prices, taking advantage of sales and promotions that could stretch your budget further.
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Practical Tips for a Smooth Selection Process

Consult Professionals

Early in your planning, engage with designers or architects to ensure that your chosen fittings will work with your layout and design theme.

Samples & Swatches 

Obtain samples wherever possible to see how materials and finishes will look in your home’s lighting and against other elements.

Check Reviews & Warranties

Before making major purchases, research product reviews and check warranty terms to ensure you are buying both functionality and peace of mind.

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Contact Nouvelle About Your Renovation

By thoughtfully selecting each piece, you not only enhance the beauty of your home but also its functionality, ensuring that it remains comfortable and appealing for years to come. The key is to blend personal taste with practical considerations, creating a space that truly feels like home.

As professionals, we know what we are doing regarding renovations. We know how to maximise the use of your space, design to reflect your lifestyle and renovate to budget and agreed time frames. 

Our state-of-the-art Business Management System, unique to Nouvelle, allows us to operate with a level of scheduling expertise that sets us apart from other providers. It takes the headache out of your renovation, so you enjoy your new space without the stress.

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If you have questions about your renovation or remodel and want to know how to make a statement in your home, contact us at Nouvelle.

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