In fact today’s giveaway is helping to promote their two latest hardware finishes, Satin Brass and Polished Nickel. So. Hard. to. Choose! Brass is so hot, hot, hot right now with home decor, but it’s a hard finish to get right. There’s a fine line between 80’s brass and the more understated brass finish of today 😉 There’s some bathroom and kitchen hardware collections that are available, but not much door hardware in the right tone and sheen. In fact, Schlage’s matte brass gets it JUST right.
I’m also a huge fan of polished nickel, most of the time I tend to go that direction when choosing bathroom hardware. If you’re not aware of the difference between polished nickel and polished chrome, it’s subtle, but important. Chrome has cool undertones. Nickel on the other hand give us that sleek silver look with a slightly warmer tone. It’s like the difference between white and ivory. Perfect way to get the shine without getting too stark.
So when Schlage asked me which door hardware style and finish I’d like to install, I decided to go with polished nickel to match the nickel finish of our house numbers. I chose the to go with the Century Collection because of its matching modern lines. The hardware was super easy to install. In fact the Mr had all all of the interior door knobs up within an hour :X I was impressed.
Our house was built in 1963 and had a lot of original door hardware in a matte copper tone that was so popular back then. Most of them were not in great shape. BUT there was also a mish-mash of newer chrome and brass knobs. So it felt good to replace all of them with uniform hardware. Ah, satisfaction 😉 I love the contrast of the polished nickel with the retro wood tone of the doors. Can you believe at one point I wanted to stain them a different color? So glad I refrained.
Prize value worth up to a $500. U.S. readers only, please. By entering this giveaway, you agree to complete a written questionnaire with feedback surrounding Schlage products and installation. Once the prize has been shipped to the lucky winner and they’ve had time to install and use the hardware, a Schlage representative will get in touch for feedback. Opinions you provide will be used in future communications from Schlage. Enter using the rafflecopter widget below.