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Accent the Old with a Little New

A brand new look on a budget

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June 4, 2012 by Robert Koci

Homeowners may find it costly and timely to keep up with yearly evolving style trends. So why not introduce them to the idea of creating accents? Instead of starting from scratch, why not advise them to update what they already have with a little more than just a fresh new paint job. Changing faucets and hardware in a room (i.e. a bathroom or kitchen) is probably the easiest way to create the illusion of a facelift.

A faucet like the Pfister Elevate EXT , for example, makes a bold contemporary statement and becomes a great focal point for any out-dated room. In the process, why not sell your client on the fact that it not only changes the look of their space, but also adds practicality to their lifestyle. A faucet like the above mentioned, allows the homeowner to adjust the height up or down – great for filling pots!

When selling a space-changing idea such as accenting, be sure to make it about more than just providing a different “look.” It’s guaranteed that the homeowner will appreciate you not only giving them a great new space to enjoy, but also one that will benefit their everyday needs.



Heidi Filici is a freelance writer based in Toronto and a part-time contributor to Canadian Contractor.


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