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In 2016, homeowners rediscovered brass and bronze. In 2017, Maykut expects both to remain in demand, but with a slight twist. Instead of the shiny, polished finishes most common to date, oil-rubbed bronze, brushed brass, and other more sedate, less reflective looks seem likely to gain traction. Meanwhile, in the sleekest modern bathrooms, Maykut bets that matte or satin black steel may become the material of choice for faucets, shower heads, and cabinet hardware. But no matter what happens in the near term, Maykut observes a broad generational shift away from aesthetic uniformity, as homeowners "freely mix and match metals" in ever more casual, ultra-personalized baths.
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