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Copper is the ‘It’ Metal for Home Restoration in 2015

antique copper hanging light fixture shot from the ground looking upMove over granite, stainless steel, tiles, aluminum, and brushed nickel. 2015’s ‘it’ material for home restoration is copper!

Copper is amazing for so many things in home remodeling and restoration. Use it to make your home look awesome and increase its value at the same time.

Remember: copper is 100% recyclable!

Durable, Low Maintenance Copper

First, copper is so durable. It’s great for areas that are exposed to the elements, like gutters, flashing and downspouts. They look incredible, won’t sag or weaken, and can handle any weather condition. On top of that, they are very low maintenance.

Over time, copper develops what’s called a patina (the green look), which even reforms  when damaged. This resists corrosion, is durable in many conditions, and even acts as an algaecide and fungicide to keep moss growth to a minimum.

Copper gutters can be used with all roof types, can be created in almost any style, and any expense is more than compensated for by how many years they last.

Huge Kitchen Possibilities

Restoring your home’s kitchen should definitely involve copper. Aside from esthetic appeal, copper surfaces (yes, countertops) are anti-bacterial and so easy to wipe down.

Next comes backsplashes. Tiles become so plain next to copper backsplashes and the stunning color they bring to the room. Try a flat finish, darker or lighter shades, patterned copper, even tiles. They all make the kitchen look high end. Even if the soft copper gets dinged or dented, its visual appeal remains, often even increasing.

Then use copper for your faucets and sink for an old style look, with modern touches and highlights, that will age so well.

In fact, as it ages, copper may discolor a little, merely adding to your kitchen’s charm.

You can use copper for so many other things in the kitchen – range hood, island walls, and also lighting. Copper light fittings will really restore your home’s kitchen to its proper glory.

Bathroom Elegance

Like the kitchen, copper faucets and sinks (especially pedestal sinks) are magnificent. For a very different look, refashion a copper pipe into a faucet. Otherwise, there are so many great faucet shapes you can have.

While you’re at it, why not frame the bathroom mirror with copper? Then include copper fittings in the shower and tub, as well as towel rails. Restore your home’s charm level to the max.

Copper Accents Add a Touch of Class

Just a small copper upgrade will make your home look glorious without breaking the bank.  Copper accents can be added easily – light fixtures, around the fireplace, mantelpiece, cabinet handles and drawer pulls, door handles, window framing, wall panel features, you name it. Bring captivating style to previously stale spaces.

Copper truly is a classic material that has made a huge comeback in home restoration and remodeling. With a little imagination and flair, your home will be transformed.

Romney Tripp of RWT Design & Construction“Romney Tripp started construction in 1977 and formed RWT Design & Construction in 1992, eventually setting up the shop in Burbank. From the mid 1980’s Romney has been working on building recording studios as well as…” Read more.

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