Consumers are especially concerned with the finish of their new fixtures when undertaking kitchen and bathroom projects, according to new research from faucet-maker Moen. “Consumers are looking for product lines that have a number of finish options available to fit any style they desire,” says Jack Suvak, director of research and insights for Moen. “As American consumers continue to be more varied in their style choices, it’s becoming more important for manufacturers to offer a variety of finishes on new and existing products.” For the bathroom, there has been an increase in preference for stainless steel and brushed nickel since 2007, while purchases involving chrome have declined. In the kitchen, there is demand for finishes that fall into the traditional category, but consumers are taking a different approach to traditional finishes. For example, oil rubbed bronze, with its warm hue, provides the perfect addition to any kitchen faucet. Moen’s research shows that chrome accounts for 47 percent of all faucets purchased, followed by stainless steel and brushed nickel at 37 percent and oil rubbed bronze at 7 percent. | Read More