I opted for updating our hardware in the kitchen and painting the downstairs bathroom. I'm a little embarrassed that I waited over 5 years to change the hardware.....all I have to say is that there must have been some sort of discount on these 1980's gold brushed things when the previous owners built. They are EVERYWHERE in my house - the kitchen, the hallway, the upstairs bathroom and the laundry room. Ugh. I chose to just update the kitchen and the hallway to start with. That alone was 29 knobs! See the update:
I tried to take before and after pictures of the bathroom, but they didn't really turn out. ....guess you'll just have to stop over to see for yourself.