Getting a new kitchen often means getting new kitchen appliances. If you are totally renovating your kitchen, it is well worth changing out old appliances for new ones. After all, they are what powers the functionality of this room. Stainless steel has been a popular choice for at least a decade, but is it still well worth installing in 2021?
Are Stainless Steel Appliances Still Popular?
The answer is yes. Stainless steel appliances are still ever popular among homeowners in 2021, with a strong expectation for the trend to continue in the future. Stainless steel is sleek, neutral, and goes with practically any type of cabinetry and flooring. It will stand the test of time both practically and stylistically and is relatively easy to clean. One might say it is not a trend, but a classic finish for kitchen appliances.
Two Trends Changing the Scene
In light of the popularity of stainless steel kitchen appliances, one should note two key trends that may or may not influence the choice of stainless steel in the kitchen. One of these trends is the “integrated kitchen.” Today, kitchen layouts are becoming more open and more central to the home than ever. The kitchen is where the cook can prepare meals and still engage with the party and where the party can gather around the kitchen island. As walls go down between the kitchen and the living or dining room, one will want to pair kitchen appliance finishes with the overall style of the open rooms.
With an open kitchen layout, kitchens become more personalized in every way. They are more like another living area than merely a utility room. Some watch TV, read, and relax in the kitchen. This makes stainless steel just one of numerous options.
Other Finishes Available
Other finishes have become available in the past decade, from painted to matte black to bronze. Painted ranges and refrigerators can add a pop of personality in a kitchen, while matte black is trendy and easier to clean. One can also mix and match metals in the kitchen, so choosing 2-3 different options is yet another possibility. If you want your appliances to blend in with the cabinetry completely, one can have paneled appliances that truly make them look the part.
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