Once very popular, stainless steel kitchen countertops lost some of their appeal as decorating styles changed with the times. Now with the comeback of mid century-decor, stainless steel is taking center stage as an extremely durable and aesthetically pleasing kitchen countertop. Here’s some more info to get you started.
Unfortunately, adding stainless steel countertops is not a cheap endeavor. Expect to pay $75-$150 per square foot for the material, plus the cost of professional installation. Get a quote for your countertop project and see if it’s in the budget.
Stainless steel countertops can last for a lifetime if they are properly maintained. Make sure to have them professionally installed, and avoid hitting your countertop with anything that can leave a dent.
Keeping stainless steel countertops looking like new is fairly easy as long as harsh chemicals are avoided at all costs. Simply use soap and water, and wipe dry in the direction of the metal’s grain.
Actually, stainless steel looks great with nearly all cabinetry choices because it naturally adapts to whatever color is placed around it.
There are many options available, ranging from traditional silver gray to iron or chromium. There are even some types with different elements that give stainless steel its casts, levels of brightness, or reflectivity. Nickel, carbon, and titanium are examples. And to top it all off, colors can be added for copper, bronze, blue, black, and red accents.
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