5 Reasons Stainless Steel Is Hot In Kitchen Design.

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The Staying Power Of Stainless Steel In Interior Design.

Stainless steel is an interior design must-have in the modern era, but it hasn’t always been that way. The versatile material has been used in industrial applications for over 100 years. It’s common in hospitals, commercial kitchens, and even in aircraft construction. But its prevalence in residential kitchens only started at the turn of the century when many homeowners wanted their space to reflect the futuristic lean of the early 2000s. 

The Popularity Of Stainless Steel Is Only Growing.

The team at Foster Remodeling finds that our Arlington clients choose stainless steel appliances for their kitchen remodel far more than any other option. Now, stainless steel is working its way into other areas of residential kitchens as a popular material for sinks, backsplashes, and countertops. Here’s why this interior design trend isn’t going away anytime soon. 

1. It’s sustainable.
Stainless steel can be recycled an infinite number of times without reducing the quality of the metal. It’s typically manufactured using over 70% recycled metals and has a long service life, so it’s easier on the environment and a smart investment for your Arlington kitchen remodel.

2. It’s long-lasting.
Stainless steel was invented in 1913 when chromium was added to a steel alloy. The addition of chromium makes stainless steel highly resistant to rust. Plus, it won’t scratch, bend, or break over time. The innate durability of stainless steel means it will outperform other material options—in fact, the average lifespan of most stainless steel is 20 years!

3. It’s easy to clean.
The non-porous surface of stainless steel is easy to clean, making it an ideal choice for Arlington homeowners. Although fingerprints and smudges tend to be more noticeable, stainless steel does not absorb dirt, so cleaning is a cinch with a damp cloth and an approved cleaning solution.

4. It’s strong.
Hygiene isn’t the only reason stainless steel is the industry standard in commercial kitchens—it’s also incredibly durable. It can withstand more extreme temperatures than aluminum and galvanized steel, and it has self-healing properties. That’s right—when the surface is scratched or damaged, the chromium content interacts with oxygen, allowing it to regain its rust resistance once more. Pretty cool!

5. It’s versatile.
Any kitchen’s interior design pairs well with the gleaming aesthetic of stainless steel. Whether your style leans more contemporary or you prefer the rustic charm of farmhouse design, incorporating stainless steel in the appliances, sink, or even countertops adds functional style that will look great for decades!

Stainless Steel Is A Timeless Interior Design Choice.

As you work with a Foster Design Consultant to dream up your new Arlington kitchen, it’s wise to select finishes and appliances with a timeless appeal. Stainless steel will outperform its counterparts and is made to shine bright for decades. When installed with impeccable attention to detail by Foster’s expert craftsmen, it adds a touch of elegance to any interior design. 

Foster Eases The Pressure Of A Kitchen Remodel.

With over 40 years of experience, we have expertly identified the most common pain points during an Arlington kitchen remodel. Using an 8-step process, our design-build firm includes you in every step, communicating details and managing expectations. Our designers, project managers, and craftsmen are all on the same team, and it’s inspiring to see how harmonious the process can be when the team has a common goal—your dream kitchen.

Let’s make a plan to incorporate stainless steel into your Arlington kitchen’s interior design!