If you pick up any home design magazines or read blogs on the Internet, they will be discussing the trends for the coming year. There are usually a variety of these blogs and magazines, and each has their own opinion about what the hottest trends for the coming year will be. They will talk about hot colors for your appliances, what the newest materials are for counters, and any new gadgets that are simply must have for the home. It seems that the question of the year, every year, is whether stainless steel is going out of style or not.
Stainless steel is a material that has been around for many, many years. There are numerous benefits to having stainless steel appliances and counters. One of the benefits is that it is hygienic. There is no porous surface for dirt or germs to imbed themselves in, which make it easy to clean. It is heat resistant, so it is good for kitchen use. It looks good and retains its look for the long term so that it can be considered an economical choice of material in the long run. On the flip side, stainless steel will show fingerprints and smudges easily, so that is an important point to keep in mind if you have a very busy life. It does not have to be a deterrent but more a point of interest when considering your choices.
So, is stainless steel going out of style? Some blogs say yes, as they always will. The more important question is, do you still have a desire to use stainless steel in your remodel? There is no reason to forgo stainless steel in your materials or appliances if that’s what you really want to use. Now, whether stainless steel is very popular or not could affect the material price. This is something that you will just need to research when you are determining the choices for your remodel.
Stainless steel is a timeless material. It can be used in a variety of settings such as appliances, counter material, sinks, etc. Using it or another choice should remain your decision based on your likes, wants, and affordability for your remodel. It shouldn’t really be based on what is currently in or out of fashion. You can use the information for inspiration about your space; it’s just important to make your decisions based on your personal taste.