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Trend Alert: 11 Stylish Stainless Steel Kitchens

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Trend Alert: 11 Stylish Stainless Steel Kitchens

November 9, 2023

For a while now we’ve been (happily) noticing the revival of the stainless steel kitchen; popular in the seventies/eighties but not so much until lately. Here’s a roundup of some recent favorites:

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Above: A kitchen in Stockholm via Coco Lapine Design.

grad 45 kitchen stainless
Above: From Japan, Sanwa’s Grad 45 kitchen is also available in a slimmed-down version.
atelier abimis kitchen italy
Above: A kitchen by Italian makers Abimis for the Palazzo Segreti in Rome.
julia birner stainless kitchen
Above: A kitchen rendering for an apartment in Warsaw, Poland, by Julia Bimer.
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Above: A freestanding, unfitted kitchen sold à la carte by Toolbox in Japan, for more, see The Unfitted Kitchen from Toolbox in Tokyo.
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Above: A kitchen with stainless components by Australian designer Amelda Wilde.
frama stainless kitchen
Above: A kitchen by Copenhagen-based Frama.
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Above: A loft in Paris by Festen Architecture, with a kitchen featuring Abimis components; see more at Kitchen of the Week: An All-Stainless Design in a Paris Loft.
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Above: A favorite from our archives: Qb3 Hoeber Loft in Philadelphia.
emerick architects loft portland
Above: A while back, we featured this kitchen by Emerick Architects in Portland; see the full story at Loft Living: An Energy-Efficient Oasis in Portland, Oregon.
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Above: A Reform kitchen in Copenhagen by French architect Jean Nouvel; for the full story, go to Everything Is Illuminated in a Light-Flooded Kitchen in Copenhagen.

For more kitchen ideas, see:

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Frequently asked questions

What is the trend of stainless steel kitchens?

The trend of stainless steel kitchens is gaining popularity due to its sleek, modern, and industrial look.

Why are stainless steel kitchens popular?

Stainless steel kitchens are popular because they are durable, resistant to stains and corrosion, easy to clean, and have a timeless aesthetic.

Are stainless steel kitchens suitable for home use?

Yes, stainless steel kitchens are suitable for home use. They are commonly used in residential kitchens, especially in contemporary and minimalist designs.

What are the benefits of stainless steel kitchens?

The benefits of stainless steel kitchens include their durability, hygiene, resistance to heat and moisture, and compatibility with various design styles.

Do stainless steel kitchens require special maintenance?

Stainless steel kitchens require regular cleaning using non-abrasive cleaners to avoid scratches. They may show fingerprints easily but can be wiped clean with a stainless steel cleaner or vinegar solution.

Can stainless steel kitchens be customized?

Yes, stainless steel kitchens can be customized to fit specific dimensions, incorporate various appliances, and feature additional design elements such as backsplashes and countertops.

What are the considerations when designing a stainless steel kitchen?

When designing a stainless steel kitchen, consider the desired aesthetic, the functionality of appliances and fixtures, proper integration with other materials, and the overall theme of the space.

Are there any drawbacks to stainless steel kitchens?

While stainless steel kitchens have numerous advantages, some drawbacks include their tendency to show fingerprints, potential for scratches, and higher cost compared to other materials.

Can stainless steel kitchens be combined with other materials?

Yes, stainless steel kitchens can be combined with other materials such as wood, glass, or stone to add warmth, texture, and visual interest to the space.

Are stainless steel kitchens suitable for small spaces?

Stainless steel kitchens can be suitable for small spaces as their sleek and reflective surfaces create an illusion of openness. However, careful planning is necessary to optimize storage and functionality.

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