Create a sensational kitchen with sleek steel

incorporating sleek steel into your kitchen

Looking for a kitchen that’s durable, modern, stylish and easy to clean? A sleek steel kitchen can give you all this and more – plus it fits in with most kitchen decors and designs. You may be familiar with stainless steel appliances and perhaps even steel worktops but did you know that design enthusiasts are now bringing sleek steel islands and shelves to some of the UK’s most contemporary kitchens too?

Why steel?

Steel offers a distinctive feel and look that blends perfectly into modern, contemporary kitchens. It’s sleek, shiny, modern and neutral in colour making it a great option for many homes. To put it simply, it looks pretty good!

Easy to clean and hygienic

Families and avid cooks particularly love how easy steel is to clean. It just requires a simple wipe down with a damp cloth – so no need for special cleaners or cloths! The non-porous quality of steel is also a massive advantage. It ensures that all your steel appliances and worktops are resistant to germs and bacteria, which of course is a big plus in the kitchen!

Durable and easy to manage

For those looking for something easy to manage, steel is the number one choice. It’s resistant to water, heat, stains and just about anything else! You won’t have to worry about the material loosing its beauty over time – it won’t rust, or fade, or discolour.

Enhances your kitchen space

If you’re looking to create an illusion of a larger kitchen, steel appliances and features will definitely help you to create that illusion. By working with stainless steel you can reflect the various surfaces in your kitchen to give off the impression of a much larger and brighter room

Design tips: How to bring steel into your kitchen

There are so many options when it comes to integrating sleek steel into your kitchen. You can choose from steel kitchen islands, to stainless steel appliances and even stainless steel worktops. They key is getting the design just right – which is where the experts at Kitchen Design Centre come in. A number of our showroom designs incorporate steel but we always love creating new designs with your specifications and requirements in mind. Why not pop in to have a chat about your ideas?

In the meantime you can browse some of our top tips for integrating steel into your kitchen:

  1. Cabinets in stainless steel provide a striking contrast with black granite work surfaces. This is a great alternative to the complete steel look. Equally, stainless steel works in dramatic combination with high gloss and solid colours or timber.
  2. Even traditional kitchens can have a touch of modernity with chrome handles, stainless steel appliances and a polished granite kitchen worktop.
  3. For a real modern edge, go all out and add metal worktops to match handles on the kitchen units.
  4. For a softer, more inviting look, consider combining steel with wood. Steel counters and gleaming wood create a very modern look, adding drama and sophistication to your kitchen design.
  5. Never underestimate the importance of lighting. Lighting really does finish off the look, helping to make your kitchen comfortable and useful, whilst ensuring it has real wow factor!

Have you incorporated steel into your kitchen? Tell us about your steel kitchen designs in the comments below or tweet us @ModernKitchens

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