Cesar Maxima 2.2 Steel Kitchen Island


Stainless steel kitchen designs are becoming increasingly popular amongst our clients in NJ and the wider tri-state area. While steel and metal kitchens were commonly used in commercial kitchens, they are now a popular for commercial and residential kitchen design projects alike. Learn more about kitchens made of stainless steel in this Modiani kitchen blog post here.

Cesar Maxima 2.2 Steel Kitchen Island

Stainless Steel As A Kitchen Trend

Recent trends in kitchen design include using metal and steel as central elements of a modern kitchen design project while not allowing it to overwhelm through the use of steel in an elegant, minimalistic way. Too much steel can make a home’s kitchen feel like a corporate kitchen, which would not be what most families are looking for. Instead, using steel as a component of the overall kitchen design lets the richness of the steel prevail without taking over. Kitchens made of stainless steel are seen by many people today as a standard in quality when it comes to kitchen design. However, although many families want to incorporate steel into their residential kitchen, a full-on steel setup would feel like too much. This is why many of our clients at Modiani Kitchens want to embrace either contemporary or traditional luxury kitchen design while also using stainless steel, keeping a good balance in mind.

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Some valuable kitchen design tips for incorporating stainless steel into a custom kitchen design include:

Using Steel Above the Stove

A steel stove hood is a great way to incorporate steel in the kitchen as well as to create a focal point. The combination of a steel hood and a more traditional design can do wonders in terms of creating a rustic country design that still feels sophisticated and modern.

Metal Kitchen Backsplash

The kitchen backsplash is a great way to create a visual focal point in the kitchen, and metal or stainless steel is a perfect material to use as part of the backsplash. Adding this pop of stainless steel again gives a modern, finished look to the kitchen without making the overall space feel industrial or impersonal.

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Use Steel Sparingly

Many kitchen designers recommend using stainless steel as one aspect of their clients’ luxury kitchen design, but not as the main one. If the majority of your kitchen appliances are already made of stainless steel, try not to go stainless with the small appliances as well, as it is good to know that the reverse works as well.

Undercutting the Sheen

Stainless steel is a kitchen design material that has a cool sheen to it that many register as industrial. However, mixed inwith other surfaces such as granite, ceramic, or wood, the cold sheen of stainless steel will have less impact. Warm colors and materials do a particularly good job of balancing out the cold effects of stainless steel.

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Use Of Wood And Steel

As previously mentioned, wood does wonders to balance out the cooling effects of stainless steel in the kitchen. Wood is popularly used in conjunction with stainless steel, such as in the case of a wooden stove hood over a stainless steel stove. By integrating stainless steel this way but keeping wood at the center of attention, the steel is able to contribute its rich quality without being too overbearing. To learn more about stainless-steel kitchen designs, don’t hesitate to contact our Modiani Kitchen Showroom in Englewood, New Jersey any time.


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