It used to be that stainless steel was an industrial application. Not so anymore. First, stainless steel made its way into kitchens via appliances. Then we saw it making an appearance on the occasional kitchen island or perimeter countertop. Now, stainless steel cabinets are popping up here and there in contemporary and modern kitchen designs.
The problem is that many of these stainless steel upgrades are pricier than their standard counterparts, which can leave budget-conscious clients out of the style loop. Not so anymore!
Enjoy Metallic Cabinet Doors Without the Metal - and Without the Hefty Price Tag!
Kitchen Magic is thrilled to announce we have a new laminate door style that looks just like metal - but without the heftier price tag. The door's official finish name is "Brushed Steel". It's a maintenance-free laminate (bet that caught your attention!) and is made with a furniture grade core so you're guaranteed a solid, heavy-duty body that can withstand more than its fair share of daily kitchen wear and tear.
Best of all, the Brushed Steel laminate finish is available for cabinet refacing as well as new cabinet build-outs. In case you aren't familiar with the benefits of cabinet refacing (recommended if your remodel will retain a similar layout) Read More About Cabinet Refacing Here.
In the meantime, here are some ideas on how you can implement the new Brushed Steel metallic cabinet door in your new kitchen.
Choose them for the uppers or the lowers
The bold kitchen remodeler may opt to go for the gold - or, ahem, steel - and select this finish for the whole kit and caboodle. However, they also look great when used for either the upper or the lower cabinet doors. This creates what we call a two-toned kitchen. Your Brushed Steel laminate doors are going to appear light and bright so you can consider anchoring them by using a darker finish for your lower cabinets. A two-toned approach creates visual interest and can also be used to balance other design details, like a patterned countertop or contrasting wall colors between living spaces in an open floor plan.
Use them as accents
Sometimes, it's nice to break up the monotony of a "wall of cabinetry". If you have an area of your kitchen that seems cabinet heavy, consider breaking it up a bit with a metallic door or two. We often use glass cabinet door inserts this way, but you have to be willing to display the cabinet contents. With the Brushed Steel solid cabinet doors, your mess can remain safely hidden from view.
Augment a design feature
One of our favorite ways to use stainless steel cabinets is alongside a stainless steel hood or other complementary feature. You will gain the same aesthetic using the Brushed Steel finish, which creates a transition between stainless steel features and your predominant cabinet finish.
Interested in seeing our new Brushed Steel laminate doors in person? Come on down or schedule a consultation with a Kitchen Magic Design pro.