Is Stainless Steel Obsolete as a Home Décor Choice?

Is Stainless Steel Obsolete as a Home Décor Choice?

Recently, home appliance maker Whirlpool announced that it would begin selling a line of appliances with a new white ice exterior. The sleek and modern design has turned heads, and it begs the question: Is stainless steel going to be obsolete as a choice for home décor in your kitchen? To answer this, it helps to consider the precedent. Since stainless steel first started appearing in homes more than 25 years ago, it has had remarkable staying power. Any new trend or fad in appliances will have an uphill climb to supplant stainless steel kitchen appliances as the dominant choice.

Perhaps the most telling point is the fact that Whirlpool hasn’t discontinued its stainless steel offerings. It’s still easy to find high quality stainless steel sheet used for everything from refrigerators and counters, to grills and backsplashes. While some new homes might try to accommodate a more modern style with bold white or black appliances, there is still a wide range of practical benefits to owning stainless steel, such as low maintenance, ease of cleaning, and a long life. Beyond those, many people still appreciate the aesthetics of stainless steel, so to say it is obsolete is just silly. With all of these benefits, and more, it’s likely that you’ll see plenty of people continuing to buy stainless steel for their homes in the future.

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