As a buyer in new or recent construction, many modern homeowners have turned to stainless steel appliances to add finishing touches to their contemporary homes. And for just this reason, many manufacturers seem to offer appliances in JUST stainless steel. It makes sense; it’s easy to clean and looks good after running a damp rag over it, not too expensive, and can be created to suit any need or space.
As owners of older homes have found, upgrading appliances leaves a kitchen functional while retaining its craftsman charm. It provides a pleasant juxtaposition of the old and the new working seamlessly together, without looking gaudy or cheap. However, be warned, using very thin sheets or cheap tiles isn't going to do you any favors.
To provide further continuity throughout homes, stainless steel backsplashes are being used as a cost effective, easy to clean surface substitute with tile or wallpaper. And besides being easy to clean and cheap/easy to install, it neatly goes together with the potential stainless steel refrigerator, microwave, oven, toaster, and various other small appliances that litter the kitchen counter-tops.
To take a home to the next step, DIY enthusiasts have been applying stainless sheets of varying finishes throughout the house outside the kitchen in areas one might not first think. These include brushed, and various other textures and patters. In fact we offer 20 different stainless finishes that not only work for backsplashes, but almost any other application you can think of.
A bathroom off the main floor (although it doesn’t have to be) from the kitchen, can swap out painted walls or crumbling subway tile with stainless steel backsplash to go perfectly with other metallic pieces in the room such as shower heads, cabinet hardware, faucets, mirrors, vanities, and even la toilette (that’s the can, John, silver throne, or just toilet if you’re not French).
And for the men that can have their way in the new construction of a home. A man room/man cave/man den/man whathaveyou with accompanying wet bar would look great with a stainless steel backsplash to go with the barstools, countertops, etc. Oh, and include the various metallic gadgetry the male mind (and stomach) requires to serve his comrades in video games, movie marathons, and poker nights.
But why stop there? Outdoor patios and barbeque sets are popping up in backyards everywhere. And to go along with the stainless steel grill, utensils, and metallic lawn furniture, a stainless steel backsplash can be used instead of brick around the grill station. Along those lines, stainless steel for barbecue backsplashes is popular in Florida where corrosion from salt water is an issue.
Maybe every room doesn’t need a little stainless steel, but that doesn’t mean it still wouldn’t look good.