Black stainless steel is bold and sexy, but does it have staying power?
At the end of last year, obsessed customers chose to use a black anchor spacestainless-
Steel equipment from Samsung.
The finish, combined with custom cabinets, painted Benjamin Moore\'s blue and penny tile floors in the Florida Keys, not only excites homeowners, but also makes the online community Houzz sensational.
The Houzz editors even used an art image. deco-meets-
The modern kitchen is accompanied by a survey of black people. stainless-
Steel equipment, users vote for the new completion of more than two.
Major home appliance manufacturers such as LG, KitchenAid and Kenmore have hyped that \"black stainless steel\" is essentially traditional stainless steel coated with smooth, dark finishes.
The actual tone varies from brand to brand.
There is no denying that this new color on the block is sexy --
Well, it\'s sexy like a dishwasher, an oven and a fridge-
But does it have staying power?
According to home improvement expert Karl Champley, the transition to a dark home appliance finish began in Europe and is slowly moving west.
Champley, the winner of the \"Allen Design Challenge\" and a spokesman for the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association, said that although black stainless steel will not replace classic stainless steel in the United StatesS.
This does not mean that homeowners should not consider this issue now.
\"It looks great,\" Champley said . \".
\"It will take a few more years before it becomes mainstream, and you are already ahead of the game.
Houzz editor Sheila Schmitz says the number of users has increased
The generated images featuring black stainless steel prompted the site\'s research team to add them to the 2017 Houzz kitchen trend study.
The survey results show that 7% of homeowners who have completed, are in progress, or are planning to carry out kitchen renovations have chosen black
Stainless steel kitchen appliances
Champley compares the dazzling marketing of black stainless steel between manufacturers to having a display car in a dealer location.
\"They want to prove that they are the trend.
If they get someone hooked on this product, you have to supplement it with other products on the production line.
\"He recommends black stainless steel to anyone who wants to make a statement or update a modern or transitional kitchen style.
\"The reason why it is strong is because of its appearance and ease of maintenance,\" Champley said . \"
Although it sounds good, there is a disadvantage that any one is high
The transportation kitchen should be considered: it can be scratched.
\"If you accidentally put the engagement ring on, it will scratch,\" Champley said . \" He quickly added that, in his experience, scratches are rare and can also be repaired
It\'s like fixing scratches on a car, he said.
He suggested contacting the manufacturer to obtain samples of specific tones and sealant.
Then you can use a high
Sandpaper, clean the area, pat on the finish with a cloth.
For anyone worried about Lego
Waving a toddler, he said, \"It\'s very unusual to hit a device hard to scratch it.
\"Scratch aside, this is probably the biggest issue among people who intend to invest thousands of dollars in new appliances (according to the brand, black Stainless Steel each appliance can run hundreds more whether this will become a decision they will regret in the next few years.
Schmitz\'s biggest suggestion is: \"Don\'t be influenced by the trend.
Choose something that makes your heart betterpatter.
If you can\'t make a decision between black or traditional stainless steel, try to mix things up and use a black
Stainless steel appliances as statement pieces.
\"People are increasingly interested in mixing metal finishes,\" Schmitz said . \".
\"It\'s like mixing metal in jewelry.
This is an element of a classic kitchen.
Over time, they tend to get a new and old mixed look.
It\'s actually a more beautiful kitchen because it\'s yours, not the same as everyone else\'s.
You don\'t need to follow any design rules if it\'s balanced.
Schmitz and Champley agree that a professional designer is a place worth investing in.
\"I \'ve gone through this process myself and asked the designer to help you pick things that are worth the extra cost,\" Schmitz said . \".
\"It saves you money and time, not yourself
Doubt and dissatisfied with the results.
\"Having a certified designer is a good investment --
That way, you can get the render effect before you buy it and visually see the final result, \"Champley agreed.
When it comes to resale value, Kerrie Kelly, home design expert at Zillow Digs, said that although it is difficult to surpass stainless steel for universal attraction, black stainless steel can be eye-catching and create high-end European aesthetics, especially when combined with the right cabinet and metal elements.
Whether you choose a more integrated look of black stainless steel, traditional stainless steel or major appliances, Champley says the biggest trend he sees is that people stay at home longer, and avoid the trend of general design that is still effective after 10 to 15 years.
\"There\'s a lot of novelty out there, but we need to meet the needs of the kitchen and appliances to adapt to the present and future,\" Champley said . \".
\"We should design the casa that suits our soul, not the next buyer.
\"As for the Toronto kitchen, Jaclyn Gray, a senior designer at the Toronto interior design group, said homeowners were still\" very satisfied \"with their decision to choose black people\"
Stainless steel appliances, as of the press time, no scratches.