Monday, September 24, 2012

THIS OR THAT: STAINLESS STEEL KITCHEN CABINETS!

kitchen stainless steel cabinets with granite counter top
Kitchen 1

Stainless steel kitchen aren't for everyone...but if you are looking for a sleek modern glistening place to do your cooking, then stainless could be just the answer.

In my imaginary 6th home (an apartment in some fabulous city somewhere) I might try a completely stainless look...I might. I have other ideas of the kitchens in imaginary homes 1-5. I may though throw caution to the wind and do this all metallic look in house number 6. In my real home, I have white glass front cabinets. Note to self: need to get started on imaginary homes so that I can get to number 6 and try a stainless look.

Let's take a look at a few stainless kitchens in today's THIS OR THAT...which one do you prefer?

kitchen with stainless steel cabinets, pot rack and island
Kitchen 2 - Stainless cabinets, appliances, backsplash, pot rack and floating shelves!

kitchen with stainless steel cabinets and black counter tops
Kitchen 3 - Stainless with black counters. (above)

open kitchen with stainless steel cabinet fronts
Kitchen 4 - Open kitchen island with stainless steel cabinet fronts. (above)

super small kitchen with stainless steel bottom cabinets and floating shelves, a circle table surrounded by white chairs and a fireplace
Kitchen 5 - A super small kitchen with stainless steel bottom cabinets and floating shelves. (above)
Would you ever want a stainless steel kitchen in your home?  Why or why not?

Which of these metal kitchens do you like the best?  I think I'm liking Kitchen 1 and Kitchen 2 the best.  I like the reeded glass in the upper cabinets of Kitchen 1.  For some reason, Kitchen 2 doesn't seem to overwhelmingly metallic so I like that one too.

Please vote in the comments section below.  I would love to hear which of these modern metal kitchens you like best.

Happy Monday!

xo
Coco


Photos: Rehkamp Larson Architects; Harper's Bazaar; St. Charles of New York; Kenneth Probst; Cottages & Gardens

15 comments:

  1. Oh boy, all I see is little hand prints everywhere if this was in my home!

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  2. Beautiful look, but can only imagine how much work it would require to keep them looking so!

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  3. I posted on metal cabinets last week, love that it's becoming a more popular look. I really like the 3rd and 4th kitchens!! Thanks for sharing!

    www.donnaviningblog.com

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  4. Love love LOVE the look of this. But def for someone else...not for me. A bit too mod for my own home and I think the finger prints would drive me bat sh*t crazy. I only wish I could be so neat.

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  5. By far I prefer the 5th kitchen, even though it's small. It seems so warm and cozy with the fireplace, despite the omnipresence of stainless steel. I like it a lot!

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  6. OMG - Fab! But I already see what the "after" pic would be once my boys had walked through the kitchen ;-)
    Lovely though!

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  7. Oh i would definitely do some steel cabinets in my kitchen- (if it looked somewhat like those photograph :) ) Looks amazing!

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  8. Nope. Too industrial/laboratory-like for me. I prefer kitchens with some warmth to them.

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  9. I love Kitchen 5 -- it seems like fingerprints would be okay in that casual, cool setting.

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  10. I'm actually not a huge fan of full-on stainless steel in the ktichen...looks too industrial. I like my kitchen to be warm, though not country. I read that stainless steel is actually going out of style & that colored steel appliances are coming in. Interesting right?!

    -xo, Brittany
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  11. Think about all that cleaning you have to do though!!

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  12. Im definitely going with kitchen #5. Its infused with texture which gives it life and warmth. Just needs a great patterned rug under the table and it will be perfect! The others are a bit too impractical for me.

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  13. #4 is absolute pure perfection! I'm in love!!!!!

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  14. kitchen 4 and 5 are the best because they have warmth. you need to add warmth with too much stainless. kitchen 5 with the fireplace is dreamy! :-)

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  15. I prefer stainless with warmer materials like wood.

    I'd never be able to keep stainless steel bases clean (dishwasher is never clean) but I like the idea of stainless and glass uppers with wood bases.

    Cheers,

    KitchAnn

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