Nowadays, more family chooses to use stainless steel kitchen cabinet rather than solid wood. The most common reason is that stainless steel is a lot easier to maintain. It is easier to be clean, more durable, look modern, and less expensive. Meanwhile solid wooden kitchen cabinets are relatively more expensive and require more maintaining efforts. Although the color of solid wooden kitchen cabinet is a lot more versatile, finishes, textures and shapes, the stainless steel has the most neutral color that will goes to any color. Is it true that it is always better to use stainless steel kitchen cabinet over other material? Below are some of considerations about advantage and disadvantages using stainless steel as the home kitchen cabinet.
Besides the modern look designs popularity, there are plenty reason why people choose stainless steel kitchen cabinet. Along with its popularity, the issue about eco friendly home appliances material is arises, and more articles about health problem causing from the kitchen related with the use of steel kitchen appliances also spread. Now, there are a pros and contras about the use of stainless steel in your kitchen. From the economic side, the stainless steel will always win. Stainless steel is the most cost effective kitchen material option. The cost for stainless steel is only about $20 – $40 per square foot.
The stainless steel kitchen cabinet also resistant to corrosion and stain but tend to dent and scratch easily. The stainless steel cabinet usually available in one solid piece, this make the process of installment easier and the result will be perfect without dirt, grease, or cracks. However, the dirt, food, even fingerprint can be easily show on the surface. So, even though the cleaning process is easily done, you might have to do it often. Stainless steel is also good to lighten up your kitchen even when the kitchen is located in the area with less natural lights. Stainless steel reflects the light perfectly and can help to make the illusion of more spacious space.
The last advantage is that the stainless steel really is a durable material, and can also be use as backsplash. The maintenance also extremely easy, like it has been said before. You will only need clean wipes and soap to make the surface back to clean. If other material need polish maintenance, the stainless steel will not. However, everything has to be depending on your needs.