Stainless Steel or Black Stainless Steel Appliances?

Are you on the lookout for the hottest trends? Do you prefer timeless and tried & true? Are you not sure what you want? At Compass Homes, Columbus custom home builders, we get many questions when you’re making decisions about what you want in your new home. One of the biggest trends we are getting questions about are black stainless steel appliances. Stainless Steel appliances still have a big hold on the market, but black stainless is an interesting alternative. What are the pros & cons of each?

Black Stainless Steel Appliances

Pros of Black Appliances

  • Easy to clean & doesn’t show fingerprints
  • Less reflective with more of a matte feel & look
  • Looks really cool & different
  • Works well in a modern looking kitchen
  • GE’s slate color is a popular choice
  • Several manufacturers are making black stainless appliances
  • Provides a contrast to other finishes in your kitchen
  • Is a statement color piece

Cons of Black Appliances

  • None of the manufacturers’ colors are the same, so you can’t mix & match with different manufacturers
  • Hard to find matching pieces
  • May not be able to find replacements in the same color in a few years
  • May further darken an already dark kitchen
  • May be more expensive
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Stainless Steel Appliances

Pros of Stainless Steel Appliances

  • Matches every wood tone, finish, & counter top
  • Provides a sleek, professional feel to any kitchen
  • Easy to replace any piece
  • All pieces do not have to be from the same manufacturer as color is relatively consistent, regardless of the manufacturer
  • #1 seller in the country
  • Popular finish
  • Can be purchased inexpensively
  • Available in many sizes & options

Cons of Stainless Steel Appliances

  • Fingerprints show easily & requires a bit of work to take care of
  • May be too industrial looking
  • Most popular, which means you might want something different
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Whatever you think, kitchen trends will always come & go. You might be adventurous and try one, or you may stick with the classic & timeless. The beauty is that it is your kitchen and you can make it your own. Compass Homes, central Ohio home builders, is here to help you navigate through the many decisions you have to make when building your new home.