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16 Kitchens that prove stainless steel can go way beyond appliances

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, pets...

These kitchens of steel make stainless appliances look amateur

It's time to break your tunnel vision when it comes to stainless steel. It's not just for appliances anymore.

Countertops

These kitchens of steel make stainless appliances look amateur

You would think stainless steel countertops would look cold and clinical, but when paired with warm woods, they actually look a bit homey. Plus, they're easy to clean and super durable — everything you've ever wanted in a countertop.

These kitchens of steel make stainless appliances look amateur

You can also pair these counters with white cabinets, giving you a crisp and clean look for your room.

These kitchens of steel make stainless appliances look amateur

There's no need to go extreme with all of your countertops. Just do a section in stainless steel to update your look, yet keep that comfy look you love.

Backsplash

These kitchens of steel make stainless appliances look amateur

This stainless steel tile backsplash gives your kitchen the sparkle it deserves.

These kitchens of steel make stainless appliances look amateur

A stainless steel backsplash combines with concrete countertops and warm woods for a modern, yet homey look.

These kitchens of steel make stainless appliances look amateur

The wide backsplash behind the range and hood guarantee you won't struggle to clean up splashes from your stove top. Plus, it looks absolutely fabulous.

These kitchens of steel make stainless appliances look amateur

If you love the shine of stainless steel but hate the lack of details, try stamping a pattern onto your backsplash to give it a little more oomph.

Cabinets

These kitchens of steel make stainless appliances look amateur

Do just the bottom cabinets in stainless steel to make an impression without feeling overwhelmed with metal.

These kitchens of steel make stainless appliances look amateur

These stainless steel doors perfectly complement the cherry wood frames.

These kitchens of steel make stainless appliances look amateur

The granite counters, brick walls and wood accents give just enough texture to pull off this wall of steel cabinets.

These kitchens of steel make stainless appliances look amateur

Still afraid to commit to completely steel cabinets? Try going with just the top drawers.

Extras

These kitchens of steel make stainless appliances look amateur

This stainless steel farmhouse sink is gorgeous, yet industrial enough to look like it can get the job done.

These kitchens of steel make stainless appliances look amateur

A stainless steel island adds function and beauty. Add a couple chairs and you've got extra seating for dinner.

These kitchens of steel make stainless appliances look amateur

Add a touch of modern to your kitchen with simple floating shelves made of stainless steel.

These kitchens of steel make stainless appliances look amateur

These stainless steel light fixtures give an industrial touch to your room.

The whole room

These kitchens of steel make stainless appliances look amateur

So you love stainless steel, and just can't decide where it looks best? Try covering the whole room in it.

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