The Pros and Cons of Upgrading Kitchens with Stainless Steel

Posted by FJS Distributors, Inc. on April 04, 2019

Are you thinking about upgrading your property with stainless steel kitchen appliances? Good choice. A beautiful, modern kitchen is an amenity that renters crave, and adding stainless steel appliances is a smart choice that improves renter satisfaction, increases property value and makes properties stand out among the competition.

You likely have a few questions, and you’re probably wondering what options are out there, how to clean stainless steel appliances, and whether or not upgrading to stainless steel is a smart investment for your property.

We’ve worked with multi-family property owners all over the country, helping them add value to their properties with stainless steel kitchen appliances. We’ve reviewed the situation and found the pros to outweigh the cons every time.

PRO – Easy to clean

Stainless steel appliances are incredibly easy to clean. Simply wipe down with warm, soapy water or use a stainless steel wipe. Even the stickiest messes wipe away easily, making clean up a breeze. A quick wipe down after cooking will do the trick.

CON – Smudges

Stainless steel is prone to showing smudges. It happens, but as we mentioned above, removing smudges is incredibly easy. And, with newer “smudge-proof” finish options from leading brands, smudges are a problem of the past.

PRO – Two finish choices

Traditional stainless steel has led the market for years, but it has finally met its match: black stainless steel. With two beautiful finishes to choose from, stainless steel will complement any kitchen design, adding a high-quality look that renters will love.

CON – Bold stainless finishes are not an option – yet!

There’s a time and a place for statement pieces that really make a kitchen pop. We’re not opposed to a splash of color, but stainless steel hasn’t reached that level, yet. In the future, we may see red, blue or green appliances, but today, we’re sticking with traditional silver and black.

PRO – Fits any décor style

Stainless steel has a classic look that fits with any interior design style. Trends may come and go, but stainless steel is always going to look great. Whether your property boasts a modern, industrial style or something more traditional, a stainless steel kitchen will elevate the look.

CON – Unlimited décor possibilities

Unlimited possibilities mean unlimited choices. It can be hard to narrow down and decide on just the look you want. Rest assured knowing that no matter what you choose, stainless steel appliances will complete the look.

PRO – Lasting, high-end style

The beauty of stainless steel is that it’s timeless. There’s a reason why interior designers lean toward stainless whenever possible. It’s easy to fit a stainless steel appliance into any style, and it always looks high-quality and high-end.

CON – It is an investment

Adding stainless steel appliances can be seen as an investment. The ROI will be positive, but there is an investment you need to make for these quality appliances. Luckily, you can have them for many years so that investment is worth it. And when you work with a trusted distributor like FJS Distributors, you can often access bulk pricing that brings the cost per unit down fast.

Upgrade Your Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances

When you invest in your property with beautiful, stainless steel kitchen appliances, you expect them to look great for years. But accidents are inevitable. How do you clean stainless steel appliances? Is it easy to fix a dent or a scratch?

Don’t panic. Don’t get upset. Stainless steel is known for being tough, after all. Download our Maintaining Stainless Steel Appliances Tip Sheet for insider knowledge on keeping your appliances looking great for years to come.

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Topics: Stainless Steel Kitchens

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For owners, managers and developers of multi-family housing, the FJS Distributors blog is your go-to source for advice on how to add value to your bottom line through appliances. This blog covers topics like:

  • Appliance selection
  • Appliance installation
  • Retrofitting older buildings to add appliance amenities, such as in-unit laundry 
  • Benefits and tradeoffs of different types of appliances
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