Black stainless steel. It’s more than just the next big thing in kitchen design. It’s a new spin on timeless, classic stainless steel appliances, and it’s here to stay. By their very nature, kitchen design trends are always changing. It can be hard to keep up, and nothing turns potential renters off faster than a tired, dated kitchen.
In the multi-family housing industry, high-quality kitchen appliances are at the top of every renter’s wish list. Property owners often install stainless steel appliances to create a modern look with staying power – it won’t go out of style, and most renters will be pleased with an upgrade to stainless steel. Black stainless steel holds the same appeal, with a less industrial look. The 2017 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study placed black stainless steel appliances among the primary colors for kitchen renovations, and are gaining popularity across all age demographics. To learn more about stainless steel appliances, check out our helpful guide.
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Often created with a protective, black-tinted polymer finish, black stainless steel appliances are a smart investment in three key ways.
Property managers often make quick upgrades to properties by installing stainless steel appliances. They’re easy to install and can hold up to extended wear and tear. The same is true of black stainless steel – it’ll stand up to regular use, year after year. If you do get a little scratch from standard wear and tear, a little sandpaper, sealant and elbow grease can remedy any accidental scratches in a jif.
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but many potential renters do. That’s why it is essential to keep properties looking great. Black stainless steel has endless visual appeal. It’s sleek. It’s modern. It’s new and different. Upgrading kitchen appliances with black stainless steel creates a high-end look that residents will love – even if it leads to rent increases. Moreover, these upgraded appliances increase a property’s appeal, outshining the competition every time.
What renters love most about black stainless steel appliances is the simple maintenance. While traditional stainless steel can attract fingerprints like a moth to a flame, the finish on black stainless steel appliances is smudge-proof and easy to clean. It doesn’t require any specialty wipes; a clean, damp washcloth will do.
Download our Frigidaire Black Stainless Steel product guide to learn more about each appliance, and how upgrading your kitchens with black stainless steel can increase your rental income, improve renter satisfaction and strengthen your property value.