Everyone’s a professional chef these days, huh? Or, at least, that’s how it’s beginning to seem. People start watching Top Chef and Hell’s Kitchen, and all of a sudden they think they’re the next big stars of the culinary arts!
This trend has led people to make choices with respect to their kitchens that simply weren’t being made a decade or so ago. More often than not, these choices reflect people’s desire to have a more professional kitchen, one that offers all the amenities and ease of a world-class restaurant kitchen. For this reason, more and more homeowners have been turning to metal when they design their kitchens.
In some cases, this means that everything is made of metal, from the cabinets and appliances to the stools and chairs. In other cases, metal elements are incorporated with natural wood elements to strike a delicate balance. Either way, the result is always a kitchen that looks like something that would make a Michelin-starred chef blush.
So, if you’ve been thinking about upping your kitchen game and trying to create an environment suitable for some serious cooking, then check out these 21 sleek and modern metal kitchen designs. You’re sure to love them all!
1. Work Space
The metal of the range and surrounding cabinetry balance nicely against the white cabinetry of the opposite wall, creating a dedicated “working” space.
Metal can be used to great effect to create a functional and efficient space in even a small area.
It doesn’t have to be all metal everything; sometimes you can use metal to create an eye-catching island for your kitchen.
4. Old and New
The classic chandelier in the foreground balances nicely against the ultra-modern and metallic kitchen in the background.
Metal cabinets in your kitchen will work particularly well if they’re set against an exposed brick wall.
Metal can also be an excellent choice when you’re putting together an outdoor kitchen for your patio.
The metal and glass cabinetry over the countertops in this kitchen are truly eye catching and stunning.
It’s hard to deny that having metal cabinetry creates the appearance of a professional chef’s kitchen.
If you’re not ready to do metal for everything, perhaps you should consider it for your backsplash, as doing so is very visually appealing (and functional).
Likewise, you can use metal elements to provide a nice contrast with more traditional choices.
Here you can see how visually appealing a thick metal countertop can be for a modern kitchen design.
The overhead metal storage in this stunning, modern kitchen works beautifully, allowing the space to breathe.
Remember that keeping a kitchen like this clean, which has mostly metal surfaces, is incredibly easy!
14. Metal and Wood
Large metal elements and wooden accents come together in this kitchen design to create something truly amazing.
Translucent glass works particularly well for creating a sense of dimension with metallic cabinetry.
The dark mahogany cabinetry in this kitchen works beautifully with the metal cabinets and metallic accents.
The subtle use of metal in this thoroughly modern kitchen provides as much visual appeal as it does functionally.
Again, you can see how metal countertops provide a kitchen that’s made for cooking and not just for show.
Against the stone floors, this metal kitchen space works quite beautifully. Wouldn’t you want to cook there?
This kitchen beautifully demonstrates that the use of metal doesn’t mean that your kitchen has to be cold an impersonal. It can be just the opposite.
21. The Future?
As more homeowners take the culinary arts more seriously, will metal kitchens become the new norm? Only time will tell…