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Design Alternatives To A Stainless Steel Kitchen

Design Alternatives To A Stainless Steel Kitchen

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The time has finally come for you to remodel your kitchen, but you’re not convinced about which style or design you are interested in. More importantly, you don’t know what look or finish you want for your appliances. The typical answer is to go with stainless steel as it’s a classic and timeless look. But what if stainless steel appliances aren’t for you or your taste? Well luckily for you, there are many options for your appliances outside of traditional stainless steel. In this week’s blog, we are going to take a look at different finish options for your kitchen appliances to best match your taste.

Alternatives to Stainless Steel Kitchen

Range Hoods

Range Hoods are a great place to start for appliances as they can often be the focal point of your kitchen and set the tone. Although stainless steel hoods are the most common finish for hoods, it’s far from being the only viable option. If you’re interested in the classic look with a twist, black stainless hoods may be a great option for you. ZLINE black stainless range hoods offer a sleek look with high performance.

ZLINE also makes Autograph Edition range hoods, which include matte black, white matte, and DuraSnow® finish, with accent options of gold, champagne bronze, and matte black. Although the entire hood won’t be white matte or matte black, it gives you the ability to move away from an entirely stainless steel hood. Autograph Edition can truly capture the look you're going for with the aesthetic colors and accents without sacrificing functionality

If you like the look of a metal hood, but neither stainless options are for you, then a copper range hood may be the way to go. Copper range hoods still offer a timeless look with the versatility to fit in both a modern or traditional style kitchen. Premier Copper Products makes great-looking copper range hoods.

Designer wooden range hoods are another great option to be able to add your personal touch to the kitchen. Wood hoods offer a classy look and can enhance the look of your kitchen.

The final option for range hood styles is glass range hoods. Glass style range hoods add a unique yet modern look to your kitchen. Glass range hoods made by ZLINE also come with modern features including ADA compliance. Glass hoods are great to incorporate some stainless steel, without the entire unit being stainless. You can shop all range hood finishes at The Range Hood Store.

Glass and Stainless Steel Hood

Freestanding Ranges

A freestanding range can really compliment your range hood to achieve the look and style you imagined. Like the range hood, if you like the stainless look but not stainless steel, all-black stainless ranges can be the best fit for you. ZLINE makes a variety of black stainless ranges to match their range hood collection.

ZLINE’s Autograph Edition ranges are a beautiful alternative to stainless steel and can match seamlessly with their range hoods as well. Autograph Edition ranges can really highlight your kitchen cabinetry and hardware with the use of gold, champagne bronze, or matte black knobs and handles.

Lastly, another alternative to a stainless steel range is ZLINE’s freestanding range with classic color door options. These door colors include black, white, blue, and red. Also, some color options give you the choice between gloss or matte. These color door options are an exceptional and easy way to put together a colorful kitchen. You can explore all freestanding ranges at The Range Hood Store.


Lastly, dishwashers can sometimes be not so appealing appliances, but there are ways to make yours appealing and fit seamlessly in your kitchen. Complete your suite with ZLINE Autograph Edition dishwashers to match their range hoods and ranges.

Like their freestanding ranges, ZLINE makes dishwashers with a color panel option including similar colors, along with an unfinished wood panel and two different copper panel options. You can truly express your style with the color panel options with ZLINE dishwashers.

Lastly, ZLINE also makes panel-ready dishwashers if you were hoping to have your own custom-made panel for the dishwasher. You can let your creativity run with the ability to choose your own custom panel, or you can have your dishwasher panel match exactly to your already existing cabinetry. You can shop and customize your new dishwasher at The Range Hood Store.

That completes our list of alternatives to stainless steel appliances. Make sure to follow us on all of our socials for updates from The Range Hood Store!

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