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3 Ways To Modernise Your Kitchen Using Metallic Finishes

Metallic features have been the height of style in interior design for a few years now. This trend isn't going anywhere either, with designers predicting the desire for beautiful metallic finishes to continue on through 2018. If you're looking to add some contemporary allure to your kitchen, then here are three ideas using metallics that you might like to consider.

1. Electroplate your tapware

Although metallics are in, the shiny chrome that has been a key feature is on its way out in the design stakes. Replacing them are more earthy metals such as copper, brass, and burnished silver. You can give your chrome tapware a new look by having them electroplated with a layer of a different metal.

Electroplating uses electrical currents to cause the molecules of a new metal to form a light cover over the existing material. There is a moderate cost involved, but it will be considerably less than the price or replacing your existing tapware with brand-new ones.

2. Install a metal splashback

Stainless steel has been a popular choice for splashbacks in both residential and commercial kitchens. The industrial look has had its day though, and many homeowners are looking for a warmer and less clinical look for their splashback.

Copper and brass are wonderful materials for metallic splashbacks. Their earthy, warm tones add a subtle yet colourful look to the kitchen that is both timeless and modern. These metals develop a natural patina over time that adds charm and character rather than simply making your splashback look old and worn.

3. Add metal strip edging

Another great way to bring the shimmering beauty of metallic finishes into your kitchen is to add strips of metal to the edging of your kitchen features. This can include benchtops, cabinetry, drawers, shelving and skirting boards. This is a subtle way to embrace the metallic look without feeling like it dominates the room.

These strips can be retrofitted to any existing surface, and installation can generally be completed yourself. A strong adhesive that's designed for use on both cabinetry and metal will secure them in place adequately. They make a great way to give your kitchen a facelift without any mess, fuss or structural work, and they're very budget friendly as well.

Adding one or all of these metallic finishes to your kitchen is a great way to update the look of the room without spending a fortune. Contact your local electroplating and metallic finish supplier to find out more.