Among the most requested projects for interior design is the kitchen. As one of the more important rooms in any home given its functionality, it can have a significant impact on the value not only of the room itself but the house as a whole.
As exciting as it is to go on a full redesign spree, however, many homeowners can’t help but worry about the cost that the project will entail. Refurbishing a full kitchen does not come cheap, after all, especially with all the fittings and appliances that must be taken into consideration. This concern is actually one of the reasons why metals like brass are a popular choice among designers.
With its gold-like appearance, brass can easily improve the aesthetic of any room, making it seem a lot more elegant because of its shine. Here are some other design ideas you can use to maximize the desired sophisticated effect for your client’s kitchen.
Tapware and Other Hardware
Even a simple upgrade of tapware from steel to brass can already deliver an impact. Subtle as it may be, the pop of brass color on the kitchen surface, such as on the sink and countertops, can already brighten up the room.
It’s also versatile enough that it can be mixed and matched with different color palette options. Whether you go for plain white walls or floral wallflower, the brass tapware and joinery can elevate the look and feel of the kitchen. The best part about it: you don’t have to cover everything in brass to achieve this effect.
Storage is essential in any kitchen. Some prefer wooden cabinets with glass windows for accent. Meanwhile, there is also the more functional, no-frills option of having open shelves. This is a great way to incorporate brass in your designs, too, particularly by using brass square tube as frames for the shelf structure.
With this, you can come up with a bespoke and sturdy open shelf for the kitchen, perfect for pots, pans, and other kitchen implements. Another plus of going for open shelves is that it allows the materials to be naturally aired out so it’s easier to dry them without having to worry about that dank, musty smell closed cupboards tend to have.
If you want to have that WOW! effect for anyone walking into your client’s kitchen, you can opt to go for that one time big time application of brass instead of adding them as little, subtle elements throughout the room. One way to do this is to use it as the main backsplash feature.
A wide strip of brass metal sheet just behind the countertops along the wall can make for a very striking feature in any kitchen. It’s shiny, it’s glossy, and gives a simple yet astounding focal point to the kitchen. This is especially advantageous for kitchens that are small and so do not have the space to catch the attention with a striking centrepiece like a very impressive island.
A brass metal sheet backsplash can then be complemented by earth tones or brass accents like candlesticks or flower vases, too.
There are many other ways to feature brass into your interior design plans. Just make sure to get your supplies from reputable sources, such as Rotax Metals.
About Rotax Metals
As a go-to metal supplier in North America, Rotax Metals is dedicated to providing only the highest quality brass, bronze, and copper tubes, sheets, and bars. We have a copious inventory that can support all kinds of project, from home design and construction to industrial machine creation. Whether you are an artisan looking for a shiny metal addition to your design or a plumber looking for durable fittings, we’ve got you covered.