3 Top Reasons Why You Should Go with a Stainless Steel Kitchen and Bathroom

  • Mar 7, 2019

The kitchen and bathroom are one of the most hardworking and frequently used spaces in the home and therefore most susceptible to wear and tear. This is why it’s so essential that they are built to last, and there’s no better surface material to go for than stainless steel.

Go for durable stainless steel in hardworking spaces like your kitchen and bathroom.

Think stainless steel, and functionality and no-frills immediately come to mind. But this sophisticated material has more up its sleeves than you give credit for. We delve deeper in this article to see why it makes such a wonderful choice as your kitchen and bathroom counters and cabinets.


1. Because of their incredible durability

Stainless steel is a really hard material, which enables it to withstand the daily wear and tear of your kitchen and bathroom, areas of the home which face some of the highest traffic. Counters often take a good beating, with scrapes and scratches from knives and serve ware, while vanity/cabinet doors face constant banging and slamming.

These areas in the home are also particularly susceptible to heat damage or corrosion due to accidental spills so it’s necessary to opt for a material that can also withstand high temperatures and features corrosion resistance, both characteristics of which stainless steel is known for.

If you’re looking for an all-in-one solution for your home, consider Song-Cho’s Fadior. The fully stainless steel and completely wood-less kitchen system are modular, so you can choose from counters and drawers to cabinets and standalone islands which are all made of 304 grade stainless steel. Their durability also makes them an excellent outdoor kitchen solution, as they are able to withstand even the harsh elements of the outdoors.

The Fadior kitchen system is fully stainless steel and completely wood-less.

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The Fadior system is modular, letting you choose from drawers and cabinets depending on your needs.

Because stainless steel can be incredibly heavy, the Fadior stainless steel pieces are made with an internal honeycomb structure, making it lightweight so as to reduce the burden on the hinges. Despite being lightweight, it still maintains the tensile strength of a conventional stainless steel material so durability is guaranteed.

The honeycomb structure is meant to make the stainless steel lightweight, so as to ease the burden on the hinges.

Fadior also has bathroom systems, comprising open shelves, cabinets as well as vanity units, all of which are also made of the same durable 304 grade stainless steel. You can match them with your own countertop of choice, attach mirrors to the cabinets and customise them to fit in with your lifestyle.

The Fadior bathroom system, comprising vanity units and cabinets or shelves, is also made from stainless steel.

Also consider Song-Cho’s Japan-made kitchen systems, Stedia and Centro, both of which are great for compact cooking spaces thanks to their clever drawer systems which help to maximise storage space. This makes it a whole lot easier to reach for items without needing to squat or bend down.

The drawer systems from Stedia and Centro are designed to make the most of your kitchen space.

Like Fadior, Stedia and Centro are also modular, so you can mix and match modules from motorised/manual stainless steel dish racks to pull-out corner pantries to fit in with your lifestyle needs.

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The pull-down dish racks come in motorised or manual versions.

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They come in a variety of storage modules such as this pull-out corner pantry to maximise storage space.

The carcass and core for Stedia and Centro are all made from stainless steel, so they are exceptionally hardy as well. Counters come with an e-coat finish option that has a special embossed finish, enabling the surface to be more scratch-resistant. This is great for ensuring your worktop still looks as good as new even after years of use. The award-winning Stream Flow Sink from Stedia and Centro come with the e-coat treatment. (It was awarded the Japan Good Design in 2015.)

The e-coat emboss finishing helps to reduce the visibility of scratches.

Comparison between ordinary stainless steel (left) and stainless steel with the e-coat treatment and embossing (right). Conventional stainless steel surfaces tend to be more susceptible to scratches.

You can choose to incorporate the e-coat treatment for your Stedia or Centro worktop.

The award-winning Stream Flow Sink from Stedia and Centro comes with the e-coat treatment.


2. Because they are the hygiene standard

Stainless steel is non-porous, anti-termite and water-resistant, making it a suitable choice for wet zones like the kitchen and bathroom. Because of these characteristics, stainless steel is essentially really hygienic, which is crucial in a kitchen and bathroom.

In a kitchen, you want to keep your foods safe to prevent them from getting contaminated. If you have the habit of prepping food directly on your countertop, stainless steel is a good choice as it can be cleaned thoroughly beforehand to ensure that bacteria and dirt don’t get transferred to your food prep.

Fadior, Stedia and Centro are all made from 304 grade stainless steel, which is food-grade safe and commonly used in the commercial kitchens. The seamless joints between the sinks and worktops also mean there’s no room for leftover grime and food waste to get stuck when you're wiping down your counters.

Seamless joints between worktop and sink mean there's no room for leftover grime to get stuck there.

Have a cleaned worktop is made even more convenient with Stedia and Centro’s e-coat coating, as the technology allows water to work its way under stains, making it easier to wipe away grease completely with just a damp cloth.

The e-coat treatment allows water to work its way under the stain.

To protect your health, you will also want to maintain hygiene standards in the bathroom. Having a stainless steel vanity unit and cabinets such as those from Fadior can help prevent the growth of mildew or mould, which can arise due to the moisture in the bathroom environment.

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Maintain hygiene standards in the bathroom with the Fadior bathroom vanity and cabinet systems, all of which are made from stainless steel.


3. Because they offer an effortlessly cool vibe

While it’s necessary to think about function in the kitchen and bathroom spaces, aesthetics tend to influence how you feel in the environment. Natural stainless steel offers a cool, utilitarian industrial look that is great if you’re looking for a fuss-free, functional vibe. But if you’re looking to jazz things up a bit, the stainless steel kitchen counters for Fadior, Stedia and Centro come in a variety of finishes from hairline, dimpled to embossed that go beyond the look of commercial kitchens.

The stainless steel worktops come in a variety of finishes. Only Stedia and Centro has the option of e-coating with the embossed finish.

If the look of stainless steel is too sterile for your liking, all three kitchen series also come with colour customisation options. For Fadior’s kitchen series, the cabinet and drawer panels can be spray-coated with a PU layer that comes in a variety of finishes from warm hues to even wood-like motifs. For Fadior’s bathroom series, there are two sleek hues to choose from: bronze and grey.

The wood-less Fadior system comes in an array of colour choices, including wood-like ones.

The panels for the cabinets and counters for Stedia and Centro can be customised in options ranging from laminate covering and spray paint to textured wood and enamel.

Stedia and Centro are available in a wide array of colours, including wood-like ones.

The fully stainless steel and wood-less Fadior kitchen and bathroom solutions come with Blum soft-close hinges and are fully customisable to your exact dimensions. The kitchens sit on raised legs, which can be concealed using a plinth.

Japanese-designed Stedia and Centro provide compact small kitchen solutions to make the most of your limited square footage. Likewise, both series are equipped with Blum soft-close hinges and are completely modular. Counter heights can be adjusted according to your preference.

Get in touch with Song-Cho to request for an on-site visit to your home or drop by personally with a copy of your kitchen floor plan to their main Kitchen Design Hub at 37 Jalan Pemimpin #01-09, Mapex, tel: 6333 1198, operating hours: 10am to 7pm daily. You can also reach out to them via email at: enquiry@songcho.com.sg. For more information, visit www.songcho.com.sg

This article is brought to you by Song-Cho.


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