Copper Appliances...the Successor to Stainless Steel Appliances?
Copper's the new stainless, which had been the new enameled steel. Ready for a copper toaster?
By Amy R. Hughes, This Old House Magazine
Its corrosion resistance makes it perfect for plumbing, its high conductivity well-suited for wiring, but it's the timeless look and durability of copper that make it a good choice for kitchen appliances and countertops.
After nearly a decade of domination by stainless steel, manufacturers are expanding their metal offerings with new products made from copper.
"People are looking for something warmer," says Cynthia Castillo, national installation merchant for EXPO Design Center. This summer the retailer started selling copper countertops and backsplash tiles by Frigo Design. In coming months, EXPO plans to expand its lineup of copper sinks, faucets, small appliances, hardware, and light fixtures.
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20 Copper Accents to Add to Your Home
The warm glow of pinky metals suddenly feels so fresh.
By Michelle Thomas, Washingtonian Magazine
September 12, 2013
Talk about a rosy outlook: Pink-tinged metals (such as eye-catching copper and its dreamier cousin, rose gold) perfectly toe the line between completely classic and sleekly modern. The result: a look that’s unexpected yet versatile. Lately we’ve spotted the hue on everything from pendant lamps and wire furniture to appliances and tableware. Rose-gold cutlery? Yes, please.
Click through the gallery for 20 pieces that’ll help you work the look into your home. Gallery of Copper Home Accents
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