Stainless Steel is widely used nowadays as a countertop material for the entire counter or just a section of it. It looks quite sophisticated and contemporary. What is practical about it is its capacity to take high heat without scorching, as well as its imperviousness to water. So it’s practical at the sink.
The disadvantages of this type of the material used for countertops are as follows: It can be noisy to work on and it will show smudges. Depending on the grade of the material, it may also be vulnerable to scrapes, stains and corrosion. A satin or brushed finish can hide scratches. If you buy a quality and care for it properly, a stainless-steel countertop should remain looking good and last at least 15 years.
Selected 2009 Cost vs. Value Report Statistics - Average Nationwide Return on Investment:
Deck addition -- 80.6%
Major kitchen remodel -- 72.1%
Bathroom remodel -- 71.0%
New roof -- 60.5%
Family room addition -- 65.3%
Master suite addition -- 65.2%
Source: 2009 Cost vs. Value Report, (REALTOR® Magazine, Jan. 2010).