Kitchen, Wood Cabinet, Metal Counter, and Drop In Sink Pros: Stainless-steel countertops are used in restaurants and the food service industry because it is durable, easy to maintain, and scratch- and bacteria-resistant.

Cons: Installing stainless steel countertops means being ready for louder cooking, with plates and pots making more noise than they would on other surfaces. And just because the surface is stain-resistant doesn’t mean that it’s impervious to denting and scratching.  Photo 19 of 30 in Bach to the Beach

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Stainless steel countertops are easy to clean and weightless-looking, helping bounce light around the kitchen.