If you want to give your home a more modern, sleek look, you don't necessarily need to go through an expensive remodel or renovation. Glass and stainless steel are popular material choices for modern homes, and they're also very inexpensive, so you can use them in a variety of ways around your home and create a modern look you love. Note a few suggestions for introducing glass and stainless steel to your home.
A glass coffee table is an obvious choice for modern-looking furniture, but you might also want to search for a stainless steel curio cabinet to display your knickknacks, and opt for a glass TV stand. Note your dining room chairs; stainless steel chairs are very durable and can work well with that glass table for a modern look in the dining area. A stainless steel desk and Lucite chair can quickly make your home office look sleek and modern.
Stainless steel lighting fixtures are a great touch in a modern home; look for steel track lighting for the kitchen and a metal lighting fixture for over the dining room. Clear glass globes in a square shape can be used in the bathroom for an updated look, and stainless steel wall lamps might be installed over the bed for night-time reading.
When you think of glass panels in a door, you might only think of entryway doors; however, interior doors can also be fitted with glass inserts, for a very sleek look. You can also enhance the look of these interior doors by painting the wood around the inserts a bold black or gunmetal grey, and use stainless steel handles and hinges to coordinate with the rest of your home's accessories.
Stainless steel is easy to fabricate and bend around virtually any surface, so talk to an installer about having a sheet of stainless steel fitted over your kitchen's benchtop. This will provide a very modern and hygienic surface for much less money than having entirely new benchtops installed. Glass and stainless steel balustrades and railings can be a great way to modernise multiple spaces in your home, and these surfaces are also very easy to clean.
There are also sheets of metallic paper that resemble stainless steel and which are meant to be applied over appliances. Use these same sheets on tables, shelving, and anywhere else you want the look of steel in your home.