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The Beauty of Copper - Copper Kitchens
Versatile, strong & attractive, it's not surprising that copper has been used for centuries and is today, the most frequently used metal! One of the oldest metals known to mankind, the beauty of copper is classic & timeles...
Copper holds a wonderful appeal. Both polished copper and rubbed copper items have a warmth about them, and yet a versatility that allows copper to be used everywhere, from the most modern & sleek to the most rustic farmhouse kitchens.
In the kitchen, copper pots & pans are incredibly popular for several reasons - they are easy to cook with, strong enough to last a lifetime, and are attractive enough to make a fabulous display.
These days, it's not just copper pots and pans you can choose in your kitchen! Manufacturers have been quick to design copper appliances to cater to interior designers and homeowners, providing everything from copper pot racks - to display those wonderful pots - to copper backsplashes, tiles, counter tops, refrigerators and of course stove hoods that add a "wow" factor to any kitchen!
A range hood is often considered a real luxury item, which can even add value to your home should you sell. It provides a fabulous focal point, no matter how large or small, and can be adapted to fit over islands. Available in all shapes and sizes, almost all kitchens can accomodate a hood!
And not only can you create a stunning kitchen with copper accessories and appliances, the versatility of copper allows you to choose a variety of finishes - highly polished shine, a light hand rubbed finish or a penny brown patina - each adding warm appeal to make the kitchen the hub of the home...
Jason Fannin is a Master Craftsman and Coppersmith, with over 12 years experience working with metal. At the Metal Peddler's Workshop, Jason specializes in creating handcrafted solid copper pot racks, range hoods, garden accessories and custom designs. All items are completely handmade in USA from high quality copper.
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