While stainless steel appliances in the kitchen might still seem like a great idea for your kitchen renovation project, consider what the value of those items will mean to potential buyers in 5 to 10 years. Many of the those buyers may have already had steel appliances in their homes and are fed up with them. Think of some of the "hot" kitchen trends from as recently as the 90's -- many of those have fallen out of favor and are being replaced in today's modern kitchens.
According to the several sources, the stainless steel appliance trend is on the way out. Many of the agents, however, did say that stainless steel appliances are still a big item. They provide a "wow" factor and can still sell homes.