Throughout the 1940s and 50s, most kitchens featured metal cabinets, but the style is making a comeback. Many cabinet suppliers have a nice selection of metal options, including stainless steel. Metal cabinets offer many ecological benefits and provide your kitchen with a sleek look.
Metal cabinets are low-maintenance (you certainly don't need to polish any wood) and they're nearly indestructible. They tend to be cheaper than wood cabinets, but they contain no dangerous chemicals. In addition, metal cabinets resist corrosion and staining. And here's a plus -- Stainless steel cabinets can be used indoors or outdoors since they're so resistant to stains and rust [source: Green Metal Cabinets].