There are a few additional installation costs such labor, as well as metal fasteners, adhesives, polishes, nuts, screws and bolts. Although you can buy all kinds of special cleaners for stainless steel, they are not necessary. According to The Kitchn, you likely already have everything you need to naturally clean and maintain your stainless steel countertops. Mostly, a good wipe with a damp kitchen sponge or cleaning cloth is all you need to for daily cleaning.
For greater cost savings, you can opt to purchase a stainless steel sink that comes with an extended drain board on each side. While this is not really a stainless steel countertop it’s a bargain way to add some stainless to your kitchen design for a lot less money.
If you are simply installing a new top on your island, or a small section of your kitchen, it is possible to do it yourself. There are many videos online about the steps involved. Once you have measured and planned your project accurately, you will need to work with your local metal fabrication shop to have the top made and wrapped over your wooden base.