Techs & Specs

Hello Patina!

Discovering and working with local artisans is a highlight for me.  This week I had the privilege of meeting Dan Romo from Studio Romo at his studio in West Oakland.  I brought along my 18 year old son because I thought he’d learn something, and I’m so glad I did.  My son has a scientific […]

Brass is HOT this Summer

Seriously, so hot!  I feel I need to write about brass this week because we are quoting (and selling) so much brass this summer.  I’m not sure what’s going on, but brass is beautifying homes, cabinetry and vent ducts via Modern Metal at a steady pace.  It’s thrilling for us because it’s such an incredible […]

Modern Metal AV Cabinetry Inserts

While remodeling our own home, I learned that all of this fancy equipment we seem to need for our TV’s and music systems needs air to circulate. Modern Metal to the rescue! This summer, we’ve had many requests for AV cabinetry inserts, which is reminding me of this fabulous application for our metal.  Panel inserts are […]

Brass from Start to Finish: Recycled Scrap

We recently completed a spectacular residential project with brass floor grilles throughout the home (those pics will be in a post of their own), and this week, I want to share a bit of what went on behind the scenes.  The photo above is the cherry on the sundae! I am very careful about who […]

Blackened Steel Finish is Here!

Ever since I started Modern Metal, customers have asked for blackened steel. Everyone seems to have a different and very specific visual in their mind when they say blackened steel. I have always considered it to be sort of an industrial look almost like raw metal with some darkness and irregularity to it.  I’ve asked […]

What are louvers and when do we need them for air vents? 

What are louvers and when do we need them?  Curious customers want to know! This is a great question, and I love the opportunity to share my HVAC knowledge with you. It’s still not my favorite topic of interest, but hey, gotta embrace the technicalities behind my design career.  Louvers are those horizontal or vertical […]

Spotlight: Behind the Scenes 

This week, I’ve been feeling so thankful to be surrounded by the circle of professionals who help Modern Metal behind the scenes. These people play a crucial role for us on a daily basis. We rely on many skilled people who don’t get a spot on our instagram, or get the spotlight of glamor shined […]

#16 Install Beautiful Bathroom Fan Covers

How to convey how great this is? I realize a bathroom fan cover doesn’t sound that exciting…..but it truly is so cool! Just like our grilles, most people don’t realize they need these until they get one. Then they come back to us and want to fill their entire home with them. Even more satisfying […]

Is Metal Eco-Friendly?

A very important question of the times and a responsibility I feel as a provider of materials, is how are we as a company doing from a sustainability standpoint.  Is our company doing everything it can to be environmentally friendly and provide a clean and safe product for our customers and for our planet?  The […]