Appliance Styles Determine Kitchen Look
What's your kitchen style? According to a recent survey by the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association), designers are moving away from traditional and contemporary styles, and favoring transitional designs. Regardless of choices for cabinets, countertops, flooring, and lighting, appliance choices will definitely have an influence on the overall outcome of the kitchen. Here are a few appliance styles to consider.
The professional or restaurant style characterized by big knobs, bulky towel bar handles, and stainless steel finishes remains a strong front runner in luxury appliances. As a category, Viking Range really pioneered this look throughout the 90's, though Jenn-Air has the trademark on the name Pro-Style™.
Streamlined appliances with a flush minimalist look are credited to the European brands such as Miele and Gaggenau. They're designed to look good in flat front European cabinets with sleek, shiny fronts.
Fully integrated appliances are made to fit within the confines of surrounding cabinets with no toe kicks or air vents so that the appliances cannot be distinguished from the surrounding cabinets. Though the European brands deserve some credit for the flush look, Sub-Zero gets a lot of credit in this area with their 700 series, and now their new line includes many integrated models including a wide array of column refrigerators.
Some people want a kitchen just like Grandma had. A number of brands have sought to take advantage of the desire for retro appliances. Aga Marvel has a specialty brand, Heartland, that offers the most extensive line of retro appliances in the industry. Aga itself, a British name, continues to make its cooker in a farmhouse or cottage style dating back perhaps to Great-Grandma.
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