High End Kitchen Appliances in Luxury Kitchen Design
Kitchen appliances turn a room into a kitchen
Perhaps more than any other design element, appliances put the chef’s cooking style on display. Going beyond the holy trinity of range, refrigerator, and dishwasher, appliance options can be overwhelming.
Did you know Drury Design is an authorized dealer for leading manufacturers like Sub-Zero, Wolf, Viking, Thermador, Dacor, Fisher & Paykel, Miele, and Bosch? We partner with these companies very closely and our designers are experts in the latest technology on the market. Sub-Zero Wolf honored our work with a kitchen design award. We asked designer Diana Burton for her take on must-have high appliances in a luxury kitchen design.
Interview With a Kitchen Designer
Question: What are the must-have appliances in a luxury kitchen?
This really depends on the specific needs of the client. We want to know: Are they avid cooks? Do they entertain frequently? When they entertain is it at sit down dinner parties, or casual family gatherings?
Dedicated wine storage and a steam oven are two nice additions to a luxury kitchen appliance package. A second dishwasher for families who have large gatherings is also a smart choice.
Question: When is it better to choose a high-end luxury appliance?
The selection depends a lot on the overall budget. But, what seems like a splurge could actually be a wise investment. For example, high-end refrigerators like Sub-Zero tend to last 18 to 20 years versus 10 years for a standard version.
Question: How do luxury kitchen appliances contribute to the design – or do they?
Built-in wine coolers certainly up the cool factor, as do refrigerator columns, and some ranges are show-stoppers.
Question: What appliances would be in your dream luxury kitchen?
A 48” pro refrigerator with a glass door, 48” range top with a double griddle, a wall oven, a steam oven, and wine fridge for sure! Here are a few of the most recent innovations.
High-End Kitchen Appliance Innovations
Dacor’s iQ Controller makes cooking more convenient – and customized. Its integrated touchscreen tablet with Wifi capability has many cool features: Guided Cooking, Quick Start, GreenClean™ and My Modes for favorite dishes. Learn more about Dacor.
A three-in-one appliance, you can use convection cooking technology, steam cooking technology and a combination of both technologies at once. The XXL Combi-Steam oven is 41% larger than the XL unit and comes with a total of four shelf levels as well as a wireless roast probe for precise temperature control. Learn more about Miele.
Sub-Zero wine preservation units chill and protect wine from heat, humidity, vibration, and light. Choose from 18″ to 30″ widths, with 46 to 147 bottle capacity, and add the character of wine to any room. Learn more about Sub-Zero.
Thermador’s portfolio of custom panel models – available in 18″, 24”, 30” and 36” widths – allow you to configure your own unique combination of bottom freezers, fresh food, freezer and wine preservation columns. Learn more about Thermador.
Clean dishes between courses with the industry’s fastest cycle – StarSpeed – in just 20 minutes. A new Entertainer’s Drawer is a completely customizable third rack. Other features include Star Glow, an interior lighting option, and a special wine glass caddy.
Getting Started with Your Luxury Kitchen Design
If you’re ready to consider an update, visit our gallery on Houzz.com to explore ideas. Then, talk to Drury Design about how high-end appliances will work in your luxury kitchen design. You can also stop by the studio anytime to browse our appliance selection. Remember, our in-home consultations are always free. Call us at 888.444.1055 to get started.