Kitchen appliances are integral to every Richmond kitchen remodel. They’re what you use to cook your food, keep it cold, and clean up after you’re done. These aren’t the only things that kitchen appliances can do, however; from spicing up your style to offering you newer amenities, today’s kitchen appliances do it all and more.
Seven New Trends in Kitchen AppliancesWhile natural materials and finishes are making waves in other parts of the kitchen, these seven trends are heating up the appliances. Take a look to find out what’s in store.
Copper FinishesFinishes throughout kitchens are turning warmer and moving away from ubiquitous stainless steel. Say hello to copper stove fronts, hoods, and appliance pulls instead. The key here, though, is that while you can find copper showing up on appliances all over the place, it’s the bespoke items – the ones that you have made just for you – that are really gaining traction. Invest in a new copper hood above your stove and watch its living finish age with time to always stay on trend.
Bold ColorsIn addition to copper, bold and unusual colors are sweeping across kitchen appliances everywhere. Unlike Harvest Gold or Avocado Green, however, these colors are not likely to date your kitchen any time soon. Colors like cool turquoise blue and bold red have been found on Aga’s for years. Now, they’re turning up on nearly every brand and coordinating with the hot new colors and finishes found in the rest of the kitchen.
Hi Def RefrigerationA TV in the kitchen isn’t exactly new, but a refrigerator that offers you high definition viewing built right into its front is. One of the hottest trends in kitchen appliances today are those that pull double duty, like the HDTV Refrigerator by LG. It offers a 15-inch screen complete with remote access, and the ability to hook up cable or a DVD player so you don’t have to miss a thing while you’re making dinner.
Retractable Stove TopsAnyone that spends time in the kitchen knows that there’s nothing like cooking with gas. The fast and even heating of a gas cooktop just can’t be found on electric models. Unfortunately, for the last several years home chefs have had to choose between the function of a gas stove, and the easy cleaning and sleek style of glass-topped electric stoves. Now you can have both, with new gas stove tops that have retractable burners. The latest models by Fisher & Paykel are in stores now. They have a flat, black surface that extends to offer you a natural gas burner which retracts when you’re through. Now your cooking and your cleanup can be a breeze.
Counter RefrigerationStop trekking down to the wine cellar every time you want a bottle, and invest in some counter refrigeration instead. Wine fridges have been around for a while, but newer models are quickly gaining steam by allowing you to install them beneath or on top of your kitchen counters. They can maintain the temperature to an extremely precise degree offering superior wine storage capabilities as well. Now you can keep your wine at the perfect temperature right inside your kitchen, no wine cellar necessary. And if wine isn’t your thing, you can use a counter refrigerator for a host of other beverages and foods that may need climate controlled refrigeration as well.
Invisible AppliancesWhile contemporary kitchens are showing off their appliances in hot new colors with cool new gadgets, formal and traditional kitchens are taking a different route. In these kitchens the invisible appliance is the one making the most headway. Appliance panels that match the rest of the kitchen cabinets and details are installed on top of the appliance doors. The result is that the appliance fades away into the background of the kitchen, letting other details take center stage.
Better Food StorageWith the emphasis that more people are placing on healthy, fresh foods in the home, appliance manufacturers are beginning to take notice. New refrigerators like the GE Profile are available that have dual cooling systems to help your food stay fresher for longer, so you can invest more in healthy produce.
Catch the Latest TrendsMake sure that your kitchen is up to the minute on style and function by paying attention to the hottest new kitchen appliance trends. Many of these can fit beautifully into several kitchens, so why not yours?
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