Kitchens That Cook

All star kitchens fit for a chef. (Photo courtesy of Sub-Zero)

There are two rooms that we either typically show off when we have guests or are dying to check out when we visit someone’s home. One is the bathroom and the other is the kitchen. The curiosity about the bathroom is probably just because we’re nosy, but the kitchen is the heart of the home.

“The kitchen is the heart of the home, and Sub-Zero and Wolf believe that quality time starts in the kitchen,” says Danielle Gruosso, marketing coordinator for Sub-Zero Group East. “It’s where conversation and traditions are handed down to future generations.”

And now that we spend more time than ever in the kitchen, it’s important to upgrade and update accordingly. Today’s must-have, gourmet kitchens feature impressive appliances, cabinetry and other amenities.

“The best refrigeration, cooking appliances and dishwasher on the market are three must-haves for a high-end luxury kitchen; in addition to beautiful kitchen cabinets, well-made cabinets that are built to last and designs that suit the owner’s taste in style,” says Gruosso.
So, who needs a luxury kitchen anyway?

(Photo by Alan Barry)
A home wine bar featuring Sub-Zero appliances (Photo by Alan Barry)

“Culinary impressives seek to create unique adventures and exceptional experiences, and have a passion for entertaining and sharing their knowledge with others—they select designs that make a bold statement and they want options that allow them to create bespoke kitchen designs,” says Beatriz Sandoval, director of brand marketing for Thermador. Most luxury kitchen projects call for a certified designer, but as a homeowner, you should know what you like, the elements that you must have, and which ones you can live without.

“A high-end kitchen is not determined by its size, but rather the quality of materials and use of space,” says Natascha Kruusi, senior marketing manager of Gaggenau. “Create a cohesive environment by using appliances that are exceptionally engineered and gorgeous to look at on their own, but also blend seamlessly with the surrounding area.” Gaggenau’s fine lines and customization allow size variation and function versatility while being beautifully crafted and luxurious.

So, say goodbye to basic. Whether strategic amenities or A-to-Z perfection equals high-end, there’s no doubt you don’t need a coastal estate to have a sizzling kitchen.

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