The new Herzog & de Meuron designed residences for the new Ian Schrager project 40 Bond in NYC are nothing less than you would expect from the H & de M/Schrager design and real estate powerhouses.
The kitchen features high-grade materials and appliances throughout, and to reduce cost, use GE in a hidden microwave and in the garbage disposal. Each kitchen features:
-Wide-plank oak flooring.
-Custom italian imported cabinets with a high gloss lacquer doors by Varenna (est. $20,000-$40,000 depending on configuration).
-Integrated sink with Corain countertop and backsplash. ($445 for sink, ~$2500 for counters depending on linear feet)
–Vola faucet and pullout spray in polished chrome. ($1096.00)
-Custom hand-blown glass pendant light fixture. For a similar effect, you could choose the supernova pendant light. ($1,774.00)
-Up lights and under-cabinet recessed lights.
-Miele 24″ four-burner stainless steel gas cook top. ($1,249.00)
-Miele 24″ stainless steel fully-vented exhaust hood. ($2,749.00)
-Miele 27″ stainless steel electric convection oven. ($3249.00)
-Miele dishwasher with integrated panel to match cabinetry. ($1,249.00)-
-27″ Sub-Zero refrigerator with integrated panel to match cabinetry. (price withheld by manufacturer, but prepare to spend > $4000)
-GE stainless steel microwave, concealed in kitchen cabinetry. ($170)
-GE garbage disposal.
-Also features the Miura Stool by Konstantin Grcic. ($296 each)
Of course you can cut some corners by switching the appliances to less expensive brands, or even sticking with Miele, but downgrading to a more affordable model. To reduce overall cost considerably, you could try the SOLAR cabinets from Ikea with integrated handle, reducing your cost to $2500-$7,000 for cabinets. The construction technique for Ikea cabinetry is pretty similar to the Poliform cabinets, which also features full overlay doors on standard white-box frames. You could also go with the Axor faucet instead of the Vola faucet, saving almost $800.
Lastly, you could choose a different countertop instead of Corian, such as Silestone or another Quartz surface if you don’t mind losing the integrated sink option.