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Architectural Range Hood

Future kitchen-remodelers, take note. Don’t settle for off-the-shelf range hoods when you could perhaps spend a little extra time and money sourcing an abstract one from a fabricator or architect. Ihoas & Ihoas Architects via swissmiss.

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Travel Kitchen by CPHsquare

Looking for a small customized kitchen that’s easy to move around? Enter in CPH Square kitchens. They make kitchens for individual clients with specific needs for functionality. Flexible water taps and drains make these kitchens suitable for indoors or out and have tons of available options for table tops, zinks, taps and interiors.

Model shown is powder painted stainless steel with a Corian table top, stainless zink and Vola tap. Size can be specified and be painted in any color.

Purchase Information:

Price: €6,500
Available from: CPH Square

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Viking Counter-depth refrigerator

I’ve long been on a hunt for a counter-depth refrigerator so I can finish my kitchen. It seems that the only counter-depth refrigerators are always about $5000 or higher–which is cost-prohibitive to say the least. Somehow I managed to find one for just under $2000.

Width: 35-5/8″
Width with Side Panels: 35-7/8″
Height from Bottom: 70 -1/8″
Height from Bottom with Tops/Grilles: 71-7/8″
Depth to Front of Door: 26-3/4″
Energy Star Rated

Purchase Information:

Price: $1999.00
Availability: Buy Viking Counter-depth refrigerator here

LG Washer/Dryer Combo

Sometimes when dealing with tight-quarters, you may need to spend a little more to get the space-saving gadgets. In this case the space saving gadget is the combo washer/dryer by LG. It’s great for a closet or even under a counter because it doesn’t require an external venting source and runs on standard voltage, so no rewiring is required. So, if you don’t already have a standard laundry room, it may actually save you a little by not having to vent or rewire a closet.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $1599
Availability: Buy LG Washer/Dryer Combo here

Sub Zero Looks for Less

I really want a Sub Zero refrigerator but I don’t want to pay $6000 when I can get one with similar dimensions and appearance for a lot less.

Here’s my plan: I’m going to get a Maytag or other rectilinear refrigerator for less than $1200 and then to give the refrigerator a built-in look, I’m going to have a vent custom made in stainless steel to dimensions that will equal the width of the refrigerator and so the height will match the height of the cabinets.
Additionally, I’m going to remove the curved handles of the refrigerator and replace them with straight line handles.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $1169
Availability: Buy Sub Zero Looks for Less here

DÅTID OBI M50 AN Anthracite Oven

Oh. My. Goodness.

Is it wrong that I really want this built in anthracite oven? I’m not even working on a kitchen remodel (other than the dream kitchen in my mind). Just as a starting place I can really picture the rest of the kitchen in the subtle tones that aren’t quite jet-black, but just a subdued dark grey color.


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Purchase Information:

Price: $599
Availability: Buy DÅTID OBI M50 AN Anthracite Oven here

Green Ratings-Refridgerators

I really don’t know what I would have done if my house didn’t already have appliances when I bought it. I probably would have spent at least a few weeks going over all the pros and cons and prices. Or maybe I would have found, where they’ve done all the research for you, including energy efficiency ratings.

Shown above:
Amana® Side-By-Side Refrigerator, (ASD2627KEW), $1649.00
GE – 25.0 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator, (GSH25JSTSS), $1,199.00

Ikea MUSMIG oven

Despite our occasional visits to Ikea, I have not yet stumbled upon their appliances. But the good folks over at
GrassrootsModern posted this oven, and it looks like an excellent choice for anyone on a budget.

“True convection oven.
Pizza baking.
Convection oven function.
Convection broil.
High and low broil.
Fan defrost.
Thermal oven function.
Continuous cleaning.
Tilting grill.
If the food is not quite done after the set program time, the cooking time is easy to prolong without resetting the oven.
Capacity: 3.1 cu.ft.
1 grid included.
1 fat pan included.
1 enamelled baking sheet included.”

Width: 23 3/8 “
Depth: 22 1/4 “
Height: 23 3/8 “

Purchase Information:

Price: $699
Availability: Buy Ikea MUSMIG oven here

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Create this room: the kitchen from 40 Bond residences

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.

Jenn-Air® Tall Tub Dishwasher

I like how there are no buttons visible, just a handle.

“Fully integrated controls provide a smooth exterior. This dishwasher also features a tall tub interior with 5-level/7-tier UltraClean wash system and Sensor Clean cycle with ClearScan™ sensor that determines the proper cycle based on how dirty the dishes are.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $949.00
Availability: Buy Jenn-Air® Tall Tub Dishwasher here