I need to tell you a little secret. I am a total kitchen appliance snob. Which is laughable considering most of my own kitchen appliances are about as basic as you can get. I mean that is probably because the ones I have work just fine, but when the first one breaks you can be certain they will all be getting a facelift!
But when it comes to working on kitchen remodels or creating a new kitchen from scratch, I want nothing but the best for my clients. Usually, that means I am showing the top of the line, fancy, new best thing with all of the bells and whistles. And that generally means slowly steering them away from the tried and true stainless steel. Don’t get me wrong, stainless is still fab and still looks absolutely classic and if you’re really wanting to do one better, I’ve got two words for you: Panel Ready. Whether we are using panel-ready appliances (the type you can hide with a matching cabinet front) or good-ol-trusty stainless steel, then I can assure you that your kitchen will still be beautiful and stand the test of time.
Next time you are planning out your kitchen remodel or if you find yourself building a new home (lucky you!), take a long hard look at these black beauties. It will instantly up the value of your kitchen and give you a fresh and bold look to your new space.
Also, if you’re in Austin and have time to make it out to the Austin Parade of Homes, check out the home designed by Glazier Homes. They utilized the first ever all matte black appliances from GE’s new Café collection and the end result is nothing short of stunning.