I thought I had all my appliances figured out, but as I was going over the last of the details for the plans, I realized I didn't want to give up precious space to a standard counter-depth fridge. So I started looking at built-in options.
In doing so I came across a beautiful Miele column fridge, 18" freezer, 30" fridge. I'm struggling to justify the cost compared to a 48" Monogram. This works out to be thousands of dollars different. I've looked at the Thermador columns and Subzero but they aren't too far off in price to the Miele so might as well go with Miele. I was also hoping to make the Liebherr work, but I wasn't in love with how shallow it was and the fit and finish of the interior.
This is how I narrowed it down to the Monogram or the Miele. If I got the Monogram I would leave it stainless. If I got the Miele I would panel it, giving it an integrated look. I have some general concerns about reliability with regards to both brands, but that could be as a result of all the reading I have done. Which is really the better choice?