Help please with higher end appliances

geterdun1234August 13, 2013

I work for a small company that renovates and sell homes - typically the homes are very basic (not high end at all) and the appliances purchased are stainless, but very average. However, the home I am working on now is in Weston CT and requires much higher end up appliances including a gas range/ oven and a built in fridge (that will take panels). Since all my prior experience has been with average kitchens I feel a bit overwhelmed. In addition we are looking for higher end appliances that might be more reasonable priced (maybe refurbished, etc as we are budget conscience). Any help or what brands I should focus on, or ideas on where to purchase would be much much appreciated. Thank you!

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Sophie Wheeler

In that location, with higher end, people will expect Wolf and Subzero. There's not much else that will satisfy that upper end label expectation from someone who doesn't know anything but "names". Everything else that would be cheaper won't pass muster with a high end crowd. They're the "standard". for a reason.

You need at least a 36" range, but a 48" or 60" would be better if the kitchen is large enough to support it. Probably a 42"-48" built in fridge, with stainless or cabinet fronts, fully integrated preferred over built in. Fully integrated DW with the cabinet panel. Ice maker, wine fridge and maybe even a secondary wall oven for a baking area. They are price controlled and you're not going to get deals on them unless they are display models. You only find those by showroom trips.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 4:13PM
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You should ask your realtor what those customers are expecting and what he or she can SELL in your budget.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 6:55PM
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In most high end areas people may want Sub Zero Wolf but they are not willing to pay a premium over other brand built-in fridges and pro-style appliances.

They definitely will demand a discount for standard appliances and cabinetry.

Give us a list of the appliances with width requirement and we can give you a recommendation.

30" 36" 42" or 48" built-in fridge?

30" 36" 48" or 60" range?

Paneled 24" dishwasher?

Any extra luxury appliances? Wine fridge, warming drawer, extra wall oven/speed oven, microwave drawer?

In high end kitchens people expect at least one "extra" .

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 12:26AM
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Right now I am looking at a 48" DCS DF double oven range, with a 48" built in fridge and a Miele DW. We also have a butler's kitchen before the main kitchen that will have a wine fridge and sink, along with counter top space and cabinet space on both sides.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 4:04PM
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Those appliances are currently in the kitchen or that is what you are considering buying?

If that is what you may buy how much are they asking for them? What brand 48" fridge. What size wine fridge?

Are you asking for a sink recommendation as well? If so what size and type of sink?

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 7:52PM
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