Are you ready to increase your kitchen’s IQ? Whether your kitchen is modern or vintage, tiny or expansive, the same ingredients are a winning combination: state-of-the-art appliances and a few well-selected accessories. For appliances that combine style and the latest technology–such as a fridge with a Wi-Fi-enabled LCD display as capable as a smartphone–Best Buy is a good source. Here’s a standout, clean-lined kitchen and how to get the look.
Above: This fresh-looking Brooklyn loft kitchen was designed by architect-developers Alloy, with shelving and furnishings by Marco Pasanella and Rebecca Robertson. It pairs high-tech appliances with whimsical touches, including a wall of café au lait bowls. See A Whimsical Family Loft in Brooklyn: Whale Wallpaper Included for a full tour of the loft. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista.
Above: Making the most of the latest technological advancements, the Bosch 800-Series 24-inch Tall Tub Built-in Dishwasher offers increased energy efficiency and is quieter than its previous models, plus a larger tub design with increased loading capacity. It’s available in stainless steel (shown), white, black, and a custom wood panel; prices range from $854.99 to $899.99 at Best Buy, depending on finish.
Above: The Whirlpool 30-Inch Built-in Single Electric Convention Wall Oven comes with Whirlpool’s most advanced temperature-management system. Built-in sensors help monitor precise oven temperatures and ensure even heat–no more partly baked cookies. The oven comes in stainless steel (shown), white, and black, and starts at $1,549.99 from Best Buy.
Above: The Samsung Four-Door French Door Smart Refrigerator features an eight-inch, Wi-Fi-enabled LCD display that brings smartphone features to your fridge: Call your grandmother, check your Tweets, watch your favorite TV show, and track down your misplaced phone, all from your fridge. And with its 28-cubic-feet capacity, the refrigerator has enough room to fit up to 28 bags of groceries. It also has a counter-height, flexible refrigerator drawer to organize as you please. It’s on sale for $2,499.99 at Best Buy.
Furniture and Accessories
Above: The Bay Counter Stool from Room & Board is a timeless design in solid walnut made by Newport Furniture, in Vermont. It’s also available in maple, cherry, and maple with a charcoal stain; $369 from Room & Board.
Above: Porcelain Inside Out Bowls are dishwasher- and microwave-safe and made in Japan. Available in four patterns, they’re $8 each at Anthropologie.
Above: A stoneware crock can hold kitchen tools you want to keep within reach or double as a vase (as shown on the kitchen island above). The large Rhodes Kitchen Crock is $39 and the medium (at left) is $24 at Pottery Barn.
Above: These Cherry Wood Salad Bowls from Williams-Sonoma are made in Wisconsin using traditional butcher-block construction. They start at $65 for a 12-inch bowl.