Appliances are an essential part of any kitchen. After all, it’s impossible to cook without them. When it comes to appliance trends, luxury homes lead the way not just in terms of the latest technology, but also design. Here are seven appliance trends we’ve been seeing in some of the hottest luxury homes currently on the market.
Smart appliances have been a major trend in recent years, in all kinds of homes. There are also lots of different types of smart appliances available including refrigerators, ovens, and dishwashers. While the features and options vary among different appliances and brands, most have app-enabled temperature and settings controls. Some smart ovens can even notify you of the internal temperature of meats and other dishes as well as allow you to set timers.
While all these bells and whistles might not be essential for everyone, smart appliances can be incredibly useful for people who cook on a regular basis.
Stainless Steel Appliances
Stainless steel appliances are the long-established standard for kitchens in luxury homes. This is because they have a clean, professional aesthetic that easily coordinates with any style kitchen, whether it is traditional, modern, or contemporary. In other words, it’s impossible to go wrong with stainless steel.
The stainless steel Viking appliances are the perfect choice for the kitchen at this slopeside penthouse at Northstar Lodge in Truckee, California. The refrigerator, in particular, is generously sized, ideal for holding more than enough food, drinks, and snacks for families and visitors to this beautiful mountainside home.
Matte White Appliances
Matte white appliances are a great alternative to stainless steel. In this stunning home at 1280 Angelo Drive in Beverly Hills, matte white appliances add an airy yet warm touch to the overall modern decor scheme. They also compliment the marble waterfall island. Better yet, the angled stainless steel handles beautifully accent these sleekly designed appliances.
Matte White appliances are also a better choice than stainless steel appliances for coastal or seaside homes because there is no risk of rusting from the salt in the air.
Sometimes called concealed appliances, hidden appliances are one of the most high-end looks homeowners can go with for their luxury homes. Hidden refrigerators are the most common type of hidden appliance, followed by dishwashers.
The kitchen at 2715 Edwin Place in Los Angeles is a perfect example of how hidden appliances can impact the overall look of a kitchen. Ideal for open-plan homes, it creates a cohesive, uncluttered look. Best of all, hidden appliances are a great way to draw the eye to beautiful cabinetry.
When it comes to kitchens, hoods are the cherry on top. Not only can they be a beautiful, decorative accent but they’re also a good idea for anyone who fancies themselves to be a home chef. Furthermore, hoods are a practical choice because they vent out smoke and odor especially in homes with open floor places, and windowless kitchens such as this beautiful condo in Vail, Colorado.
Who doesn’t love a chilled bottle of white at the end of a hard day, perhaps a refreshing rosé or glass of champagne to celebrate the good times? That’s exactly why wine refrigerators are a must-have appliance. They make great additions to any kitchen and don’t take up too much space. The wine refrigerator at 1640 North Genesee Avenue in Los Angeles is located off the main part of the kitchen, in a small bar area. It blends in seamlessly under the counter.
Even if you don’t like to imbibe or consider yourself a wine collector, you still need a wine fridge! After all, they are very useful for keeping extra bottles of sparkling water or other beverages cold.
Drawer dishwashers can be a better choice than a traditional dishwasher for condos, apartments, and smaller kitchens such as this one in Oahu. They take up far less space (especially when open) than traditional dishwashers do, yet they still hold plenty of dishes. This type of appliance is also more energy-efficient than regular dishwashers are, so they’re better for the environment.