August 10, 2020

Jumpstart Kitchen Layouts with Appliance Selection


Starting a kitchen design project for many people begins with dreaming about cabinets. While it’s helpful (and fun!) to clarify your personal style with online research, browsing through magazines and talking to friends, great kitchen layouts actually start by researching appliances. In fact, many kitchen designers will want your appliance list before they put pen to paper on design concepts. When you think about it, it makes sense. Your layout may be very different if you select a Wolf 48” Dual-Fuel Range than it would be if you envision a contemporary induction cooktop and built-in wall ovens. Would you like to incorporate Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers for point-of-use convenience or perhaps integrate wine storage into your kitchen design plans?

Kitchen Layouts with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances

There are so many exciting appliances on the market today and there’s no better way to bring your dreams to life than with a visit to Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero, Wolf & Cove Showroom and Test Kitchen. This is one of the few places you can actually envision every culinary option in full-scale working kitchens. According to several Clarke consultants, showroom visitors often change their kitchen layout and design direction after discovering appliances they didn’t know about before coming to the showroom.

 Top Request: Wolf Convection Steam Oven

The number one request after a showroom visit is a Wolf Convection Steam Oven. How can you NOT fall in love with this extraordinary appliance? Imagine making a sumptuous Italian dinner in 30 minutes without pots and pans! Then using the same oven to create delicate bakery quality crust on your holiday pies. You can roast a prime rib, bake fresh pizza or bring leftovers back to steamy, flavorful life. The list of cooking modes and specialty features goes on and on. You’ll want to make room for this in your kitchen layout.

Kitchen Layouts with Wolf Convection Steam Oven

Passion for Coffee?

Are you a coffee lover? Your kitchen design can incorporate this culinary passion. With a Wolf Coffee System built into your kitchen layout, brewed coffee, espresso, cappuccino, latte, and macchiato, plus perfectly steamed and foamed milk, are just a single touch away.

Wolf Coffee System

Incorporate Wine Storage

Whether you enjoy an occasional bottle of Cabernet or make wine tasting a regular part of your culinary passion, you can enhance your new kitchen with Sub-Zero Wine Storage. Can you spare 18”, 24” or 30” of width in your design? If so, you can store 46 to 147 bottles of wine at the perfect temperature and humidity right in your kitchen. Some homeowners tuck an undercounter wine storage unit in an island for quick access, while others plan to keep their entire wine collection on display for all to see right beside their Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer.

Kitchen Layouts with Sub-Zero Wine Storage

The List of Options Goes On

From Wolf’s new speed oven to cooktop modules that will allow you to introduce new cooking modes in just 15” of countertop, the list of great options for your new kitchen goes on and on. One more reason to select your appliances first comes right back to those beautiful cabinets. If  you want your kitchen to gleam with stainless steel, Wolf’s design and quality materials will fit the bill. If you’d rather have your appliances disappear seamlessly into your cabinetry, that is important to know, as you’ll want to select models that are “panel ready,” allowing your designer to plan on custom cabinet panels to dress your refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers and more. Maybe you have an antique armoire or other treasured furniture piece that can house your refrigerator? Sub-Zero has ways to make that happen as well.

Grey Kitchen Layout with Sub-Zero and Wolf Appliances

Turn Culinary Wishes into Beautiful Kitchen Layouts

List your ultimate culinary wishes and find out how to make them come true at a Clarke Showroom. Remember, it’s best to do this before your designer starts your plan. You will save time and money when you start your kitchen layouts with an appliance wish list that will provide you the lifestyle you imagine. After all, that’s why you’re designing a new kitchen…to enhance your lifestyle and make life easier and more delicious.

Whether you visit Clarke’s Boston Seaport or Milford, Massachusetts locations or head to their South Norwalk showroom in Connecticut’s Fairfield County, you’ll experience dozens of full-scale kitchens designed by the region’s top designers. Plus the Clarke Showroom Consultants will answer all of your questions and help you understand the different options that meet your needs.


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