- Your kitchen is the heart of your home, and there’s no doubt that you’ll be hosting lavish parties for your family and friends — so it must look good. With the investment of technology and the flurry of more innovative appliances available, the cost of a kitchen project can soon add up.
Although your kitchen may look good in design — with different colours and materials making it stand out; it’s important to top it off with the most incredible appliances. Modern kitchens benefit greatly from new sleek appliances, giving the design an additional minimalistic aesthetic. But innovation is not limited to homeowners of modern properties.
Luxury touches can be achieved across styles of kitchens — but what do you choose?
The ultimate wine cooler
No kitchen is complete without a wine cooler — that’s a fact. Wine coolers have humidity controls, with a UV-resistant glass door to protect good quality bottles from natural sunlight – some of which also feature independently-controlled temperature zones, so you can cool a red and white wine at different temperatures. Wine fridges have also been designed in slim-line models so there is no need to sacrifice valuable storage space on an island or in smaller kitchens. From the standard buyer and entertainer to the collector and sommelier, a wine cooler serves as a perfect appliance to add a little luxury to a kitchen design. But just how much will they set you back?
Wine coolers come in a range of prices too; so, it’s important to find one that fits your budget. You can cop one for under £100 or go all out with a fully integrated system with a bespoke cooling temperature that ranges from £800 to £3000.
Have you considered your own serving system? Engineering to store bottles of wine at the optimum temperature and make pouring glass easier, you will truly impress your guests with this appliance. The system keeps wine fresh for anywhere between 10 days and two months, depending on the model you choose. You can expect to pay anywhere from £750 to £4000 for an impressive wine station.
Your daily coffee fix
Forget queuing in Starbucks or Costa, your own personal coffee machine can give you your caffeine fix early in the morning. Innovation in this field has led to coffee machines with interactive touchscreens and machines such as Nespresso’s Prodigio with a Bluetooth feature so that your morning brew can be made from your bed via your phone. The Bodum Coffee & Tea Maker is another great design, combining a tea and coffee machine in one to cater for all tastes. Miele provides the perfect range of in-built coffee machines, crafted with a comfort door and cup sensor, to achieve a sleek finish in your kitchen.
You’ll be saving an awful lot if you decide to make your own coffee too; showing that it’s a perfect long-term investment. However, for a more indulgent purchase, companies such as Venus, engineers of the Venus Century Espresso Machine have created models which could set you back around £15,000.
Whether you’re looking for a standalone or built-in refrigerator, you must look at the general size of your kitchen to make the most appropriate decision when it comes to which model. Newer models have a touch screen fridge which takes a photo of the contents to preview on your phone so there’s no need to write a weekly shopping list. For this integrated technology, you can look to invest around £1,000 to £3,000.
The revolutionary hot water taps
All quality kitchens will have a hot tap. Most models reach 98° however, Quooker taps reach 100° to provide the true replacement for your kettle. Aside from making tea and coffee in a flash, the hot water taps prove a useful cooking aid when using your hob.
What’s more, taps can now be truly unique to you with a range of finishes so that your design can be in line with the latest colour trends. Quooker tap prices start at £600, and prices increase depending on the design of the tap, the finish, the tank, and any accessories you want to accompany it.
What indulgent kitchen appliances are you looking at buying?