When buying or renting a house, most homeowners head straight to the kitchen to inspect its style and design. Being the new “living room” of the home, the kitchen is now the center of daily life.
For avid cooks, seasoned hosts, and busy families alike, the kitchen needs to be a place where both beauty and function are more important than ever. If a kitchen renovation is in the pipeline, here are some tips – whether you’re planning a total kitchen remodel, on the lookout for new luxury appliances, or just in need of a little inspiration for your dream space.
Remember that kitchen design is very personal. For most homeowners, they’re interested in storage and functionality and where the sink should go. We engage the sink the most out of any of the fixtures in the kitchen, so it needs to be placed first with functionality in mind. It should be positioned in a place where you have the maximum functionality adjacent to it. It never works when you don’t have a prep space nearby, so don’t put it directly next to another appliance, if possible.
If a dirty kitchen is not available in a home, make sure to have deeper sinks so pots and dirty dishes can be concealed. Storage is needed as well as a separate compartment for all the cleaning materials that is away from all the utensils and food items.
The kitchen island is the heart of the home. An island or peninsula that faces the dining room is a wonderful design feature. If the owner prefers to be onstage when they’re cooking, that’s when it’s the right option to put the cooking surface on the island.
Surfaces and durability are key elements to consider as well. Natural materials are elegant but if there is heavy use, fabricated materials are recommended since they allow a higher level of durability.
A more modern approach is design with concealed storage for the most part. With open shelving there’s a concern about dust, and there’s just less of a desire to showcase the interior of cabinetry.
Add color to your home with a vibrant kitchen design. Opt for a more standout look that’s more than the usual stainless steel. Viking Range offers a chic selection of finishes that complement its globally renowned kitchen performance. A top priority brand worldwide, the brand continues to innovate its product offerings. Choose from black, apple red, graphite gray, cobalt blue, or burgundy to match the mood of the interiors.
Viking Range has always been known for its efficient cooking power. There is a good selection of gas ranges from the compact 30”, comfortably spread out 48”, to a more robust 60”. All gas ranges offer the VariSimmer Setting that allows for gentle slow burn at low cooking flame. The brass burners offer a range of BTU for superior cooking power. As a safety feature, all burners are equipped with the SureSpark Ignition System that automatically reignites the burners should the flames be extinguished accidentally. The ovens on the other hand have large capacities for its respective sizes. Rapid Ready Preheat System gives you less waiting time for the oven and allows you to cook more.
For a more classic look, the Tuscany range is a special line that was built with Italian design in mind. Its striking dark blue color matches homes with a more European style. Although the design is different, it still offers Viking Range’s signature commercial performance for home use.
Complementing the gas range is the selection of superior Wall Hoods. Equipped with heat sensors, it automatically increases power once it detects that the temperature is reaching uncomfortable levels. The commercial built filter system efficiently removes grease and heat vapors in the air. Filters are dishwasher safe for easy maintenance. The interior-power ventilator delivers quiet yet strong smoke and odor removal. Lastly, a Tuscany Wall Hood is also available to match the Tuscany Range.
The 48” Side-by-Side refrigerator / freezer is also offered in a variety of color finishes. Its Plasmacluster Ion Air Purifier easily eliminates bacteria and mold spores, effectively removing odors and enhances produce and food’s shelf life. The refrigerator offers two adjustable humidity zone drawers that can be set high or low depending on the fruit or vegetable. The freezer offers three adjustable wire shelves for custom storage, as well as two slide-our large capacity wire baskets for easy storage viewing.
Middleby Worldwide Philippines, Inc., the local arm of The Middleby Corporation, is the official distributor of Viking Range in the Philippines. Set an appointment today at the Viking Range Showroom, Unit 205, Westgate Commercial Center, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, with contact numbers 8281363 and 0917-5937255. Visit the website at www.VikingRange.com.ph.