When it comes to refrigerators, practical elements like shelving are important, but just as important is the way the appliance looks in the kitchen, the experts agree. Sub-Zero is the standout brand among Hollywood’s elite, and models with a see-through glass door, like the Sub-Zero Pro 48, are trending.
“I believe that my clients like showing the ‘honesty’ of how they eat and cook,” says Hair. “It confirms that there is entertaining at home, and that socializing is less about the indulgences of going out, but the nurturing indulgence of being at home.”
Rhodes agrees that Sub-Zero, which can cost anywhere from $8,000 to $15,000, is tops, adding that while the glass doors may be impractical, aesthetically they work. “I love the sparkle of the glass,” she says, “and the opportunity to style your groceries.”
Choosing the right appliances can mean the difference between a luxury kitchen and a flop, but the experts agree that each consumer should choose a brand based on their needs.
“I always tell my clients to sit down and really think about the way they live and what's important to them in the kitchen,” says Rhodes. “Once you set your wish list, the right appliances usually present themselves.”
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