When we decided to build our home just over two years ago, we knew immediately that the kitchen would be the centerpiece, so to speak, of the home. This was probably going to be our only chance to build the kitchen of our dreams so we wanted to do it right the first time. We knew we wanted restaurant quality appliances and after about two months of researching brands, prices, and reviews, we decided that Sub-Zero and Wolf were how we would outfit our kitchen. An American company that has been around for more than 65 years, Sub-Zero made an impact on us from the beginning. Carrying a huge line of the restaurant quality appliances we were looking for, Sub-Zero and Wolf are passionate in striving to produce products that just make you want to be a better cook, to create, to have fun, and to serve great meals to your–to our–family. When it came time for us to sit down with our kitchen designer in October 2011 to build out the rest of the kitchen, I (we?) needed to make some pretty huge decisions. I had been hemming and hawing for literally months–seriously, like 6 months–about which refrigerator we should install. I had been to a Sub-Zero and Wolf showroom and also to good ol’ PC Richard & Son in an attempt to finalize the decision and it was all I needed to see the selection in person rather than on a 17-inch screen.
Our kitchen layout was completely designed around the appliances we chose. For the fridge, we went with the Sub-Zero 36-inch refrigerator-freezer combo that features 13.5 cubic feet of fridge on top and nearly 7 cubic feet between the two freezer drawers on the bottom. My main concern (obsession) when choosing a fridge was that the freezer had to be wide enough to handle baking sheets – this was not negotiable since I flash freeze lots of dough and will be freezing a ton of our upcoming summer veggies. And boy do those freezer drawers come through. Even when they seem full, there is still room on top to lay a baking sheet and close the drawer without the tops of the cookie dough balls getting smashed. At the last minute of the design, just when we thought we couldn’t (or shouldn’t) spend any more money, we added cabinet panels to the front of the fridge/freezer so that it would blend in with the rest of the kitchen.
The stove was the next beast to conquer and we decided on the Wolf 36-inch sealed 6-burner rangetop. Our first meal coming off of the stove was our favorite stove top mac and cheese, a simple one pot meal, but when Christmas rolled around last year, I couldn’t have even imagined how great it was to have a 6-burner stove. We considered one of those gorgeous ranges you see on the all of the cooking shows with the ovens underneath but I was dead set on having 2 full-size ovens, which the ranges didn’t offer.
This lead us right into probably our easiest decision in the Wolf 30-inch double ovens (E-series). They are dual convection with 10 settings (including my favorite: Proof, with its 85 degree temperature setting) and both come with over-the-top gorgeous cobalt blue porcelain interiors and three (!!!) racks. Many dozens of cookies have already been borne from these ovens and our Cook’s Illustrated Christmas beef tenderloin was a sight to behold after roasting in the oven and a finish on the grill.
Our last piece of Wolf magic is the microwave drawer. We absolutely didn’t want a standard microwave taking up counter space and since we also planned for a vent hood (model CTWH36), placing one above the rangetop was not an option either. Of all the appliances we chose, this is the one that surprises and wows people the most. It lays inline with the profile of the cabinets in our island (no handles!) and slides out and in with the light touch of a button. Sheer genius.
As part of this post, BlogHer along with Sub-Zero and Wolf, are offering to giveaway a $100 Visa gift card to one of you lucky readers! This year they are celebrating the 10th Kitchen Design Contest where kitchen designers, both professionals and design students, compete for the glory of the best kitchen design and they have added a People’s Choice category where you guys get to vote on the best design! And by the looks of some of your Pinterest boards that I’ve seen, you LOVE looking at and dreaming about kitchens. Here are the details about how to enter to win the $100 Visa gift card: cast your People’s Choice Award vote for the best design here and then leave a comment below explaining why you chose that design!
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This sweepstakes runs from 4/1/13 – 4/30/13
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Disclosure: I was not provided with any of the products mentioned in this post. All products were purchased as part of our home build in 2011. BlogHer, Inc. has provided with me with monetary compensation for writing this post but all of the opinions contained within are my own.
I chose my favorite design because it was bright, sunny, and a happy, warm, comforting room-the way a kitchen should be 🙂
((and I love your kitchen btw!))
Thanks for doing this giveaway! 🙂
I tweeted! https://twitter.com/AmberPatty/status/318765821201637377
The design I chose incorporated modern, clean lines while still being feminine.
I love the look of a cabinet front frig – but I’m not sure I can give up having ice and water in the door. That’s the one luxury I have in my hum-drum kitchen. Your kitchen is beautiful – great job!
I chose the one that I voted for because it caught my eye and I knew I loved it!
I chose my designs because they were very classic and light!
I tweeted! https://twitter.com/rebeccanels/status/318800363622903810
Your kitchen appliances are amazing! This giveaway came at the right time! The husband and I are getting ready to look at land tonight to build our next home on! Thanks!
I voted for the mid-century looks, that is the style I like and just bought a little house built in that time period that I am very excited about decorating.
Ohhh this looks amazing!
I voted for the design I picked because it was very modern looking
I chose kitchen #8 because it has a ladder (I’m short) and really cool stools at the island (I’m currently in the market for some counter stools).
Wow! Ah-mazing kitchen! The kitchens I chose were warm, inviting, large, and family-friendly. I am not as big a fan of the contemporary kitchens.
I chose kitchens that were a mix of modern and old fashioned homey elements. I particularly like wood, alot of light, and clean colors (like white)!
I chose the middle bottom kitchen because I love the design over the stove.
I voted for one of the kitchens because I loved the curved design of the counters and the marble finish.
I voted for for kitchens that felt home-y and inviting. I also am drawn to glass elements and darker wood. Love looking at pretty kitchens!
I lean towards the cottage-y designs. Tough to choose a favorite, though….they’re all beautiful!
I voted for a kitchen with a curved island because I think it looks unusual but is very functional.
I loved the all white cabinets/walls of the kitchen I chose, along with the dark floors. Such a great contrast. It’s modern, but still looks inviting for someone to cook in!
I voted for the white kitchen because I like this color and I think it looks elegant
I voted for the white kitchen because I love this color and thought it looked elegant
I loved the blue lighting and counters!
I love the white kitchens, but the white kitchen with the subtle grey prints and chairs and round light fixtures got my vote. It was love at first sight!
I voted for the kitchen with the glass door fridge, I have been wanting a fridge like this for quite a while it immediately grabbed my attention
my kitchen is too…”The Heart of our Home” when we get our retirement home (in 5 years) I am warning the hubs already to get prepared…I am doing the kitchen over in the new house…
You have some really nice appliance there…nicely done!
I tweeted your giveaway…https://twitter.com/maria_w_nj
Oh god, those appliances are amazing! I love the blue interior, and I love your cabinets!
I don’t know what I’m more jealous of. I have some serious fridge envy right now, but that stovetop is bananas. Beautifully styled, too.
I tweeted: https://twitter.com/ParrotTalkBack/status/319114057418407937
I chose the one with the design on the backsplash behind the stove with the greenish walls because I love how simple yet elegant it is. It gives a homey vibe.
That is a dream-worthy kitchen!
i voted for the 2nd option because i love the all white look
I voted for ones that had built-in bars for eating! So fun
I voted for my top choice because it is full of light and natural elements!
The kitchen I chose was warm with a lot of windows
My kitchen is the heart of my home…love yours!!
I vote for the very first picture. I love how clean it looks and modern. Its just a fresh and clean feel!
I like the use of wood/woodgrain throughout this kitchen. It’s as up-to-date as the others, but it feels warmer and cozier than most of the others. Guess I’m just a traditional kinda gal 🙂
What a great giveaway!
This was so much fun! Love the choices you picked (double oven!!) I had fun browsing and the one I picked had a mix of stainless and wood . It was warm and had fun lighting. So many options!! Thanks for the chance!
I only picked 3 to vote on. Honestly most of them seemed cold to me but there were 3 that seemed like a real family kitchen. I was raised that the kitchen was the center of the home and most of those seemed more like showplaces than homes. I was a bit disappointed in them.
I voted for #6, the mostly wood kitchen with the stained glass fronted island. I think it’s elegant but also welcoming. It would make a great room for a family to gather in.
The design I chose felt both warm and sophisticated. The lines are simple and clean and the design elements work well together.
I voted for my top 5. I liked ones that had more modern appearances (the one with the see thru fridge door was pretty innovative) and also welcomed lots of light.
I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity!
I tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/RoryWallwork/status/319828550146473985
I don’t know the name of the design I voted for, but it was lovely with the hard wood floors, matching hard wood cabinets, the island, and soft lighting and off-white paint. Felt homey and comfortable, for a kitchen, and a kitchen I would want to be in all the time.
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com
2nd entry tweet – https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/319859395817254915
On the site I voted for 5 kitchens; one with a French looking plaster hood over the range, one with a library ladder, one with a giant butcher’s block center island, one with smart looking black hardware and one with cool looking soda fountain stools. I did this really because all of those things in one form or another are things that I would like to do in my own kitchen.
I tweeted too: https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/319532699968757762
twitted this today, 04/04
I voted for the kitchen with the white cabinets that go to the ceiling. My husband and I are in the early stages of building our dream house and this kitchen has a lot of elements we are hoping for in our home.
P.S. I am glad to hear that you love your appliances! We are also looking at a Wolf Range and SubZero Fridge. Love to hear positive things about them before we purchase.
The stainless steel one(they don’t have names) because it is so sleek.
I chose my design because it was light and bright (wonderful place for some food pictures)
I choose a classic design with clean lines. I love the look of an organized space (until I get it all messy with my baking : ).
The butcher block island would be a dream!
I like the look of the stainless appliances with the wood details!
I voted for the kitchen with the maple cabinets towards the center. I like how warm this kitchen looks.
I tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/320144079755284480
Thanks so much.
I voted for one with dark marble counter tops because I thought it gave the kitchen a very elegant look
One of the kitchens I picked had a large, curved counter space! I loved the look of it and all the room to work 🙂 My current kitchen is a tiny box with ZERO counter space, so all that room and style was dreamy 🙂
I voted for this kitchen because of the two ovens and the overall color which appears to be mainly chrome or nickel. https://pc.subzero-wolf.com/contest/large/bebchik_se-fl-018_image_03.jpg
the designs i chose were classic and light and clean. love your kitchen!!
I didn’t see which number I voted for but it had a curved doorway in the background and a vented hood with a pretty flower design in the back. I like it best because it isn’t so modern like a lot of the other ones.
Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/320571014637563904
I like a more traditional look so I voted for the kitchen with the oak cabinets.
I voted for the 4th one because it is my style
My favorites had a beautiful breakfast bar with high ceilings and pendant lights.
I did not see a number to say which one I voted for but I voted for the middle kitchen on the seventh row down because I love the color scheme and how inviting it looks
Tweeted for a second entry
I loved this design
Because it had the best of a natural earthy world and a sleek modern twist to it!
Agree – first picture because it’s clean! Would love a new kitchen too!
I voted for the side by side stainless ovens one, not much deco in the kitchen, simple, clean and chic design. (http://pinterest.com/pin/177329304050376838/)
I like the W’s….windows and wood. I’m a Craftsman style girl and that’s the design I chose.
I voted and my choice was made because I like clean simple modern lines.
Beautiful kitchen! Thank you for the giveaway!
My heart went pitter-patter just looking at that stove!
Love the double ovens! (and the sweepstakes:-)
I voted for the oak cabinet one, because I like a more traditional look.
I picked all very sleek and clean designs. I’ve always wanted a future looking kitchen
I voted for https://www.facebook.com/subzerowolf?sk=app_631366013556492. I like the open space and color
I liked the half circle counter design.
I voted for the one with black countertops and wood all around. Nice classic look to it
Voted for the one with the bench seat built into the side of the island!! Love that its functional and family friendly!!
I voted for the white modern look, I love the classic homey feel to it.
voted for the side by side stainless ovens because i love the look of stainless
Ohmygosh, those are gorgeous appliances! That cooktop makes me drool! 🙂
I chose kitchens that were light and bright. Too many dark surfaces in a kitchen make me start to feel claustrophobic even in relatively open spaces
i voted for one that had a stone wall, i like the natural look and the large wood table
I voted for the first one that was all black and white. onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com
I voted for the one with stone and the large exhaust fan b/c it looks european
mjf926 at gmail dot com
I voted for the kitchens that were white-based; I like how white can make a kitchen feel clean but also cozy.
i voted for the one with the one turquoise and other white chairs, it is modern but funky!
I voted for the white kitchens because white kitchens always look so clean.
i voted for one that looked very traditional with oak cabinets – They actually all looked amazing – this one just fit with my personal preference
debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com
I am in the middle of a kitchen reno, and the one I voted for has over-island lights exactly like the ones I chose.
I love the clean look of the white cabinets with black counter tops
i blogged http://sodahoney.blogspot.com/2013/04/wolffe.html
the double oven is the best
just love the stove
My favorite one was the one in the middle of the 11th row. I love the
white cupboards and the contrasting color of the bar chairs.
I voted for the kitchen with the more rustic look. I love the woodsy feel of it.
gmissycat at yahoo dot com
I like the kitchen with the black counter tops. Very sleek!
Oh…I love your kitchen. It’ll be my dream come true if my kitchen is 1/2 as gorgeous as yours. I voted
for the design because of the chic style and simplicity.
amy [at] utry [dot] it
I loved the kitchen with lots of white and contrasting black counters. It would be fun to add my own pops of color!!
My fav is the zebra print with lime green bar stools, love it! [email protected]
I voted for a kitchen with a shabby chic / country farmhouse appeal. Very pretty!
I voted for the one I did because I loved it’s modern look yet homey feel.
I voted for the kitchen with the island with brown wooden drawers, sink and three seats because it’s functionality for cooking with guest or kids and easy access to clean up with the sink and plenty of storage
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com
It was difficult to narrow it down to 5. My selections were impractical (all stainless steal – no kids or pets in that house) but gorgeous.
My vote went to the warm look and feel of oak and maple cabinets with wonderful center islands and tons of storage (I was able to vote for 5 designs)
i liked the black & white
i love the one with the white chairs
i chose that design because i could see myself in it
I voted for the almost all white kitchen with black countertops because it looks like a family kitchen and cozy.
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com
I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/328929151505555456
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com
the fave aspect of the kitchen i voted for was the dark-wood pantry that took up an entire wall. i’m a sucker for dark wood and tons of storage 🙂
i voted for the mostly white one with the black countertops because its different, and way more calm, than my own kitchen
The wolf oven is AMAZING.
I voted for #23 because I like the design and the cabinet finish.
I voted for a very simple design which fits my lifestyle and my house.
I voted for the kitchen with the big marble island.
very sleek and modern
I love the design – it is very appealing, and although I prefer a more “rustic” look, it is beautiful
All 5 of the designs I chose were modern, sleek, urban homestead, and kitschy. That is my style, so that is what I picked!
14earth at gmail dot com
i voted for the one with the one turquoise chair since thats such a cheery color
I chose it because it is homey
I voted for the kitchen with the huge window in it because I love all the natural light!
I voted for ones that looked like people could really live there.
Thanks for the contest.
voted for ones that looked like people could really live there.
I voted for the 1st one, I love the white and black.
the one I voted for was warm and not as modern looking as many of the others. I voted for the design I did because the colors and style fit my dream home perfectly! I will have that one day!
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