What advice do you have for choosing appliances in a kitchen design?
It’s a pretty personal thing. If someone’s gotta have a Sub-Zero, they gotta have a Sub-Zero. But before they pull the trigger on something that’s beautiful to look at it, I actually do say, “Let’s see what Consumer Reports has to say.” Because it ain’t gonna be beautiful if the person who gets to know it the most is a repair guy. In general though, I think you should spend good money on appliances. The kitchen is on display like never before, and I adhere to the principle that you should spend extra on the stuff you’re touching every day. That goes for door hardware, cabinetry, and appliances for sure. Even if you’re more likely to do take-out than cook, these things are still going to get looked at and fondled every day.