It is well known that kitchens have been the hub of the home over the past century but now according to new research by Lloyds insurance group this week they are now the most valuable room in our homes too, with the average kitchen costing £4,909.00, and the average Briton spending more than half their time in them rather than in their living room. With this in mind it is easy to understand the increasing demand to have luxury top spec kitchens, and we are not just talking about fully integrated appliances, with the normal list of white goods, the expectations of a top spec kitchen goes much further than any of these parameters.
The manufacturers De Dietrich, Miele and Wolf are the most popular top end brands offering top spec products which include Sub Zero - a side by side fridge/freezer retailing at £15,000. It has an amazing ice maker with an integral water filtration system even removes suspended particles, chemical pollutants, viruses and bacteria from the ice. The ice maker makes between 2.2 and 3.2kg of ice a day, and there's an option to increase production to maximum, for a 24-hour period - useful if you wish to stockpile cubes in advance for a social gathering.
A built in warmer drawer which operates at a temperature between 40-85 degrees, perfect for keeping food and plates warm. At least two dishwashers - normally a combination of drawers or standard sizes, one for large plates, pans and glasses which washes at 200 degrees and only takes half an hour. Nothing less than a professional cooker/cookers with gas and electric plates, preferably a combination of gas burners and a French top will do. The Wolf ICBDF484F Dual Fuel Range Cooker, Stainless Steel is a very desirable fuel range cooker, but requires a 50 amp power supply and costs in the region of £17,000. It bakes, roasts, broils (grill) convection, convection bake, convection roast, convection broil (grill), bake stone, dehydrate, proof (dough proofing) and self-clean and the manufacturer has said that it will cook for 70 years. Top spec kitchens are becoming so popular with the elite that they would choose to buy a top of the range kitchen rather than a sports car.
So if you are thinking about changing your current kitchen it might be worth considering some of these top end appliances, but it does depend on your target market, if you are unsure why not pop into your local branch of Intercounty.