BAYVIEW BARNHOUSE | Tips for Picking Appliances

Huge thanks to The Home Depot for partnering with me on this post!

In the past, picking appliances seemed to be based purely on function, but now there are so many good looking options, how they look/fit into your kitchen design can play a big part into what you pick. If you check out the before photo below, you can see the appliances in the Barnhouse were in rough shape, so I donated them, and started from scratch. I wanted to pick ones that could be incorporated into the design in an intentional way, still make the kitchen function efficiently, and would not break the bank. I am so excited to partner with The Home Depot on this part of the kitchen, and get a little guidance on what products would work best. There were a few must haves for me: a slide-in  range (which means there is no back piece and the controls are in the front), a counter-depth fridge (so the profile would not hang out past the counters), and a dishwasher that would look seamless next to the black cabinets. For the full thought process on picking each appliance and links, head over to the post I wrote for The Home Depot Blog! 

I splurged a bit for a slide-in range at my last renovation and I will never go back to a regular stove! I love the streamlined look, and how the back is inline with the countertops, giving that clean look. This Whirlpool Smart Contemporary Handle Slide-in Gas Range with EZ-2-LIFT Hinged Cast-iron Grates in Stainless Steel, caught my eye immediately because the knobs were on the front, and the touchscreen controls where inconspicuously on the top, which combined style and function perfectly. I kept going back and forth about leaving the hood exposed or building a cover and using an insert, and I ended up with best of both worlds! I picked a wall mount range hood, and built a cover around it, that way if I ever wanted to go coverless, I could (DIY hood cover tutorial coming soon). You just have to make sure you pick a hood like the ZLINE 30 in. Wall Mount Range Hood in Stainless Steel, that had the controls inside, instead of the front of the hood, so you could still access them after building the cover over it.
A general rule with picking appliances is that all of them have the same finish…but I decided to break that rule! My plan was to use stainless steel appliances to match the faucet and pot filler, then add in pops of brass on the cabinet hardware and lighting. But, when it came to the dishwasher, I thought the stainless steel would break up the nice flow of the black cabinets. I went with black and I am SO HAPPY with how it looks. The black finish matches the cabinets perfectly, and I love that it looks seamless with the cabinets.
I knew I wanted a Counter-depth refrigerator, so it wouldn’t stick out well past the counters, since I designed the kitchen so you would see the profile of the fridge. Since it’s not as deep, you lose some space, which might not make it the best choice for a large family, but the Whirlpool Side-By-Side Counter Depth Refrigerator in Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel fits my needs perfectly!
For more pictures and my full review, head over to the The Home Depot Blog HERE! 

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  1. Paige says:

    I’m obsessed with this transformation! What a beautiful space!

  2. Andrea says:

    Another amazing transformation!! I’m in love with the black cabinets!


  3. Michelle says:

    This kitchen is so gorgeous, I would love to cook there!

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