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Range hoods filter grease, moisture, and cooking smells out of your kitchen. What is the difference between a vented and an unvented hood?Read More
Posted on March 30, 2015 5:06:00 PM PDT By Tom Papageorge
If you are considering a kitchen remodel, you are likely dreaming of gleaming countertops and new appliances. Before you can make the aesthetic choices, you’ll need to focus on the practical considerations of your kitchen layout. Deciding on a kitchen layout is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make. How many people will be cooking? Do you entertain? While there are many factors to consider when choosing your kitchen layout, usually the space of your room will dictate which layouts you may use. The galley kitchen, L shaped kitchen, and U shaped kitchen are three kitchen layouts that have stood the test of time.
A galley is made up of one singular walkway and has two facing parallel walls where you find the cabinets, counters and appliances. Galleys remain a popular choice for restaurant kitchens due to their efficiency. When half of your galley is an island, you get the best of both worlds: efficiency and the ability to interact with people outside of the kitchen.
- Great option for smaller spaces
- An efficient option for a single cook
- The cook can be isolated from others
- More then one cook in the kitchen can cause traffic jams
- You’ll need a good lighting plan, especially if the galley doesn’t have a window
L Shaped Kitchen
An L kitchen is created when two counters are joined at a right angle. L shaped kitchens are quite versatile. They can be open, have an island, or have an eat-in table.
- The open plan allow the cook to interact with guests and family members
- Allows for an eat in space
- Good for two cooks
- You could end up with your back to guests unless the sink or stove is on the island
- Place appliances carefully to avoid traffic jams or problems with reaching appliances
- Without an island, you could end up with minimal or broken up counter space
U Shaped Kitchen
Picture a wide galley kitchen with a wall of cabinets at one end and you will have a U layout. Islands can be incorporated into the U layout for additional storage or to create a workstation.
- Plenty of storage and workspace
- Excellent for two or more cooks
- Maximum flexibility for arranging appliances
- Usually needs a larger space because small U kitchens can feel confined
- Depending on the layout, you may still have your back to guests much of the time
It is important to carefully review your intended kitchen layout with a design professional. Plans that look good on paper can have drawbacks that become apparent in real life. At Atherton Appliances and Kitchens and BSC Culinary in San Francisco, we use photo realistic 3D modeling software so that you can see exactly what your kitchen will look like before ordering a single cabinet. Most importantly, our designers have years of experience planning kitchens and know what works, and what to watch out for.
Posted on March 23, 2015 3:24:15 PM PDT in Wolf By Tom Papageorge
We carry many different brands and styles of wall ovens, from ornate and traditional to super sleek modern designs. We have seen it all and can say that it has been a long time since we have been as impressed by a new product line as we have been by Wolf’s new M Series wall ovens. The M Series’ unparalleled design flexibility and innovative new features have blown us away.Read More
Posted on October 13, 2014 3:37:20 PM PDT By Tom Papageorge
Wolf Slide-In Range
The range is one of the most important features or your kitchen. With all of the different options available today, it can be confusing to navigate the different models and features. We’ll breakdown the difference between freestanding, drop-in, and slide-in ranges.
Posted on October 6, 2014 3:37:26 PM PDT By Tom Papageorge
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Now that it is fall, we’ll be seeing the last of heirloom tomatoes. But don’t despair! Get your pizza fix with fresh autumn produce instead. While the ingredients for this pizza require some preparation, you can make this time effective by cooking double (or triple!) batches of the kale, squash, and bacon and using them for other meals throughout the week.
Posted on September 22, 2014 11:12:00 AM PDT By Tom Papageorge
Laundry rooms are where we clean clothes and linens, but they are often messy, dark, and disorganized. If you find yourself hunting for stain remover, wishing for counter space, or draping clean cloths over the washing machine lid, read on! We promise there is a better way.
Posted on September 15, 2014 11:02:54 AM PDT By Tom Papageorge
Do you love lazy weekend mornings as much as we do? This banana bread french toast is perfect for relaxing with coffee and your favorite blog.
Posted on September 8, 2014 8:02:59 AM PDT By Tom Papageorge
Beautiful Laundry Room from Electrolux Appliances
While doing the laundry will probably never become America’s favorite pastime, the newest washers and dryers are making it easier then ever before. With the latest technology, your laundry will be cleaner in less time. Here are some of our favorite features to look for when you are shopping for your next washer and dryer.