Have to admit, we have had a pretty good year.
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Lighting is a personal reflection of taste but can quickly change an environment. Picture your room with a natural iron forged chandelier with a twist basket bottom. It will look very different from an English brass, hand rubbed piece. Yet both areconsidered traditional.
The two newest systems for under cabinet lighting are LED Tape and the Legrand under cabinet system. Both provide low profile LED lighting, but are very different in application. Functionality as well as new vs old construction really determine the best system for your application. I like them both for different reasons.
Jenn-Air and Miele could not be more different from every aspect. The company, products and philosophy is totally different. The ranges even look different with Jenn-Air being more traditional and Miele being really contemporary.
Picture your new kitchen.
Your countertops can be soapstone, caeserstone, granite, marble in endless permutations.
Now let's look at cabinets. They can be sleek glossy modern high sheen white or a very traditional wood with aged brass accents.
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Lighting sets the mood in a room without question. Go to a jewelry store and you will see heavily illuminated display cases to highlight the sparkle in the diamonds. Restaurants have their own themes. Steakhouses will have heavier pieces to reinforce the environment of eating such a meal.
Bosch was the first company to recognize quietness as a feature. In addition, they were amongst the first to produce a dishwasher with a stainless steel tub rather than plastic.
Unlike the other Europeans, Miele and Asko, Bosch is more affordable with prices starting at $499 for a stainless dishwasher.
Miele is perhaps the most intriguing appliance company in the world. In an age of outsourcing, 96.8% of their dishwashers are manufactured in their German facility.
In fact, only the rollers under the baskets are produced elsewhere (actually nearby in Germany). This quality emphasis translates in longer life on average with fewer service calls than any brand.
Ah, Black Friday. What a wonderful shopping experience. It's particularly wonderful in New England. Standing in line means freezing in line.
I never had to worry about Black Friday until 2012 when appliance manufacturers started to realize people may want to buy less romantic yet far more sensible items.
As I have said previously, appliance manufacturers stopped ceding Black Friday to the electronics companies really in 2013. Their promotions or one time specials remind me of TV deals.
Let's look at a few.