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Kitchen Appliances Before and After

October 11th, 2011 | 1 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

Ocassionally, I like to show before and after shots of a kitchen remodel. This remodel was completed by Kitchen Style Inc.

Let's look before:

kitchen before and after

kitchen before and after 

If I had to date these appliances, it would be mid-1980s. For the 1980s, this is an upscale kitchen with a large side by side refrigerator, top of the line KitchenAid Superba and Whirlpool compactor. Look at the GE over/under range with cooktop.

Remember most of the products like counter depth refrigerators, European dishwashers and decorative ventilation were not available for another 10 years.

The biggest challenges from an appliance perspective will always be the cooking configuration and the refrigeration. Of these two, focus on the cooking, whether you are considering wall oven/cooktop or a freestanding range.

Now look at the same kitchen after the renovation:

kitchen before and after


kitchen before and after

The real improvement is in the island, as it is not a desk anymore. The windows are the main feature in this kitchen, and the views are maintained throughout. They also illuminate very well with three Tech Lighting pendants.

For the appliances, they used Miele for the oven (with interactive MasterChef Controls), the induction cooktop and decorative hood.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

Steve is passionate about helping consumers find the best appliances for their needs, and he is always happy to answer questions and provide advice. He is a valuable resource for consumers who are looking for information on appliance buying, repair, and maintenance.

Despite being the worst goalie in history, Steve is a fan of the Bruins and college hockey, loves to read, and is a Peloton biker. The love of his life is his daughter, Sophie.

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