Making Okanagan Kitchens Sizzle with the Top Appliance and Reno Trends of 2015

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Genier's Appliances announces top kitchen remodeling trends for 2015, which combine the latest in style with state-of-the-art appliances Kelowna homeowners long for.

Kelowna Appliance Trends for 2015

Kelowna Appliance Trends for 2015

Sometimes it’s as simple as a splash of colour on an appliance, sometimes it’s an elaborate custom vent hood. Big or small, homeowners are looking for ways to put a personal stamp on their kitchens.

Discerning Kelowna homeowners are constantly looking for the latest and greatest ways to make their kitchens stand out from the Okanagan crowd. When it comes to the top remodeling trends in 2015, the experts at Genier’s Appliances in Vernon say the name of the game is personalization and customization.

“We’ve noticed a lot of homeowners looking for one-of-kind kitchen features,” says Brad Kirkham, owner of Genier’s. “Sometimes it’s as simple as a splash of colour on an appliance, sometimes it’s an elaborate custom vent hood. Big or small, homeowners are looking for ways to put a personal stamp on their kitchens.”

The use of colour to liven up a kitchen is nothing new, but with more and more appliance manufacturers catering to Kelowna homeowners’ style choices, the options for customization have never been greater. For example, the Dual Fuel Ranges by Viking are available in an assortment of eye-catching colours like apple red, burgundy, and cobalt blue.

“Paired with some matching, bold highlights elsewhere in the kitchen—perhaps a row of cabinets or a kitchen island—it can really add some pizazz,” says Kirkham.

And when it comes to finding a focal point in modern kitchens, many Kelowna appliances and renovation teams are turning to custom vent hoods. Once considered nothing more than a necessity to rid kitchens of smoke and exhaust fumes, vent hoods are quickly becoming centerpieces.

“The craftsmanship that goes into some of these custom hoods is exquisite,” says Kirkham. “They’re more like works of art than appliances.

From the ultra-contemporary style of Italian company Falmec to the rustic-looking brass and copper overlays in Vent-A-Hood’s product line, there is something for every taste.

Just off the main kitchen area, walk-in pantries are gaining serious traction when it comes to Okanagan kitchen renovations. Much like their walk-in closet counterparts, they have been recognized for luxury living. From a practical standpoint, walk-in pantries offer Kelowna homeowners another place to stow their non-perishables and other sundry items.

“One way to make a real statement with a walk-in pantry is to include a luxury appliance such as a sleek wine cooler by Canadian-owned Cavavin,” says Kirkham. “Why not sip on a glass of rich, smooth Shiraz while showing off the latest addition to the family home?”

Another exciting new kitchen renovation trend has seen Okanagan designers incorporate more of an entertaining atmosphere in the food preparation area. Kitchen islands are quickly becoming gathering points, and with all of that food close to hand, it makes sense.

As an added touch of convenience and hospitality, installing a U-Line under-counter beverage centre as part of a new kitchen island renovation project is a choice that will earn brownie points for Party Host of the Year.

About Genier’s Appliances
Genier’s has been helping Okanagan homeowners take care of their families with the finest home and kitchen appliances for more than 50 years. Genier’s expansive live Vernon showroom houses close to 60 of the world’s best brands and more selection than any other store in the Interior, including Kamloops and Kelowna appliances stores.

For more information, contact:
Brad Kirkham
Owner, Genier’s Home Appliances

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