The kitchen is the heart of every home so it stands to reason you want to keep it looking fresh, updated and on trend. Designer and host of Weekend Reno Michelle Mawby shares some of the newest and coolest kitchen products for 2014 that are guaranteed to upgrade your kitchen
AVANI Kitchen Cabinetry
Designed in conjunction with renowned creative visionary Dror Benshetrit, founder of New York-based Dror, AVANI is a highly curated, strictly modern, custom-made collection featuring clean lines, warm textures, movement and fine hidden details. Available in many different finishes, including kelly green, the portable island design adds style and versatility to small space kitchen.
This stove is painted in the same factory as one of the finest Italian sportscars. Be bold and have fun introducting colour with large appliances. The retail price is $6,399, considerably less than its competitors.
Zephyr's Verona Range Hood
Verona is topped with a straight glass canopy that also serves as an ambiance setting LED display. Select the cloud white, deep blue and amber colour options to best match your kitchen’s décor, or choose the demo mode that displays all three settings in 10-second intervals.
Blomberg's 36" Fridge
A well equipped fridge with elegant finishes, this Bloomberg fridge also features electronic controls for both refrigerator and freezer compartments. Energy efficient, it's built of almost all lead-free materials and 95 per cent of the components are recyclable.
Betrazzoni 3-Burner Cooktop
Bertazzoni Design Series segmented cooktops have different combinations of gas, griddle and two-zone induction cooking. This model has a versatile dual-burner segment on the left, a segment with rapid and semi-rapid burners in the middle, and a two-zone induction top on the right. The distinctive gas burners are manufactured in solid brass.
ENOLIVING Wine Storage Unit
This two bottle wine serving system preserves wine utilizing food-grade argon gas so wine lasts for over three weeks. Gas is provided in a disposable canister.
Porcelain backsplash: moving away from stone backsplashes and bringing back porcelain for a real artisanal handmade feel.
Rustic woods: rustic wood serving platters add a touch of the handmade look and can add warmth to a modern kitchen setting.
Williams-Sonoma Smart Thermometre
It's the first Wi-Fi-enabled leave-in probe, which you connect via Williams-Sonoma's app for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. Both the temperature and estimated remaining cooking time are displayed on your mobile device, so you're free to check it anywhere within the connected Wi-Fi range. You can also schedule separate timers for side dishes and alerts for tasks like basting so everything gets to the table on time. It's a revolutionary way to take the guesswork out of a perfectly cooked meal.
Sources: AVANI kitchen cabinetry by AVANI; Bertazzoni stove, Zephyr Verona range hood, Blomberg 36" fridge, Bertazzoni's cooktop from Distinctive Appliances Inc.; ENOLIVING wine storage unit by Enomatic Wine Serving Systems; backsplash tile from Mettro Source; rustic wooden serving pieces by William Ashley; smart thermometre by Williams-Sonoma