Just because it’s new, doesn’t mean it’s great. We recently purchased a new construction home and it came with the typical appliances. They were fine but not great so we upgraded to some new appliances we loved.
Our new construction home came with “basic” builder-grade appliances. The kitchen looked like any kitchen you would get with any spec home. It just didn’t have the look we wanted so we started to slowly swap out the appliances for ones we loved.
First up was the range. We decided on a Forte range. I loved the look and it fits perfectly in the space. It’s a 30″ Freestanding Gas Range by Forté comes with 4 Sealed Italian Burners and 3.53 cu. ft. It has edge-to-edge continuous grates, easy glide oven racks, a 10K BTU broiler, and is LP convertible. Not to mention they have a lot of options when it come to the finishes for the knobs and the most beautiful blue interior. You almost want to leave it open so your guests can see inside.
We also removed our over-the-range microwave ( I personally don’t like the look) and installed a Forte 48″ Stainless Steel Under Cabinet Hood from the Lucca Series. I LOVE this hood! It’s powerful to handle even the smoke from a good butter-seared steak without setting off the smoke alarms. It has a heavy-duty blower with 1000 CFM to handle odors and fumes from your kitchen, as well as featuring LED lighting and anti-grease mesh filters. What else can a girl want?
We also chose to add a second fridge to the home and picked up this Forte 33 inch Stainless steel freestanding french door refrigerator. It has a 17.9 cu. ft. Total capacity and also features Super Cooling, Super Freezing, Open Door Alarm, Total No Frost, Inverter Compressor, and is Energy Star compliant.
The Pizza Oven
We were super happy with each of the appliances from Forte, so we decided to add one more to the mix. The Forte 14.2 Stainless steel pizza oven! Super simple to use and the perfect addition to our outdoor space. It uses pellets and bakes the tastiest pizzas! This pellet pizza oven comes with a 12″ x 12″ Pizza Stone and features a Double Layer Design to handle high temperatures. I can’t wait to have some family pizza nights this summer!
Although we are nowhere near done with the kitchen changes we want to make, we are so happy with the way it’s coming along. I’ve learned from past mistakes of rushing a design before fully living in a space for a bit. The best interior designs take time and the best design inspiration often comes from necessity or function. I’m curious if you agree ?
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What do you think?