If you can see the kitchen when you walk through the front door, the appliances in the home need to look “sleek.” That is the word Travis Bloem used to describe the KitchenAid appliances furnished by Bekins. Bloem, the Project Manager for J. Peterson Homes, needed to create what he calls a “classic-modern kitchen.” The kitchen in the home he built this spring at 2300 Argentina Drive in East Grand Rapids, will be on display during this year’s HBA Parade of Homes.
THE ANSWER: kitchenaid BLACK STAINLESS STEEL
Bloem and the homeowners chose appliances that provide a traditional style, but were still a little unique. Bekins installed a relatively new option in the KitchenAid lineup, black stainless steel. Sales Professional John Ritzema calls the look a “modern twist to a traditional appliance.”
They fit in with the classic-modern kitchen theme and the black finishes on the hardware, window grills and other fixtures.
As you visit the rest of the home, you will notice a modern and contemporary theme with some traditional elements.
SEE IT FIRSTHAND
This home, and others furnished by Bekins, will be one of 72 in this year’s Parade of Homes presented by the HBA of Greater Grand Rapids. You can buy tickets in advance for $10 by visiting the HBA of Greater Grand Rapids website. Otherwise, a ticket costs $12 when bought at the home. This year’s parade runs from May 26 through June 10. Homes will be open Fridays, Saturdays, & Memorial Day from 1- 9 pm and on Wednesdays from 5-9pm.
CLASSIC-MODERN KITCHEN FURNISHED BY BEKINS
With 20 cubic feet, this refrigerator has a counter-depth design that gives it a built-in look. The ExtendFresh™ Temperature Management System and Produce Preserver help keep food fresh.
KITCHENAID DOUBLE WALL OVEN
Even-Heat™ True Convection provides consistent heating and even cooking. A unique bow-tie shaped design and convection fan helps ensure there are no burnt edges or under-cooked centers. The Temperature Probe delivers accurate measurement of internal temperatures for meats, poultry, and casseroles without opening the oven.
This top control dishwasher comes with breakthrough Ultra-Fine Filtration. It continuously cleans the wash water for superior performance, even with the heaviest loads. It features a ProScrub™ Option that uses 40 targeted spray jets to make quick work of stubborn messes. Its Advanced ProDry™ option delivers the best drying performance by circulating the air from a heating element.
KITCHENAID WALL CANOPY
Auto speed sensing adjusts fan speed to help protect cabinets from potentially harmful steam, grease, and odors.
KITCHENAID GAS COOKTOP
Six burners, including two 20K BTU Ultra Power™ Dual-Flame Burners, means this cooktop offers power and versatility. A 5K BTU simmer/melt burner will help you maintain the low temperatures needed for melting or gentle simmering.
The 4.5 cubic feet front load washer offers:
– Precision Dispense to release the detergent at the perfect time
– Adaptive Wash Technology to adapt time and temperature
– Smooth Wave Stainless Steel wash basket prevents fabrics from fraying and snagging
The 7.5 cubic feet gas dryer with Quick Dry Cycle offers:
– Advanced Moisture Sensing System to help prevent over-drying
– Quad Baffles help larger items dry more evenly while smaller items keep tumbling without getting stuck riding the baffles
– Tap Touch Controls with Memory remembers your last cycle and settings to save you time
BEKINS and j. peterson homes
Bloem worked with Bekins during previous projects and praised our work on this home too.
“Bekins was fantastic. the install crew was phenomenal. They do it right the first time and I think we pulled it off.”