Imagine standing inside a beautiful custom summer home on a warm day in West Michigan. As you stand inside the kitchen, a colorful vineyard paints the perfect summer portrait outside your window. It’s the type of scene that is capped off by a delicious home-made meal. That’s the picture Jennifer England painted as she chose Jenn-Air stainless steel appliances from Bekins. The appliances accent a new home in Fennville built by 42 North Custom Homes.
JENN-AIR STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES AS AN ACCENT
When Jennifer designed the kitchen, she pictured the future homeowner cooking a gourmet meal on the Jenn-Air appliances while they enjoyed the warmth of summer.
While some people choose to hide appliances behind custom panels of cabinetry, Jennifer embraces the appliances.
“I personally feel the appliances are a big part of the kitchen design,” England said. “We chose stainless here and accented with black lower cabinets. The appliance finishes stand out beautifully with our black and white modern farmhouse design.”
She chose an under-counter microwave for the island, plus a slide-in range to create a more even line across the counter top.
“A front dial slide-in range creates a high-end look in the kitchen highlighting the backsplash with clean lines,” England says. “The range hood is also a statement piece and can be a great focal point to the overall design. We chose to do a custom hood accented with white oak.”
WORKING WITH BEKINS
Bekins works with appliance manufacturers to secure special discounts for builders and designers. 42 North Custom Homes used a special program for their Jenn-Air stainless steel appliances in the Parade of Homes.
“We wanted something high quality, but within our price point. I think Bekins has a really great builders program. We told (Bekins Appliance Professional Richard Tease) what we were looking for and our budget. Then Richard put together some great packages for us to choose from.”
Many people may not know that Bekins has a team of employees who specifically communicate with builders and designers. They send packets with the dimensions and requirements for each appliance. The packets help builders set up the cabinets, gas lines, water lines and electricity in the correct spot.
“I know our team appreciates all of the specifications Bekins gives us on all of the appliances,” England said. “This allows us to be extremely precise in our kitchen design, custom cabinetry and finish-work.”
“Bekins was wonderful to work with. Richard did a great job of checking in with us and our schedule while consistently updating us on our order and installation. We appreciate their exceptional customer service and expertise.”
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