What You Don’t Want To Leave Out of Your Next Kitchen Remodel

What You Don’t Want To Leave Out Of Your Next Kitchen Remodel? As a wife and a busy mom of three under 11, and a professional interior designer, I am always on the lookout for the new products I can recommend to my clients ( many of whom are also busy Moms and Dads like many of you might be ), products to make their kitchens more enjoyable, functional, personalized, (like the new art wrapped refrigerator from #BlogTourKBIS sponsor, Thermador, shown below ), convenient and beautiful!

I recently returned from a trip to the National Kitchen and Bath Associations’s annual wholesale tradeshow in Orlando, and today I am going to share with you the products from Thermador that I believe my clients (and perhaps some of you who are reading this post, too), will absolutely want to have in your new kitchen remodeling projects.


Before I share with you my top pics for your homes from Thermador, though, I am obliged by law to share with you that my trip to KBIS was sponsored, meaning my hotel and travel expenses were paid for, although I am receiving no monetary compensation for what I am about to share with you.

I felt so lucky to be chosen to be a part of this group of 25 interior designer/bloggers/influencers who went on www.modenus.com ‘s 2018 #BlogTourKBIS, where we were given an in-depth sneak peek look at all of the newest introductions for your kitchens and bathrooms.


I met wonderful women from all over the country who share my passion for interior design, but who each have their own distinct viewpoints. We learned so much from each other and had a lot of fun together, while at the same discussing which vendor/exhibitors provided our clients with the best service, warranties, etc. This kind of information sharing was invaluable for all of us.

Here are my top pics for what I think my own clients, and all of you who are busy Moms like me, will find most useful from Thermador when you get ready for your next kitchen remodel or new build.

1. Thermador’s combination steam and convection oven, with its built in warming drawer, is my first *must have* recommendation.


Why? If you’re like me, often our children need to (or want to) eat at different times and having a built in warming drawer like this helps us all to save time by keeping their food warm versus having to take it out and reheat it again.

Thermador’s new CULINARY LIVING series includes two models: it’s Professional Series model, shown above, with its bold detailing, and its Masterpiece Series, which is designed to sit flush with your cabinetry.

I also love their new graphite grey glass, which is right on trend with the modern farmhouse look that is so popular right now.

Here you can see my Longleaf project, which incorporated some of the *modern farmhouse* design elements my clients here in North Carolina loved so much, like mixed materials, grey barstools, industrial lighting, a trough sink, horizontal wood plank floors, white subway tile and open shelving.

Although my clients didn’t select a Thermador cooktop and oven for this kitchen, I will definitely steer future clients in Thermador’s direction, after seeing all the innovations Thermador had to offer at #KBIS2018.


2. The next *must have* for your kitchen remodel is Thermador’s new * The Entertertainer’s Dishwasher.*

You’re probably not much different than I am when you entertain your family and friends and their children – especially during the holidays. After a big meal with wine, or even after a party, we are all usually stuck handwashing and hand drying all of those delicate stems, right?

Not anymore! Thermador’s new *The Entertainer’s Dishwasher* is specially made to hold up to 24 wine stems!

From Thermador’s site, “With a time-less configuration to maximize capacity for wine glasses, cocktail glasses and more, The Entertainer’s Dishwasher offers peace of mind while you wash even the most delicate items. This dishwasher features a gentle cycle that won’t break or damage glasses, with a no-slip, soft rubber lower rack and adjustable stands specifically designed to keep stems secure. The rack stands are fully adjustable at multiple levels to accommodate different heights and sizes of your glasses. And on the top rack, conveniently wash utensils, small plates, bowls and more, while introducing a new specialty cutlery basket for your small entertaining utensils.”

Do you all love this as much as I do?


3. I admit it. I am a coffee snob. I love trying new coffee drinks. If you do, too, this is the 3rd *must have* product from Thermador I am recommending to include in your kitchen remodel.

This product makes it so fun and easy to personalize your coffee as it gives you the ability to select from 18 pre-programmed coffee drinks and it also has an info wheel that shows you how to combine favorite aromas and scents to help pick the coffee beans that best fit your coffee style!

I would love to have a brunch party or bridal or baby shower for my friends where we all try out new coffee drinks together! I can totally envision how much fun I would have creating the invitations for it now. Can you? Would you come if I send you one?


4. The final product from Thermador that I think is a *must have* for your next kitchen remodel is this one, Thermador’s *Freedom Induction Cooktop.*


This groundbreaking product holds more than 30 international patents and has the largest surface area of any cooktop on the market. It allows you to use the entire surface for cooking. No more worrying about which pan fits where, or if you can cook multiple dishes on the cooktop at the same time.

Have children that want spaghetti and you and your partner want teriyaki? You can make both of them at the same time, on the same cooktop!

This induction cooktop allows you to place almost any size pan, anywhere on the cooktop, and the heat sensors will sense the pan’s placement, and heat the food evenly! You can move the pan, and the heat mapping user interface automatically recognizes the size, shape and position of the cookware to deliver the same amount of heat evenly and quickly to the desired location.

In addition, this cooktop boils water faster than any other cooktop on the market, a bonus for those of you who don’t like to use a microwave for boiling water.

I love using Thermador’s products in my design work, and have recommended them for years. Getting to see all of their new introductions, up close and personal, was such a treat for me, and I hope you all have enjoyed learning about some of their new products.

Thank you, Veronika of www.modenus.com for including me in my first #BlogTourKBIS experience. I will never forget it. That’s me on the far right in my pink trench coat, with my new friends, Sheri, Sarah and Jennifer, who were also on #BlogTourKBIS with me. This image is courtesy of Sarah, who is also an interior designer on the East Coast, at www.chansaeraedesigns.com


And Thermador, thank you for bringing such innovative, useful products to market for my clients and the readers of *Casually Tailored.* I hope they find the other articles on your blog, www.thermador.com/blog useful, if they want to learn even more.


If you are planning a kitchen remodel or new build anytime soon, and would like to have me help you plan it out and design it, I invite you to contact me here, or on Facebook, here, or Instagram, here.

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Again, thank you!

Jana Donohoe, ASID


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