I think I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that we most likely won’t be redoing the kitchen in our new house. I had saved countless Instagrams and pinned hundreds of images imagining what I’d like to eventually do with the space, but after a year of living with it, we realized that we don’t really need to renovate the kitchen, and doing so won’t add much value to our house. Responsible decision-making, am I right?

That said, there are some small updates we plan to make to it: new pendant lights, replacing the island, and — perhaps most impactful of all — buying new appliances. I’m in the preliminary stages of searching for a refrigerator and a range, and instead of opting for something that’ll “disappear,” I’m feeling super tempted to look for appliances that wow.

Gone are the days of paneled pieces that are indistinguishable from their cabinet counterparts — the spaces below prove that in today’s kitchen, your appliances ought to pop.

Alison Wu’s white Smeg refrigerator.

René Redzepi’s Grand Cuisine Oven.

A sky blue oven paired with brass hardware and a striking brass range hood.

Lauren Smith Ford‘s dramatic La Cornue oven and hood in black and brass.

A buttermilk colored AGA range cooker in a Plain English-designed kitchen.

Ashley Rose‘s Smeg mini fridge and toaster in turquoise.

Dianna Agron’s La Cornue setup in black and brass.

A bright orange Lacanche range in a pattern-filled kitchen.

A sweet Viking stove in powder blue in a small Brooklyn kitchen.

A custom mantle-like hood above a big and beautiful stainless steel range.

La Cornue in blue in a kitchen designed by Park & Oak.

An original brick arch underneath a new range in this cottage-inspired kitchen remodel.

Ty Haney‘s white-on-white range and hood.

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