I always say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and that’s why a lot of time has been spent designing and planning our new kitchen/walk-in pantry. Yes, I want it pretty, but most importantly functional. This is our third time building, so there were certain things in the kitchen/walk-in pantry that I knew were must-haves for the new house. Now let’s talk about appliances! In the past when we purchased our kitchen appliances, all we cared about was picking a decent brand at the lowest price. Pretty sure both times, our appliances were Black Friday bundle specials. When we look back at our previous homes, both of us wish that we focused more on the function of the appliances. We’re SO glad we came across Hestan and to have Hestan kitchen appliances in our new house! I’m not even kidding when I say we came across their brand at the perfect time. We did our research of Hestan and fell in love with their products. Then we had a phone call with them and fell in love even more with the brand!
Hestan has such a unique story! They started off as Hestan Vineyard, a family-owned estate in Napa Valley by Stanley Cheng and his wife Helen.
From there, the brand expanded to Hestan Commercial which was founded by Stanley Cheng and partner Eric Deng. It caught the eye of many especially Chef Thomas Keller, who incorporated the commercial line in several of his restaurants.
Then in 2016, they came out with Hestan Outdoors offering backyard grilling to another level. You can create your own outdoor oasis with their refrigeration, grilling, and storage appliances.
A couple years later they launched Hestan Indoor. They used their expertise and experience in creating commercial appliances for chefs to now residential appliances for us the consumers while bringing the same innovation and reliable performance from the culinary world.
Their indoor products include ranges, rangetops, cooktops, wall ovens, dishwashers, ventilation, refrigeration, and microwaves. Check out these kitchens below with Hestan Indoor appliances!
As mentioned before, we are more focused on the features and functions of the appliances this time around. From watching their YouTube channel and stalking their website, I knew we made the right decision in choosing Hestan for our new house. I love the fact that we can get all of our appliances from Hestan… range, ventilation hood, microwave drawer, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, and wine refrigerators.
Below is our floor plan of the kitchen and walk-in pantry. This was the original layout of where the appliances were supposed to go.
Here is the original rendering of our kitchen by Waukee CabinetWorks back in April 2019. This gives you an idea of where we planned to have the appliances.
After that first rendering, we decided to move and add some appliances from the original layout to this one below. The blue is the new location of the microwave drawer in the kitchen and the refrigerator in the pantry.
Here’s a more updated rendering of the kitchen after those changes by Waukee CabinetWorks:
That’s not even the final rendering of the kitchen and walk-in pantry! Now you have to wait for that in the next kitchen post! There I will explain what specific appliances we chose and what style/color we selected. Gosh, I can’t wait to share more about our Hestan kitchen appliances! Stay tuned! 😉