Your kitchen is probably the most used room in your house and a center for entertaining, so of course, you want it to be a space you enjoy spending time in and sharing with others. Aside from cabinet and countertop upgrades, don’t forget about your appliances. There are so many upgrades to consider, so we asked LUWA Luxury Products to share what trends and brands deliver the best performance. Visit the LUWA studio in Bellevue to test out luxury indoor and outdoor kitchen products or consult with an expert. LUWALuxury.com

1. Commercial Heritage

This year, look for products that bring commercial performance to your home with award-winning brands like Hestan. The Hestan team worked with acclaimed engineers and chefs like chef Thomas Keller to develop the most innovative and powerful residential collection available for your kitchen. Made in California, Hestan’s range brings you a patented 30,000 BTU CircuFlame burner, the most powerful sealed burner on the residential market. You can go from 0 degrees to crab boil in no time and enjoy a precise 500 BTU simmer flame that doesn’t flicker and maintains consistent heat for delicate cooking. More power. More control. More dazzling dinner parties.

2. Bold Colors                 

Gone are the days of all stainless-steel appliances. Get ready to see luxury kitchens with colors that make a statement and bring your kitchen to life. Hestan offers 12 bold color options for its entire product collection that are made to blend seamlessly with your kitchen design or stand out in the crowd. Whether you’re looking for colors like the sharp Red Matador, trendy Orange Citra or cool Blue Prince, Hestan has options that will match your personal design style and bring a fresh pop of color to your culinary haven.

3. Smart Cooking

Technology will enhance your culinary experience this year. Hestan’s smart cooking technology will make it easier to entertain a crowd or cook on a busy weeknight. Launching the world’s first smart induction cooktop, Hestan’s cooktop can pair with the Hestan Cue, a smart cooking app with more than 200 chef-developed recipes. The app will work with your cooktop to maintain the perfectly precise temperature and take you through chef-guided videos, so you can learn new recipes and techniques as you go. Hestan will also be launching the world’s first-ever smart gas cooktop this year to give you even more options.  

4. Refrigeration Revolution

Kitchen refrigeration trends have transformed over the past year. Instead of large-capacity units, clients have been saving space in their kitchens by utilizing under-counter refrigeration units and tall-column refrigeration. This allows for more counter room and cabinet space and eliminates wasted space. Hestan offers 24-inch-wide and 30-inch-wide wine, refrigerator or freezer columns and has a full under-counter refrigeration collection. The units come with stainless steel interiors, gliding infinity shelves, full temperature control and compressors that allow for optimal air-flow and space throughout the unit. With stainless steel, panel-ready or colored options available, you’ll be sure to find a style you’ll love.