Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less (Complete Design)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Love the look... and here in my market stainless steel is still "king" regardless of the style of kitchen, contemporary,  country, traditional.

May 12, 2016 06:29 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I personally like the brushed stainless steel with black trim, but that may be starting to go out.

May 12, 2016 05:17 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not a big fan of modern and can't separate the look without that island and chairs

May 12, 2016 09:51 PM
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

Big Refrigerators are for families who like to eat but

Watch What You Eat...

May 12, 2016 06:22 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Stainless looks good when it is a contrasting appliance, but when it becomes so large that it is the wall, like this one, then it becomes too much for a home.

Perhaps these nearly walk in coolers should be tucked away in a pantry somewhere out of view.

May 12, 2016 04:47 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I actually love the industrial vibe, plus it is very versatile. Warm or color touches or not.
I LOVE the idea of a double island. The space is big enough . . . it would probably balance it out pretty nicely.

And I love the big frig - lots of room for fresh produce and many drinks!

May 12, 2016 04:24 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Stainless steel 

May 12, 2016 10:18 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

The idea is good but I think it would take away from the open look. I like Bob Crane 's idea about a pantry instead and would go with either slate or bronze appliances...SS is on its way out here. And no pendants, please!!!


May 12, 2016 10:03 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

The stainless steel appliances are gorgeous but I do prefer the new slate color...no fingerprints!

May 12, 2016 08:53 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

I am not usually a fan of the industrial look, but I like this, too. It's very streamlined. I'd hate to be the one to keep it finger proofed!

May 12, 2016 07:04 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

A. I still do, they are trying stainless in black now.

B. What's the sq feet on that puppy now? I think it's like 50 isn't it? If that is only the frig, then do the other as freezer.  Might seem a little boxy as those things are pretty big.

No butlers pantry? You better throw in a super high end stove.

May 12, 2016 06:22 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, I'm a fan of commercial finishes in residential properties. 

May 12, 2016 05:08 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We are not that fond of stainless steel, and in my opinion the island is just a protrusion off the wall.  I like an island that is part of the cooking area for prep, serving and eating in.  I don't mind the cabinet, and I think the pendant lights have been overdone.  A

May 12, 2016 04:22 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow that is huge, if you have the space go for it.

May 16, 2016 02:31 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have not needed a second unit, but if I had one I'm sure I could find a use for it.  I like the look of the unit, it keeps in line with the color of the tile, counter top and stools.

May 13, 2016 07:02 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We just replaced our black appliances with stainless steel.

May 12, 2016 10:43 PM
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

I like this and especially the size of the refrigerator and the clean lines of stainless steel.

May 12, 2016 09:37 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It looks good.

May 12, 2016 09:28 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Mike Rock - well, looks good - kitchen with SS usuaily are good.

May 12, 2016 04:04 PM
Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

A useful picture.  That dark corner has a lot of "weight"  to it.  Not necessarily bad, but it will pull the eye like gravity pulls our bodies, so you will need a way to add some balance in the room.  Notice the dark red fruit in the bowl.  It needed to be dark fruit, with a tone complementary to the dark grey of the cupboard.  A bowl of oranges would not have had the same complementary effect.  Someone had to look hard to find that fruit, but they did a great job.  Curtain fabric will have to be very carefully chosen too, in order to keep adding balance instead of removing it.  And there is a risk that the room will be a bit sombre or else quite stark and spare.

So if you like the nice clean lines of this picture, and I do, you will need to consider exactly what shade to make the surrounding cupboard, or you may have a room balancing challenge.  What about maroon, eggplant, dark green or navy?  They all have depth and weight, but are not quite as black as this dark grey, and you won't need black tones in the other balancing colours around the room.

May 12, 2016 01:45 PM
Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

I like the look! I do think 2 maybe to much! 

May 12, 2016 01:37 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I enjoy enormous separate side by side units but I wouldn't want two sets in the kitchen. 

May 12, 2016 01:11 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I like stainless steel and very popular here.  Black stainless steel is the latest thing.  Love 2 islands, but this one looks very out of place.  I have seen 2 islands work very well, though.

2 refrigs are overkill.  Definitely not.  I'd rather just have space. And, 2 refrigs is definitely not a wow.  It's a big turn-off.  But, I guess an extra refrigerator for lower level could come in handy.

May 12, 2016 12:48 PM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I absolutely love the look, but I would stop at one.

May 12, 2016 12:47 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Stainless is so early 2000's.  I'm done with it.

May 12, 2016 12:41 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I like the stainless look.  But I'm not nuts about overdoing the fridge thing. 

May 12, 2016 12:21 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Looks fine the way it is.....

May 12, 2016 11:27 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Two refrigerators in one kitchen would be awesome! I would love it!

May 12, 2016 11:21 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Mike..great choice..looks awesome!

May 12, 2016 09:21 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Mike - I'd kill for a fridge like that, and I doike the way it looks. Good choice.

May 12, 2016 08:53 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

There is no doubt that it makes a distinct impression. Price has a lot to do with it. For the 5 million dollar new product (& up), you almost have to do it

May 12, 2016 07:52 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Stainless is overdone, but there are few alternatives.

I do love counter depth refrigerators. Those huge protrusions into the kitchen are ugly, almost as ugly at those 60 inch black squares attached to the wall.

Two, one freezer on refrigerator could work very nicely. Two refrigerators if there is a lot of catering taking place in the house...it will be mandatory.

May 12, 2016 04:16 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

If it is for a family of four one should be sufficient; if for ten or more it might be feasible.

May 12, 2016 04:07 AM