The kitchen is the heart of the home. No matter how beautiful your living room is, it’s the kitchen where everyone will congregate. If you are fortunate to be able to design your dream kitchen, then there is a new place for you to visit before making any purchases. Abt Electronics and Appliances launched their Inspiration Studio this past Thursday evening to a thrilled and in awe audience of media and interior designers.
If you are not familiar with this retailer, they are recognized throughout the country for their outstanding customer service. This family owned company first launched in 1936 by Jewel and David Abt and has remained in the family all these years later. It is now being run by the second and third generation of the family who are just as committed to maintaining their extraordinary reputation for selling and installing high quality products.
Located in Glenview, Illinois, Abt Electronics showcases appliances, electronics, furniture, housewares, mattresses, jewelry, and showrooms for Tumi luggage, Bang & Olufsen and Apple products. Brands carried in the store range from mid to high end from leading brands LG, KitchenAid, Dacor, Samsung, Sony, SubZero, Wolf, Gaggenau, La Cornue, Thermador, Miele, Jenn-air, GE and Viking among others.Honoring the late Bob Abt’s final vision for his brand, a design space offering interactive kitchen vignettes was artfully constructed on the second floor of the store surrounding the Atrium. Renowned kitchen designer and friend to Bob, Mick de Giulio, was approached to customize a design space for each luxury appliance brand.(Mick de Giulio, Jon Abt, Michael Abt)
Covering more than 10,000 square feet, 12 custom kitchens showcase each brand’s specific style. Gorgeous cabinetry, countertops, lighting and furniture finish off the look.
Traditionally, when you go to an appliance store, you see rows of each category (ie. refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens) with brands mixed together. There is no opportunity to operate the appliances to see how they actually work, how loud they are, how the burner style fits cookware and so on. Bob’s goal was to have a kitchen designed for a customer to interact with each appliance to determine which was truly the best fit for their cooking and design preferences. While the photos provided here are intended to offer a taste of the beauty of the Inspiration Studio, there is nothing like walking through it on your own. It’s all about the experience of envisioning the pieces in your own home.
And that is exactly what you will find at Abt’s Inspiration Studio. If you are as fascinated by kitchen design from the appliances to the cabinetry to building your dream kitchen as I am, then this store is an absolute must to check out. The ability to see the latest trends in the industry, talk to highly trained personnel, see firsthand how layouts look and operate and have professionals who will install your appliances with confidence, call Abt Electronics. Be inspired to build your kitchen with a little help from the Abt family.
Cheers to you, Abt Inspiration Studio!
By the way, Inspiring Kitchen shared a blog series on kitchen remodeling tips and tricks that you can check out below:
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Such fancy kitchen appliances! My biggest pet peeve though – if these are marketed to home cooks, rather than just professional industry appliances, why are the stove knobs always on the side where tiny toddler hands can grab them?! Put the knobs on the top!
Wow, I can’t wait to move back to the States and be able to design my dream kitchen 🙂 I am living in Asia where kitchens are tiny because that’s where the maid works.
I love wandering through show kitchens! So inspiring, I can’t visualise it unless it’s laid out like that for me.
I so wish Abt Electronics and Appliances had a branch down here in Atlanta, GA because walking through that studio would be a dream!
I LOVE fancy kitchen appliances, hopefully next year when I have my own house I will be able to buy new kitchen appliances that are this fancy!
We purchased all of our appliances from Abt and have been very happy with the products and the service. I checked out their Inspiration Studio a couple of weeks ago. Now these are some gorgeous kitchens!
Thanks, Micky. I totally agree! So many great ideas for how to remodel or design your kitchen. Gorgeous spaces!
WOW, now these are some advanced kitchens. I cant wait to see what the future will bring. It’s only a matter of time now before artificial intelligence is brought into the kitchen.