Thank you to Verona Appliances for working with me on this post. I received some products from Verona to include in this post, yet all thoughts and opinions are 100% all mine.
There are few odds and ends that I need to do to decorate, but it’s finally finished.
After a few months of dust, banging, paint colors choices, and last minute decision making.. the kitchen I have been seeing in my head for the past six years is finally here!
It Began With A Story
Our Florida Bungalow, as we like to call it, is over 100 years old. We bought it back in 2011 as a repossession, so we don’t have a lot of the history on it. I’ve met two of the previous owners and have done some research, but I’m sure there are more stories to this house then the ones I know now.
With that being said, whenever we approach doing any kind of remodel to this home, I try to stay with the character of our home. High ceilings, old wood work, and details that you really don’t see in newer homes today.
Giving The Kitchen It’s Part In The Story
When planning out this kitchen remodel, I knew I wanted it to flow with the rest of the house. I didn’t want it to look too modern and I wanted it to tell a story of it’s own. One that we put together.
Like other remodel projects we have done, I usually find one piece.. whether it’s a faucet, a picture, or a pretty pattern that I build the whole room around.
For our kitchen, I knew the centerpiece was going to be the stove. Not only because I LOVE to cook, but also because I really wanted to find one that looked different.
A Story of a Girl and Her Stove
Vintage was the way I wanted to go. Modern technology, but with a vintage look. That’s what I had always pictured. Yet, when I started researching.. OH MY.. vintage and technology comes with quite a price tag.
That was until I found Verona Appliances. Not only did they have a somewhat vintage look with the features I wanted, but they had a color options and prices that had me hooked right away! To say that I was excited is an understatement.
I had found my main character. The story and the design of our new kitchen could now start taking form.
The Star Of The Show
I’m going to come back on another post and explain to you the whole ‘story‘ of the kitchen remodel, but for now I just want to gush over the stove.
I LOVE dual fuel stoves. I had one in our very first Florida home and I was thrilled to see that this was an option through Verona as well. Looks and practicality.. what more could you want right?
Dual Fuel means that the cook top is gas and the oven is electric. This allows a nice hot heat for cooking on the burners and being able to quickly shut the heat off when done. No waiting for burners to cool down or need to remove your pan. As for baking, the constant heat you receive from baking allows for a nice even bake. Perfect for cakes, cookies, and even casserole dishes.
Isn’t it beautiful?
With the addition of the sliding telescopic shelf (not standard), cooking on this beautiful appliance has be a blast. Everything heats up quickly, bakes evenly and has me wanting to cook more and more every day.
The Company Behind The Star
I had never heard of Verona Appliances before I started looking for new stoves, but I’m so glad I found them. The stove is not only amazing to cook on, but it’s made really well.
It was definitely the STAR of the kitchen during construction. Once it was delivered it was treated like a fine piece of furniture.
Partly because my contractor told everyone I would ring their neck if they scratched it, but also because they were all really impressed by the style and the workmanship.
A little bit about Verona from their web site:
The stylish Verona line of ranges, ovens and cooktops are a preferred brand of appliances featured in upscale kitchens throughout Europe since 1958. Each Verona piece is exquisitely designed and manufactured in the suburbs of Venice, Italy and stand as a benchmark for durable and beautiful Italian professional appliances. Verona products are held to stringent standards of quality unsurpassed in the industry.
EuroChef USA is proud to offer the Verona line with its many benefits to the US market. The collection offers the consumer a wide range of cooking appliances suitable for any size kitchen. Whether replacing an old unit, building a new kitchen or remodeling an old one, the Verona collection offers professional cooking and luxury that enhances the beauty and quality of kitchens everywhere.
With the use of exclusive cooking technology, Verona burners use less fuel and energy than standard burners and provide safe and efficient cooking – from our family to yours…
- Burner heads are mounted close to the cooking surface to deliver better heat transfer and distribution.
- High output double and triple ring burners provide even heat across the bottom of cooking utensils for quicker cooking.
- European convection ovens are equipped with a third fan element that pre-heats the air that is circulated in the cavity to achieve consistent temperature for superlative results.
- Flame failure safety devices shut off the gas flow in the event the flame is extinguished. This safety feature is not found on domestic models but is standard equipment on all Verona ranges.
- Durable and heavy-duty glass doors keep heat and energy in the oven cavity while staying cool to the touch.
The Story With The Happy Ending
Don’t we all like a story that has a happy ending? I know I do. And now that my kitchen is all done, I can happily say that I am beyond THRILLED at how this story came about and ended.
It started with a some ideas, then came the main character (the stove), and it ended with a happily ever after!
But Wait.. It’s Not Over
Stay tuned. There’s more to this story then just the stove.
I have lots of before and after pictures to add, so keep an eye out for the next chapter.