Receive a Free Premium Microwave or Dishwasher with Qualifying Electrolux Bundle


happycooksGet electric with Electrolux. Appliances Connection happily offers another way to save. Qualify for a free premium microwave or dishwasher on select bundle packages from Electrolux.

Electrolux Electric Front Control Freestanding RangeIn the market for a new range? Consider the Electrolux 30″ Electric Front Control Freestanding Range #EI30EF45QS. This freestanding electric range earned high marks with goodhousekeeping particularly noting exceptionally even heat distribution amongst its burners, as well as, with the oven. Within the same review, this electric range is also noted as being able to bring 6 quarts of water to a boil in twenty minutes.

30'' Glass and Stainless Canopy Wall-Mount HoodWhat is an exceptional range without a matching ventilation hood to match? The 30” Glass and Stainless Canopy Wall-Mount Hood which features and attractive glass canopy design and easy to clean stainless steel filters (Dishwasher safe too). On top of that, this hood is capable of 600 CFM (cubic feet per minute). 600CFM = Air ventilation capabilities of area size 6ft x 6ft x 6ft per minute.

Electrolux’s 30'' Electric Double Wall Oven with IQ-Touch™ ControlsIn the mood for a wall oven? Make it a double. Electrolux’s 30” Electric Double Wall Oven with IQ-Touch™ Controls comes with 7 precise baking options which includes dehydrate, bread-proof, rapid preheat, delay bake, convection convert (which converts standard baking recipes to convection baking) and a “my favorite” setting for frequently used settings.

36inchgascooktopAdd a cooktop. Electrolux’s 36” Gas Cooktop comes with 5 burners with capabilities of 450-BTU to 18,000 BTU output for a wide range of cooking experiences. This gas cooktop partners well with wall oven options and comes equipped with professional-grade control knobs that are design to be precise in flame control, as well as, dishwasher safe grates.

Electrolux’s Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator with Wave-Touch® ControlsRevel in a popular French door styled luxury refrigerator. Electrolux’s Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator with Wave-Touch® Controls provides full-width storage for its fridge and freezer compartments. This high-end refrigerator comes with everything you’d expect from a fridge of this caliber including self-closing drawers, compartment temperature control on the exterior, humidity control drawers, exterior ice and water dispenser and Perfect Temp® drawers which features nine preset food temperatures and three “my favorite” settings that can range from 28 to 42 degrees.



Take advantage for your next home kitchen renovation by purchasing an attractive new bundle package from Electrolux today. Tell your friends and collaborate on a shared home kitchen renovation project. Enticing new major home kitchen appliances includes:

New Ranges, wall ovens, cooktops, microwaves, refrigerators and freezers and subject to qualification to a free microwave or dishwasher.

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Appliances Connection Offers Free GE Café Dishwasher


Gecafe1Appliances Connection enthusiastically offers another way to save. Receive a free dishwasher for purchases of 3 or more GE Café appliances. Consider this new package deal now for your next kitchen DIY redesign project. GE’s Café series of home kitchen appliances is geared towards the most proficient home chef. GE Café is a mid-range series that uses updated designs with stainless steel paneling and modern restaurant inspirations. Add value to your home and upgrade your kitchen with a new renovation with GE Café appliances.

General Electric, a historic American company with beginnings tied to Thomas Edison, is a Fortune 500 ranked multinational conglomerate corporation that specializes in a variety of services but most notably in appliances, oil and gas, energy management, power and water, healthcare, aviation, as well as, transportation. With a rich background in appliances and technology, GE home appliances are designed to be ahead of the curve and to meet consumer demands.

GE’s Café series is no exception to catering to more sophisticated and technological needs. Revitalize your home kitchen décor and upgrade your old home kitchen appliances with a more modern look. Choose 3 kitchen appliances combinations between a new refrigerator, range, hood, microwave, wall oven or cooktop and complete the look with a new free dishwasher.

GE Café Series

Consider the following for a complete home kitchen renovation:

1. Refrigerator

garnered a perfect 10.0 score from with particular praised paid in part towards Precise Fill (dispenses filtered water in accurate amounts for convenient food or drink preparations) and Hot Water Dispenser (choose your own hot temperature or select from four pre-programmed hot temperatures settings for food or drink preparation).

Other notable features:

Full width capacity: Store larger food items with full width capabilities from a French door design.

Electronic temperature-controlled drawers with colored LED lights: Three exact temperature settings for different food storage requirements with corresponding colored lights indicators.

Advanced water filtration: Eliminate the need, if you so choose, for a separate water filter system with GE’s RPWFE filter system that is able to reduce 98% of certain pharmaceutical contaminants.

gecafefrenchdoor12. Range

cgs990setssGE CAFÉ™ SERIES 30″ SLIDE-IN FRONT CONTROL GAS DOUBLE OVEN WITH CONVECTION RANGE CGS990SETSS is an ideal slide in range for any aspiring home chef. The capacity with 5 burners and double ovens is versatile for a multitude of culinary ambitions. This range earned remarks for its strengths in glass touch-screen controls (easy to clean and easy to use cooking options), 20,000 BTU Tri-Ring burner (More than enough flame output for virtually all cooking preparations) and self-cleaning function.

gecafe30inchslideincgs990setssOther notable features:

6.7 cu. ft. of total capacity: Double ovens space providing for a generous amount of space for simultaneous baking between sweet and savory in separate compartments.

Non-stick griddle: Great for pancakes, burgers, bacon and more.

Precise simmer burner: Perfect for low heat applications, such as, clarifying butter.

3. Microwave

gscafemicrowavecsa1201rssoverrangeGE CAFÉ™ SERIES OVER-THE-RANGE OVEN WITH ADVANTIUM® TECHNOLOGY CSA1201RSS is a smart choice for microwaves. This unit is designed to fit over the range and provides a three-speed and 300 CFM (ventilation per minute for an area of 3ft x 3ft x 3ft) venting system. This microwave also features over 175 preprogramed menu options, custom recipe saver for up to 30 different recipes, and Advantium® technology which provides for exterior halogen heating, in addition to, microwave heating for fast and even cooking.

gscafemicrowavecsa1201rssFree Dishwasher

gecafedishwashercdt765ssfssGE CAFÉ™ SERIES STAINLESS INTERIOR BUILT-IN DISHWASHER WITH HIDDEN CONTROLS CDT765SSFSS  will get the most tedious chore done with no nonsense. Rated in best for cleaning (high pressure jets to liquidate stubborn food particles and NSF-rated sanitize option to eliminate 99% of all germs) and wash cycles (rated best selection and flexibility with 7 wash cycles and 11 options) by dishwasher-ratings, this unit also provides good energy savings and low noise with a mere 40 dBA (normal conversation within 3feet = 60dBA) rating.

gecafedishwashercdt765ssfssopenOther notable features:

Bottle Wash Jets: Simplify cleaning with four wash jets intended for cleaning difficult areas inside tall bottles or jars.

Full stainless steel interior: Durable and non-porous means it’s built to last and no linger odors.

Adjustable racks: Designed to fit plates up to 10.5 inches and tall glassware plus a full-extension third rack.

Reversing Quad-Blade wash arm: Hit your dirty dishes from every angle with this uniquely designed wash arm.

A Refrigerator That Makes Coffee

0003GE CAFÉ™ SERIES ENERGY STAR® 22.2 CU. FT. COUNTER-DEPTH FRENCH-DOOR REFRIGERATOR WITH KEURIG® K-CUP® BREWING SYSTEM CYE22USHSS is a fridge that can also brew you a cup of coffee. Lauded in amnewyork as the future being here with this new refrigerator that provides coffee making with Keurig’s K-cup brewing system. Another strong feature provided by this unit is the ability to schedule hot water for use through the GE Kitchen App on your smartphone.


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New Electrolux Luxcare™ Front Load Washers and Dryers



Go deluxe with Electrolux’s Luxcare™ new lineup of front load washers and dryers. Appliances Connection now offering Electrolux’s new lineup of Luxcare™ washers and dryers with new technology. Featured and introduced earlier this year at the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), this new washer and dryer lineup addresses the issue of cleaning performance. The new Electrolux Luxcare™ washers and dryers are equipped with new features that have never been implemented on washers and dryers prior to this.

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Electrolux is setting the standard once again by promoting their new lineup as the best washer and dryer system they have built thus far. The new Luxcarewashers with Perfect Steam and SmartBoost systems are the first and only washers to incorporate a never-before-used element in laundry care.

electrolux luxcare dispenserTo provide a more thorough clean, these new Electrolux washers uses the new SmartBoost™  technology and pre-mixes detergent or fabric softener with water before the start of a wash cycle. Combined with their new Luxcare™ wash system that utilizes newly devised washing actions, these new front load washers and dryers from Electrolux are attempting to set a new standard for cleaning all dirty laundry.

electrolux luxcare controlpanelNew – Perfect Steam Washer with LuxCare Wash and SmartBoost 

  • SmartBoost: New washer technology that mixes detergent with water in a separate compartment before being released with the wash cycle.
  • LuxCare™ Wash: New system with improved washing actions, accurately timed cycles, temperature control, and load sensors.
  • 15-minute Fast Wash Cycle
  • Sanitize option meets NSF® testing standards to virtually eliminate all germs.
  • StainSoak™:  determine the best wash program for different types of stains.
  • More Efficient Cleaning than High-Efficiency Top Load.
  • Perfect Steam™:  Bottom steam vents to improve stain removal.
  • Perfect Balance® System: Balances load for a quieter operation.
  • Extended Refresh adds a rinse and spin after the wash cycle to eliminate washed laundry to sit still and permeate inside the wash drum before it can be move to the dryer.
  • Fresh Water Rinse uses fresh water in the final rinse to ensure a complete clean.

New – Perfect Steam Dryer with Instant Refresh
 and 9 Cycles

  • Instant Refresh™ Cycle: In ten minutes, effectively remove wrinkles and reinvigorate fabrics.
  • 15-Minute Fast Dry Cycle
  • Perfect Steam™ option efficiently releases wrinkles and reduces static buildup.
  • Sanitize option meets NSF® testing standards to virtually eliminate all germs.
  • Extended Tumble option: Keeps dried clothes in circulation without heat to reduce tangling.
  • Largest Capacity Dryer with 8.0 cu. ft. of capacity
  • Moisture Sensors: Dryer will automatically stop once it detects no moisture to prevent over-drying and reduce energy costs.

electroluxwasherdryerluxcare2Washer Dimensions

  • Width: 27″
  • Height: 38″
  • Depth: 32″

Dryer Dimensions (Gas and electric options available)

  • Width: 27″
  • Height: 38″
  • Depth: 31.625″

For industry standard setting home appliances, Electrolux also earned top honor for Best in Show among the five KBIS awards presented each year for their new washing machines. The award is achieved against all other competitors, products and categories within the same show.


Bosch’s New 36″ Standard Depth French Door Bottom Freezer 800 Series – Stainless Steel B26FT80SNS




Appliances Connection happily introduces the new Bosch 800 Series French door refrigerator B26FT80SNS. Bosch, the same industry leading company which supplies automotive components is also one of the world’s top three companies for household appliances, is now offering a new high end, luxury addition to their refrigerator lineup. This 36″ Standard Depth French Door Bottom Freezer by Bosch displays their renowned straight-line design with stainless steel panels.

1Bosch’s new 36″ Standard Depth French Door Bottom Freezer 800 Series (Stainless Steel B26FT80SNS) is a monolithic-like refrigerator and a mammoth of a machine. A popular French door design offers maximum, full width storage space on the top of the refrigerator unit. Bottom freezer drawer pulls out for access and offers the same full width storage. Designed to blend in with any existing home kitchen décor with performance and convenience you’d expect.

3The B26FT80SNS French door fridge by Bosch, offers a no nonsense form meets function mentality design. An assortment of different shelving and compartment storage helps keep all food organized. All storage compartments and shelves are intuitively intended to be adjusted according to preference and easily removable for cleaning. Water and ice dispenser located on the exterior of the front door to conserve resources without having to open the door for water or ice needs. The new 800 series French door refrigerator contains a built in water filter system reduces the need for a separate water filter system if you so please. The control and display panel located on the outside features quick and easy touchpad options for freezer and fridge temperature adjustments, as well as, water and ice dispensing.

6Features and Benefits


  • All level LED lighting: Bright LED lights provides for an energy efficient and longer life span bulb than traditional incandescent lights.
  • Transparent storage throughout: Reduce the need to rummage through drawers and compartments to easily view all food stored within.
  • SteelTouch® Controls: Touch pad controls with steel façade to match seamless with the stainless steel front face.
  • Frameless Exterior Ice and Water Dispenser with LED Illumination: Convenient exterior located ice and water dispenser with LED lighting.
  • Hidden Hinges: Streamlined design means no obtrusively viewable hinges.


  • VitaFresh® Food Preservation with automatic temperature control and humidity adjustment keeps food fresher longer
  • MultiAirFlow™ cooling system boosts air circulation keeping temperature and humidity consistent from top to bottom
  • Quick Ice feature for increased ice production needs: Ice cubes when you need it.
  • SuperCool: Not just an ordinary cool but be super cool.
  • SuperFreeze®: Not just an ordinary freeze but be super frozen.


  • Full-extension VitaFresh® Drawers: Easily open and fit large food produce items.
  • Adjustable split glass shelving and door bins: Accommodate and contain food items of all shapes and sizes.
  • Spill-proof Tempered Glass Shelves: Spill-proof means any food mess is easier to clean.
  • Dispenser Control Lock: Prevent your kids from being pesky with playing on the dispenser.
  • Door Open Alarm: Sometimes we forget to make sure the fridge door is closed all the way.


  • Full-width Deli Drawer: Not just half width but a full width offering to contain all your meats, seafood and cheeses.
  • Gallon Door Storage Bins: Store a gallon jug right on the door for quick access.
  • Hide-Away Water Filter: Seamlessly designed to not be seen and provides a source of clean, filtered water.
  • Large Storage Capacity: Storing more means more food options at home and less trips to the grocery store.

5Technical Specifications


As always, consult with the manufacturer and manufacturer’s manual for more detailed information and recommended appliance’s operational use.




5 Best Dishwashers


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Where would we be without dishwashers? Scrubbing that last bit of crusty, burnt on lasagna from Sunday dinner is where we would be. Some would consider the modern dishwasher a luxury but with today’s struggle with balancing work and family, the dishwasher has become a necessity. Honestly, the worst part about any extravagant family dinner is having to do the dishes. Modern dishwashers have made the least desirable chore a breeze.

I’ll admit I actually enjoy doing the dishes but I also recognize it as a very tedious chore. Dishwashers are a lifesaver for when you don’t have the time or energy to deal with dirty dishes. It feels nice to just place all your dirty dishes in that shiny box, drop in some detergent and push a couple of buttons and that’s all you need to do. Arguably, the dishwasher is one of the more reliable big kitchen appliances.

In no particular order here are five of the best dishwashers overall on the market right now based on popular reviews.


1. The Frigidaire FFBD2411NS 24″ Full Console Built in Dishwasher is one of the best affordable dishwashers. Featuring their UltraQuiet 3 option to accommodate those of us who appreciate our quiet time, this dishwashing unit achieved a “Best for Staying Focus” remark by bestproducts.

Quick Specs:

Spacewise® silverware basket: organizational and removable basket to contain all your silverware and utensils.

Fits-More™ Capacity: Large capacity tall tub allows up to 14 place settings for one load.

NSF® certified: Sanitizing cycle capable of removing 99.9% of everyday germs.

bosch2. For those of us looking for form following function, the Bosch 500 Series unit SHP65T55UC is a mid to high end dishwasher that will strike your fancy. Intended for displaying simple and effective design, this dishwasher is capable of holding 15 place settings for one load. Toptenreviews remarked on its quiet operation with sound output at a low 44 decibels.

Quick specs:

44dBA rating for one of the quietest dishwashers on the market.

3rd Rack for storing more dirty dishware and utensils.

Infolight®: Indicator light on floor level to acknowledge operation.

RackMatic®: Featured on the upper rack allows 3 height adjustments and 9 possible rack positions.

AquaStop®: Leak protection feature that’s self-proclaimed to work 24/7.

 Electrolux 24″ Built-in Dishwasher With IQ-Touch Controls #EI24ID50QS is another mid to high end dishwasher with good capacity and good rinsing capabilities. It’s also lauded by goodhousekeeping for being excellent at cleaning and drying on auto and heavy cycles.

Quick specs:

30-minute Fast Wash Cycle: As the name implies, complete a wash cycle in only half an hour.

ProClean™ system: designed to provide a quicker and effective wash cycle.

SatelliteSpray™ Arm: provides 4x more water coverage with the same amount of water.

Target Wash Zones: Able to clean hard to reach areas like the inside of a bottles and jars.


4. Whirlpool’s WDF540PADM 24″ Full Console Built In Dishwasher a low-end dishwasher that’s cost effective yet provides good performance as reviewed by dishwasher-ratings with particular regards to its ability in high temperature washing.

Quick specs:

Sensor Cycle: AccuSense® design able to measure load size and soil level during prewash. The dishwasher will adjust accordingly throughout the wash cycle for a more accurate clean.

1-Hour wash cycle: As the name implies, a normal wash cycle is an hour of time.

AnyWare™ Plus silverware basket: a removable basket that can fit either on the lower front rack or on the inside of the door.

ge5. GE Profile PDT750SMFES Dishwasher earned high marks in performance and features with bestdishwasher. This mid to high end dishwasher offers the latest technology in washing all your dirty dishes.

Quick specs:

Reversing quad blade wash arm: a lower wash arm with 4 blades and twenty-five spray jets able to reverse direction for thorough clean.

Bottle wash jets: Four wash jets built into the upper rack specifically to clean bottles and jars.

Adjustable upper rack with 2 stem safe shelves: Upper rack is capable of going 2 inches higher or lower to hold tall glassware or 10.5 inch sized plates.

42 dBA with LED status indicator on door: One of the quietest wash operations available with lights to inform of wash cycle, dry cycle or completed wash.

In conclusion, if you haven’t replaced your dishwasher in a while, it’s time to upgrade. New dishwashers with newer technology offer newer benefits.



Best Wall Ovens April 2016


It’s probably time to buy a new oven. Not only that, it’s worth considering opting for a wall oven. Wall ovens are lauded as being streamlined and functional, the best of everything an oven has to offer. Gas powered ovens are a thing of the past. The new trend for ovens is leaning towards electric. New electric ovens generally incorporate convectional heating. Convectional ovens versus conventional ovens inevitably will settle down to saving time. Although, traditional ovens will get the job done, a convectional oven in comparison to conventional ovens will boil down over personal preference. However, convectional ovens have a slight edge over conventional ovens. In general, convectional ovens cook faster than normal conventional ovens. The best wall ovens for your cooking needs require a few things to consider. Typically, when buying new appliances, functionality is a must. New technology means new features and today’s wall ovens encompass many creature comforts. On top of that, the aesthetics should appeal to you visually.

Appliances Connection readily offers the Frigidaire Gallery 30” Single Electric Wall Oven FGEW3065PF, Bosch 30″ Stainless Steel Electric Single Wall Oven HBL5351UC and Whirlpool Gold® 5.0 cu. ft. Single Wall Oven with SteamClean Option WOS92EC0AS at low affordable prices. The main draw about wall ovens is the ability to save space. They come in an attractive and compact size but still able to provide enough space for an entire dinner feast. For those who own non-traditional stove and oven setups, the electrical wall oven may be the best space saving solution. Designed to be a smooth transition to any home and kitchen décor, wall ovens are an ideal setup to blend in as a luxurious option yet remain as a practical appliance for all your cooking and baking needs.

According to BestReviews, their top wall oven pick (updated April 2016) as “Best of the Best” was the Frigidaire Gallery 30” Single Electric Wall Oven FGEW3065PF. This wall oven is ADA compliant and offers a multitude of new technological features:

Frigidaire Gallery 30'' Single Electric Wall Oven FGEW3065PF

Quick Preheat: Preheat in minutes.

True Convection: Featuring a third heating element and single convection fan providing faster cooking for multi-rack use.

Steam Cleaning: A quick 20 minute clean.

Quick Clean: Traditional heat induced self-clean in 2 hours of time.

Smudge-Proof Stainless Steel: Keep smudges away and easy to clean stainless steel.

One- Touch Keep Warm Setting: As the name implies, keep your food warm with one button.

Effortless Convection: Automatically adjusts heating inside this oven for your cooking needs.

Power Broil: More power for faster broils.

Add-A-Minute: Able to add a minute during a cooking cycle.

Express-Select Controls: Specific cooking options for temperature, as well as, one-touch selection.

Even Baking Technology: As the name implies, cook your food evenly.

Bosch Stainless Steel Electric Single Wall Oven HBL5351UC

Bestproducts, acclaimed the Bosch 30″ Stainless Steel Electric Single Wall Oven HBL5351UC as “Best for an Old-School Meets New-School Look.” This conventional wall oven self-proclaimed as being able to install flush with cabinetry. Bosch claims, their wall ovens are compatible with their competitors’ cutouts. With that in mind, here are some other features the Bosch displays:

Heavy Duty Metal Knobs: Keeping with design in mind, Bosch incorporated sturdy yet practical dials with a “premium European feel.”

EcoClean: Self-cleaning cycle in a mere 2 hours.

One Oven Light to Better Monitor Cooking Progress: Better visibility with this oven light while checking in on your baked goods.
Whirlpool Gold® 5.0 cu. ft. Single Wall Oven with SteamClean Option WOS92EC0AS

Consumersearch, praised the Whirlpool Gold® 5.0 cu. ft. Single Wall Oven with SteamClean Option WOS92EC0AS as the “best single electric wall oven”. Also, continuing to acknowledge that “single electric wall ovens are the most popular type of wall ovens.” In this same category of wall ovens, this Whirlpool Gold® 5.0 cu. ft. Single Wall Oven provides:

Accubake® Temperature Management System: Hassle free baking with automated temperature control for best results.

True Convection Cooking System: Faster cooking times with an incorporated rear fan and a 2,500-watt heating element.

Rapid Preheat: self-proclaimed in being able to preheat at 25% faster

Convection Conversion: Adjust cooking times and temperatures automatically.

FIT System: This devised system reduces the hassle of installation with easier adjustments to fit with any cabinet cutout.

New EasyView extra-large oven window: As the name implies, this feature boasts better visibility while cooking without having to keep opening the oven door.

SteamClean option: clean with steam without having to use any additional cleaning products.

Precise Clean cleaning system: this cleaning system is able to monitor the frequency of cleaning cycles to adjust accordingly the amount of time required for each subsequent cleaning cycle.

Largest capacity available: As the name implies, this oven can afford to cook for a large family feast.

Hidden Bake Element: No obtrusive heating element within the baking chamber


On top of all these remarkable features, one of the best things about these ovens is their streamlined look. Avoid the clutter of traditional stove top ovens and consider a new wall oven design. Maintain a satisfying warmth and appeal on your next kitchen renovation. A combination of sexy and smart, these electrical wall ovens provide the best look for any modern kitchen design.


Alternative Design by ACME Furniture

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Sortie_de_l'opéra_en_l'an_2000-2Your home furniture is dull and commonplace and we’ve all seen it before. When it comes to home design, there are two basic elements offered: traditional and contemporary. Aside from these two popular options, there are alternative design choices available as well. Typically, the process of attaining a piece of furniture that does not meet more common place design would require requesting special designer work. Having pieces of furniture originally created is a fantastic idea and a luxury most would revel in. Although, certain non-mainstream subcultures have seeped into the public eye, most folks wouldn’t have an idea as to what certain sub-genres, such as, steampunk might be.

Kyle-cassidy-steampunkSteampunk is an alternative fashion sense for some and for some it would be something you see during Halloween or sci-fi conventions. Despite having sci-fi and fantasy elements, steampunk borrows a lot from real world influences, especially from the Victorian era but with added old world technological flair. It is also quite common to see influences borrowed and homages given in works of fiction, such as popular cinema and video games. The unfortunate aspect with fantasy is that it stems from imagination that can be filled with weird creatures and majestic worlds that only exists in the mind. Steam powered flying machines, floating islands, dragons and magical spells are what dreams are made of.


Fantasy becomes Reality


Here we have the Brancaster Collection by Acme Furniture, an alternative design choice that strays away from more traditional or contemporary ideals. Perhaps, this furniture lineup is named after the village in the U.K. and possibly influenced by World War II history at Brancaster Beach where allied pilots flew for bombing practice. It’s possible that this furniture set design was indeed inspired by real world history. It would definitely make sense by looking at how this furniture set has that repurposed leather and metal look with accompaniment by throw pillows with the Union Jack image.

Zurab05ACME furniture, an American Company that Manufactures Everything? Perhaps not but what sets the Brancaster Collection apart from other mainstream furniture designs is that it’s something different catering to more fantastical tastes. The appeal of this furniture set incorporates a very retro-futuristic feel in a post-apocalyptic setting. It’s an interesting take on new home furniture apart from everything else that’s on the market right now. This new alternative design furniture lineup is perfect for any home or commercial setting and will definitely get folks talking. The Brancaster Collection would work well with a man-cave or bar lounge environment.


I recently had the opportunity to see this showpiece in person at High Point Market (HPMKT). The Brancaster Collection really caught my attention with high marks in artistic value. Out of all the showrooms and furniture displays I came across, this furniture collection made a memorable impression on me. There is nothing wrong with traditional or contemporary furniture designs but after seeing mostly the same designs, the visual difference in an alternative design really struck my fancy. Although, it appears to be salvaged bomber plane parts pieced together, it was actually very comfortable to sit in. Kudos to the furniture designer.Zurab08

Appliances Connections Visits High Point Market


signHigh Point, NC – April 2016, When you don’t have a leg to stand on. Sit. Lie down. Welcome to High Point Market, acclaimed as the largest home furnishing trade show in the world in just real estate space alone. Also, HPMKT is one of the oldest trade shows around with incarnations since the early 1900’s, known to those in the industry and in the know, as merely, High Point Market. This celebration of all things furniture and home furnishings related is held twice a year, once in the spring and once in autumn. The level of organization at first glance is impressive to say the least. I recently had the opportunity to attend my first Market at the April 2016 High Point Market industry trade show. It was an insightful and educational weekend on everything furniture related.


One of the biggest appeals of HPMKT is the sheer volume of space provided to display what each brand has to offer in the world of home furnishings and design. For the event, there were exhibitors of all merits including established industry giants to folks starting their way with humble beginnings. Despite, whatever clout they may carry, everyone present was either in the business of buying or selling. The difference between large and small businesses were distinct in terms of what they were capable of with product ideas offered and space provided. Notable example, Ashley® Furniture, proclaimed as the largest American home furnishing maker and retailer is capable of catering everything to everyone and recognizes and promotes lifestyle trends. On the other hand, O’kids is eagerly trying to capture the niche market of all things kids’ furniture. No matter, what product ideas are being offered, every brand has a story and a voice that deserved to be heard.

Throughout High Point Market, there were many showrooms of new product offerings. While attending HPMKT, I was in a curious search for product ideas in home furniture and furnishing accessories that provided new design choices and elements in the world of fashionable furniture marketed towards those in search of new trends.

Trending Now

More often than not, we hear industry terms tossed around such as innovative and creative but these are ideals that rings absolute in so many facets. The word we always look towards is: trend. What’s trending right now?

reclaimed woodReclaimed wood design has been around for a while but only recently started gaining more momentum as a source of environmentally friendly building. However, there are new designs that incorporate that reclaimed wood look and feel but it’s not really reclaimed wood.


Bluestone is gaining some popularity due to it being a cheaper alternative to marble.


PU leather or fake leather. PU leather is heavily requested and manufactured as a lower price point to genuine leather, it also provides an arguably eco-conscious alternative.


Whimsy. This is a style I like to label as not quite traditional and not quite contemporary.


Beyond merely buying and selling of all things home furnishing, there was also the vibrancy of celebration in the air. Some showroom displays provided an impactful and sensational appeal. Everything about High Point Market grabs your attention as a visual feast first from the architecture of the new exposition building with modern appeal juxtaposed to the old Market Square building with old school industrial foundations. Within the buildings were showrooms displaying straight forward product ideas to lavish showcases of living style intended to be indulged with sight, scent and touch.


Designers, vendors, buyers and all home furnishing industry folks engaged in meetings and dealings. There were busy folks all about HPMKT and most were very eager and helpful to talk to you but one of the best things is that this event is hosted in High Point, North Carolina. The attendees included people from all over the world but many of the folks who work the event are local. Granted, this trade show can work anywhere as intended but it wouldn’t have the same feel if it were elsewhere.


From a traditional and practical standpoint, furniture is typically provided as a means to an end. Frankly speaking, at the end of a long day, your couch provides you the place of comfort for where you rest. Furniture, as long as it were functional; it was substantial. However, through the influence of refined tastes and freedom of expression, the design appeal of furniture has been elevated to project form whilst providing function. Nowadays, furniture is not only a place to rest but it’s also a lifestyle.


Washer & Dryer Combo Machines


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When deciding on a new washer or new dryer, there are a lot of things to consider. The cheapest options are not necessarily the best options but certainly budget is always an important thing to consider. We also have to consider function and design. The best washer and dryer for your average consumer may not be the right option for you but inevitably, the question is: Which is the best washer and dryer for you?

One important aspect to bear in mind in our modern 21st century world is space. We’re simply running out of space. With real estate at a never ending premium, we must be aware of saving space. The idea of big and powerful machines is a thing of the past. What’s new and trendy are compact sized technology. Washers and dryers are no exception to this new rule.

For all your laundry needs, here is something to consider: Washer and dryer combination. I’m not talking about a matching washer and dryer couple. I’m talking washer and dryer combination in one machine. It’s a concept that has been around for a while actually. Remarkably, it’s slow to catch on here in the States. Hopefully, with new market climates, the new trend will progress towards new washer and dryer combo machines.

With new trends and consumer attitude shifts, the acceptance of washer and dryer combination machines should change dramatically in the very near future. One of the major appeals of washer and dryer combos is the ability to save space and time. Get all your laundry needs done without much effort or hassle at all and at half the space required.

Appliances Connection proudly offering the Front Load Washer / Dryer Combo LG WM3997HWA and the 2.3 cu. ft. Large Capacity 24” Compact All-In-One Washer/Dryer Combo LG WM3477HW at low, affordable competitive pricing. The absolute best feature of these washing machines is that they double as a dryer as well. When buying one of these new washer / dryer combination machines, you’re paying for the space you save.


Consider the Front Load Washer / Dryer Combo LG WM3997HWA from LG, voted 2016 best gold award washer and dryer combo from TopTenReviews overall. The most appealing thing in comparison to other washer and dryer combos is functionality. Although, not as compact as other machines, the space required is marginal considering the benefit of being able to do more with this washer and dryer combo, keeping in mind it’s still just one machine.


There are a bunch of technological features with the Front Load Washer / Dryer Combo LG WM3997HWA, most notably:


TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System: which helps the load automatically. Meaning: not having to deal with a shaky, noisy washer.

Inverter Direct Drive™: washing your laundry is optimized for your specific needs to heavy duty to as delicate, as if, you were hand washing.

LoDecibel™Operation: Designed with quiet in mind. The reduction of noise with this machine clocks in at about 44db, providing a tolerable atmosphere.

LG Steam™: For a hygienic clean.

TurboWash®: Save 20 minutes on all large loads.

6Motion™Technology: Proclaimed as having up to six washing motions for a more thorough clean.

ColdWash: Save money by getting same kind of warm water clean with just cold water.


With space being a precious commodity, especially in urban settings, any apartment dweller or space saving conscientious consumer should consider the 2.3 cu. ft. Large Capacity 24” Compact All-In-One Washer/Dryer Combo LG WM3477HW from LG, appropriately voted second best overall by TopTenReviews. Although not offering the same amount of features as its sister machine. The 2.3 cu. ft. Large Capacity 24” Compact All-In-One Washer/Dryer Combo LG WM3477HW still provides the follow features: 6Motion™ Technology, Inverter Direct Drive™.

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Being a small washer and dryer does not mean loss in technology or functionality. It still provides the best clean as with its sister machine. However, the most appealing thing in comparison to other washer and dryer combinations in this category is the amount of space you save with this machine. Measuring in at about three feet tall and 2 square feet, this space saving machine is the best solution for apartments, dorms or anywhere a space conscientious consumer requires to save space on a washer and dryer.


With all these features, this washer and dryer combo provides the best technology in all your laundry needs, on top of that these washing machines include a self-cleaning cycle, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Best Ideas for Outdoor Patio Space


Outdoor Patio Space
By Victor Tong

With the warmer months of summer approaching, the time to play and take advantage of the warmer climate is upon us. Those of us fortunate enough to possess an outdoor living space have the opportunity to entertain on another level. Any outdoor area ranging from your traditional backyard / front yard setup, rooftop patio or even a simple balcony can use an exciting new look. Whether, it’s the outdoor BBQ, birthday party or any impromptu get-together, your outdoor living space can use the extra value of an updated décor. Entertaining guests does not need to be a dull folding chair ordeal. Update with elegance with many of these product ideas to revitalize your outdoor patio space. There are many simple and affordable ideas for reinventing an outdoor living area for any budget. For your next DIY outdoor renovation project consider the following product ideas to best suit your comfort and style.

Patio Furniture – Nothing says charm and eloquence like a good set of patio or lawn furniture.

Modway Inverse 9 Piece Outdoor Patio Dining Set

Modway Inverse 9 Piece Outdoor Patio Dining Set – EEI726EXPMOC: Express your lavish tastes with this unique patio dining set. Great as a stand-setup or even better paired with Modway’s Monterey 4 Piece Outdoor Patio Sofa Set – EEI992BRNORASET.

Modway Montere 4 piece patio sofa set


Lighting – Keep the party going into the night.

Depending on your preference, accentuate your outdoor wall space with Kenroy Home 70508SL Flintridge Outdoor Medium Wall Lantern fixtures or illuminate your walkways using Patio Living Concepts Milano 68000 80″ Single Globe Plug-In Outdoor Lantern With Planter as an colorful, bright addition outdoors.



Outdoor Refrigerator – Don’t get interrupted just to grab another “shrimp to throw on the barbie” from the kitchen.

Marvel MO24RAS1LS 24" Outdoor Refrigerator

Keep all your food and beverages cold, fresh and organized right up to the minute with Marvel MO24RAS1LS 24″ Outdoor Refrigerator with 6.5 Cu. Ft. Capacity. Complete the look and usefulness by pairing it with Orien FS-501MOD 15″ Outdoor Icemaker with 44 lbs/day Ice-Making Capacity as a practical solution for your food and beverage storage.

Natural Gas Grills – Clean and efficient alternative for preparing your next feast.

Reduce your carbon footprint at your next BBQ shindig by choosing the  Lynx L700PSRNG 42″ Sedona Series Built-In Natural Gas Grill with Rotisserie to impress your party guests or be your own grill master with the cheaper option with the Napoleon BILEX485NSS Built In Mirage/Lex Natural Gas Grill .


Fire Pits – A romantic addition on your outdoor patio setting.

Blue Rhino WAD1576SP Endless Summer 27.8" Woodburning Outdoor Firepit

Like a moth drawn to an open flame, nothing captures the human spirit and imagination like the appeal of fire. Cozy up with someone you care about next to a Blue Rhino WAD1576SP Endless Summer 27.8″ Woodburning Outdoor Firepit on that brisk summer evening.

Maximize the efficiency of your outdoor living area space with new product ideas to add to your home.