More than ever, Americans are opting to remodel their current home, rather than buying a new home. A study by the American Institute of Architects found that 89% of architects saw kitchen projects as either "stable" or "increasing" in the last quarter of 2011. Part of this growing trend of kitchen remodels is a demand for a kitchen that is both energy-efficient and beautifully designed. With an entire line of ENERGY STAR-rated appliances, Bosch home appliances is a leader in this trend, providing appliances that are thoughtfully designed both inside and out.
As Earth Day approaches, the growing energy costs and an awareness of the effects of energy consumption on the environment are forefront in the kitchen. The entire kitchen suite from Bosch offers efficient and precise technology with beautiful stainless steel design, all at an affordable price.
"As the kitchen takes center stage for entertaining, appliances that seamlessly blend into the kitchen with well thought out, purposeful design, can accentuate the home's style as much as the décor throughout the home," said Micaela Shaw, brand manager for Bosch home appliances. "Bosch provides homeowners with beautiful appliances that are energy- and water-efficient, helping our customers save on utility bills and conserve natural resources."
The design of an appliance is not just in the sleek exterior, but includes elements that go unnoticed to the naked eye, such as the ergonomics of how a handle fits the human hand, the engineering design that filters the water in a dishwasher or the air in a refrigerator, and the power needed to quickly and efficiently heat a pan on a cooktop.
For the ultimate in energy savings, the Bosch 800 Plus Dishwasher is the most energy- and water-efficient, using two gallons of water per cycle and 97 percent less energy than the federal standard. Replacing old dishwashers with an ENERGY STAR model like the Bosch 800 Plus could save enough money to pay for dishwasher detergent for an entire year.
Further highlighting Bosch's commitment throughout the kitchen, a leading consumer publication recently recognized Bosch as the only brand to receive a "recommended" rating in every built-in cooking category.
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