The 10 Best Kitchen Design Staples, According to Nix Alañon

The interior designer behind Phoenix Home shares his kitchen must-haves.

1. Valcucine is considered the Rolls-Royce of modular kitchens. I especially love the designs that are constructed entirely out of glass because of their aesthetics and durability. Modularity Home, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall; 717.6219, 0917.506.7340

2. Varenna kitchens are known for their fine and sophisticated details. Its sleek and contemporary kitchen designs look great in any home. 219 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel-Air 2; Makati, 804.2776

3. Space 2000, from the Furnitalia group, is one of the most dependable makers of kitchen cabinetry in the country. Furnitalia, 30th Street corner Rizal Drive, Crescent Park West, Bonifacio Global City; 819.1887

4. Tile Gallery has an excellent and expansive selection of tiles that will complement any kitchen design. 221 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel-Air 2, Makati

5. Phoenix Home midcentury-style bar stools with tapered legs will add style and extra edge to a kitchen bar or nook. 8485 Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati; 901.4144

6. Elica is not your ordinary range of stove hoods. Its array of models can be used with practically any kitchen design and appliance. Modularity Home

7. Nespresso coffee makers are very convenient when you are entertaining. Just pop in the pods and enjoy café-quality coffee right in your own home.

8. Alessi is a brand I adore. Its unique products combine functionality and design. The special collaborations with designers such as Philippe Starck and Zaha Hadid have become timeless pieces in kitchens and homes around the globe. B5, Bonifacio High Street, 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City

9. Krion countertops from the Porcelanosa group are a new generation of solid surfaces that are non-porous and easy to maintain. The tops are also 100 percent recyclable. Porcelanosa, The Infinity Tower, 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City; 519.3515

10. Sub-Zero refrigeration is the world leader in food preservation innovation. All of the units keep the quality of your food fresher for a longer period of time. Focus Global, Twenty-Four Seven McKinley Building, 24th Street Corner 7th Avenue at McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City


This story was originally published in the November 2017 issue of Town&Country.

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