Serendipity — an unplanned series of happy intersections. It all began when I attended Craig Hall’s 50th anniversary bash for his Hall Group company – as a “plus one” of Dave Perry-Miller agent Sharon Quist. She introduced me to Hall Group VP Lea Anne Laughlin and we spoke about the under-construction Hall Arts project betwixt and between the event’s glittering city sky and non-stop catering (poetic license, it rained that night).

Flash-forward and I spent months finalizing the purchase of Quist’s Claridge double-penthouse listing that I am now gutting, splitting and flipping half (the Penthouse Plunge series).  Part of that huge undertaking is sourcing finishes like appliances and plumbing fixtures. For those who’ve read me for a while, you know I’ve had a soft-spot for Gaggenau appliances for quite some decades.

I reached out to BHS (Bosch Siemens Home), owners of the Gaggenau and Thermador (and Bosch) brands, and met with Charles Pizzeck, their district sales manager. During those conversations of my needs, I learned that Hall Arts would also be using Gaggenau appliances. Up until now, Candy has had all the fun writing about the Hall Arts project, now it’s my turn!


This live Thermador kitchen in the Capital Distributing showroom is one of the multiple areas that you can “try before you buy.” (Photo: Lisa Stewart Photography)

You never know where the research for an article idea will take you. When the editorial team started talking about doing some myth busting on how long your appliances should last and the difference in longevity between American and European appliances, it sounded right up my alley. What I didn’t expect was to be talking about technology that looked like science fiction.

When I watched The Jetsons on Saturday mornings, no one dreamed we could actually have cooking in our home be so automated, but a connected kitchen is probably in a home near you. After seeing these new trends, you will never look at kitchen design the same way again, and you’ll be wishing it was time to change out all of your appliances! (more…)

It's spring! Break out the tasty cocktails!

It’s spring! Break out the tasty cocktails!

Capital Distributing invites you to “Step into Spring” next Tuesday, April 29, for its SubZero/Wolf happy hour. The fun and flavors let loose at 4 p.m. at the Stemmons Freeway showroom, where they’ll have delicious drinks and appetizers, as well as a demonstration of some of their amazing kitchen appliances.

Check out some hot steam ovens from Wolf and some of the incredibly cool SubZero freezers and fridges from which Sous Chef Rebecca Osborn will craft tasty treats for those who attend.

Space for this event is limited, so be sure to RSVP by April 27 (that’s Sunday) to reserve your spot. Email to sign up!



If not, what are you waiting for? Seriously, it takes only a few minutes and you could end up with a $10,000 appliance package from Capital Distributing, retailers of the highest end appliances you can find in North Texas. It’s all part of Ebby Halliday Realtors’ seasonal celebration of the heart of the home — the kitchen.

“We’re cooking up some fun and partnering with North Texas’ ultimate appliance destination, Capital Distributing, to give someone the chance to dream,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for Ebby Halliday Realtors. “The lucky winner will receive $10,000 credit toward the kitchen appliances of his or her choice at Capital Distributing’s state-of-the-art Dallas showroom. What a fantastic way to get ready for the upcoming holidays!”

Seriously, imagine your mis-matched appliances being swapped out with brands like Viking, Wolf, Bosch, and SubZero. It’s a no-brainer! Capital Distributing has the most amazing showroom in the Dallas Design District, and your head will be aching with possibilities once you’ve browsed their website.

For contest details and to enter to win $10,000 worth of kitchen appliances, visit right now!

Meadowcreek Kitchen

In his keynote address to the Texas Realtors Conference, HGTV remodeling hunk Carter Ooosterhouse said that if you’re looking to upgrade or remodel on a budget to shop floor model sales.

Well, you can put Carter’s advice in action starting today at Capital Distributing. North Texas’ best source for high-end appliances is having their floor model sale where you can buy brands like Jenn-Air, KitchenAid, Whirlpool, and tons of other returned, uncrated, and discounted appliances at or below cost!

Really, it’s a fabulous idea for anyone who wants the look of an all stainless-steel kitchen without the hefty price tag. And if you’re ready to upgrade your outdated washer and dryer to a model that does everything except fold, well, they have those, too.

Check out the flyer below for more information!

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