Jun 02 2015

Thermador Shines in Newly Expanded Portfolio Kitchen & Home Flagship Store in Kansas City

Showroom Brings Design Personalization to Life in 13 Stunning Kitchen Vignettes

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 2, 2015 – Thermador, the luxury appliance brand that offers real innovations for real cooks, is proud to announce that culinary enthusiasts in the Kansas City area have a new source of kitchen design inspiration in the recently launched addition to Portfolio Kitchen & Home™ Flagship Store. The award-winning Portfolio Kitchen & Home design firm, led by CEO Geri Higgins, has doubled its showroom in size – now spanning nearly a full city block in the historic Pershing Building – cementing its position as the largest kitchen, bath and home design resource in the region.

Visitors to the Portfolio Kitchen & Home Flagship Store will enjoy an elevated client experience, and find it is a one-stop destination for design and products for the entire home. Thermador appliances are featured throughout the newly expanded space in 13 stunning kitchen vignettes, which demonstrate the latest trends in contemporary and traditional kitchen design, especially the concept of kitchen personalization. Through the progression of key vignettes, the showroom demonstrates how products and design can enhance a well-appointed home – especially in the heart of the home, the kitchen.

“Portfolio Kitchen & Home is meant to inspire outstanding design. In our newly expanded showroom, our team has created magnificent spaces, each with their own distinct personality, that will excite homeowners,” said Higgins. “We selected Thermador appliances for our Flagship Store because today’s culinary enthusiasts want the heart of their home to be more than a beautiful space where they cook – they want and need the kitchen to reflect how they cook. Thermador appliances offer great design versatility that enables our team to create an inspirational kitchen that reflects each client’s unique cooking style.”

“Thermador offers real cooks an array of innovative appliances that enable a truly personalized kitchen – and Portfolio Kitchen & Home has brought the concept of personalization to life in each of the kitchen vignettes throughout this spectacular showroom,” said Zach Elkin, director of marketing for Thermador. “Further, the showroom’s seamless flow through all rooms of the home beautifully demonstrates how appliances are moving beyond the kitchen in interesting ways that cater to the entertaining style of the culinary enthusiast – it is a must-see experience for anyone in the greater Kansas City area.”

Visitors to the new Portfolio Kitchen & Home Flagship Store will enjoy the opportunity to test out select Thermador appliances in the Demo Kitchen, and view a great variety of the brand’s cooking and cooling offerings throughout the kitchen vignettes, including:

Freedom Collection® fresh food, freezer and wine columns

48-Inch Pro Grand® Steam Range

Masterpiece® Series Built-In Steam and Convection Oven

Star-Sapphire™ Dishwasher

Built-In MicroDrawer® Microwave

Built-In Fully Automatic Coffee Machine

The new Portfolio Kitchen & Home Flagship Store is located in the Pershing Building at 215 W. Pershing Rd. in Kansas City. It is open for visitors from Monday – Friday from 9am to 5pm, and on Saturday from 11am to 3pm.

About Portfolio Kitchen & Home™

Over the past ten years, Portfolio has refined an approach to business and design that is progressive and client-driven to position Portfolio Kitchen & Home™ as the name synonymous with innovative design, unique product collections and the ultimate in customer service in Kansas City and throughout the Midwest. The Portfolio design team has been honored with numerous design and business related awards including the prestigious Edward R. Tanner Award for achievement in interior architecture and design. In addition to design and product collections for residential and commercial applications, Portfolio’s core competencies include product specification, space planning, design trend analytics and design/lifestyle consultation. Many of Portfolio’s projects, ranging from residential homes to commercial and multi-unit housing projects, have also been featured in local, regional and national design publications.

About Thermador

Thermador has been providing real innovations for real cooks for nearly 100 years. The iconic line of cooking, cleaning, refrigeration and ventilation products remains committed to empowering culinary enthusiasts to be their best through continuous innovation breakthroughs – from the world’s first wall ovens and gas cooktops with the patented Star® Burner to the Freedom® Induction Cooktop, the first full-surface induction appliance, and the Freedom® Collection, the first modular built-in fresh food, freezer and wine preservation columns.

Thermador is part of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, a fully owned subsidiary of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, the third largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and one of the leading companies in the sector worldwide. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at:, @Thermador and @ThermadorHome, respectively. For Thermador customer service, call 1-800-735-4328.