Avoid spec miscalculations with this digital kitchen installation tool

Sub-Zero and Wolf - Reveal tool

To avoid spec miscalculations when finalizing a custom kitchen plan, Sub-Zero and Wolf present the new digital tool Reveal.

From AIA partner Sub-Zero and Wolf, Reveal an easier way to spec

There is nothing more frustrating—after weeks of designing, refining, and finalizing a custom kitchen plan—than a spec miscalculation. No one wants to accept the blame or absorb the costs. No one looks forward to readjusting calendars and extending deadlines. And certainly no one enjoys the very difficult conversations with clients, builders, cabinet makers, and installers.

Enter Reveal. From the makers of Sub-Zero refrigerators and Wolf cooking appliances, Reveal is an insightful, innovative, industry-first tool to ensure accurate, comprehensive installation specs when designing with their entire product line.

Reveal is easy to use. With a simple login, users create a free account to access a “blank canvas” digital interface. From there, they can view the Sub-Zero and Wolf product catalog to click, drag, and begin customizing installations. Reveal automatically checks to ensure that product combinations and configurations are compatible, and it allows for a vast range of installation and accessory options before yielding a user-, partner-, and client-friendly output.

Reveal’s flexible, intuitive interface makes arranging and rearranging products simple. Users can create multiple versions of product installation designs, suitable for distributing to everyone involved in a project. The final Reveal output—saved as either a PDF or a sharable link—instantly yields every spec you need, whether you’re installing an integrated freezer, wine unit, and refrigerator side by side; or stacking a coffee system and an oven with a warming drawer either vertically or horizontally.

The finer details of Reveal, which avoid major on-the-job pain points, include complete specs for cabinetry openings with all necessary electrical and plumbing considerations. Custom-front cabinetry panel specs for Sub-Zero integrated and built-in products are also available. But possibly the most user-friendly feature of the tool is the ability to share in-progress plans with partners and clients, permitting multiple parties to add notes, revisions, and comments in real time.

Architects speak on Reveal’s benefits

Initiating a dialogue with clients through Reveal has been invaluable to Mitchell Barnett, AIA, owner of a thriving firm in Nashville, Tennessee. His team serves a diverse client base with projects of vastly different scopes, but Reveal has already helped many of his recent kitchen projects progress more fluidly.

“Since introducing the Reveal program from Sub-Zero and Wolf to our clients, we have had a tremendous response,” Barnett says. “They have become more engaged and knowledgeable in the design process and have a stronger understanding of the many options, uses, and combinations offered by Sub-Zero and Wolf. Reveal has really streamlined the decision-making process and budgeting aspects of all current projects, and it is something we will continue to employ for future projects.”

Phil Kean, AIA, principal of the acclaimed Phil Kean Design Group based in Winter Park, Florida, had a similar reaction. Reveal enables him to do a better job delivering on the vision of his award-winning spatial, functional, and sustainable designs.

“Using Reveal has allowed us to execute our projects with precision while focusing on innovative design for our clients,” Kean says. “Reveal not only provides us with accurate specifications but also saves my team valuable time when designing with Sub-Zero and Wolf. Sub-Zero’s commitment to the trade community is one of the many reasons why we specify their products for our projects.”

Many digital tools have been created to help architects, but Reveal stands out as the industry’s first to simplify product specs. Find out more about Reveal.

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Sub-Zero and Wolf - Reveal tool

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