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Distinctive Kitchen & Appliance


About Distinctive Kitchen & Appliance World in Raleigh, NC

Distinctive Kitchen and Appliance World is a Kitchen Design Studio, as well as an Appliance Showroom. We work with independent designers as well as on-staff designers to create the perfect kitchen solution for you and your family. We have many lines of cabinetry from stock to fully custom along with countertops and appliances on display. We can either get the plan ready for you or your contractor, or we can help with the construction part of it, too. It all starts with a phone call to set up an appointment or simply stop by and browse, then set up an appointment while you are here. If you only want to shop for appliances, you are welcome to start at Then come and see Randy or Greg to see the appliances in person. We look forward to helping you fall in love with your kitchen!

How We Got Here

Brian Wolfe started Appliance World in GC Murphy in Crabtree Valley Mall, selling appliances, TV’s, VCRs and stereos.  In 1993, he moved to the current location at 5910-127 Duraleigh Road and focused on gourmet kitchen appliances, selling to builders, remodelers and homeowners.  It was a true family business with brothers Greg & Randy joining him later in the 1990s, along with nephew, Stephen Wolfe.  Michelle started working with them in 1996.  They quickly became known as the built-in appliance specialists, and the business grew based on their knowledge, experience, and high level of service.

Fast forward to 2017, Michelle and Brian decided to retire, and were planning on closing the store. Michelle let Eddie Casanave, owner of Distinctive Remodeling, know, since he worked with Appliance World and had showroom items in their store.  While Eddie wasn’t quite sure what to make of it, it just didn’t seem right to shut down the store that had been serving customers steadily for so many years.  Greg & Randy were not ready to retire yet, but didn’t want to take the store over.  So, Eddie decided he and his team could make a positive impact on the store by integrating a full-service kitchen design studio into the appliance store.  On June 1, 2017, Appliance World of Raleigh became Distinctive Kitchen & Appliance World.

Coming soon is a new floor plan with exciting new displays of appliances, cabinetry, outdoor kitchens, wine cellars, as well as a fully functioning kitchen.  We will help design your kitchen, and supply and install all of the great appliance lines we carry.  Our expertise doesn’t stop with indoor kitchens.  We can help with your outdoor kitchen projects as well.  See our Danver and Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens displays, integrating some of the most cutting-edge grills available.

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  • Hi Terri, I received my Miele rebate check in the mail today!  Thanks so much! You have been great to work with and have won my business. I will I be happy to recommend you to my friends.     - Gayle G.
  • I want to emphasize how good Stephanie and Keith are. They were both creative, attentive and personable. They coordinated their efforts consistently and effectively. They're both very good at their jobs. - John L.
  • Good morning Leslie....I just wanted to thank you again for going the distance with me yesterday. I'm really happy with the choices. - Jenny B.
  • Hi Leslie, I had fun yesterday, we made great progress!! We appreciate how simple you have made this process for us. The more I look at the kitchen design, the more I like it. - Deanna R.
  • Eddie you and your team have been excellent.  Leslie is amazing and is able to deal with both the personal and business side of things. Not to mention juggling my family while completing this project. - Gwen J.
  • My kitchen has been transformed from a dark and dingy room…into the bright and cheerful heart of the home.  I enjoy cooking so much more and guests spend most of their time hanging out in the kitchen because it is so warm and welcoming. - Beth M.