Home Trend: The High Life

Tap into the kegerator trend before the end of football season.

MillerCoors may think Chicago is a better town for beer than Dallas, but Shaun Ray disagrees. Ray, territory manager for Denton-based Murray Appliance, says that sales of high-end, built-in-the-bar kegerators have doubled in the last five years as homeowners slurp up fancy beer tapping units for their wet bars and media and family rooms. Though only a few Park Cities residents are proudly serving draft to guests, Ray has sold hundreds of units to those in McKinney, Southlake, and Vaquero. Not sure if the kegerator is appropriate with your design scheme? Ray suggests adding one to your outdoor kitchen. “It’s sexy,” he says. “It gives you bragging rights and that wow factor of having a fresh keg of beer ready for entertaining.” Sub-Zero was the first to meet the kegerator demand, and others have followed. Check out units from Marvel and Viking. Kegerators generally fit in a 24-inch-wide space—normal cabinet depth—and don’t require a drain or water line. We’ll drink to that.

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