Chill Fac­tor

These re­frig­er­a­tors – one for hold­ing wine, an­other that saves en­ergy – are smart and stylish in equal mea­sure

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← RED, WHITE OR BOTH A far cry from stan­dard, one-size-fits-all mod­els, the cus­tom­iz­a­ble HW 8000 wine fridge by Lieb­herr holds up to 80 bot­tles in two sep­a­rate sec­tions, each boast­ing in­di­vid­ual tem­per­a­ture con­trols for prop­erly stor­ing reds and whites in­de­pen­dently. Low-heat LEDS that emit no U.V. ra­di­a­tion help pre­serve the qual­ity of the wine, which is stored on stream­lined wooden shelves. Mea­sur­ing 24 inches wide, the cab­i­net is a fully in­te­grated unit that sits flush with sur­round­ing cab­i­netry; its front pan­els can be cus­tom­ized to heights of 70, 80 or 84 inches. $6,000, home.lieb­herr.com

→ LIGHT­ING THE WAY High-tech gim­micks are rife when it comes to ap­pli­ances these days, but the one dis­tin­guish­ing LG’S LFXS30796D re­frig­er­a­tor – a peek-a-boo win­dow that helps con­serve en­ergy – is a lit­tle more use­ful than the abil­ity to stream Youtube videos. Clad in black stain­less steel, the 36-inch French-door unit fea­tures a tinted glass panel that lights up for 10 sec­onds when knocked on twice, let­ting users scan the con­tents in­side with­out hav­ing to open the door. A door-in-door fea­ture holds oft-used items within easy reach, and a slim, built-in ice maker frees up stor­age space. $5,200, lg.com

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