(MILWAUKEE — Sept. 29, 2008) Rather than going to the kitchen for a cold drink or a snack, homeowners are opting that the kitchen come to them.

“Today’s home design is about living comfortably in every room,” remarks Jennifer Uihlein, president of U-Line Corporation (www.u-line.com), manufacturer of premium built-in, undercounter appliances for ice making, refrigeration and wine preservation. “Adding appliances in areas of the home used for entertaining or enjoying family time provide the convenience of having what you need where and when you need it.”

Satellite kitchens or snack centers are popular additions in rooms where families and friends gather. Whether game day or movie night, a satellite kitchen makes serving beverages, preparing snacks and cleaning up afterward much easier than multiple trips back and forth to the kitchen.

For cold drinks and plenty of ice, U-Line’s Clear Combo® model, a combination clear ice maker/refrigerator, provides space for beverages and makes up to 40 pounds of clear ice cubes a day. U-Line’s stylish Refrigerator Drawer provides unique organizational features that maximize storage possibilities, from beverages and food items to 2-liter bottles and party platters. When the occasion calls for celebration, U-Line’s Beverage Centers provide two wine racks for up to 16 bottles and glass shelves below for other beverages. Wine is stored at approximately 45 degrees Fahrenheit while other drinks are chilled to 38 degrees.

Perhaps more than any other appliance, refrigerators are turning up in nearly every room in the home. A refrigerator in the home gym is at the ready with bottled water, sport drinks and protein shakes; kid-friendly drinks and snacks in the teen retreat or study area; and cold drinks in the workshop or garage. Refrigerators have even migrated into the master suite and master bath where, in addition to storing beverages, they are also used to preserve cosmetics and medications.

Appliances also offer all the comforts of home to the great outdoors. U-Line’s complete line of outdoor appliances provides ice, refrigeration and freezer capabilities for the outdoor kitchen, keeping cold drinks at hand, food ready for the grill, and guests happy and relaxed.

For more information about lifestyle appliances, visit www.u-line.com.