937 Lexington Ave.
Upper East Side
Since 1945, this family-run home appliance store has helped Upper East Side couples outfit their kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. The 2,500-square-foot space near Hunter College is filled with Sub-Zero refrigerators, Westinghouse air conditioners, Culinablu cabinetry, Miele dishwashers, and countertops of marble, granite, silestone, and wood. While its inventory is small compared to chain stores such as Home Depot and P.C. Richards, Elgot offers more personal attention and a staff expert in remodeling kitchens and bathrooms within the limitations of New York apartments. For Manhattanites only, Elgot can take a room from start to finish, providing appliances as well as design and contracting services.