Large household appliances for the kitchen are already available in rental units and were likely bought at home decorating and materials companies by the landlords. Kitchen and dining accessories are available at boutiques and markets as well as the larger chains like Walmart, IKEA, and Carrefour.
- B&Q. http://www.bnq.com.cn Sells over 40,000 different products including flooring, paints, hardware, windows, fixtures, and kitchen materials.
- Aika. http://www.china-ajjj.com A large warehouse selling cheap, modern-ish furniture as well as construction materials and interior decorating services for all rooms in the home.
Kitchen and Dining Accessories
- Gaojingzhong Kitchen Supplies. 23 Dianmenwai Daijie, Xicheng District (6404 0749) Sells professional mixing machines, metal pastry cases, woks, etc.
- Hotel Eqiupment Corporation (HEC). http://www.hec.com.cn Dishware, silverware, glassware, tableware, cooking utensils, cooking appliances, refrigerators, and kitchen gear take up huge three stories. Expect to find a wide range of products from the practical to the whimsical.
- Pantry Magic. http://www.pantry-magic.com Cookingware for those who take western-cooking seriously. High-end baking accessories and pots and pans are imported.
- Emperor. NB148, B1/F, China World Shopping Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6505 6146) or AA12 Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District (8518 6148). Sells placemats, napkins, runners and other decorative items that incorporate traditional Chinese silk into the weaving. Find great house-warming gifts or use in your own dining room.
- HOLA Home Furnishing Store http://www.hola.com.cn. F2, Huateng Xintiandi, No.195, Dongsihuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang (6772-9696) This furniture store offers a range of household articles, bedding, kitchenware and shelving and storage items that are well designed but not too expensive. There are several outlets in the city.