Kitchen Trend: Built-In Appliances
If you plan to renovate or build a brand-new kitchen, you may want to consider an integrated approach. Built in kitchen appliances are sleek and functional adding the perfect amount of style to your modern kitchen design. Built-in or integrated appliances are a kitchen trend that has been around for decades and showing no signs of abating.
Built-in appliances are incorporated into the kitchen cabinetry, walls, or countertops for a modern sophisticated look. Integrated appliances take it one step further and cover the appliance with an exterior panel so that it blends in seamlessly with the surrounding cabinetry. This offers a sleek appearance; however, it is important to note that not all appliances can be fully integrated.
Built-in appliances offer several functional and design benefits that freestanding appliances can’t. As more and more kitchens are being designed as open-plan spaces that form part of larger living areas, so does the demand increase for kitchens that offer better aesthetics that won’t let the side down visually. Open-plan kitchen layouts are where built-in appliance really show off their sleek design elements.
By selecting built-in appliances that would have normally been positioned on countertops, such as coffee machines and microwaves for example, you will not only free up precious work space, but it will also allow you to install a wider selection of appliances. You can select a variety of appliances and create an attractive and space-efficient bank of built-in appliances along one wall in your kitchen. Built-in appliances can be installed in a variety of different ways, including horizontally, vertically, or in a t-shaped formation for a truly tailored cooking solution.
Built-in appliances allow you to choose where you would like them to be positioned, instead of their location being dictated to you. This makes them easier to use, but it also allows you to use up otherwise awkward spaces in a novel and efficient manner.
Cleaning is a Breeze
Due to the way built-in appliances are installed, there are no gaps or spaces between the kitchen units and the appliances where food or dirt can get trapped. This makes them quicker and easier to clean, and makes for a more hygienic kitchen space.
Increase your Property Value
Kitchens are expensive to renovate and homebuyers are always looking for kitchens that are already modern and up to standard. They will be willing to pay more for a property with a beautiful new kitchen with integrated or built-in appliance solutions.
Make sure you invest in reputable and trusted kitchen appliance brands to make sure you get the best quality on the market.
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