Here at MLS Kitchens, we are Manchester’s leading kitchen design specialists. From contemporary kitchen design, to traditional, we have something for everyone. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about about integrated kitchen appliances, and designing these to ensure the best possible practical benefits.
What are integrated kitchen appliances?
Integrated kitchen appliances are an effective layout and installation option for your kitchen appliances, which involves integrating these with the kitchen cabinets. As a result, some appliances like fridges and freezers can be hidden within cabinet space that looks like the rest of your kitchen, or other appliances, like ovens, can be built into the cabinets themselves.
What are the important considerations when designing a kitchen with integrated appliances?
When designing a kitchen with integrated appliances, there are some considerations to take into account. These include:
- The layout and space- between the oven, the fridge and the sink, there should be clear space with no obstructions. This is because these three fixtures make three of the most utilized areas of the kitchen, and when preparing food or cooking, you are likely to move between these areas frequently, with your hands full. For integrated kitchen appliances its important to consider this factor when deciding which appliances to position where, around your kitchen space.
- Using false cupboards- false cupboards are created to hide large kitchen appliances, creating the impression of two or even three cupboards when in reality the whole thing opens as one to reveal a kitchen appliance. This is often used for large fridge and freezer units.
- Space- another thing to consider is the size of the kitchen space itself. In small kitchens, it may be beneficial to choose slimline or smaller kitchen appliances, to ensure that these fit within the cabinet design, and to save on floor space.
For more information or advice about kitchen design, get in touch with the professionals today, here at MLS Kitchens.