Updated: Sep 27
Are you remodeling your kitchen, or is it a newly built one? A kitchen can never function without its appliances, and the built-in kind is your best bet to achieve the expectations of your family's dream kitchen.
Modern modular kitchens are made of readily available materials of our times, supplied in modules fitted together to achieve a sleek, consistent & stylish look while maximizing space to deliver the best results & value.
Built-in kitchen appliances evolved together with modular kitchens, and the two synergize to maximize the effects of aesthetics & functionalities. , built-in appliances are "built into" your cabinets and countertops. They seamlessly integrate into any kitchen design and provide a clean and modern feel to the kitchen.
The kitchen is no longer just a functional room for meal preparation; it has become a place of socializing with friends & family over coffee, snacks, or an evening meal being prepared. But for those with busy lifestyles and expanding, demanding families to cater to, it can also be chaotic. Hence, the importance of space maximization and organization. Built-in appliances play a critical role in efficiently using space and time. A spacious, functional, stylish kitchen lays the foundation for a happy home.
5 Benefits of built-in kitchen appliances
*Built-in is beautiful
Let's" face it, built-in simply looks better. They are designed to blend seamlessly with modular kitchens without being overpowering. Unlike a free-stand cooker, for example, it causes a truncation to what would otherwise be the continuous flow of the cabinet design & worktop.
The worldwide trend of urbanization resulted in a smaller space available per person; space utilization has become a significant issue. Built-in appliances are clever in maximizing countertop & floor space in any kitchen.
Take, for example, a microwave oven. A free-standing microwave plonked on the countertop occupies useful (and expensive) space that could have been used for food preparation.
On the other hand, a built-in microwave tucks neatly into your kitchen cabinet, revealing only the door and control panel, which are the only interface you need. True, a free-stand microwave costs less to buy, but its countertop space is worth far more.
The free-stand kitchen appliance is a sunset industry for manufacturers, so, in recent years, the lion's share of investment into research & development has been allocated to built-in products.
Therefore, one can expect to find the latest electronic technology, materials, manufacturing techniques & most importantly, safety & energy saving standards featured in built-in products. Built-in appliances are, therefore, your best insurance against obsolescence.
Bending over to check on the turkey roast? With built-in, your oven can be installed at any level of your preference for convenience and safety (little tots are endlessly curious & impatient when something is baking). The oven may not necessarily be located under the cooktop but in any cabinet you like.
Mix and match galore! With built-in appliances, you are no longer confined to a particular oven with the cooktop. You may have a different cooktop or a different combination of cooktops and match it with your preferred range. Depending on your cooking habits, it could be a high-end model or a budget one. When it is time for replacement, it can be done piecemeal, but the entire set needs to be replaced in a free-stand cooker.
Best Options Money Can Buy
Built-in appliances are mainly designed for luxury and high-end kitchens and discerning homeowners. They offer clean lines and luxury styles you can't reach with more affordable, stand-alone designs.