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Freestanding Vs. Built-in Kitchen Appliances

Updated: Feb 12

Kitchen appliances such as ovens, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, and washing machines are not cheap; they are a significant investment and an essential part of everyday life.


Suppose the costs for renovating the kitchen have almost reached the budget limit. In that case, you have to stop, take a deep breath, and start thinking well about how to save on household appliances so as not to regret the purchase made immediately.


One of the questions many often ask is the arrangement of appliances: integrate them in the kitchen or put them on their own.


Below, here is everything you need to know.


Built-in Appliances Kitchen Setup

The style and size of a kitchen play a fundamental role in deciding which appliances to focus on.


If the kitchen is small and you want to create the illusion that there is more space, built-in appliances can offer the clean lines you are looking for.


Usually, integrated appliances are smaller in size than independent ones.


Thanks to these dimensions, it is possible to install them behind the doors of a kitchen cupboard, offering that seamless aspect it is looking for.


Suppose the family is large, and the need for a large refrigerator, a washing machine with a large capacity, or an extra space in the dishwasher becomes urgent. In that case, the built-in appliances are certainly not the case.


Regarding general maintenance, integrated appliances are challenging to replace and maintain.


It is not easy to remove a damaged dishwasher and replace it with a new one.


Built-in appliances are firmly fixed under the kitchen shelf and, simultaneously, to a cabinet door, usually corresponding to its exact dimensions.


So even if a person has tried to replace his built-in appliance with another, he should still modify the connecting door and the dimensions of the place to adapt them to the new appliance perfectly.


Many people appreciate and research integrated appliances because they offer the kitchen an elegant and sophisticated look, adding value to the whole house.


Modern Kitchen Cabinet Design with Built-in Appliances

However, since they are integrated, it is necessary to abandon them when changing kitchen furniture unless the spaces in which they are to be inserted are practically equal.


Another limitation is availability, which is considerably lower in terms of styles and functions offered by independent appliances.


To conclude, the budget available for expensive purchases plays a fundamental role.


Since integrated appliances cost more, they may exceed what is available. In contrast, the independent ones.


On the other hand, the independent ones have a more comprehensive range of prices, so finding the cheap ones is much simpler.


Word of advice: Newmatic built-in appliances were created to address all the disadvantages of integrated appliances mentioned above. They are cheaper, high quality, and easily installed. Check them out or visit any of our kitchen appliances shops in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, and Eldoret.

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