Are integrated appliances a good idea?

When it comes to designing your new kitchen, you need to choose between integrated appliances and stand alone ones. Integrated appliances will ensure an exact fit as cupboards are built around them to leave no wasted space. This can be especially useful in a smaller kitchen when space is of the upmost importance.

Many people choose integrated appliances simple because they are often more aseptically pleasing. They can be hidden behind cupboard doors so are only on display when needed. The only issue with integrated appliances is that if they break you need to ensure you get a replacement that fits exactly in the space where the old appliance did. This isn’t usually too much of a problem but does mean you may be limited on the number of products that will fit and therefore cannot always buy one that is on special offer etc. You are also limited as to what you can move around if the appliances are integrated. This may or may not be a problem for some.

When having a fitted kitchen installed, weigh up all options and see which one suits your needs and budget best. Integrated appliances often cost more so you may decide not to bother.