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3 Ways to Elevate Your Kitchen With Built-In Appliances

by Isabelle

Rebecca Hay esigns - Kitchen with Built-ins Source: Rebecca Hay Designs

When it comes to kitchen appliance choices, sky is the limit. From colossal kitchens to tiny spaces, from gourmet chefs to amateur re-heaters, there are kitchen appliances to help make your kitchen both more functional and more enjoyable to use. A big way to elevate your space (no matter the size) is by choosing from the wide variety of built-in appliances for your kitchen.

Built-in appliances help elevate both your kitchen and your cooking, here is how.

1) Built-In Appliances Maximize Space

The hallmark of a massive high-end kitchen is built-in appliances, but they are ideal for small spaces too. Allowing for placement right up against the walls, this small amount of extra space is actually HUGE when it comes to ease of use and enjoyment in a small space kitchen. In fact, built-in appliances help maximize space so efficiently they are becoming more and more popular in smaller space saving kitchens and the choice for savvy home cooks.

This dream kitchen even has a built-in flat screen!

This small but well laid out and clean design shows (or hides!) just how well built-ins work in the smallest of spaces to create MORE space.

2) Built-In Appliances Create a Seamless and Streamlined Look

Just like our example above shows, built-ins really help create a streamlined look for your kitchen. The opportunity to panel your built-in fridge and dishwasher to match the cabinetry gives the eye less to focus on, allowing something like a central island or stand out stove top to be the focal point.

The clean lines of this built-in (below) help call the gourmet range to focus and also help the small space feel less small.

Even in this large kitchen, the clean lines and seamless presentation help the kitchen appear even larger, as well as very functional with built-in ovens at the ideal height.

Kitchen with Built-In Appliances

3) Built-In Appliances Offer Flexibility

Mixing and matching built-in appliances and stand-alone ones gives your kitchen the best of space, design, and budget. There is no kitchen law saying all appliances must be one or the other, giving you the opportunity to make your kitchen the best it can be using the best appliance for the job.

Here are a few great examples of how built-ins work with stand-alone appliances to create a beautiful and functional kitchen:

Kitchen with Built-In Appliances

Source: Square Footage Inc.

Kitchen with built-in appliances

Source: Square Footage Inc.

Another way built-ins can offer flexibility is by providing the opportunity to choose a gas stove top and electric oven, versus a stand-alone offering up one or the other. This is one reason you’ll see many bakers with built-in electric ovens and gas stove tops; they enjoy the benefits (and best) of both worlds for baking and cooking.

Need help figuring out what built-ins are right for you? Here’s our handy buying guide: Built-in Kitchen Appliance Buying Guide

Or, better yet - Visit your local BrandSource appliance experts and get to know the products before you purchase, they can provide insight on the products you are researching, the features, and how it compares to other products in the same category.

When in-store, make sure to touch the products, open the doors, pretend to unload, touch the buttons and the drawers. An appliance expert can help guide you through your purchase and make you feel confident in your product choices.

We wish you happy appliance shopping and look forward to being part of the journey.

Isabelle, Your Appliance Expert