Kitchen Appliances – Built In vs Free Standing. When looking for kitchen appliances, whether it is a fridge, oven or any other appliance, there is an option of either getting built in or free standing appliances. Built in appliances are those that are already installed in the kitchen of a house before you move in. These are placed inside cupboards or units. In the case of washing machine, fridge, or dishwasher the door of the appliance is normally fixed to the cupboard door so that it is hidden from people’s view. With ovens and cookers, the door is left visible so that you see the food easily. The oven can also be set at eye level when a run of units are used.
Free standing kitchen appliances on the other hand are not built in but stand on their own thus they do not need to attached to the structure of the units. The Kitchen Appliances can be easily slotted under your worktops. They are also clearly visible and have to be placed on the floor. Both appliances come with their set of pros and cons that you should go through before selecting the one that you would to work with.
Benefits and Disadvantages of Free Standing Kitchen Appliances…
The freestanding appliances are beneficial as they offer extra flexibility to its users. As long as you place them near the right power source (whether a gas outlet or electrical socket) they can be placed anywhere you like. These kitchen appliances can also be moved around without a problem coming in handy for a person who moves houses quite often. They are also ideal for people who are looking for appliances that are easy to install. Generally the freestanding options are normally more cost effective when you want to purchase them. One of the major cons of these units is the fact that they must be on show for everyone to see.
Benefits and Disadvantages of Built in Kitchen Appliances…
The integrated versions are great for a person who wants kitchen appliances that will give the room a stylish and sophisticated look. Even though there are some great looking freestanding options, there are very many people that like the seamless aesthetic that is offered by the inbuilt option. With the inbuilt hobs and ovens, there is also an additional benefit as it is usually easier to mix and match gas and electricity. With the freestanding Kitchen Appliances option, a person is normally limited to using one power source. The downside of these kitchen appliances is that once they have been placed in position, they are normally hard to remove. Most of the time, you need to get an engineer who will install the appliances in the right way especially if it is a gas cooker. The appliances cannot be moved easily when you want to clean or handle some common problems such as leaks. However since the appliance is enclosed, chances are that there will not be too much dirt that has collected at the back.
Depending on the type of appliance you want, you can book a free home design visit with DM Design and you can be assured that your needs will be met in the best way possible.
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