How To Choose Your Kitchen Appliances}

  • Posted on October 4, 2018 at 1:22 am

Submitted by: Janette Mae Phillips

When you are drawing up your kitchen design plans, you need to look at the appliances you need to buy, what are the best for you, and where and how you will store them.

For the large, main appliances, such as your refrigerator and stove, many kitchens come with spaces already built in for them. But when it comes to other things, where to put them is not always so easy or so clear. A lot really depends; of course, on how much space you have available. Storage space is always a problem in small kitchens, so depending on the appliances you are intending to buy you have to find some good, effective solutions.

Lets take a look at some common situations and how to solve them:

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– Maybe you would like to buy a separate oven without a stovetop, in addition to whatever you have already. One place to put it is instead of a cupboard, built in with your kitchen cabinets. It usually only takes up the space of one cabinet, so you are not losing too much in terms of storage, and this way you dont need to look for extra space. Similarly, if you want to fit extra burners, you can fit them into one of your countertops or on the top of a kitchen island, if you have enough space to build one.

– What about a microwave? The problem with this is that it can take up counter space, which is not very practical in a small kitchen. The answer to this is to make use of your walls. If you can, build a shelf on the wall that it can sit on, or you can even set it into the cabinets like the oven mentioned above. But before you do, work out who is going to use it. For example, if you want your children to have access to it, you should work out the height accordingly.

– Dishwasher, anyone? (And no, Im not referring to your husband or the maid!) If you dont have enough space, you may have to sacrifice one of your lower kitchen cupboards to fit it, next to the sink so that it is near a source of water. The same principle, in fact, would apply to a washing machine, which some people fit into their kitchens. Think very carefully if you can afford to lose too many cupboards for this purpose. You may be better off putting the washing machine on a utility balcony, in the bathroom, or in the corridor so that you dont lose too much storage space.

And what about where and how to buy your appliances? This very much depends on your budget. If you can afford to buy everything new, that is best. But if you do so, make sure to purchase insurance. If funds are tight, you can purchase reconditioned refrigerators and ovens, but make sure that they come from reputable places with some kind of certificate stating that they are in good repair.

About the Author: Janette loves to decorate her cooking area and making use of

small kitchen appliances

and / or

kitchen storage

is something which she without a doubt advises for that new look.


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