There are so different types of appliances on the market. It can be a tough choice—especially when choosing between built-in vs. non-built-in options for your new kitchen design. Keep reading to learn more about built-in appliances and their numerous benefits.
Built-In Vs. Freestanding Appliances
Built-in means that cabinets must be designed around them, while freestanding options can stand anywhere within a room.
Built-in appliances are ideal for high-end kitchens because they integrate seamlessly into the surrounding cabinets and allow for more custom design. The result is a sleek aesthetic with no awkward gaps or spaces. You also don’t have to worry about them sticking out beyond counters, as often happens with freestanding units.
Built-in appliances can be installed at eye level, making them easier for those doing the cooking and cleaning. In addition, they reduce the chance of children opening doors accidentally and suffering from burns.
Built-ins also make it possible to cook with both electric and gas. For example, you could install an electric wall oven and a gas cooktop. With a single cooker, this is more complicated.
Choosing a built-in appliance will affect how much space you have available for both cooking tools and storage areas like drawers and shelves. These appliances are a great space-saving solution for small kitchens. They occupy only a minimal amount of countertop and can save up to an inch or two in front, which is especially useful when there’s not much room available.
Different Types of Built-In Appliances
You may have seen standard built-in refrigerators before, but now they’re being made with a variety of unique features that you might not be aware of. For example, some models come in panel-ready versions, and others can seamlessly fit flush to the wall for an even sleeker look. As far as their size goes, these units are typically 84″ by 24″ with the compressor at the top, so it’s flush against whatever surface it sits on.
Built-in cabinet cook surfaces are trendy these days. They almost seamlessly blend in with the countertop and come in both gas or electric models.
Ovens are available in a variety of configurations, including built-in and wall units. They come with single or double oven chambers and can be installed in gas or electric formats.
When it comes to dishwashers, built-in models are the way to go. They come with more features and can fit seamlessly into your kitchen design. They typically offer multiple spray arms and unique cycles catered specifically toward different types of dishes like china or delicate stemware glasses. With 12 – 14 place settings available per load, this model can handle large families easily without too much hassle.
Washer and Dryer
In addition to built-in appliances for the kitchen, there are now built-in washers and dryers for hidden laundry facilities.
Call iFiX for Your Appliance Repair Job
If your built-in (or freestanding) appliance needs a repair job, give iFiX a call today. We work hard to provide our customers with the best appliance repair experience possible