Homeowners now prefer the high quality, trendy look and feel of having integrated appliances in their kitchens. In most modern-built homes, integrated cabinetry is one of the most requested choices during building and renovations. It’s a design feature that not only looks good, but if installed correctly, these appliances are actually easier to use and more compatible with the kitchen’s blueprint.
Integrated kitchen appliances have matching fronts that look the same as the cabinetry in the rest of the kitchen. The popular design advantage is a seamless overall look for the whole kitchen that blends appliances with the cabinetry to make them undetectable from cupboard doors.
A ‘built-in’ or a ‘built-under’ appliance can also fit into a pre-fabricated space within the kitchen and sometimes the term is mistaken for an integrated appliance. Spaces for both a built-in refrigerator and an integrated refrigerator require ample room to install, but also room to access the back of the unit if there is ever a need for a repair job. Some units may require disassembling for the cabinetry face portion so as to avoid damage, which is why it is advisable to let a professional handle any repair issues. The same installation room requirements apply for a built-in and integrated stoves, but you must also allow ample room above the unit for proper ventilation as well.
Standard household appliances like washing machines, dishwashers and stoves can be installed in most kitchens in very little time. But because integrated appliances are customised by nature, installation requires precise, detailed work with measuring, spacing, assembling and reassembling and care with moving the units into their allotted spaces.
Installation professionals are trained on how to do these jobs and also how to assess and address any repair issues when and if they arise.