When outfitting a new kitchen or a renovation, your choice in kitchen appliances can significantly affect the functionality and the aesthetics of your space. That’s why it’s important to take the time to carefully think about your needs, how you use your kitchen on a daily basis, which design factors might affect the way your appliances operate, and many other things before making your purchase. The experts at ADU are always available to answer your questions and help you make sense of your options to make the best choice for your kitchen and lifestyle! Here are the five most important factors to consider if you’re in the market for new kitchen appliances.
1. Your Budget
Every project has a budget and your kitchen design is no exception. New kitchen appliances have a wide range of prices to suit any budget, so it’s critical to determine your budget so you’ll have a great starting point when you begin looking at your options. One thing to keep in mind is that many new kitchen appliances are built to incorporate a lot of features to help you get the most out of the unit. This allows for some creativity as you decide how to best implement your appliances into your new kitchen design and helps you get the most out of your budget!
Your choice in new kitchen appliances will also be greatly affected by the sizes that are factored into your design. Width, height, and depth are all very important, especially when considering the aesthetics of your kitchen design – if you’re going for a very smooth, integrated look, you wouldn’t want your refrigerator to stick out from your cabinets. This could also create problems with traffic and workflow in your space as well.
3. Appliance Finish
This choice also relates to your kitchen aesthetic as the finish of your appliances can really change the look and feel of your kitchen. There are many popular choices out there – stainless steel, black slate, and so on. Your designer should be able to make a recommendation based on the rest of the design, but most homeowners do tend to have a particular style in mind going into the beginning stages of the design process.
4. Your Home Lifestyle and Features to Match
Your new kitchen appliance choice may also come down to how you use your current appliances and whether you have any gripes with them currently. For example, if you currently use a side-by-side refrigerator and find that you’re struggling with space, a French-door refrigerator might make more sense for your needs, especially if you’re not utilizing your freezer too much. In addition, new high-tech features have made their way into just about every type of kitchen appliance on the market. If you’re working on making your home a “smart home” where everything is interconnected, there are plenty of appliances out there that can be implemented into the “Internet of things”.
5. Smaller Aesthetic Details
The last few things to consider are the small details that can impact the look and feel of your new kitchen appliances. Touchscreens or touch controls may not seem like much at first glance, but they do fit in nicely with a sleek, futuristic aesthetic if that’s something you’re going for. Little details like this can complement the bigger choices in your kitchen design to create something truly special!