Modern kitchen appliances are all designed to both look stunning and deliver great performance. The market is hot with dozens of leading brand manufacturers continually seeking to outdo one another with their design and performance.
As ever, the starting point when choosing your kitchen appliances is to consider the space you have available, the look you want to create, and how much you want to spend.
Budget will narrow down the mind-boggling options initially; then you need to think about the look and space and of course the essential appliances you need in your new kitchen – oven, hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave?
Does your washing machine and dryer need to be in your kitchen or is there a utility room where it would work better? Everything revolves around how you want your space to work for you and your personal priorities.
Appliances inevitably come in a range of styles and colours – freestanding or built-in; colourful or sleek stainless steel? The choice is yours. At Nicholas Hythe our specialists can give you as many options as you want – and will offer as much guidance as we can without making the decision for you.
Kitchens can be enhanced further with additional accessories and appliances such as wine coolers; built in coffee machines; warming drawers; sous vide ovens; waste bins and so on. Much depends again on both space and priorities.
Only about 35 per cent of UK homeowners have a dishwasher. Yet this appliance is perhaps one of the most time saving pieces of technology in a kitchen. Modern versions include smaller ones, co functions and better drying facilities. Definitely worth considering if space allows.
Modern families come in all shapes and sizes; if there are only one or two of you and you eat out a lot or you shop little and often, an under-worktop fridge and freezer may provide all your cooling requirements. If your family extends to children and other family members and you cook regularly, you will probably need a bigger appliance.