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The pros and cons of integrated kitchen appliances

Integrated DishwasherTo free or not to free – that can be the question when it comes to installing new kitchen appliances! Are built-in appliances really best, or is freestanding furniture fantastic? Here we take a look at the pros and cons of integrated appliances such as ovens, fridges, freezers, dishwashers and washing machines, to help you decide what’s right for your home!

What are integrated kitchen appliances?

Integrated kitchen appliances are housed behind cupboard doors, giving your kitchen a seamless appearance and avoiding large and arguably unattractive goods standing out. An integrated kitchen can disguise just about anything – from large white goods to microwaves and even coffee machines and ironing boards!

Pros of integrated kitchen appliances

Cons of integrated kitchen appliances

When deciding between built-in or stand-alone units, consider the shape and size of your kitchen. Integrating white goods in a very small kitchen can help to avoid a cluttered look and create an illusion of space. But a kitchen in an older property, on the other hand, might have quirky nooks and crannies that are best showcased with freestanding, vintage-style appliances.

At Flat Pack Kitchens we understand that it’s all down to personal choice. As a result, we have an enormous range of base cupboards and wall units that can be built around stand-alone white goods, as well as clever appliance housing such as built-under oven housing, microwave housing and fridge freezer housing.

What’s more, fans of the integrated look might want to check out our larder cupboards, which complement integrated appliances by disguising internal drawers and wireworks for all the bits n’ bobs you don’t want on display in your kitchen!