Make the Most of your Kitchen

There are a whole host of appliances out there to help you make the most of your kitchen.

But which to choose? All the appliances and gadgets on sale can make the task of getting the perfect complete kitchen a daunting prospect. So, to help you get the optimum use out of your fitted kitchen design we’ve compiled a list of the most common appliances sold. It’s also worth bearing in mind that a good kitchen expert will design and install your kitchen and also consult with you throughout the entire process, from the initial design to the complete installation.

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Hoods & hobs – Hoods are fitted with an extractor and serve the purpose of removing steam, smells and grease particles from your kitchen. Designs for these systems have greatly improved in recent years and can now add style to your kitchen, making an impressive focal point.  Hobs meanwhile are an essential cooking tool and come in varying types, including gas, electric, modular and ceramic.

Ovens & microwaves – Hassle free cooking, slow cooking, fast meals, baking and reheating can be achieved with these appliances, so they’re two of the most important purchases for your kitchen. Contemporary sleek style ovens are great for modern households, while traditional styles are brilliant if you want a taste of nostalgia. Types of ovens in particular can differ greatly from single, double, compact, range or steam varieties.   

Coffee machines – If you can’t make it through the day without a good cup of coffee then a coffee machine could be a great addition to your kitchen. These appliances don’t have to be free-standing they can also be built in to save space.

Dishwasher – Certain factors must be taken into consideration before you install a dishwasher. Firstly, it must be fitted close to a sink due to plumbing. Next, there must be enough room for loading and unloading. Lastly, you need to decide whether you want your appliance fully integrated to look like a unit, semi-integrated with just the controls showing or simply beneath a worktop surface. Once these needs are met, you’ll be free to enjoy the benefits. Dishes cleaned superbly and no more washing up by hand!

Sinks & taps – Sink and taps are another combination of essential items in the kitchen. Stainless steel, ceramics and composite sinks are great products to look out for.  Stainless steel is stylish and durable, ceramic sinks are easy to clean and composite sinks are a quick and easy way to dispose of waste.

Fridge freezer – The capacity of your kitchen will ultimately determine the size of your fridge freezer. There are great compact designs on the market, but for those with the room American fridge freezers are becoming the product of choice.

Laundry machineWashing machines and washer/dryers use advanced technology to allow you to safely look after even the most delicate fabrics. Machines also provide great control thanks to timers and heat settings and are becoming increasingly environmental.

Kitchen Installers & Manufactures

To get you started on your kitchen, we’ve listed just a few of most popular installers and manufacturers operating in the UK.




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