The appliances you choose for your kitchen remodel is extremely important; not just for how your kitchen looks, but also for how it functions.
The first thing you need to do for your kitchen remodel is decide on your kitchen layout. This will help to determine the amount of available space for each appliance. Ideally, the perfect kitchen layout is a triangle design, where the stove, sink, and refrigerator are all within a few feet of one another.
Choosing Appliances To Fit the Space
Now it is time to start choosing appliances to fit the space. Identify your priorities and design style. Are you sleek and modern with stainless steel and black trim or do you prefer the clean look of all white appliances? How important is efficiency and do you prefer gas or electric ranges? These are all things you need to consider. Ask your kitchen remodel expert for any suggestions on what will work best in your space.
Stove Tops and Ovens
There are many available options for where you cook your meals. You can have a cooktop built into the counter with the oven installed separately into cabinet space or you can have a stove top and oven combination. Will you need gas, electric, or induction? You can also pick a stove top that has multiple burners or one that comes equipped with a built-in grill.
Often overlooked is the range hood. This is a ventilation system that is placed over your stove top to help dissipate exhaust and heat from your cooking. Noise is the main concern of the range hood as a motor controls the mechanism for drawing air. No longer designed to just be functional, today you can find range hoods in a myriad of different styles to help showcase your styling taste.
Unless you are installing a restaurant-sized induction oven, expect the refrigerator to be the highest on your list in cost. Again, your choices are endless with some that open side by side while others may have the freezer at the top. Popular today is a trend towards refrigerators with the freezer built like a drawer on the bottom of the refrigerator. Also to consider is if it makes its own ice and gives out its own water. With these refrigerators, you are going to want to ensure that there is an easy access to hook up a water supply.
These are the three must-haves in any functional kitchen, but there are others you may want to add:
- Microwave oven
You can incorporate these appliances into any kitchen along with the other big three. The trick is to do it in such a way that the appliance does not deter from the style of the room, but rather enhances it. Ask AAA Remodeling Company at (636) 349-5777 to show you what the best options are for the dream kitchen you have in mind.
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