The Role of Appliances in Kitchen Design

In today’s hectic times, families rarely spend much time gathered in one place. One area of the home that is defying this trend is the kitchen. The kitchen still holds an aura that makes it the perfect gathering place where parents and kids can share thoughts, experiences, and opinions while enjoying a tasty meal.

Since cooking areas aren’t just places of culinary creation but also central meeting points for family gatherings, kitchen design is an essential element of domestic life. In today’s blog, we explore how the choice of major appliances can influence your kitchen’s design. Before visiting a kitchen showroom on Cape Cod, you should consult your designer about the ideas you have for the overall layout, aesthetic, and flow of your kitchen. 

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How should I arrange my kitchen appliances?

The selection of appliances and their integration into your cooking area will go a long way in determining the design and layout specifics of your kitchen. While beautiful kitchen design is important in setting the mood, it’s important to keep in mind that kitchens are used daily so you should also aim for efficiency and functionality that will make your routine more manageable and easier. 

What type of range do you prefer?

The range is arguably the centerpiece of the cooking area, affecting both the meal preparation process and the room’s layout and aesthetic. Popular choices include wall ovens, cooktops, classic, and slide-in ranges. Another thing you’ll have to decide is whether you want a gas, electric, or induction range since each brings its own set of benefits but also has different design requirements.

What are your plans for the fridge?

Don’t think of the fridge only as a storage space but also as a focal point in kitchen design and layout. In today’s market, you can choose between a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles. From traditional top-freezer and bottom-freezer models to side-by-side and increasingly popular French door refrigerators. Besides sizing considerations like height, width, and depth, it’s important to decide whether you want to go with a sleek and integrated look of a built-in model or a more flexible and stand-alone unit that offers ample storage space.

What type of dishwasher are you putting in?

Another appliance that is practically unavoidable in today’s kitchens is the dishwasher. Here too, you have a choice between a freestanding dishwasher and built-in models, including fully integrated and drawer dishwashers that are gaining a lot of traction for their space-saving properties. Before settling on a model, remember to take into consideration the number of people in your home, the lifestyle your family leads, and the exact needs of your household.

Are you a microwave or an air frier type of a family?

While the microwave oven has been a staple in modern kitchens for more than 50 years, the popularity of air fryers has been steadily growing during the last decade. Although they differ in many ways, their use sometimes overlaps so it’s not uncommon for people to decide for one or the other. Microwave ovens come in various types, including over-the-range, under-the-counter, with or without trim kits, and in a combo with a wall oven. On the other hand, air fryers are usually stand-alone units that work best when placed on the kitchen counter near the range hood or a window to suck up the smells of fried meat or veg.

What about other popular kitchen appliances?

Are you going to need a range hood? Do you need a trash compactor? Have you thought about an ice maker? Do you plan on installing a warming drawer? What about small appliances like an instant pot, juicer, coffee maker, or blender? The more appliances you plan to bring in the more energy you’re gonna use and the more storage or countertop space you’re gonna need so make sure to exchange ideas with your kitchen designer before settling on a definite layout.

Where can I find the most impressive kitchen showroom on Cape Cod, MA?

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If you’re looking for a team that combines methodical planning and exquisite craftsmanship with carefully chosen materials and the latest design trends, look no further than CPP Kitchen & Bath. 

From help in choosing a suitable kitchen floor plan and advice on how to pick the appropriate tile pattern to pointers on the impact of your lifestyle on your kitchen’s design, we’re always here to offer advice, answer your questions, and guide you through the kitchen remodeling process.Whether you’re located on the Outer Cape, closer to the mainland, or in the central area near the Bass River, we’re primed to quickly get to the business of transforming your cooking area. Give us a call or drop by our impressive showroom and let your imagination run wild—we’re here for you!