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Choosing kitchen appliances can be a daunting task. There is so much choice and plenty of different options available. There is no one-fits-all solution when it comes choosing kitchen appliances, as it all depends on your individual needs. To make sure you’ll be happy with your choices, there are some things to consider, like budget, style, size of your kitchen and how often do you like to cook.
Aesthetics & Efficiency
Choosing the appliances that you think look the best is completely your choice. If you are unsure what kind of appliances would work best with your chosen style, an experienced kitchen designers can help what appliances will complement the design and feel of your dream kitchen. Consider your existing design as well as function and efficiency before settling on your appliance choice.
Opting for energy-efficient appliances is always a good choice, for both saving money in the long run as well as being kinder to the environment too. Energy labels help you make informed decisions when looking for new appliances. They appear on a variety of appliances and gives the appliance an energy rating, normally on a scale of G – A or G – A+++, where A+++ is the most efficient. The energy label also provides you with other information such as annual energy consumption and estimated water usage.
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Inspiration for my new kitchen
I have been daydreaming of what kind of kitchen I would love to have since we bought our new house. Once our planning permission was approved it was time to get serious with the kitchen ideas. The plan was from early on to move the kitchen from it’s original location to the other side of the house. This way we could have a bigger kitchen-dining-living space and keep the old kitchen as a separate living room for the grown ups. The layout isn’t too different from our old kitchen, but this time I wanted to do something different. Don’t get me wrong, I loved our old kitchen but I definitely wanted to try new things rather than copy what I already had! I wrote a guide how to design a dream kitchen last time, and it has been really useful this time around too!
Here is some inspiration I’ve used when designing this new kitchen:
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Fisher & Paykel kitchen appliances
Fisher & Paykel is from New Zealand and it started in 1930’s as an importer of refrigerators, washing machines and radios. Manufacturing their own products started in the mid-1950s, and it has been going strongly ever since. As a fan of Fisher & Paykel’s kitchen appliances, I was beyond excited to have chance to work with them in my kitchen project.
Sleek, minimal appliances are easier to integrate into most kitchen styles. Flush installation—that is, appliances that are the same depth as the cabinetry—gives you clean lines. So does the ability to add custom panels to your appliances, which allows them to blend into the cabinetry.
Ok, I know I said I wanted to have a different kitchen this time, but I love the induction hob too much to change. I like the clean run of units, and induction hobs are just so easy to keep clean. We did talk about range cookers but ended up choosing this beauty:
We chose the double dishdrawer and it’s been brilliant! You can wash one drawer while you load the other, with minimal bending. Or wash both at once, with room in each drawer for full size dinner plates.
This is the fridge-freezer we chose, Black French door fridge with water cooler and ice maker.
I’m so excited about this! I love always having ice available, and the new darker finish looks fantastic. Fisher & Paykel fridge doors have to pass 300,000 opening and closing tests so we know they’re designed for families and made to last!
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