Your kitchen is the heart of your home: a place for all your family and friends to come together, socialize, and enjoy good food! Naturally, you want to make it as comfortable and functional a space as you can. Your appliances actually play a big role in this.
Most kitchens use a “working triangle” design between your range, refrigerator, and sink. But what do you fill this triangle with? The most important things you should consider when you’re shopping for kitchen appliances are your budget and your kitchen’s layout. The possibilities truly are endless! We’ve created a guide to choosing the right appliances for the style of your kitchen.
Appliances for Each Style of Kitchen
- The galley kitchen
Many older homes with smaller kitchens have “galley” style kitchens, where the cabinets and appliances run parallel to each other. In this type of situation, making the most of your square footage is important. Installing a shallow dishwasher under your sink makes room for base cabinets. A built-in microwave will save space over a countertop model, and you should go with a range rather than an oven and cooktop. Refrigerators with drawer-style freezers also take up less space than a side-by-side model will.
- The gourmet kitchen
The gourmet kitchen is the kitchen of choice for the serious cook. If cooking is your passion, you’ll want to splurge for high-performance, commercial-grade appliances. Wall ovens, cooktops with high-Btu burners, and paneled refrigerators can be your best friends. You also may want to opt for an ultra-quiet dishwasher for all those dirty dishes you will be creating!
- The contemporary kitchen
If you’re all about getting your kitchen noticed by guests, look for a sleek range hood to use as a focal point. If you want more of a minimalist look, a recessed cooktop with a seamless cover will maximize your counter space. Look for eco-friendly appliances with the Energy star label to stay environmentally conscious, too!
Appliance Distributors Unlimited
Appliance Distributors Unlimited is the premier resource for kitchen appliances in the mid-Atlantic. Since 1982, we have been helping home builders, kitchen designers, contractors, property managers and homeowners create dream kitchens that are masterpieces of form and function. If you need help choosing the best kitchen appliance package for your remodeling project, don’t hesitate to request a quote online or contact us at any of our five convenient locations in Gaithersburg, Takoma Park, Linthicum, York, or Chantilly.