In today’s fast-paced world, where everyone’s racing against time, appliances rule the roost in the kitchen. We would all feel incomplete without our indispensable ovens, refrigerators, blenders and the kind.
Contemporary homes now include modular kitchens, which the Indian market has easily adapted to. But the big question is, are we ready for built-in appliances as well?
What are built-in appliances?
Built-in or integrated appliances are those that are permanently installed in a kitchen. A built-in hob is fixed to the countertop, a built-in oven is permanently placed inside its cabinet and a built-in refrigerator is fixed to its spot. Built-in appliances are cleverly placed inside units or cabinets so they are hidden from the view, while still remaining functional.
Advantages of built-in appliances
1. They are real space savers
Unlike free-standing appliances, built-ins do not make your kitchen look cramped and free up more floor and counter space to work on. For kitchens that are short on square footage, installing built-in appliances is the ideal solution for creating more working space and de-cluttering your kitchen.
2. They provide seamless aesthetics
Built-in appliances can be customized in any possible manner to blend well with the overall look of the kitchen. Since they are housed in cabinets, they do not stand out in an obtrusive manner. This results in a seamless, sophisticated and stylish appearance to the kitchen, enhancing its overall ambiance.
3. They are easy to maintain and clean
Built-in appliances may not be as flexible as their conventional free-standing versions but that does make their cleaning and maintenance easier. Since the appliance is neatly placed inside cabinetry, it doesn’t collect as much dust as free-standing appliances.
Are Indian modular kitchens ready for built-in appliances?
Modular kitchens have become a common sight in Indian homes and people have effortlessly modified their kitchen habits and lifestyle to get used to these. Built-in appliances are nothing but just an extension of that transition towards a more functional and ergonomic as well as visually appealing kitchen
Appliances like built-in hobs, built-in ovens and hoods are widely available in India and are also gaining popularity among Indian homeowners. The modules for these appliances are designed and customized in such a manner that the appliance suffers absolutely no harm and can be used efficiently.