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Built-In vs Freestanding Domestic Appliances

Built-In vs Freestanding Domestic Appliances

There are many factors to take into account when choosing between whether to buy a freestanding or a built-in appliance. Freestanding appliances are more flexible and tend to be cheaper; built-in models are a little more expensive but give your kitchen a seamless finish.

When deciding whether to buy a built-in or freestanding domestic appliance, here are some factors that might influence your choice:

WHICH IS BEST FOR YOU?

What look do you want in your kitchen? Is it a sleek and uniform feel, or are you not bothered if your appliances are visible?

What is your total budget? Remember that built-in appliances are usually more expensive and may have higher costs for installation.

Are you likely to move home often? If so, freestanding appliances are easier to take with you.

Do you want to pick from the widest range of models, features, colours and sizes?

WHICH APPLIANCES CAN YOU BUY?

Not as many appliances can be bought as built-in versions, so your choice is limited. The main appliances are dishwashers, washing machines, washer dryers, ovens, cookers, fridges and fridge freezers.

WHAT IS A BUILT-IN APPLIANCE?

Built-in appliances are specially designed to maintain the uniformity of a fitted kitchen. They are housed, either wholly or partially, inside a unit or cupboard.

BUILT-UNDER APPLIANCES

Built-under appliances fit under a standard sized kitchen worktop. They generally have smaller dimensions to sit flush with the work surface and can sometimes have a cupboard door fitted to them – but do not need to be mounted in a special unit.

INTEGRATED / SEMI-INTEGRATED APPLIANCES

Integrated generally means the same thing as built-in, except when it comes to dishwashers. A built-in dishwasher is available as either integrated or semi-integrated, with these terms referring to how prominent they are. Integrated dishwashers are completely hidden by a cabinet door with the controls inside, while semi-integrated control panels are on show above the door.

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