By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Appliances. At Friday, December 13th 2019, 07:51:31 AM.
This is a favourite approach of kitchen designer Michael Wright of Michael Wright Furniture. ‘It adds wow factor,’ he says, ‘and because the wiring is concentrated in one area, it’s an easier job for your electrician and delivers a cleaner, smarter looking room. You can incorporate everything from a fridge freezer to a wine cooler, oven, grill, microwave, coffee machine, steam oven and warmer drawer – and yes, some kitchens will have all of those!’
If space is tight in the kitchen, take a tip from the Europeans and site your washing machine in the bathroom. There are tough rules on this, however, so we asked Steve Corbett, marketing manager at CDA, for advice. ‘To comply with British Standard regulations, the washing machine has to be at least 3m away from the bath or shower,’ he says. ‘You’ll also need an electrician to check that its plug socket is properly RCD protected.’
From smartphones to smart refrigerators, there are more ways than ever to stay connected to your kitchen. 2019 will bring about a fresh new wave of tech-based trends, including a built-in vacuum sealer and the ability to control your stovetop without ever needing to turn a knob.