By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Appliances. At Friday, December 13th 2019, 07:45:57 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!’
Traditionally, designers advised against putting the fridge next to the oven as it would have to work extra hard to hold its temperature, wasting energy. But things are changing, which is good news if you have a very awkward space.
The reality check that followed was much needed, but maybe also just a little harsh. Within two minutes of arriving, the designer friend was yelling and physically banging his hand on equipment. Someone who had never cooked anything more complicated than scrambled eggs for two might never have spotted all the problems he did, but to him they were as glaringly bad as a gang of polar bears hanging around a preschool.