Want to know which appliances you should invest in? Take a look at our must-haves list.
Kitchen appliances are an investment – and the best ones can truly help to transform your daily routines. With such a wide variety to choose from these days, selecting the perfect appliances for the heart of your home can seem very daunting. However, it doesn’t need to be.
To assist with the planning of your new kitchen, this buying guide will provide a rundown of the must-have kitchen appliances you need to pick up, as well as the variations available in each category, so that you can find something to suit not only your taste but also your budget.
There is no doubt that the cooker is one of the most important features in the kitchen. When it comes to choosing the right one for you, you must take into consideration its style, functionality, and features. No matter whether you’re cooking meals for yourself or your whole family, you are going to want an oven that is long-lasting, efficient and reliable.
Would you prefer something freestanding? Or perhaps you’d like a built-in solution that is perfectly placed at eye level? Based on your cooking habits and family size, you also need to think about whether a single or double oven would be more suitable.
From traditional gas hobs for instant heat to intelligent induction hobs for energy efficiency and safety, it’s important that you opt for a hob that doesn’t look out of place in your new kitchen.
Ceramic designs will help to add a touch of style to the space, induction styles will bring ease into your life and gas hobs will offer you precise control. To keep the air fresh and your kitchen clean, you could also add a ventilation hood.
Sinks and taps
No matter whether you’re swaying towards a more rustic farmhouse kitchen feel, or a sleek white design, here at Hammonds, we have sinks in all shapes, sizes and materials, so that you can find the most practical one for you.
If you’re the proud owner of a more traditional home, we’d suggest that you browse a range of ceramic sinks. Classic, solid, versatile and easy to clean, they’re an all-round winner. To achieve a more chic and modern look, why not consider a stainless steel or granite option? Extremely hard-wearing, you can integrate these styles very easily.
The avid cooks out there could also explore dual-basin options – having one sink for preparing food and one for cleaning dishes could be beneficial.
As one of the hardest working appliances in your kitchen, choosing the right kitchen tap is also essential. Not only do you want it to be aesthetically pleasing, but you also need it to be robust! With pull-out options, low-pressure designs, and stainless-steel taps available – to name a few – you’re sure to find one to suit your kitchen.
Traditional ‘white goods’ – fridge freezers, washing machines and dishwashers – no longer have to be white. So, if you want to go for something more retro or eye-catching, don’t shy away from the sleek black, sturdy stainless steel and contemporary integrated options available today.
Before coming to a decision on these new models, again it’s vital that you consider your kitchen habits and family size. If you’re a larger family, there’s a high chance that you’re going to benefit from a double fridge freezer – and washing machine with a larger capacity.
In addition to all the must-have kitchen appliances, there are various luxury items that you might want to browse through that can also suit your lifestyle and personal tastes.
Love entertaining guests? A wine chiller would help to get your favourite white to the perfect temperature before they pop over. Or perhaps you can’t start your day without your morning caffeine fix? If so, a coffee machine may be a welcome addition into your kitchen.
To speak to an expert about choosing and installing the must-have kitchen appliances listed above, don’t hesitate to contact us. Alternatively, book your free design visit today, where you can discuss all your ideas with one of our experts.