You may have thought of giving your kitchen a whole new look and realised that it's no easy feat. Usually one may require professional help to achieve the desired outcome especially when carrying out major remodelling. A kitchen renovanist like Cavallo Kitchens will take you through the whole process by helping you plan, set budgets and carry out the major work and even aid in details such as selecting kitchen appliances which will eventually determine the aesthetics of your new kitchen. Should you consider a new look for your kitchen, the following guidelines would help you select the right appliances
Performance of the appliances
With increasing energy costs performance is perhaps the most important aspect to consider when selecting kitchen appliances. Whereas a gas cooktop may cost less than an electric one, it loses up to 40% of heat from the burner to the pan and may cause you to spend more eventually. The same applies to refrigerators with double compressors in a refrigerator-freezer combo, each powering either unit keep food fresh for longer periods, as compared to a single compressor cooling both units at the same time. Electric convection ovens would work more efficiently than a traditional oven by distributing heat evenly and therefore reducing cooking time. Whether you are a professional or just someone who likes to cook but uses the kitchen frequently it would be better to get appliances with a high performance rating which will not only reduce costs but make your cooking experience even more efficient and enjoyable.
Choice of colour
The colour of your appliances determines the general finishing of your kitchen and appliances are not devoid of colours to suit your tastes. The colour of your appliances could either match the colours in your kitchen or contrast to make them stand out more. Stainless steel is the most common look most people go for. Shiny and sleek steel appliances are made of a higher grade and have more durable surfaces than dull looking appliances. You could also select models that can be covered with a panelling to merge in with the kitchen cabinets for a continuous wooden look.
Amount of kitchen space
Ultimately the type of appliances you get in your kitchen will be determined by the amount of space available. If you would wish to get large appliances then your renovator could work on creating more space. Limited space would force you to get fewer appliances or those with double options such as a refrigerator with a freezer compartment instead of getting each separately or getting a cooker with an oven and grill. Though not the ideal solution, combo appliances could just save you a few costs.