If you’re planning to upgrade your kitchen, or have a new kitchen addition built, the chances are pretty good that you’re paying attention to current kitchen design trends. One strong trend is the inclusion of double appliances – in other words, creating kitchens that have two refrigerators, two dishwashers, two ranges, and so on.
What Are The Advantages of Putting Double Appliances In the Kitchen?
As custom home builders in Weston, we know that not everyone appreciates every kitchen design trend. Often design choices are made by weighing the pros and cons of different options and determining if the cost of the nice feature – and undoubtedly, double appliances counts as a nice feature – is sensible when considered against the level of comfort and enjoyment the household receives from it.
So let’s start with the positives. Double appliances make life much easier for people with large families, avid entertainers, and households that maintain special dietary practices, such as gluten free or Kosher. Double ovens are a huge hit with serious bakers – but they’re also handy when cooking bountiful casual meals. Having two dishwashers can make cleanup twice as fast. Double refrigerators can help ensure there’s plenty of space for cold beverages, party platters, birthday cakes and so on.
What are the drawbacks of choosing double appliances? First and foremost is space requirements. More appliances means more space is required. If you’re in a situation where you’re dealing with limited space, you may have to make choices about which appliances to double up on.
Having double appliances can complicate the workflow in the kitchen. One of the advantages of working with a custom home builder who specializes in upscale kitchens is the expertise in creating layouts that make the most of the available space, optimized for how the household actually lives and cooks.