The kitchen in Americans has long been the main place in the house, where the whole family gathers, where issues of house and state management are decided, advice is given to the coaches of national teams and plans are made for the summer. That’s why kitchen design is getting more and more attention from the side of professionals, as well as from the perspective of ordinary housewives. Even if you analyze the content of TV shows on interior design issues, the percentage of remodeling in the kitchen relative to the living room and bedroom is always increasing. And this is due not only to the sponsorship of furniture companies, but also to a greater public interest in the arrangement of this room in the house.
In the kitchen, the furniture and appliances go hand in hand. What’s more, in recent years, furniture and appliances are an ensemble. That’s why kitchen showrooms are increasingly selling built-in appliances in addition to sets, and citizens are trying to order kitchen appliances immediately when choosing shelves and cabinets.
On the plus side, the selection of harmonious combinations. The color of the furniture will match the design of household appliances, handles will match the color and shape, you can think about all the installation and placement.
But there are also disadvantages. Rarely can a kitchen salon acquaint its customers with the full range of products on the market, and therefore the initial choice of equipment for the consumer is narrowed by the proposals of those companies with which this salon has a contract.
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO SEPARATE EYES
And the choice is truly enormous. And companies – manufacturers of household appliances create an entire line in a single style, which in addition to the hob, oven and cooker hood is a mass of devices: dishwashers fully or partially recessed , refrigerators, built-in steamers and microwave ovens, combo, coffee makers, warmers, and even vacuum cleaners. More and more often even small kitchen appliances kettle, toaster, juicer, etc. are combined with their aesthetic appearance.d. are combined in their appearance with the specific series of built-in kitchen appliances. Moreover, some manufacturers already offer and utensils, which are created taking into account the design technique brand.
This is a certain convenience when buying: you can immediately plan what you need to buy. When installing a kitchen set in advance prepare a place for everything you need, and all those appliances that you have chosen, you can buy gradually.
THE APPLIANCES ARE THE MAIN FURNITURE
It is interesting that the kitchen appliances are getting brighter from year to year, and the furniture on its background acts as a frame, a frame. That’s why neutral tones of the sets are in fashion. On their backgrounds, bright refrigerators and stylish glass-ceramic cooktops act as real art objects.
Apparently, in order to better match the appliances and not to interfere with their beauty, the furniture was deprived of handles. Cabinets and drawers are now completely flat and open by pushing.
Because there are so many different appliances and it can be hard to find an accessory in a big cabinet, more practical and compact appliances have come into fashion – one for the blender, another for the citrus press, etc.d.
TRENDY FRIDGE, TRENDY BRAND
The most interesting trend of our time is that technology is now dictating fashion. Design becomes a derivative of technology. And the appearance of the appliances themselves is often dictated by the influence of fashionable gadgets.
For example, smartphones have not only changed the way we live, but they have actively influenced the design of control panels of large appliances.
Sliders – one-touch control with your finger, when you just swipe it across the surface to change settings, now have both kettles, and cooktops.
Ovens also have bright, colorful touch-screen displays that look like smartphone screens and can be controlled in the same way. Moreover, many models of equipment can already be controlled from smartphones using special apps.
TAKE A LOOK AT THE SCREEN
Large, highly informative color displays in general are taking off. Ovens, microwave ovens, built-in steamers, cooktops, coffee makers and even multicookers – many of them have a display that’s not just a control device, but an e-book with recipes for various dishes.
And more recently, the appliances themselves have become a screen: some ovens are equipped with a video camera, and now you can see the whole cooking process in real time on the glass of the oven, without opening the door.
Color is a design key. Neutral-colored furniture allows appliances to paint the interior. Metal and wood are the most common combinations of materials in the kitchen. And sometimes metal becomes similar to wood: refrigerators and ovens are painted in colors as close to wood as possible.
ALL SHADES OF WHITE
The glass-ceramic tops, once only black, have also become a striking design element. White models and cream-coloured panelling can be found in any self-respecting company’s range. Other shades are rarer. Even rarer are glass-ceramic patterned panels. But the latter are always in demand, in any case, in our country companies do not hurry to withdraw such models from production.
THE SQUARE IS NOT ALWAYS BLACK
Hoods are appliances that have always given designers the opportunity to showcase their talents to the max. At this year’s Milan show, many manufacturers rushed to showcase built-in models that slide out of the kitchen countertop and onto the cooktop. Technologically, there is nothing new a number of companies have had such devices for quite a long time. But now their road to the masses has begun.
Hinged hoods in terms of design can also be divided into devices that imitate fixtures, and models with a rectangular shape. Rectangle – a favorite shape of today’s designers. Inclined and vertical, small in big, designers play with the quadrilateral, as if trying to create their own masterpiece capable of obscuring Malevich’s fame.
THE MOST EXPENSIVE KITCHEN LIGHT
Exhaust hoods, imitating the fixtures, of course, are fixtures themselves. Halogen lamps are forgotten, the hoods are increasingly equipped with LEDs, which can change color, which gives even more charm to the product.
But in our country, most of these hoods are not in mass demand, and it’s not just because of the high price. In Italy, where mostly all hoods of this type come from, they work on the principle of recirculation: the air from the stove hobs and ovens passes through a charcoal filter, purified and then returns to the kitchen. Very few people here use recirculation: All hoods work in the mode of air extraction through a grease filter. It’s scarier for us to mess around with charcoal filters and buy them to replace them. It seems to Italians literally blasphemy to let the warm air out of the house voluntarily. That’s the different mentality.
THAT WAS RECENTLY, THAT WAS LONG AGO
Only my love for vintage interiors, I can explain such a popularity of classic design hoods, and all appliances made in the style of retro. Such appliances are a kind of modern replica, reminiscent of the past. A cozy stove, a kitty cat and a candle… what else do you need to calmly go through all the twists and turns of life?.
Switches that mimic brass or copper, fireplace hoods associate many with the time “when trees were big” and “we were so young”. That’s why manufacturers try and provide those who want retro appliances in their taste. And you can find such proposals even in the premium class.
We’ve put together ten sets from a variety of manufacturers in this review. Different styles, different features, huge price range. Manufacturers offer, you choose the best and affordable for you. Anyway the atmosphere in your kitchen depends not on the furniture or appliances – you create it with your mood, your conversations and whatever you smell in your oven – homemade pie or fried pizza.