The term”integrated” means that lots of individual components combine in a means that makes a unified whole. Kitchens are one of the hardest-working rooms at a home, and good design makes the room efficient and pleasant to be in. The goal of an integrated kitchen is the appliances are imperceptible elements; they are either made to appear to be cabinetry or made to be flush with the cabinets, with all the visible controls removed.
Wall pantry or fridge? This integrated refrigerator has the same frame and panel face as the rest of the kitchen cabinets. It is regarded fully integrated.
Flush surfaces are also utilized within an integrated kitchen. Appliances do not stand out or sit recesses; they are in line with the rest of the cabinetry.
Andre Rothblatt Architecture
For a few sticklers of integrated design, integration ensures the appliances are completely hidden and unidentifiable. Even the small controls with this dishwasher give away the fact it isn’t a cupboard, but it is a small detail that many could live with. This dishwasher could be considered partly integrated.
Technically this fridge isn’t integrated, since it’s controls on the outside and doesn’t have the same millwork confront as the cupboards. Incorporating it in an armoire of sorts was fairly clever, though.
Having an integrated kitchen is quite desirable within an open-floor-plan home, as the kitchen can be viewed from many rooms, and mismatched appliances and finishes are not very attractive. Stainless steel appliances are generally most expensive; adding a cabinet face to a appliance can be a cost-saving measure.
Jane Kim Design
High-gloss gray surfaces conceal the prospective appliances within this pastoral modern integrated kitchen, inducing one to possibly ask, Are there any really appliances in there?
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