As today’s kitchens become more and more integrated with technology and adapt to our modern lifestyles involving both relaxation and entertaining, it’s important to choose the best appliances to suit both the kitchen design as well as the way your clients live and cook.

Kitchen design trends will always affect how kitchens are designed – both in terms of the materials and finishes chosen as well as how the kitchens are assimilated within the whole home environment. The key to ensure your kitchen won’t date is to choose fittings such as appliances that are designed for many years of use.

Consider look and feel

One of the easiest ways to both reflect current design trends as well as ensure longevity is to choose all your appliances from one manufacturer. This helps create a consistent design aesthetic in the kitchen as well as add a designer element. Look for a range of ovens, for example, which can be stacked either vertically or horizontally to provide a cohesive visual finish.

To follow a more contemporary trend, look for appliances with a slick, streamlined aesthetic such as the Smeg Classic, Linea or Dolce Stil Novo ranges that complement the current popularity of thin benchtops with shadow lines below.

Besides the practical considerations, appliances also influence the design and style of the space. Smeg is the only brand to continually collaborate with the world’s leading architects and designers to produce beautiful and long-standing style. Premium quality appliances made in Italy will add style as well as provide professional results.

Consider functionality

A kitchen should stand the test of time, both in construction and design style. So it’s important to choose appliances that reflects the project and works seamlessly within the space. By installing a compact speed oven with a standard oven, you increase functionality in one streamlined, easily accessible appliance bank. Multiple cooking requirements are therefore covered in the one zone.

Consider maximising your kitchen space by adding a gas cooktop which seamlessly integrates into your benchtop. A concealed undermount rangehood provides premium performance as well as being out of view for a cleaner look.

Consider efficiency

Selecting kitchen appliances provides an opportunity to seek out products that are both energy efficient and will save money when it comes to bill time. Whether it be water or electricity use, opt for appliances that not only look great, but are efficient too.

With clean lines and sleek push-to open functionality, the Smeg Diamond Series dishwasher saves on water while ensuring a thorough wash. Smeg’s world-first planetary wash system means plates come out shining every time, while its sixstar water rating promises a lower water use.

With a wide range of commercial exclusive products designed to meet the specific needs of builders and developers, Smeg appliances are built for easy installation and maximum durability offering a collection of versatile, high-performance appliances to suit any development. Integrating seamlessly into the kitchen – either secreted in the cabinetry, or by design meld into the fabric of the kitchen, Smeg is the only kitchen appliance brand worldwide to offer pioneering technology housed in worldleading architectural designs.

The friendly Smeg team at Debney Distributors in Adelaide are always available to book builders in for an appointment with our experienced selections team at our Dudley Park showroom. Our team offer cooking demonstrations which are a fantastic way for clients to see and taste the difference Smeg appliances make in their new dream kitchen. This presents a unique customer experience for the client to complete the building process.

Tim Armitage – Digital Marketing Manager Smeg Australia

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