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2023 Kitchen Trends: Integrated & Hidden Appliances

Posted on 06/13/2023

Kitchen appliances are becoming more innovative and efficient than ever before. One of the biggest kitchen design trends we've seen in 2023 has been an increased demand for integrated or hidden appliances.

At Van Vreede’s, we are loving this trend and the modern look it adds to homes. Want to learn more about integrated appliances and which are best? Here’s everything you need to know.

What Are Integrated Or Hidden Appliances?

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Integrated kitchen appliances are appliances that are permanently installed and designed to blend into the kitchen's cabinetry. Some of the unique features integrated appliances feature to help them remain hidden include:

  • They are installed with custom paneling and hardware to match the kitchen cabinets.
  • Even the vents on integrated appliances are often disguised.
  • They sit flush with the cabinet panels to achieve a seamless look.

How Do They Differ From Built-In Appliances?

Similar to integrated appliances, built-in kitchen appliances also offer a seamless look. They often sit flush with the kitchen's cabinetry and are available at counter depths. However, they are not covered with custom panels to match the kitchen's cabinetry and remain hidden.

Advantages of Integrated and Hidden

Wondering what the pros and cons are of integrated appliances? It is important to weigh the pros and cons of each option to determine if they are best for your home. Here are our thoughts.

Pros

Integrated appliances offer several benefits to your kitchen's design and functionality. A few of the pros include:

  • They offer a sleek, modern look that can elevate the feel of any home. Designing a dream kitchen can be made easier with integrated appliances.
  • They often operate more quietly than their built-in counterparts or freestanding appliances.
  • They can help save space in smaller kitchens.
  • Integrated appliances work well for open-concept kitchens.

Cons

A few drawbacks of integrated appliances include the following.

  • Integrated appliances often have a higher price point.
  • They are more time-consuming to install.
  • They are more difficult to move or replace.
  • You may need to consult an interior designer to help lay out your kitchen with integrated appliances and plan for proper placement.

Tip

Did you know? Replacing the seals on your refrigerator door if they are worn out prevents cold air leaks and optimizes energy efficiency.

Our Favorite Integrated Models

Refrigerators & Refrigerator Drawers

Refrigerators and refrigerator drawers are some of the most common appliances to be fully integrated. Shop our selection of integrated refrigerators online and choose the models that are best for your home.

As with standard refrigerators, integrated refrigerators are available in French Door models, refrigerator and freezer columns, side-by-side models, bottom-freezer designs, and more.

A few of our favorite integrated refrigerators include the following:

Jennair RISE™ 36" Fully Integrated Built-In French Door Refrigerator

Jennair NOIR™ 48" Fully Integrated Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator

Fisher & Paykel Integrated CoolDrawer™ Multi-Temperature Drawer

Viking 36" Custom Panel Fully Integrated Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator

U-Line 24" Refrigerator Drawers With Integrated Solid Finish

Dishwashers

Dishwashers are essential for busy kitchens. Panel-ready models, rather than standard built-in dishwashers, can help you achieve a higher-end look. Ready to choose a new Integrated dishwasher or dish drawer? These are a few of our top choices:

Monogram Fully Integrated Dishwasher - Model# ZDT925SINII

Miele G 5056 SCVi SFP With Stainless Steel Tub

Ice Makers

Elevate your kitchen’s style and your drinks with a fully integrated ice maker. Here are a few of our top recommendations.

U-Line 3018clr 18" Clear Ice Machine With Integrated Solid Finish

U-Line Hnb315 / Hnp315 15" Nugget Ice Machine With Integrated Solid Finish

U-Line Hcr115 15" Crescent Ice Maker With Integrated Solid Finish

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Shop at Van Vreedes

Ready to purchase the right appliances for your home? Whether you are shopping for built-in refrigerators, built-in dishwashers, a new wall oven and cooktop, or fully integrated models, we are here to help you choose the best appliances for your home. Browse our large selection of appliances from top-selling brands online today.

Stop by any of our kitchen appliance store locations in Appleton, Green Bay, or Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where our team of experts can help pair you with the perfect appliance according to your preferences and needs.

For all of your kitchen and home appliance needs, head on over to Van Vreedes, where we always strive to be the best appliance store in Wisconsin!

Miele G 5056 SCVi SFP - Fully integrated dishwashers in tried-and-tested Miele quality at an affordable entry-level price.

Miele G 5056 SCVi SFP - Fully integrated dishwashers in tried-and-tested Miele quality at an affordable entry-level price.

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Jennair RISE™ 36" Fully Integrated Built-In French Door Refrigerator Panel-Kit

Jennair RISE™ 36" Fully Integrated Built-In French Door Refrigerator Panel-Kit

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U-Line 15" Crescent Ice Maker With Integrated Solid Finish (115 V/60 Hz Volts /60 Hz Hz)

U-Line 15" Crescent Ice Maker With Integrated Solid Finish (115 V/60 Hz Volts /60 Hz Hz)

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