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Elevate Your Kitchen Design With Paneled Appliances

05.23.24

In the ever-evolving landscape of kitchen design, staying ahead of the curve is essential for creating a space that is both stylish and functional. At Kelly's Appliances, we're passionate about helping you bring your dream kitchen to life by incorporating the latest trends and innovations. In this blog post, we'll explore three trending kitchen features that are making waves in the design world: paneled appliances, inset cabinet doors, and alcove range hoods.

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Paneled Appliances: Seamlessly Integrated Elegance

Gone are the days when kitchen appliances were eyesores that disrupted the flow of your cabinetry. With paneled appliances, you can achieve a seamless and cohesive look that enhances the overall aesthetic of your kitchen. A panel-ready appliance comes without any pre-built panel from the factory, this allows for custom (usually wood) panels to be placed on the front for a more integrated look.

By concealing appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers, and even microwaves behind custom panels that match your cabinetry, you can create a streamlined appearance that blends effortlessly with the surrounding decor. Not only do paneled appliances add a touch of sophistication to your kitchen, but they also contribute to a sense of unity and harmony in the space.

Inset Cabinet Doors: Timeless Elegance with Modern Flair

Inset cabinet doors are experiencing a resurgence in popularity thanks to their timeless elegance and refined aesthetic. Unlike traditional overlay cabinet doors, which partially overlap the cabinet frame, inset doors are set flush with the frame, creating a clean and tailored look.

This meticulous craftsmanship not only adds visual interest to your kitchen but also showcases the quality and attention to detail of your cabinetry. Whether you prefer classic shaker-style doors or sleek contemporary designs, inset cabinet doors lend a sense of sophistication and charm to any kitchen space.

Alcove Range Hoods: Functional Beauty in the Heart of Your Kitchen

Alcove range hoods are a versatile and stylish solution for ventilating your kitchen while adding a striking focal point to the space. Designed to fit snugly within a custom-built alcove or canopy, these range hoods blend seamlessly with the surrounding cabinetry, creating a cohesive and integrated look.

Alcove range hoods come in a variety of styles and finishes, from sleek stainless steel to elegant glass and even custom wood designs, allowing you to choose the perfect option to complement your kitchen aesthetic. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, alcove range hoods are highly efficient at removing smoke, steam, and cooking odors, ensuring a clean and comfortable cooking environment for years to come.

Consider the following when going panel-ready

• Make sure and work with a qualified carpenter/cabinet maker if you are working on custom paneling as it is up to you to source these.

• Not all panel ready appliances have handles that come with them, so verify with your salesperson if that is something your cabinet maker needs to provide.

• Keep in mind that not all panels can be universally applied and the appliance you buy today might not be in production in the future should you need to replace it. If sourcing a new panel and trying to find a match sounds like a hassle we suggest avoiding panel ready appliances.

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Incorporating trending kitchen features such as paneled appliances, inset cabinet doors, and alcove range hoods is a surefire way to elevate the design of your kitchen and create a space that is both functional and fashionable.

At Kelly's Appliances, we're here to help you bring your vision to life with our extensive selection of high-quality appliances. Whether you're embarking on a full-scale kitchen remodel or simply looking to refresh your space, let us be your trusted partner every step of the way. Visit us today at any of our stores throughout Oregon and discover the endless possibilities for transforming your kitchen into the heart of your home.

Kelly’s Pro Insights on Panel Ready Appliances

What are panel ready appliances?

Unlike standard appliances that come with a finished surface from the factory, typically black, white, or stainless steel, panel ready appliances have an unfinished surface that a custom (usually wood) panel can be attached to. This allows you to have a seamless integration with the cabinets of your kitchen space.

What panel ready appliances are available?

There are a wide array of options available. The most common panel ready appliances on the market are fridges, dishwashers, ice makers, and beverage centers.

Are paneled appliances more expensive?

Panel ready appliances are not typically more expensive than their paneled counterparts. However, panel ready appliances are usually a more luxury item so there are not as many budget choices. It is also worth keeping in mind the potential cost of having a craftsman commission a panel for it which will of course add to your costs.

What are the benefits of panel-ready appliances?

Panel ready appliances offer a greater degree of customization and let you have your appliances blend seamlessly with the rest of your cabinets.

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