Built-in kitchen appliances vs integrated kitchen appliances
“When we refer to appliances that are built-in, it means that the joinery is designed around the exact specs of the appliance,” explains Naomi Nimmo, Interior Designer and Co-Founder of Nimmo Nielsen Collective. The facade of the appliance is still visible, though it sits flush within the wall or cabinetry. Built-in appliances can sit beneath the benchtop or among other cabinetry. “Fully integrated appliances, on the other hand, are completely concealed by cabinetry,” says Geraldine Gillespie, Cooking, Dishwashers and Kitchenware Buyer at The Good Guys.