If you want your kitchen to not only be functional but also look good, then the first place to start is with your appliances. The appliances in a kitchen are what keep the home running and choosing the right ones is important, not only to ensure that they fit in with your lifestyle, but also that they fit in with the style of your kitchen.
When choosing appliances, the practicality of them comes first – making sure that they are suited to the way that you live, and that they are something that you need. You also need to make sure that they are going to fit into your kitchen. If you have a smaller kitchen and space is limited, you may need to do a bit of creative thinking if you are hoping to get everything that you want in there and make sure that it looks good!
Something that you should think about when choosing appliances to suit your kitchen, is whether you want integrated (where they are completely concealed as if in a cupboard) semi integrated (where they are built into a unit, but the front is visible, like this semi integrated dishwasher www.wellingtonshomeelectrical.co.uk/dishwashers/fullsize-dishwashers/semi-integrated.html or freestanding, which is an appliance that you just fit into a gap and plug or plumb in, it is not built into your kitchen.
When you are thinking about this, both style and space are things to take into account, as integrated units take up less space in a room as you are not having space wasted in gaps.