We have seen many changes over the years in the kitchen appliances industry, the main being an increasing trend in integrated appliances. We have evolved from the days of the brown, black or white ovens, cooktops and rangehoods to now largely the stainless steel finishes. The traditional white, occasional black or glass and the brands who feature unique colours are there in the market, however consumers lean more towards the timeless stainless steel appliances which seem to go quite well, no matter what the kitchen décor.
It is not surprising, that the aspiration to have a seamless kitchen design, particularly with open plan living spaces, has expanded beyond integrated refrigeration. Integrated appliances (both fully and semi-integrated) include dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, washer/dryer combinations, rangehoods, microwaves and coffee machines.
Fully integrated appliances allow for existing cabinetry to be secured to the front of the appliance completely concealing it from view, whilst semi-integrated appliances have a portion remaining in sight, but are flush mounted with cabinetry, both integrated options offer a luxurious finish to any kitchen space.
Some designers have taken integration to the next level by hiding everyday kitchen appliances (everything including the kitchen sink) in a butler’s pantry, literally behind what looks like a pantry door. Seamless finishes resembling what you would usually find in a luxurious display home. Little do guests know the secret appliances hidden behind closed doors.
So, what started as a small piece of the pie in the Australian market for Liebherr integrated refrigeration has now become an aspirational brand for many. When it comes to integrated refrigerators and wine cellars, Liebherr continue to grow and lead in the integrated appliances market. You can view all the Liebherr integrated refrigerators here