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Your Guide To Selecting Appliances for your Kitchen Renovation

When you renovate your kitchen, choosing the right appliances can make all the difference in how much you enjoy your new space. That’s why it’s essential to get accurate information from experts before making big appliance decisions. To help you with the process, our experienced interior designers share their top tips for choosing the perfect kitchen appliances for your renovation.

What to look for in your kitchen appliances

When planning a kitchen renovation, it’s essential to consider all the appliances that will be included in the project. This includes your cooktop, oven, rangehood, fridge, dishwasher, and other smaller kitchen appliances. As a rule, the appliances you need depend on the size of your kitchen, its layout and what kind of cooking you do.

When purchasing appliances for your kitchen renovation, essential considerations are functionality, quality and reliability, look and feel, as well as budget. With so many factors at play, it’s understandable that the task can seem overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be.


At smarterBATHROOMS+, we make renovations effortless by handling all the details so you can focus on what truly matters. We take care of everything, from designing your new kitchen space to sourcing your materials and building it under the guidance of our expert team. And appliances are no exception.

That’s why we’ve partnered with Fisher & Paykel, the renowned appliances manufacturer born in New Zealand, designed with Australian users in mind. By joining the F&P family, we can now offer you a true one-stop renovation shop, making your home renovation easier than ever!

Our expert interior designers can help you select the perfect F&P appliances for your renovation by working with you to find appliances that match both your needs and budget and integrate them into your new kitchen design seamlessly. To do that, they’ll start by helping you reflect on your current cooking habits and your wants and needs. From there, they can begin to guide you through the appliance selection process.

For example, some questions your designer might ask you are: do you wish you could bake more often? Are you short on time and need more efficient equipment? Do you prefer fresh food, but your current fridge is too small? These are some of the most common questions you may be asked, but keep in mind that the process is more collaborative than a questionnaire or quiz— your interior designer will be there to chat to get to know you better. Then, they’ll be able to pair you with the perfect appliances for your renovation.

Once you’ve selected the appliances for your renovation, we’ll order everything for you, saving you the hassle of having to select appliances from many different stores.

Fridges and Dishwashers

The kitchen has experienced a tremendous transformation in the past decades when it comes to form meets function. Today’s appliances are not only more powerful and efficient, but they’ve also found a way to blend seamlessly into the cabinetry to create a sleek look. And that’s why many homeowners choose fully integrated fridges and dishwashers for their kitchens.

In today’s modern kitchens, appliances such as fully integrated fridges and dishwashers make it possible to create a sleek and functional space. That’s why many homeowners are choosing these appliances for their kitchens. Integrated means the appliances are enclosed into the cabinetry, making it an ideal option for a small kitchen. If space is not limited, you can go with integrated appliances to keep your kitchen clean and uncluttered.

In addition to offering convenience, most of these appliances are designed with the latest technology to ensure they operate efficiently and effectively. They feature user-friendly controls and smart features that allow you to program them for optimal performance according to your needs. Plus, they come with plenty of storage space, so you can store food at different temperatures without requiring multiple units or cupboards.

Cooking and Rangehoods

When selecting your cooking appliances, your interior designer will talk you through the options so you can find the perfect match for your cooking needs. Honing on their expertise, they will help you understand your cooking habits so that together you can find the appliances that fit your style and needs.

For example, if you’re a serious cook who enjoys experimenting with different styles of cuisine and ingredients, your interior designer will work alongside you to create a kitchen that’s perfect for a demanding cook. However, if you’re more about entertaining than cooking up a storm, then your designer will help you create a showstopping kitchen without overspending on appliances you won’t use.

When it comes to choosing kitchen ventilation, the first thing to know if that finding your perfect match goes beyond selecting a nice-looking unit. It’s about understanding ducting options, which requires a high level of technical knowledge. That’s why you should always seek expert advice before deciding. Thankfully, your interior designer is the perfect person to help you out. Armed with their expertise, they will plan the appropriate ducting method for your kitchen, ensuring the solution fits your space and technical requirements. Then, once your designer has figured out the ventilation plan for your renovation, they will help you select from the vast range of styles and finishes available in the market, making the decision an easy one.

Laundry Appliances

If you’re renovating your kitchen or bathroom and want a laundry renovation, F&P has state-of-the-art appliances for a beautiful and functional space. Laundry appliances can sometimes be overlooked, but this is a mistake. Remember how time-consuming are laundry chores? Nowadays, laundry appliances have evolved significantly, offering time-saving settings you won’t want to miss. So, if you like the idea of spending less time doing laundry chores and more time enjoying activities you love, your laundry renovation could be your chance to treat your future self to modern, energy-efficient appliances you won’t regret.

When renovating your kitchen and shopping for appliances, it is important to seek expert advice to avoid missed opportunities and costly mistakes. An experienced interior designer can help you create the perfect wish list by offering expert product knowledge from our reputable, world-leading partner, Fisher and Paykel. Our expert interior designers can work collaboratively with you to ensure your budget is maximised and all the best options are included in your kitchen and laundry renovation. To get started, call us today on 1300 662 838 to speak to one of our experts or book a FREE in-home consultation with our award-winning Interior Design team!

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