Freestanding vs. Built-In Kitchen Appliances: Which Should You Choose?

Freestanding vs. Built-In Kitchen Appliances: Which Should You Choose?

Your kitchen appliances have a big impact on the functionality of the space, as well as the aesthetics. You can choose between freestanding and built-in appliances, which both have pros and cons. 


Freestanding appliances are easier to install for most home remodeling companies, while built-in ones are integrated into the kitchen cabinetry or walls. 

Cooking Appliances

When choosing cooking appliances, consider the size of the space and your cooking habits. Freestanding ranges are available in gas, electrical or dual fuel models and can consume between 30” to 36” of floor space. A built-in wall oven and cooktop combination can give you more flexibility since each unit can be installed independently. 


Since a freestanding refrigerator has finished sides, you can place it anywhere in your kitchen. These units can also be installed in the cabinetry. On the other hand, built-in refrigerators fit flush with surrounding cabinets. They also have compressors in the top of the unit instead of the bottom. Fully integrated built-in models with panel ready doors let a home remodeling contractor seamlessly integrate them into the kitchen cabinetry. 


Built-in dishwashers are installed under the countertop and fit flush with the kitchen cabinetry. They often feature more advanced features compared to freestanding units. However, freestanding models are ideal for small homes or apartments with limited space. 


For quality kitchen remodeling services, turn to Northside Construction Service. We offer bathroom remodeling, bathroom renovation, home painting services and more. Call us at (404) 392-5858 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We work with clients in Evans and Augusta, GA.