Have you ever wanted to make your kitchen prettier? Besides completely refurbishing or buying costly counter tops, buying designer kitchen appliances can up your kitchen's style quotient.
But, then the question remains, why get designer appliances when they do exactly the same things as normal appliances? This notion isn't true and designer appliances are much more than the same thing in a better-looking package. Thus, the question we answer in our article below is 'Why should you buy designer kitchen appliances?'
- They look better & have better features
- Innovative & modern technology
- They are usually expensive
- May not be compatible with existing accessories
While these are not the only pros & cons of designer appliances these are some that may be generalized across different brands safely. We explore the reasons that designer kitchen appliances are popular and finish up with discussing what's not great about them.
Designer Kitchen Appliances
The first and the most prominent thing you notice about designer kitchen appliances is just how good looking they are. Many brands hire their own designers or outsource product design and aesthetics to professional design consultants, all to manufacture a product which looks simply more spectacular than any other kitchen appliance.
Now, looking good is not a bad thing but looking-good alone will never justify a higher price range than the competition. Thus, we come to aspects that designers are hired for – an ergonomic design & the aesthetic symmetry of the product, both of which most designer appliances boast.
An ergonomic design – implies that the product is not only easy to use and handy but also compliments your efforts for the task you use it for. It should make your work easier, not harder.
The aesthetic symmetry – the product should not only look good, but it should also make your kitchen look better!
Better Features & Innovation
Features are something that every homeowner will look for while buying the latest appliance. And, this is something that most designer kitchen appliances easily beat standard run-of-the-mill kitchen appliances in.
Also, most designer appliances are based on modern and innovative technology; something which will be unavailable to standard commercial home appliances. This is the major reason why designer appliances are so great. And, with the latest advancement in IoT and inter-device communication, it is only a matter of time before your coffee machine talks with your other appliance to prepare your coffee for you before you even get out of bed!
OK, that might be a little farfetched and only used for emphasizing the relationship of innovation & appliances. But, when that technology is available it will be available first on a designer appliance.
Now, this is the major disadvantage of designer appliances. No amount of good looks, innovation or making your kitchen look better than before will convince anyone to shell out twice as much on their coffee maker. But, for bigger and more complex appliances, this rule might even be broken by some!