All household appliances can be bought as freestanding models including dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, and fridge freezers. Freestanding appliances have many benefits and can be placed in a space that suits your home.
This section of our buyers guide will help you decide if they’re suitable for you.
WHAT IS A FREESTANDING APPLIANCE?
A freestanding appliance can stand on its own and isn’t attached to any of your kitchen units. These appliances are fully visible and can be placed in any suitable space.
ADVANTAGES OF FREESTANDING APPLIANCES
There are a variety of freestanding appliances available across a range of brands, prices, and colours, so there’s something to suit all tastes and preferences.
Freestanding models are often available in a wide range of sizes, so it’s easier to find an appliance suitable for your capacity and space needs.
You’ll have more flexibility over where you can place a freestanding appliance, whether it’s in your kitchen or a utility room. As long as they’re near the required power outlet, ventilation pipe, or water outlet, you can choose the best place. This flexibility also means they’re easier to remove and take with you if you move house.
Freestanding appliances are usually cheaper than built-in models and can often be fitted without the help of a professional.
A freestanding appliance can stand on its own and isn’t attached to any of your kitchen units.
DISADVANTAGES OF FREESTANDING APPLIANCES
If you want a sleek, uniform finish to your kitchen, then a freestanding model might not be suitable. As it won’t match your existing kitchen units, you won’t be able to achieve the same effect as you could with a built-in model. Due to its bigger dimensions, it might not sit flush with the rest of the units too.
Different coloured machines can also clash with each other and your units. As the models aren’t fitted into your units and hidden behind doors, they can also be noisier.
If you want a sleek, uniform finish to your kitchen, then a freestanding model might not be suitable.