Where to place the small appliances in a kitchen is an area that is not always given as much attention as it perhaps deserves. It is easy to overlook these smaller details when you are having to focus on the preferred positioning of your American fridge freezer or large range, but making sure that your kettle, Magimix and coffee machine have a designated home can make the difference between a sleek, elegant kitchen and a cluttered mess.
Large larders can serve as great ‘appliance garages’ when fitted out with a worktop, and some appliances such as blenders can even be run from within them as long as a power supply is created. When it comes to appliances that create moisture however, such as kettles and coffee machines, it is generally best to avoid operating these in confined cupboards, or risk dampening your dry foodstores.
We have spoken previously of the benefits of having a boiling water tap installed in your kitchen, as it does away with the need for a separate kettle, and increasingly we are finding that our clients are opting to integrate their coffee machines as well to preserve their worktop space.
For those intimidated by overly complex Barista-style coffee machines, Miele have brought out the perfect solution. The Miele CVA6431 is the first integrated coffee machine designed to use Nespresso coffee capsules. These small pots of ground coffee make brewing the perfect beverage easy and almost mess free. The capsules are even recyclable, so you don’t need to worry about needless waste.