After living in their Dunwoody house for six years, Heidi and Randy Forth decided to renovate the kitchen.
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WHAT IS INTEGRATED DESIGN?
The goal of an integrated kitchen is that appliances are invisible elements, according to various designers on Houzz.com. Here are some elements of integrated design:
- Refrigerator. An integrated refrigerator has the same frame and panel face as the rest of the kitchen cabinets. It can be wood, custom veneer or lacquer.
- Flush surfaces are used in an integrated kitchen. Appliances don’t stick out or sit in recesses. They are in line with the cabinetry.
- For sticklers of integrated design, integration means that the appliances are completely hidden and unidentifiable — even the small controls on a dishwasher.
- Having an integrated kitchen is desirable in an open-floor-plan home, since the kitchen can be viewed from many rooms.