The oven is one of the most used appliances in the kitchen, but one that you might overlook in planning a remodel. Thanks to changes in technology and design, you now have more options than ever when it comes to choosing an oven.
Single or double? Wall oven or freestanding? Standalone or combination? These are just a few of the questions you’ll need to answer before making a final decision. Our team can help you determine which oven setup is best for you, but here are some design ideas to get you thinking:
Wall ovens were popular throughout the 1950s and 60s but moved out of style in favor of freestanding ranges in more recent years. They are now back with a vengeance and come in many options from vintage-inspired to appliances that look like they are straight out of the future.
Unlike freestanding ranges, wall ovens can be installed at pretty much any height. This means you can say goodbye to bending over to peek inside or remove hot pans. Putting the oven higher up on the wall also reduces the risk that kids will accidentally open it and risk burning themselves.
This option also separates the oven from the cooktop, which can give you more room to cook and more flexibility in terms of how you use each one.
Single or Double?
And no, we’re not talking about drinks! A wall oven also opens up the possibility of having two ovens if space allows. The most common arrangement is for them to be stacked on top of one another, but they can also work side by side.
Either way, you have the freedom to have both ovens going at once. This is great for complex recipes, big family gathering, or anytime you want to keep something warm in one oven while something else cooks in the other.
Double ovens typically come in 24-, 27- and 30-inch widths; the overall heights vary.
If you’re short on space in your kitchen, there are a few things you can consider to maximize the amount of room you have to cook.
One is to consider and oven/microwave combo. This can come in a few forms from wall ovens with microwaves on top to freestanding ranges with microwaves that double as ventilation hoods.
If your kitchen has an island, you might also consider putting the oven in there to preserve space. One thing to note here is that ovens in an island will be pretty low to the ground and may require even more bending than you’re used to.
Make the Right Decision
Whether you have an idea of what you want or are looking for help navigating these options, our team at Three Week Kitchens can help you find the best oven set up for your kitchen and your cooking needs.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation.