What is an appliance garage and does your kitchen need one?

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Ever heard of an appliance garage? Sometimes it can seem as though there is a never-ending slew of kitchen trends being thrown our way — from the more obvious downdraught extractor hoods, matt black brassware and massively oversized appliances to the less easy-to-interpret ‘spa kitchen’ and 'kitchen jewellery’. 

Some of these trends are most certainly worth sitting up and taking notice of and may well deserve a place in your kitchen design — others, not so much. But how about the appliance garage?

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.