A kitchen is primarily used for cooking. That said, your range and oven are two of the most important things in your kitchen. This is why you need to consider these things very carefully in any kitchen remodeling project. While you can certainly buy a single unit with a stove and an oven, buying built-in cooktops and built-in ovens is a more elegant solution. This is because they can fit in seamlessly with your countertop and walls making your kitchen look both modern and functional.
Unlike other ranges, a cooktop is a standalone unit that can be mounted in a cut out on your counter. It can either fit exactly in the cut out or it can come with a rim that goes over a small part of your countertop. With a cooktop, you get the added benefit of having extra space under your counter. There are newer ceramic cooktops that look sleek and elegant. All you will see is a shiny, black surface. Like normal ranges, you can also opt for gas or electric. However, ceramic cooktops only be used with electrical power. An experienced kitchen remodeling contractor will have no problems installing any kind of cooktop.
Aside from built-in cooktops, built-in wall ovens have also become very popular. If installed by a knowledgeable kitchen remodeling contractor, your oven should blend in seamlessly with your cabinets. However, you should make sure that your oven is installed at a height that makes it easy and comfortable to use. If you do a lot of baking or roasting and you can afford it, you can also opt to have two built-in ovens installed side by side. This way, you can bake some bread while roasting a turkey. This is the perfect solution if you happen to have guests over quite often.