The oven. The power to fill your home with delicious aromas. The sense of anticipation as we turn on the interior light to brightly illuminate our favorite recipes, patiently waiting for them to finish baking. For years, the oven has been a staple in the kitchen, often installed vertically stacked, or presiding under the cooktop. And while these design options are here to stay, what if we challenged this traditional design aesthetic with something not only beautiful, but also easily accessible and ergonomically sound? Enter the Bosch SideOpening Wall Oven.
First, let’s start with understanding why the SideOpening Wall Oven has taken off within the interior design industry. From our conversations with designers across the country, we’ve heard that the number one reason their clients have selected the Bosch SideOpening Wall Oven is that the oven flips convention on its head—quite literally. The side swing door helps to make it easier to insert and remove heavy pans from the oven. This is a function of ergonomic design that homeowners and designers alike see as providing true value to their daily life in the kitchen. Our goal at Bosch is always to help simplify your life, and the SideOpening Wall Oven does just that.
At this point, you’re probably thinking, “that’s so simple. Why didn’t I think of that?!” But, in addition to the functionality of this product, one of the reasons I love this oven is because of its design versatility. With three unique installation options to fit a variety of kitchen designs, the SideOpening Wall Oven creates a show-stopping kitchen where form truly meets function. Let’s take a look at just three of the design options that can be achieved using this unique product.
Design Option #1: Upgrade your Wall Oven Replacement
With the endless run of holiday roasts, desserts and side dishes that were ushered out of your kitchen and onto the dinner table, your oven was likely put to the test over the last few months. And if this extra cooking has made you think about replacing your current wall oven, you may want to consider the Bosch SideOpening Wall Oven. In addition to the striking, yet functional SideOpening door, this wall oven was designed to install flush into most wall oven cutouts, making the transition from a standard opening wall oven to a SideOpening oven all the more seamless.
Design Option 2: Dazzle with French Doors Just as the concept of a French Door has moved from the exterior parts of the home, to rooms within the interior of the home, and even your refrigerator, why not extend this visually appealing design to your double wall ovens? For this design option, consider placing two SideOpening Wall Ovens side by side, each with their handles facing inward to create a beautiful, French Door appearance.
Design Option 3: Expand Your Horizons
Horizontal oven installation, like this installation in the Sierra Way home, designed by the ThomBoy Properties, is a sleek and eye-catching design choice that is sure to make a statement in any modern kitchen. But, the side swinging door is not the only design element at play within this installation.
They say that the “devil is in the details,” and it is this obsession with perfection (no matter how small the detail) that allows this oven installation to be a true work of art. Bosch ovens are designed with matching components, from handles to doors and user interface so that they can perfectly align when installed side by side. The end result is a clean, integrated look that is inspiring kitchen design conversations across the country.
While the finish of an appliance has always been a point of inspiration for a kitchen, perhaps it’s time to consider the structure of an appliance to inspire your next kitchen renovation. Which of these oven installations are you adding to your kitchen design mood board? Let us know in the comments below.