How a Bottled Water Dispenser Can Ruin Your Kitchen Design and Ways to Avoid That Mistake

After you have made your decision to get a bottled water dispenser, you still have a couple of choices to make. Will you need both hot and cold water, or is room temperature fine? Do you have room for a countertop design, or do you prefer the floor standing option? These are questions of both style and convenience.

With a countertop dispenser you don’t need to worry about finding yet another outlet to plug an appliance into. Countertop units are typically a crock-style unit and cool the water naturally to just below room temperature. Ceramic crocks are also very attractive and can blend nicely into the kitchen decor. If you’re concerned about having a huge five gallon water bottle sitting on your counter, there is a solution. You don’t have to worry about that large of an eyesore. You can find smaller jugs that will fit these crocks.

Of course the downside of a countertop unit is that it takes up counter space. While space in most kitchens is at a premium, you can usual find a small corner to fit something like a water dispenser. You can even get a countertop unit and place it on an attractive wood frame. You can get all the benefits of the crock countertop style without sacrificing the counter space.

If you want all the bells and whistles, you could go with something like a stainless steel floor standing dispenser that has both chilled and heated water. These will be a little more expensive, but may blend in better in a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances. You can even get this type of dispenser that hides the water bottle in the bottom of the unit.

So it comes down to a couple of factors. If you would like something discreet and don’t mind giving up some room on the kitchen counter, then a countertop crock would be a great choice. But if you want larger capacity with more features, a free standing unit would be the way to go. You can even get the best of both worlds with a small crock on an attractive stand.